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4 Top Performing Boiler Brands in 2023


Household appliances keep getting better every year, and boilers are certainly no exception. With countless boiler manufacturers out there, all constantly innovating with faster, quieter, and more efficient models, it can be hard to figure out which ones are the best.

To help you make the right decision, we've put together a list of the top 5 performing boiler brands as of 2023. We did this by looking at the following factors:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Customer feedback
  • Awards and accolades
  • Warranty period 

Read on for our breakdown of each boiler brand, and discover which one will offer the perfect boiler for your home!

1. Glow-worm

Glow-worm is a trusted UK manufacturer that's been producing reliable heating and energy products since 1934. They offer a diverse range of boilers, including combi, system, and regular boilers, all boasting an ErP rating of 'A'.

Glow-worm offers three primary boiler ranges: the Energy range, the Ultimate3 range, and the Easicom3 range. They also offer an extensive selection of combi boiler models, including the Betacom4 and Compact combi boiler models.

Glow-worm boilers have garnered high praise from installers and customers alike, having achieved an 'Excellent' rating on Trustpilot based on over 6,500 reviews.

When considering a boiler model from Glow-worm, we recommend exploring their Energy range. These boilers excel in quality, featuring a high-quality aluminium heat exchanger, compact dimensions, and an easy-to-read, bright LCD display. Designed with small-to-medium homes in mind, they offer an ideal solution for most households.

Warranty period: 2 - 7 years as standard, but some models are eligible for up to 10 years of warranty through Glow-worm's Club Energy installers

2. Vaillant

First established in Germany, the Vaillant Group have been supplying premium-quality heating, cooling, and hot water products for nearly 150 years. They have a rich history as one of the oldest and most experienced boiler manufacturers in the industry, and now offer their products to over 20 countries worldwide.

Vaillant boasts an impressive range of boiler types and sizes, all meticulously engineered to meet the highest standards. Their gas condensing boilers, in particular, achieve exceptional energy efficiency ratings of up to 98%.

In recognition of their quality, Vaillant was named the top gas boiler brand in the UK by the Which? Best Buy 2020 report. 29 of their boilers have also received the Quiet Mark certification, highlighting their ultra-quiet operation. It's no surprise that Vaillant has garnered a stellar reputation among customers, boasting an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Trustpilot from over 18,000 reviews.

Among their lineup, the Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive stands out as their best-performing model, winning the Housebuilder Products Awards in 2018 for its precise control and outstanding efficiency. For those seeking a more affordable option without compromising quality, the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus remains an excellent all-rounder, providing reliability and efficiency at an accessible price point.

Warranty period: 2 - 5 year parts and labour warranty as standard, or 10-year warranty when installed by a Vaillant advance installer

3. Worcester Bosch

UK-based manufacturer Worcester Bosch have been going strong since the 1960s, and their models remain some of the most popular on the market - for good reason!

They have an enormous range of boilers to choose from, including combi, system, regular, and hybrid boilers, as well as heat pumps and air conditioners. This means there's a model to suit virtually any property type.

They're also highly recommended by customers, having received an 'Excellent' rating on Trustpilot based on nearly 40,000 reviews, and were awarded the Which? Best Buy stamp of approval an impressive 13 times in 2022.

Our recommendation is the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 boiler, a combi boiler that sits between the Worcester Bosch 2000 and the Worcester Bosch 8000 range in terms of budget and performance. It's perfect for small to medium-sized homes, delivering 94% efficiency and an impressive ErP A-rating. Additionally, it sports a sleek curved edge case, a digital display, and user-friendly push control buttons, making it both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Warranty period: Up to 10 years

4. Ideal

Ideal Heating is a British brand offering a wide range of affordable system, heat-only, and combi boilers. They're the only boiler manufacturer in the UK that designs and manufactures all of its products domestically.

Ideal gas condensing boilers are incredibly energy efficient, with their Logic range boasting an impressive 91-94% efficiency and an ErP rating of 'A'. They also have a modern, non-obtrusive appearance that blends in nicely with most property designs.

Ideal have been recognised for their excellence over the years, having received two Queen's Awards for Enterprise and accreditation from the Energy Saving Trust. Their Logic, Logic+, and Vogue boilers have earned the esteemed Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended status, while the Logic+ model won the Product of the Year award in the Household Boiler category, based on research conducted by TNS.

Our recommendation is the Ideal Vogue Max boiler. It comes equipped with an Ideal System Filter, premium components, and a fully insulated case, meaning it operates near silently. You have the option to choose from three energy-efficient outputs: C26, C32, or C40, depending on your home's needs. With its capacity to accommodate medium to larger-sized homes featuring 10 to 20 radiators, you can be assured of an ample supply of hot water. For smaller homes, the Ideal Logic Heat model serves as an excellent alternative.

Warranty period: 2 - 12 years

Trust M J Burt for an Expert Boiler Installation

At M J Burt, we're proud to be Dorset's go-to choice for boiler installations. Our team are dedicated to providing not only a five-star installation, but also competitive pricing and customer service you can count on.

Whether you're a homeowner, landlord, or tenant, you want peace of mind when it comes to your boiler. That's why our Poole and Bournemouth-based team consists of highly experienced engineers who are fully qualified and Gas Safe™ registered. You can rely on them to install your new boiler to the highest standards, all while minimising any disruption to your daily life.

When it comes to choosing a boiler, we've got you covered. We're able to install models from all the brands listed above, as well as other highly rated ones like Baxi and Potterton. Our knowledgeable team are here to recommend the perfect model for your needs, or if you already have one in mind, install it for you correctly.

Join the thousands of satisfied customers we've had the pleasure of helping over the decades, and choose M J Burt for all your boiler installation needs. Get a quote online or call us on 01202 721955 today!

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