Viessmann Vitodens 050-W: The Ultimate Review (2021 Model)

Viessmann 050-W review

Viessmann 050 review – Is it any good? Find out everything you need to know about the new Vitodens 050-W combi boiler below:

** Updated for the latest release model. The Viessmann 050 combi boiler was revamped by Viessmann and re-released in October 2021**

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Viessmann Vitodens 050-W boiler

Today we are looking at the brand new 2021 Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 25kW & 30kW gas combi boiler review. We’ll take a look at the pros and cons of this new look boiler and see what types of homes it is suited to best.

What’s changed with the new release Viessmann Vitodens 050-W boiler?

With a new boiler comes new features, and Viessmann has really future-proofed the Vitodens 050-w combi boiler.

They’ve given it hydrogen-ready capabilities, built-in wifi, and a super user-friendly touch screen display.

They have also given it a facelift with a slick black fascia at the bottom just to finish it off. We think it looks great. One thing that hasn’t changed though is the great price of this combi, which makes it even more of a top combi boiler.

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Why choose the Viessmann 050 over other boilers

vitodens 050-w hydrogen ready

Viessmann is the best-selling boiler manufacturer in Europe, and let’s face it, when it comes to boilers, most of us have no clue what we are looking for, or what company to trust when it comes to supply and fit.

You probably see a lot of Viessmann vs Worcester Bosch or Ideal vs Baxi and still have no clue which would be the best heating system for your home. Here are some reasons why you should choose the new Vitodens 050-w for your home.

Compact combi boiler great for kitchen cupboards

The Vitodens 050-w is a compact combi boiler perfect for kitchen cupboards. At just 700mm high, 400mm wide, and 300mm deep, this is one of the most compact combis on the market. Don’t let the small dimensions of this boiler put you off though it is a very capable boiler.

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Gas combi boiler available in 2 different outputs for homes in the UK

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The Vitodens 050-w range is available in 2 different outputs so that it is more available to homes in the UK. Viessmann has changed the outputs of the Vitodens 050-w and now comes in 25kw and 30kw.

It used to come in the 24kw, 29kw, and 35kw but if you need some extra power there is always the bigger Vitodens 100-w combi boiler to choose from.

Vitodens 050-w 25kw combi boiler perfect for smaller homes and flats

The Vitodens 050-w 25kw combi boiler is ideal for homes with up to 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. This energy-efficient combi boiler is great with lower hot water demand and will help keep your utility bills down. This boiler can also modulate down so it doesn’t have to run at full power all the time, which means even less energy is used.

Vitodens 050-w 30kw combi boiler for medium-sized homes with up to 2 bathrooms

vitodens built in wifi

If you have 2 bathrooms or a bath and a shower room, then you definitely need to consider the Vitodens 30kw combi boiler. The extra 5kw of power means that it will be able to cope with higher hot water demand.

This gas combi boiler too can modulate down its power so it only uses as much power as is needed to heat your home.

Built-in wifi

If you are buying a new boiler you’ll be glad to know they now come with built-in Wifi so you can easily connect your boiler to a smart thermostat or mobile device.

This helps you keep track of your heating bills by letting you have more control. You can see how long your boiler has been on and you can control your boiler by turning it on and off from anywhere you can get an internet connection.

Similarly, if you have any issues with your boiler, a Viessmann customer service agent can remotely connect to your boiler and diagnose the issue.

Where can I buy the Vitodens 050-w gas combi boiler?

Here at Boiler Central have vetted several types of boilers, filters, and associated materials to come up with the utmost reliable and low-maintenance systems that cater to a range of homes and family sizes. 

The Vitodens 050-w combi is one of these, and you can get a fixed price quote right now in under 20 seconds.

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We know boilers inside and out like BMW knows cars and the mechanics involved in producing world-beating vehicles.

We know what makes a reliable and efficient boiler and what it takes to install at a convenient time, and all by our vetted boiler-fitting experts. The Vitodens 050 is all of these things and at a great price

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That’s why our recommendations are important to any consumer looking to purchase and have a replacement boiler fitted at the most affordable price, and with industry-leading warranties of up to 12 years!

We couldn’t offer this without having the product to back it up, and the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W fits the bill perfectly.

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Why choose the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W?

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Perfect for homes 1, 2, and up to 3 bedrooms, the Viessmann Vitodens 050 offers superior quality at a budget price. The fact that this boiler comes with a 10-year warranty at such a great price means you can have years of hassle-free heating.

If you buy with Boiler Central, you can get 2 more years on top, absolutely free!

How much does the Viessmann Vitodens 050-w boiler cost?

The cost of the new Vitodens 050-w is exactly the same as the old model when bought with Boiler Central. You can get this combi boiler in a 25kw rating now for a low price of £1,899 installed or as little as £24.55 a month at 9.9% APR on finance which also comes with an exclusive 12-year warranty. That’s 2 extra years warranty worth £500 for free.

If you are looking for the bigger Vitodens 30kw combi boiler prices then prices start from £1,999 including full installation by a Gas Safe registered heating engineer. This includes the extra 2 years warranty so you get a massive 12 years of peace of mind knowing that you are covered in the unlikely event that something should go wrong.

Viessmann Vitodens 050 combi boiler – A Which? Best Buy

The Viessmann Vitodens 050-W combination boiler is one of the reasons that Trustpilot gives 4.5-star reviews to Viessmann.

Customers rate the Vitodens 050-W for being such a reliable, compact, lightweight and quiet operational combi boiler.

The Vitodens 050-W has a reasonable price tag for the quality of this gas condensing boiler.

vitodens 050-w installed in kitchen

The Viessmann Vitodens 050-W combination boiler supplies heating and hot water but is only a 1 unit system meaning it does not take up a large amount of space.

The Viessmann Vitodens combi comes in a 25kW and 30kW output flow rate, meaning it is reviewed to suit homes with up to 3 bedrooms for both new build homes and older homes.

The boiler comes with a 7-year warranty and can connect to the Tado smart app allowing you to control your heating system wherever you are in the world. However if purchased through Boiler Central, you can get a huge 12-year warranty on all Viessmann boilers.

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Viessmann Vitodens 050-W boiler information

  • Up to 10 years Viessmann warranty – 12 years available with Boiler Central!
  • Super compact boiler designed to fit in a kitchen cupboard
  • Dimensions 700mm x 400mm x 300mm
  • Available in 2 outputs – 25kW and 30kW
  • Energy efficiency rating of A (92%)
  • Low CO2 emissions to reduce carbon footprint
  • Digital LED user display for ease of use
  • Hydrogen ready boiler for a blend of H2 up to 20% in natural gas
  • Built in WiFi
  • Option to upgrade to ViCare thermostat
  • Instant hot water on demand

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A low-cost gas condensing boiler with a compact design, the Vitodens 050 offers a super quiet operation that integrates into any home effortlessly without compromising on quality.

The Viessmann 050-W is the ideal new boiler installation for both new builds and any home renovations.

Viessmann stainless steel heat exchangers: 

Viessmann 050-W Stainless Steel Exchanger

Like the aforementioned comparison to BMW, Viessmann, a fellow German brand, engineered their 050-W boiler to last.

Even though this Viessmann boiler is considered a budget boiler, the stainless steel heat exchanger is far more robust than other, higher-priced brands. 

This might not mean anything to you as a consumer, however, take our word for it when we say that the heat exchanger is a likely fault point in any broken boiler, making the reliability and chance of breakdown in our Viessmann boilers far less likely is the stainless steel heat exchanger.

This gives you peace of mind that your boiler, even on a budget, will remain in working order for years to come.

That’s why Viessmann is an award-winning, and continuously upcoming boiler brand, quickly catching up to the likes of Worcester Bosch.

This is why you often now see Worcester Bosch vs Viessmann boilers reviews compare how good both manufacturers really are.

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Viessmann Vitodens 050-W specifications

050-W 25kW combi boiler050-W 30kW combi boiler
Fuel TypeNatural GasNatural Gas
Rated heat output
50/30 °C3.2 – 19.0 kW3.2 – 25.0 kW
80/60 °C2.9 – 17.1 kW2.9 – 22.4 kW
Dimensions
Length (depth)300 mm300 mm
Width400 mm400 mm
Height700 mm700 mm
Weight35 kg35 kg
Flue gas connection60 Ø mm60 Ø mm
Ventilation Air Connection100 Ø mm100 Ø mm
DHW heating output25.4 kW29.5 kW
DHW flow rate10 l/min14 l/min
ERP Energy RatingAA
Noise level46 dB49 dB
Manufactured inGermanyGermany


Easy to use LCD touchscreen

LCD screen on Viessmann boiler

1. Dummy cover for optional wireless accessories and time switches
2. LCD screen
3. User interface
4. ON/OFF switch
5. Pressure gauge

Is the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W really the best choice compared to the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000?

Viessmann 050-W in kitchen

Absolutely! To start, the Viessmann 050-W boiler has a water flow rate of 12 litres/min, whereas the Worcester-Bosch Greenstar has a flow rate of 10 litres/min.

Also, the heat exchanger on Viessmann being stainless steel makes it a much better choice when compared to the Worcester-Bosch’s Aluminium heat exchanger and with 98% efficiency compared to the Worcester-Bosch’s 94%.

It really is a no-brainer when it comes to budget boilers for 1, 2, and 3 bedroom homes. 

Viessmann is the winner!

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Viessmann 050-W pros and cons – the benefits:

Viessmann boiler getting installed

Guess what? It just seems to get better when it comes to the Viessmann 050-W.

The electronic boiler control unit for thermostatic / weather compensated mode is already included and integrated into the Vitodens 050-W. Oh, as well as a frost stat.

Coupled with it already being particularly low noise when in full operation and a compact, eye-catching design, the Vitodens 050-W is among the best combi boilers and of the smallest wall-mounted boilers available on the market today. 

We have yet to hear of any consistent Viessmann boiler problems too which is good considering they are installing thousands boilers every month!

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Is the Vitodens 050-w any good for flats?

Yes, the 25kw 050-w is perfect for multi-level buildings and flats, and also being able to have 5 boilers connected to a vertical flue system over several floors. 

Its low installed height makes it easier for replacement of old boilers, with improved access to serviceable parts such as the plate heat exchanger and inherent ease of wiring with all Viessmann boilers, making it easy for your annual boiler service to be performed.

Viessmann Vitodens 050 review – Additional options:

Analogue time switch with day program and digital time switch with the seven-day program. The time switches can be plugged into the wall-mounted boiler’s control unit.

Boiler Accessories

Hardwired analogue room thermostats (24 V) with and without day program.

Analogue wireless room thermostat with a day program for the optimum room temperature for your home.

Viessmann boiler thermostat

The receiver can be plugged into the wall-mounted boiler’s control unit. Hardwired digital clock thermostat with large LCD screen and individual day and seven-day program.

Digital wireless clock thermostat with large LCD screen and individual day and seven-day program.

The receiver can be plugged into the wall-mounted boiler’s control unit. Also compatible with third party controls (24V)

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The Vitodens 050-w last thoughts:

Viessmann Vitodens 050-W boiler

Using the above Viessmann boiler review, you should be armed with the knowledge to make a considered purchase of your next boiler. If you want to consider other boiler brands, then check out the direct comptitor to this boiler in our Worcester 4000 vs Viessmann Vitodens 050-w boiler review

The next boiler up from the 050-W would be the Viessmann Vitodens 100-W combi boiler. If you have high hot water demand but don’t have space for a hot water tank then why not consider the Viessmann Vitodens 111-w storage combi boiler too.

Should you need any additional information or help, please call on 0808 156 3888 or fill out a no-obligation quote and even buy your new boiler online now and get a fantastic new boiler deal.

All with convenient slots and installation at a date and time that suits you!

Plus you will get a market-leading 12-year warranty on our Vitodens 050-W boiler only from Boiler Central.

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