Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
A good gas boiler is expected to work for a long time, the reliability of the electronics, quick warming up of the house and hot water for the shower, economical consumption. The cost of heating equipment ranges from 10,000 to 200,000 rubles, and the principle 'the more expensive the better' does not always work. We offer to consider the rating of the best companies of gas boilers, compiled by a thorough analysis of the characteristics of the models sold and taking into account the feedback from buyers and service technicians.
- Rating of the best companies of gas boilers
- DE DIETRICH
Rating of the best companies of gas boilers
|Rating of the best companies of gas boilers||1||Baxi||5.0|
The first place in the rating is taken by a company from Italy. The Baxi brand has existed for more than 50 years and specializes in water heating equipment (boilers, boilers). Almost 75% of goods were initially intended for export to 70 countries of the world. In 2009 the company became part of the BDR trading group and became a production center for heating equipment. Every year the manufacturer produces half a million units of goods. Heating and heating units are divided into rulers so that it is convenient for customers to navigate when choosing. The most common series in the catalog are: Nulova, Main, Eco, Luna. The company received the ISO9001 quality certificate back in 1993, being one of the first in the industry.
We ranked Baxi in the first place in the ranking because of its reliability. As evidenced by numerous reviews, gas boilers have been working for many years and rarely seriously break down. The company's equipment is distinguished by its quiet operation, so it can be installed near the bedroom if the trajectory of the gas pipe requires it. The company is also notable for the presence of the Bulova 3 Comfort series, produced together with a 60 liter boiler inside. The equipment heats such a volume up to 30 degrees in just 30 minutes.
- boilers are equipped with turbines;
- there are wall and floor models;
- a large selection of products in terms of power from 10 to 100 kW;
- reliable electronic control;
- configuration with one and two circuits.
- high price;
- expensive spare parts;
- periodically give an error;
- boilers are sensitive to power surges – an uninterruptible power supply is required.
The second position in the rating was taken by the German company Wolf, operating since 1965. The manufacturer specializes in the production of air conditioning, ventilation and heating systems. Among the gas installations there are wall-hung boilers with a capacity of 18-28 kW, floor-standing boilers 17-5800 kW, condensing boilers 11-1600 kW, and with a cast-iron heat exchanger with a capacity of 22-1020 kW. The company actively uses the technology of heat recovery by obtaining it through condensate. All equipment has digital displays for setting control. The range of the company includes both gas boilers for apartments and houses and industrial installations. According to customer reviews, gas equipment is reliable and has been in operation for many for about 10 years.
Our experts have included the company in the rating thanks to a simple warranty covering most breakdowns. There is no 'BUT' here, and any malfunction is eliminated at the expense of the company. Gas boilers are produced directly in Germany – there are simply no other Wolf factories. The equipment can be equipped with a quick start function for hot water, when you do not need to wait for the cold water to drain when you open the tap.
- there are open and closed combustion chambers;
- warranty, covers most breakdowns;
- quiet work;
- uses gas sparingly;
- there are additional functions.
- sometimes enter emergency mode;
- high price;
- inconvenient indexing system in the catalog;
- most models do not have a restart after turning off the light;
- it is difficult to configure the electronics yourself (for example, the minimum heating of water for a shower).
The third position of the rating belongs to another company from Germany, operating since 1874. Despite the history of almost a century and a half, it remains a family business. Today Vaillant Group is the world leader in the production of gas boilers and ventilation systems. For buyers from Russia, such equipment has been available for over 25 years, since products are actively supplied to the entire territory of the CIS. Gas equipment is manufactured with copper heat exchangers equipped with a special coating that accelerates heat transfer. This contributes to an efficiency of 91%.
We have placed the company in the rating due to the equipment of almost all gas boilers with an automatic air vent. The internal pump for the circulation of the coolant itself removes the air collected in the system, which simplifies commissioning and promotes the rapid spread of heat throughout the room. Feedback users love the numerous protection features that help save expensive ICs and control boards. There is protection against seizure of the pump itself if it is motionless for more than 24 hours.
- double-circuit models quickly heat water;
- compact body dimensions;
- aesthetic appearance;
- economical gas consumption;
- many security systems.
- high price;
- expensive replacement of spare parts;
- pulls dust inside and protection is triggered;
- some of the products are manufactured in Turkey, not Germany.
The fourth place in the rating is again given to a German company, which dates back to 1731. At that time, the family business smelted cast iron to produce kitchen stoves. Gradually it became one of the largest factories in Germany. In 2003, the Bosch corporation drew attention to him and offered beneficial cooperation. Buderus is now part of the Robert Bosch GmbH concern. In Russia, the main office of the representative office is located in the Moscow region and a wide dealer network is developed. Our products include wall and floor gas boilers, boilers, fittings and fittings for installation. Customers love the Logamax Plus range of gas models, which have a tempered Titanium Glas front.
We have placed the company in the rating because of the compact boilers with a capacity of 100 kW. One gas appliance can heat up to 1000 m². If you need to heat a large cottage, hotel or hospital, then you can use four identical models, placing them in a cascade (the design allows). This will significantly save space in the boiler room, since one boiler with a heating capacity of 400 kW will occupy an area of 4 m².
- many boilers for two circuits;
- gas equipment can be operated from a line or from a cylinder;
- actively developed condensation line;
- touch control panels;
- round-the-clock technical support in Russia.
- high price;
- difficult to install and configure yourself;
- due to its compactness, the make-up tap is located inconveniently;
- assembly Russian.
The fifth position of the rating is the trading company Viessmann, whose red logo with two letters s on top of each other is known throughout Europe. The German company has existed since 1917 and today is a leader in the production of industrial and domestic gas heating systems. In total, there are 23 factories in 11 countries, and products are exported to 74 countries. The company is showing increased interest in the development of the condensation direction. This line is called Vitocrossal from this manufacturer. There are gas units for 80, 100, 320 and even 640 kW.
According to our experts, the company has earned a place in the rating due to the high efficiency of gas installations. The normative indicator is 98%. This is achieved through the use of stainless steel heat exchangers, cylindrical burners with the possibility of premixing. To control the combustion process, Lambda Pro controls are located inside. Buyers also like in the reviews that the boilers of this company do not require maintenance – there are no gas throttling washers in their design that need to be replaced.
- easy setup;
- quiet work;
- models for an area from 20 to 6000 m²;
- save gas well;
- safe boilers with a closed combustion chamber.
- sometimes they turn off spontaneously (error F4);
- high price;
- work only with a connection to electricity (automatic);
- DHW outlet temperature 'floats'.
The sixth place in the rating is occupied by a company from Prague. The manufacturer appeared in 1991 and specialized in the production of electric boilers. Then the range of products was expanded with gas installations. To further improve the quality of the products, the company began to cooperate with the French company Hepworth Saunitr Duval. All products comply with the ISO9001 quality standard which the company obtained in 1997. Initially, the names of animals were chosen to denote the rulers. So, floor machines are called 'Bear' and 'Tiger'. Among the wall models there are two directions – 'Leopard' and 'Panther'. The condensing series is called 'Lion'. Among the latest developments there are new boilers 'Lynx' and 'Grizzly'.
We have added the company to the rating due to the responsible approach of the management to the production of gas heating units. Since 2006, the company has implemented a technological scheme according to which one boiler is assembled by only one person. This helps reduce scrap and encourages workers to monitor quality.
- interesting in the name of the rulers that are easy to remember;
- more affordable price compared to German goods;
- attractive modern design;
- simplicity of settings;
- high safety thanks to electronics and sensors.
- not the largest choice of power;
- high gas consumption;
- expensive spare parts for repair;
- weakly heat water in the second circuit.
The Ariston brand belongs to the Italian firm Indesit, which was acquired by Whirlpool in 2014. The company has been producing heating gas equipment since 1975. The main office is located in Fabriano, but factories operate in other countries, including Russia (Lipetsk region). The manufacturer offers wall-mounted compact boilers with a capacity of up to 24 kW and more efficient floor-standing installations. All equipment is equipped with protective systems, including gas control, traction control, frost protection.
We have put Ariston in the rating due to the presence of a pre-heat exchanger in boilers made of aluminum. This configuration allows heating the coolant in several stages at once, which speeds up the overall process. The aluminum block is corrosion resistant. Buyers in the reviews like the products of this company with the ability to program heating with a period of a whole week, so that on weekdays, when everyone is at work, the system saves gas, and on weekends, on the contrary, gives more heat.
- main heat exchangers made of stainless steel;
- there are open and closed combustion chambers;
- built-in pumps for circulation;
- the equipment has digital displays with backlight;
- stylish Italian design.
- only 2 years warranty;
- local Russian assembly;
- dependence on electricity;
- additional water filters are required.
Our rating is continued by the well-known Bosch brand, whose headquarters are located in Gerlingen (Germany). The company has existed since 1886 and produces not only tools, but also high-quality gas heating equipment. The economical WBN 6000 series, which has up to 10 hardware options, is popular among buyers. These are two-circuit models, practical for heating small apartments and houses. The Gaz 4000W line is suitable for areas up to 300 m². The most rich in functions is the Gaz 7000W series. Judging by the reviews, the owners like the presence of auto diagnostics, which helps to quickly establish the nature of the breakdown. After that, some malfunctions can even be eliminated by yourself.
We included the company in the rating because it adapts gas boilers for Russian operating conditions. The equipment will be able to function smoothly despite the weak gas pressure in the pipeline, voltage drop, as well as low negative temperatures outside.
- there is an economical line;
- power range from 12 to 35 kW;
- there are models with separate heat exchangers;
- compact dimensions of double-circuit boilers – 700x400x300 mm;
- Efficiency from 93% for most species.
- assembled in factories in China;
- thin-walled materials are used for the manufacture of the case;
- expensive spare parts;
- sometimes the microcircuit burns out due to an increase in the voltage in the network.
The ninth place in the rating belongs to the French company, which appeared in 1684. Initially, it was a forge for the production of metal products. In the 18th century, the company was focused on the production of cast iron and iron. In the 20th century, the production was converted to heating systems. In 2005, the manufacturer received an award from the French design institute Janus for a versatile gas boiler. The company is engaged in the production of gas equipment at factories in Italy, Spain, Poland, and fundamentally refuses to open production in China so that this does not affect the quality of the products. The total number of boilers produced in 12 months is up to 300,000 units. Common wall series are Zena, Evodens, Naneo. Among the outdoor types, the manufacturer offers Dietrigaz, Neovo, Project.
We have placed the company in the rating due to equipping some models with a removable control panel. It detaches from the body and can be wall-mounted without taking up much space. Thanks to this, the boiler will be able to be installed inconspicuously and have quick access to the adjustments. Even condensing types of gas apparatus from this company have an efficiency of 109%. This is achieved by modulating the burner power and energy efficient pumps.
- a large selection of additional products (pipes, fittings, fittings);
- separately sold control panels;
- savings up to 30% compared to classic boilers;
- you can control the power of the pump;
- there are very compact cases 66x36x36 cm.
- high price;
- sometimes heat exchangers leak.
The tenth position of the rating belongs to the Russian firm Lemax, which has its headquarters and a plant in Taganrog. The enterprise has been operating since 1992 and is a domestic leader in the production of gas boilers. Buyers are offered the 'Leader' floor line, where after the name there is a number indicating the performance. In total, the series includes options with a power from 16 to 50 kW. The gas installation operates at a blue fuel pressure of 130 mm / w.st. The company makes combustion chambers of steel – in most boilers they are of open type. The devices are capable of working both on natural and on liquefied fuel, which is not inferior to expensive competitors from the rating.
According to our experts and consumer reviews, the company should have been added to the rating due to the attractive cost of goods. You can buy a gas boiler for a summer residence from 10,000 rubles, which is much more affordable than European brands. Of course, it will not have numerous security systems and fashionable functions, but this served as another plus – most heating systems are non-volatile and continue to work when the electricity goes out in the house.
- Efficiency 91-92%;
- produces gas equipment for heating an area of 50-300 m²;
- chimney diameter 130-140 mm suitable for replacing old boilers;
- trouble-free work with a long term;
- attractive price.
- rustic design;
- weight of boilers 95-196 kg;
- there are almost no wall models;
- there is no circulation pump inside.
The eleventh place in the rating is given to the Italian company Roda. The company was founded by the engineer Holger, who developed a new type of gas burner in Dortmund in 1982. He invented several innovative technologies, which attracted the attention of research institutions. Today the Roda brand belongs to the Italian investment group Roitz. Gas appliances and boilers are supplied to Asia, the CIS and Europe. The manufacturer offers two series of mounted gas models Eco and Vor Tech, as well as a floor-standing Kraffer line. Customers in reviews praise the company for equipping products with more features, at a more affordable price. For example, many boilers have: frost protection, stopping when traction is lost or gas is cut off, the ability to connect an external thermostat, protection against overheating or pump flooding.
We put the company in the rating due to the use of an enlarged secondary heat exchanger in the Eco series, containing 16 stainless steel plates. This saves gas and gives off heat to the liquid faster. For safety, the heating temperature of the coolant is limited to 80 degrees, and the hot water supply to 55 degrees C.
- relatively affordable price;
- copper heat exchangers;
- Efficiency 91%;
- automatic ignition;
- wall-mounted boilers weigh about 30 kg and can be installed by one person.
- run on natural draft (there are no fans in most designs);
- simple design;
- often sold without wall mounting (purchased separately).
Navien is part of Kyung Dong Mechanics Corporation, founded in 1987 in Korea. The company's philosophy is 'serving the community through cutting edge technology'. The company began producing condensing boilers back in 1988, and in 1998 made its own development in this industry, which had no analogues at that time. Now, under this brand, South Korea produces compact wall-mounted gas boilers, which are equipped with a protective microprocessor chip, which customers like in reviews. If there is a strong current surge in the network, the expensive board will not burn out. The Deluxe models have a turbocharging system that reacts to the air pressure sensor and ensures combustion stability with economical gas consumption.
We marked this company in the rating as the best in terms of adaptability of gas equipment to difficult operating conditions. The equipment will continue to operate if the voltage fluctuates within 30%. If the inlet water pressure is only 0.1 bar, the gas system will continue to heat bathing water in the second circuit. For correct operation, a gas pressure of 40 mm Hg is sufficient.
- simple control;
- affordable price;
- reliability in work;
- the ability to connect a remote control panel;
- unpretentious to technical operating conditions.
- noisy pumps inside boilers;
- expensive gaskets to eliminate leaks;
- automatically turn on when the batteries are almost cold (a large temperature difference is felt).
We ranked the penultimate place in the ranking of companies from Japan. The company was founded in 1920, and today at least 140 million gas boilers of this brand have been installed worldwide. Products are sold to 13 countries. The manufacturer offers modulating gas burners in boilers, the ability to operate on natural or liquefied gas, the operation of equipment at a pressure of 45 mm / w.st. of blue fuel. Buyers in the reviews note the practicality of the Wi-Fi remote control, thanks to which you can control heating from anywhere in the room, but such additional equipment is expensive.
Our experts ranked the company because it offers a room temperature sensor in most of its products. Not all manufacturers from the TOP-14 go to this. Unlike a thermometer for a coolant, the aforementioned sensor already reads the final indicators of the air in the house, which makes it possible to more accurately simulate the microclimate. Another advantage of the company is the production of equipment with compact dimensions. For example, a wall-mounted boiler with a power of 23 kW for an area of 60-230 m² takes only 600x440x250 cm.
- boilers are marked with a special environmental mark;
- multilevel protection is applied;
- modern design and functionality;
- in almost all types, a remote control system can be connected;
- uninterrupted operation at low gas pressure.
- high price;
- not designed to work with antifreeze;
- there are leaks.
Firm 'Neva' is known to many Russians for gas water heaters that have heated water for decades in most kitchens. Now under this brand the BaltGaz company produces heating installations. Among the gas boilers, there are two lines: Lux and Turbo. Most products have two circuits to heat water and heat rooms. The manufacturer produces models with closed combustion chambers, contributing to high operational safety. For the manufacture of boilers, some components are purchased in Europe.
In the opinion of our experts, the company from St. Petersburg should be in the rating of the best, since it equips its products with bithermic heat exchangers (pipe-in-pipe arrangement), which speeds up the heat transfer process. The company's products are also designed to connect a thermostat, an outdoor temperature sensor (to heat the room based on weather conditions), a remote control. Buyers in reviews praise the equipment for the accuracy of maintaining the set degrees with an error of 1 ° C.
- the use of closed combustion chambers;
- models with a digital backlit display;
- equipped with thrust sensors;
- hydraulic safety valves are provided;
- can run on liquefied gas.
- only two rulers by design;
- few single-circuit options;
- power range only 9-24 kW.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.