Introducing the new range of design-led boilers from Worcester Bosch.
Our sister website Professional Plumbing and Heating Installer might disagree with us but generally speaking it’s pretty hard to get excited about another white box on the wall, whatever sophisticated electronics may be inside. They may have got more compact over the years but in the quest for ever greater efficiency the technical boffins always win hands down over their more design-conscious colleagues. Well, not any more, with what Worcester claims is its most important launch in more than 55 years.
Martyn Bridges, Worcester’s director for technical communications and product management, explains:
“Design has become front-and-centre of most homes. To keep up with this trend, sleek, stylish and modern designs have become the norm for products across many industries – think cars, phones, fridges, even vacuum cleaners. Now it’s time for the boiler, and after years of development and direct feedback from hundreds of installers, we are proud to reveal the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range.
The 8000 Lifestyle range is made up of two products, replacing the one million selling Greenstar CDi Classic – a big move for the company but one that we haven’t taken lightly. We would only replace one of the UK’s most popular boilers with something we believe takes it to the next level, and were confident we had the research and installer input to back that up.
Greenstar 8000 Life
The future direct replacement of the Greenstar CDi Classic, the 8000 Life keeps all of the tried, tested and much-loved features, while improving on all the key installer touchpoints for easier installation, servicing and maintenance.
Greenstar 8000 Style
Our new top-of-the-range boiler. Our most powerful, modern and stylish to date, the model comes in the industry-standard white, but also in a stylish black – perfect for those who are design-conscious. But for the installer, there are many impressive features to look out for. The Greenstar 8000 Style intuitive full colour and text boiler control display makes installing, maintaining and commissioning effortless.
Benefits to the installer
Available in combi, system and regular, the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range features outputs between 30kW and 50kW. It also has an improved flow rate at the hot water tap. For example, with the 50kW at 35°C, the flow rate is at an impressive 20.3 litres a minute.
Improved installation, commissioning and servicing
The Lifestyle has a reinforced steel front cover, which can be removed and replaced with just one screw. It also has screw-less and removable top and side panels to improve the access and lifting of the appliance.
We’ve also highlighted key installer touch points to ensure these components can be accessed quickly and easily. For example, the control fascia can be quickly dropped for comfortable service access, the wiring connection can be accessed without any screws and are laid out similarly to the Greenstar I, while the PRV now sits at the front, meaning it can be replaced in less than 10 minutes.
Thanks to a wireless receiver, called ‘the Key’, which slots in underneath the boiler, the Bosch EasyControl can now be installed on the wall or placed on our new table stand. It can be powered from a 3-pin plug or installed via a 2-core wire connection between the control and the boiler.
Other features include:
- ‘RF Key’ receiver links controls and boiler, enabling engineers to fit our Greenstar Comfort+ II RF and wireless Bosch EasyControl
- Designed so the pipe connections, as well as flue and drill wall mounting screw holes, are in the same position as the Greenstar CDi Classic for a simple switch
- To complement our black Greenstar 8000 Style variant, there is a choice of our 100mm diameter silver flue options
- Maximum flue lengths up to 17m when run horizontally (60/100 for our 30kW variant)
Why the Greenstar 8000 Style?
The Greenstar 8000 Style has been designed not to be hidden away. Its high gloss, premium finish means the appliance can take pride of place anywhere in the home.
The full colour text display allows customers to understand what the boiler is doing at all times, and if required which action they need to take. In addition, it is compatible with our wireless smart Bosch EasyControl, meaning users can monitor and control their heating and hot water from their smart device.
In summary, we have worked closely with hundreds of installers to ensure that the Greenstar Lifestyle’s features will help make the engineer’s job that little easier. We truly believe that the boiler of the future has arrived.
Greenstar Intelligent Filling System
The Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle is also compatible with Worcester’s new Greenstar Intelligent Filling System – designed to reduce the number of system pressure-related call-outs engineers receive.
The system is said to ensure the Lifestyle range always maintains optimum boiler pressure. After the initial manual filling, the Filling System can be switched on within the appliance’s display menus.
From then on, if the system pressure becomes low, the internal filling valve automatically fills the heating system. Once optimum pressure has been reached, this function will automatically stop and close the integrated filling valve. It also prevents the boiler from over-filling and will alert the homeowner if the heating system is losing too much pressure.
Find out more on the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle at worcester-bosch.co.uk/beautifulbeast