Saving Energy

Saving Energy

One third of all CO2 emissions in the UK comes from our homes. If you are thinking about updating your boiler and/or integrating renewable technologies, you can not only significantly lower your property’s carbon emissions, but can save you up to a third of your energy usage.

As well as looking at the energy usage, it is important to minimise wasted energy. Simple steps such as loft insulation should also be carried out. Further advice on saving energy around your home can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website.

Saving Energy by maintaining your Boiler

In order to maximise energy savings, it’s important to maintain your heating system, for example through an annual service, as a boiler’s efficiency can impact the amount of energy used.

Before your new boiler is installed the heating system should be flushed by your Gas Safe Register Engineer. Putting a new boiler into a heating system that has not been flushed can result in loss of efficiency and even damage to your new boiler. For details on flushing and cleaning of your system speak to your Gas Safe Register Engineer.

Once your new boiler is installed you should get a service and safety check every year. This ensures that the appliance is working as it should and that its’ efficiency is maintained. A poorly maintained boiler can seriously affect its efficiency. If you want to arrange for an annual service then please contact our Service department here.

Saving Energy with central heating programmers

A central heating programmer allows you to set your appliance to come on at different times, and can save a lot of wasted energy and fuel usage. Many wireless programmers are now available on the market so that installation can be carried out relatively simply.

Central heating programmers can help increase the efficiency of a heating systems; Vokèra offer a range of central heating programmers to complement its range of boilers which can be found here.

Saving energy with renewable products

Advances in technology have meant that many renewable technologies are more financially viable. There are also many more choices and options available. For more information on renewable products click here.

Why Choose Vokèra?

Why choose Vokèra

When choosing a heating appliance or solution, Vokèra is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. From advice to what heating solution is best for your home or business to after sales service support back up for your appliance during its lifetime. With a 99% reliability rate within the first two years of installation, Vokèra boasts some of the leading reliability figures in the market. We achieve these leading results because every single Vokèra appliance is pre-tested in the factory before dispatch. State of the art Research and Development and Manufacturing plants in Northern Italy ensure you get an appliance with the latest technology, highest efficiency, safety and reliability built in as standard.

 Our Approach

Vokèra has a strong set of internal values and ethos that positively impacts on the levels of service our customers receive.

You will find that the Vokèra team support each other and work together, which fosters a caring approach in everything we do. We invest heavily in ensuring our team are fully trained, professional and consistent to enable them to deliver a first class service inline with our internal values.

 Vokèra Support

Your Vokèra boiler or renewable product** should be serviced annually to ensure it continues to work to its maximum efficiency, the annual service also includes routine safety checks for your peace of mind. Vokèra offer an annual service contract for your boiler or renewable product, or you can simply contact our Customer Care team to book your boiler or renewable product in for its annual service***. Click here for details of Vokèra Annual Service Plans.

Should your boiler require a repair and it is out of its warranty period, Vokèra offer Fixed Price Repair plans and Repair + 1 year warranty plans*. Click here for details of Vokèra Repair Plans.

Vokèra have fully trained and qualified direct employed engineers and specially selected agents to undertake any maintenance and repair required on your boiler or renewable product, you simply need to contact the Vokèra customer care team to arrange a call.

 Vokèra Range

As a leading manufacturer of heating appliances Vokèra has an extensive product range to ensure that there is a Vokèra appliance to suit your needs, our products boast the latest technology and highest efficiency to maximise your comfort. For now you may be looking for a boiler, perhaps you may consider renewable products in the future. By choosing Vokèra you can keep with one manufacturer brand for your heating needs from boilers, unvented cylinders, controls and renewables.
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*Terms and conditions apply
**Renewable products can carry differing maintenance requirements
***An annual service must be undertaken to validate any manufacturer warranty you have

Find an Installer

Find an Installer

If you are having a new boiler installed or your heating system upgraded, it is vitally important that you find an installer that is fully qualified and competent. Both the Gas Safe Register and Benchmark, as found below, set good standards for the industry and Vokèra’s Accredited Installers adhere to these standards.

Find an Accredited Installer now

To get contact details for a Vokèra Accredited Installer or request them to contact you, please either email the Boiler Upgrade department at: boilerupgrade@vokera.co.uk or call on: 01727 744031 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

A Vokèra Accredited Installers must be on the Gas Safe Register and follow the Benchmark procedures by completing the checklist that can be found at the back of your Vokèra installation manual. Our Accredited Installers must also receive training from Vokèra every 18 months.

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Gas Safe Register

Gas Safe Register runs the register of legal gas engineers who are qualified to work with gas in Great Britain and Isle of Man. To carry out work on gas installations and appliances safely and legally, gas engineers must be in the Gas Safe Register. Always ask for a Gas Safe registered engineer and always ask to see their identity card.

You should also check the back of the identity card that clearly states the work that the engineer is qualified to carry out, so check the back of the card too. Those who have the relevant qualifications will not mind you asking. Be gas safe. For more information and to find and check an engineer go to Gas Safe Register’s website or call 0800 408 5500.

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Benchmark

Vokèra also supports, and is a member, of the Benchmark initiative, which is the nationally-recognised scheme that places responsibilities on both manufacturers and installers to ensure best practice in the installation, commissioning and servicing of domestic heating and hot water products in line with Building Regulations in England and Wales. It is managed and promoted by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).

Rate Our Service

Rate our Service

We are encouraging customers to complete our online rate our service questionnaire that relates specifically to your recent service/repair experience from our team. This online questionnaire helps us to reduce the impact our business has on the environment.

Committed to continual improvement we closely monitor feedback to ensure we deliver a first class service that you can depend upon.

Request Annual Service

Annual Service

A Vokèra annual service plan ensures that your Vokèra appliance receives an annual service and safety check, this ensures that your appliance maintains it’s efficiency, safe running and validates any Vokèra warranty that you may have.

If you are interested in registering to or in finding out more about the Vokèra annual service plan then fill in the form below or call our customer care team.

Call 01274 866100 between 8.15am – 5pm Monday – Friday or Saturday 8am – 12pm (excluding Bank holidays).

Annual Service request form

If you are interested in finding out more about a Vokèra annual service plan then fill in this form and we will contact you shortly to discuss the benefits available to you.

Title
Surname*
Address*
Postcode*
Contact number*
Contact Email*
Appliance Model
Serial Number
(Your appliance serial number is usually located
underneath the appliance or under the flap)
* Required field.
We aim to respond to your request within 4 working hours however this may be longer during busy periods. If your requirement is urgent please call our customer care team directly on: 01274 866100. Our opening times are 8:15am - 5pm Monday - Friday or Saturday and Sunday 9am - 12pm (excluding bank holidays).

Fixed Price Repair and Warranty Plans

Fixed Price Repair and Warranty Plans

Vokera offer a fixed price repair and an extended warranty plan to prevent unexpected repair bills. Call 01274 866100 for more details.

  Vokèra Fixed Price Repair

If your boiler requires a repair, we offer a fixed price repair which includes call out and labour plus parts (Terms and Conditions apply).

Call 01274 866100 between 8.15am – 5pm Monday – Friday or Saturday 8am – 12pm (excluding Bank holidays) or fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Vokèra Fixed Price Repair + 1 Year Extended Warranty Plan

If your boiler has just broken down we can repair it and cover you for a further year against a breakdown. You can spread this cost over twelve months for your convenience. Available in the UK only and is subject to post code area. Terms and Conditions apply.

  Annual Service

An experienced and professionally qualified engineer will service your boiler in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Check boiler performance, flue and ventilation
  • Visually check all components for water leaks
  • Full inspection for damaged or worn components
  • Visually inspect burner and heat exchanger for deposits, clean accordingly
  • Visually check for satisfactory ignition, flame picture and stability
  • Check flame failure device, check and adjust burner pressure
  • Fully check operation of boiler and controls
  • Check expansion vessel and reset pressure accordingly
  • Carry out a flue gas combustion analysis

 Essential Information Before You Call

If you are experiencing a problem with your appliance, we ask that you follow the simple initial checks below before logging a call with us:

  • Check that you have an electricity supply to your appliance and the power switch is on
  • If you have a pre-pay gas/electric meter, check that there is sufficient credit left
  • If possible check that your mains gas is turned on
  • Check that your mains water supply is on
  • Check any boiler controls/programmers/thermostats are on and if battery operated the batteries are not flat. If you have checked all of the above and everything is in order, please have the following information to hand so that we can handle your request efficiently:
  • Have you got hot water?
  • Have you got central heating?
  • Is there any visible damage to the flue outlet?
  • Boiler Model Name
  • Boiler Serial Number

To book an appointment call our customer care team on: 01274 866100 between 8.15am – 5pm Monday – Friday or Saturday 8am – 12pm (excluding bank holidays).

If a Vokèra engineer or appointed agent attends your Vokèra boiler and the fault is not due to a boiler fault, you will incur an inspection fee. We kindly ask you to carry out the checks above before requesting an appointment.

Repair request form

If you are interested in finding out more about a Vokèra repair then fill in this form and we will contact you shortly to discuss the options available to you. If your request is urgent please do phone us.

Title*
Surname*
Address*
Postcode*
Contact number*
Contact Email*
Appliance Model
Serial Number
(Your appliance serial number is usually located
underneath the appliance or under the flap)
* Required field
We aim to respond to your request within 1 working hour however this may be longer during busy periods. If your request is urgent please call our customer care team directly on: 01274 866100.

Annual Service

Annual Service

A Vokera annual service ensures that your Vokera appliance receives an annual service and safety check, this ensures that your appliance maintains it’s efficiency, safe running and validates any Vokera warranty that you may have.

Call 01274 866100 between 8.15am – 5pm Monday – Friday or Saturday 8am – 12pm (excluding Bank holidays).

 

A Vokera annual service includes:

An experienced and professionally qualified engineer will service your boiler in accordance with the following schedule:

+ Check boiler performance, flue and ventilation
+ Visually check all components for water leaks
+ Full inspection for damaged or worn components
+ Visually inspect burner and heat exchanger for deposits, clean accordingly
+ Visually check for satisfactory ignition, flame picture and stability
+ Check flame failure device, check and adjust burner pressure
+ Fully check operation of boiler and controls
+ Check expansion vessel and reset pressure accordingly
+ Carry out a flue gas combustion analysis

 

Boiler Maintenance

Boiler Maintenance

Boiler maintenance is important to ensure the continued safe running and efficiency of your boiler. Vokèra recommends that your boiler has an annual service and safety check, which must be carried out by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.

For more information on Vokèra’s service back up please see details below, download our boiler care booklet or call our customer care team on 01274 866100 between 8.15am – 5pm Monday – Friday or Saturday 8am – 12pm (excluding bank holidays).

Boiler Care Leaflet

Boiler Care

Click on image to download Vokèra’s boiler care leaflet.

We are passionate about delivering high levels of customer satisfaction, to find out more about our performance click here.

If you would like to rate our service please click here.

 Important safety precautions should you smell gas

DO NOT…
Do not smoke or strike matches
Do not operate electrical appliances
Do not turn electrical switches on or off
DO…
Do extinguish any naked flames
Do open doors and windows
Do evacuate the building and keep people away from the affected area
Do turn off the gas at the mains
Do telephone the national gas emergency service on 0800 111999

Choose a Product

Choose a product

This section is designed to aid you in choosing the correct heating solution for your home. When you have answered all the questions, the heating solutions that best suit your situation will be displayed.

If you still require assistance, you can speak to our technical team who will be happy to advise you, please call: 0844 391 0999 and select option 4.

Controls

Controls

Central heating controls play an important part in a heating system. Controls provide a homeowner with flexibility as they allow you to have the boiler on at different times of the day, at different temperatures, with modern controls even automatically sensing the temperature and adjusting the boiler operation to provide the ultimate comfort in home heating.

As well as providing greater flexibility and comfort, they play an important part in energy saving. For the relatively low additional investment when upgrading a boiler and central heating system, controls can save up to 10% of a homeowners energy usage.

 BeSMART

Linea One
Unica i
Vision Combi
Compact A
Verve ✓ (8)
Mynute i ✓ (8)
Vision System ✓ (8)

 Downloads

For further information on the BeSMART, please click here.

711 OpenTherm RF programmable room thermostat

Linea One ✓ (1)
Unica i
Vision Combi ✓ (3)
Compact A ✓ (3)
Verve ✓ (2)
Mynute i ✓ (2)
Vision System ✓ (2)
Mynute VHE x

Weather Sensor

Outside weather compensation sensor

Linea One ✓ (1)
Unica i
Vision Combi ✓ (3)
Compact A ✓ (3)
Verve ✓ (2)
Mynute i ✓ (2)
Vision System ✓ (2)
Mynute VHE x

7 day RF programmable room thermostat

Linea One
Unica i ✓ (6)
Vision Combi
Compact A
Verve ✓ (2)
Mynute i ✓ (2)
Vision System ✓ (2)
Mynute VHE ✓ (2)

RF room thermostat control

Linea One
Unica i
Vision Combi
Compact A
Verve
Mynute i
Vision System
Mynute VHE

(1) Requires wiring kit – code 1221179 – contact Vokèra Technical for advice.

(2) Can be used on heating only applications – contact Vokèra Technical for advice.

(3) Requires control interface – code 29450143 – contact Vokèra Technical for advice. The addition of an energy saving control will override any settings that have been programmed into the built in digital clock on the Vision Combi.

(5) Outside weather compensation control is supplied in the box with every Linea One.

(6) Wiring needs to be reconfigured – contact Vokèra Technical for advice.

(7) Compact A 24 hour analogue

Vokèra Controls

For more information on the types of controls Vokèra offer, download the PDF leaflet below or call us for more advice on: 0844 391 0999.

Download the Vokèra energy saving controls catalogue here.

 It’s Time to Take Control

The new Vokèra controls course can help you understand the principles of combustion and the fundamentals of how control technology can work in conjunction with boiler operation. Additionally the course covers how and when to incorporate these technologies into existing and new heating systems and how you can use this knowledge to help your customers reduce fuel usage.

To book your free place: Email training@vokera.co.uk or call us on 0844 391 0999 and select option 5

 Choosing the Right Control

How can controls improve the ErP efficiency rating?

Differing types of controls are classified according to the ‘uplift’ in efficiency it brings to the package. There are eight classes of control system, each adds an efficiency percentage to the boiler seasonal space heating ErP efficiency rating. That is how the package efficiency is calculated. Additional heaters such as a second boiler, heat pump or solar input will also adjust the package efficiency:

Class I: Room Thermostat: A room thermostat that controls the on/off operation of a heater. Performance parameters, including switching differential and room temperature control accuracy are determined by the thermostat’s mechanical.

Class II: Weather compensator control, for use with modulating heaters: A heater flow temperature control that varies the set point of the flow temperature of water leaving the heater dependent upon prevailing outside temperature and selected weather compensation curve. Control is achieved by modulating the output of the heater.

Class III: Weather compensator control, for use with on/off output heaters: A heater flow temperature control that varies the set point of the flow temperature of water leaving the heater dependent upon prevailing outside temperature and selected weather compensation curve. Heater flow temperature is varied by controlling the on/off operation of the heater.

Class IV: TPI room thermostat, for use with on/off output heaters: An electronic room thermostat that controls both thermostat cycle rate and in-cycle on/off ratio of the heater proportional to room temperature. TPI control strategy reduces mean water temperature, improves room temperature control accuracy and enhances system efficiency.

Class V: Modulating room thermostat, for use with modulating heaters: An electronic room thermostat that varies the flow temperature of the water leaving the heater dependent upon measured room temperature deviation from room thermostat set point. Control is achieved by modulating the output of the heater.

Class VI: Weather compensator and room sensor, for use with modulating heaters: A heater flow temperature control that varies the flow temperature of water leaving the heater dependent upon prevailing outside temperature and selected weather compensation curve. A room temperature sensor monitors room temperature and adjusts the compensation curve parallel displacement to improve room comfort. Control is achieved by modulating the output of the heater.

Class VII: Weather compensator and room sensor, for use with on/off output heaters: A heater flow temperature control that varies the flow temperature of water leaving the heater dependent upon prevailing outside temperature and adjusts the compensation curve parallel displacement to improve room comfort. Heater flow temperature is varied by controlling the on/off operation of the heater.

Class VIII: Multi-sensor room temperature control, for use with modulating heaters: An electronic control, equipped with 3 or more room sensors that varies the flow temperature of the water leaving the heater dependent upon the aggregated measured room temperature deviation from room sensor set points. Control is achieved by modulating the output of the heater.

Unica i32 plus Class VI controls (Vokèra 711 RF programmable thermostat plus weather compensation sensor) achieves an ErP A+ (98%) space heating package rating.

CodeDescriptionClass IClass IIClass IIIClass IVClass VClass VIClass VIIClass VIII
20059642RF room thermostat control
20063869Hard-wired room thermostat control
20101743RF programmable room thermostat
200638747 day HW programmable room thermostat
20050690OpenTherm RF programmable room thermostat (white)
20050691OpenTherm RF programmable room thermostat (black)
29450145RF outside weather compensation sensor (photovoltaic)
2359259Outside weather compensation sensor
Kit code711 and outside weather compensation sensor kit
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