Worcester Bosch has unveiled a brand new boiler range, the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle. Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management, runs through the features to look out for.
Design has become front-and-centre of most homes. Sleek, stylish and modern designs have become the normal 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, I’m proud to reveal the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range.
The 8000 Lifestyle range is replacing the Greenstar CDi Classic – a big move for us, but one that we haven’t taken lightly. We would only replace one of the UK’s most popular boiler with something we believe takes it to the next level – and had the research and installer input, to back that up.
Introducing the Greenstar 8000 Life and Greenstar 8000 Style
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 when only the very best is good enough. 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
The most powerful wall-hung combi boiler on the market
Available in combi, system and regular, the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range features outputs between 30 and 50kW. It has a 1:10 burner modulation which means it can reduce its output to as little a 3kW for the 30kW appliance and 5kW for the 50kW one.
The Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range 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. More technical specification information can be found here
Improved installation, commissioning and servicing
The Greenstar 8000 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. It also only takes one screw to remove the combustion chamber, meaning you can start servicing the boiler in minutes!
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. On top of that, the PRV now sits at the front, meaning it can be replaced in less than 10 minutes.
Bosch EasyControl now wireless
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.
Greenstar Intelligent Filling System
Another one of the most innovative elements to the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle is its compatibility with our new industry first Greenstar Intelligent Filling System – reducing the system pressure-related call-outs.
Typically, when the system pressure is low, the boiler has to be manually refilled via the Keyed of Keyless Filling Link. With manual filling, there is always the difficulty in instructing homeowners on how to do this as well as the possibility of over filling. Notwithstanding these issues there are many times when installers are called out to top up the system and the obviously awkward conversation about charging for something that is really a user activity.
Using the latest innovative software, the system ensures the Greenstar 8000 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. This eliminates the “nuisance” and regularly unpaid call outs that many installers end up undertaking.
Other features and benefits include:
*Industry first ‘RF Key’ receiver links controls and boiler, enabling you 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, complete the look and offer even more choice with our 100mm diameter silver flue options – another unique selling point.
*Maximum flue lengths up to 17m are among the best in the industry when run horizontally (60/100 for our 30kW variant).
Why the Greenstar 8000 Style? The benefits to your customer
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. Perfect for those living in smaller spaces but have an eye for design.
The full colour text display allows customers to know what the boiler is doing at all times, and if required which action they need to take.
As the Greenstar 8000 Style is paving the way for the future of boilers, it is compatible with our wireless smart Bosch EasyControl, meaning users can monitor and control their heating and hot water from their smart device.
If you take one thing from this feature, it is that we have worked closely with hundreds of installers to ensure that the Greenstar Lifestyle’s features will help make your job that little easier.
The boiler of the future has arrived.