Baxi is an East Midlands-based boiler brand. It was founded in 1866 by ironmoulder Richard Baxendale and his partner Joseph Heald. It's now part of BDR Thermea, which also includes the boiler brands Potterton and Main, and is one of the largest boiler manufacturers in Europe. Keep reading to find out more about Baxi boilers, including what Baxi customers and trusted heating engineers really think of the Baxi brand.
Baxi combi boilers
Baxi offers several ranges of combi boilers, including Baxi EcoBlue Plus Combi, Baxi EcoBlue Advance Combi, Baxi Duo-tec, Baxi Platinum and for the independent merchant market Baxi 200 Combi, Baxi 400 Combi and Baxi 600 Combi. Outputs range from 24kW to 40kW, delivering flow rates up to 16.4 litres a minute.
Baxi heat-only boilers
For homes with hot water storage cylinders and a cold water tank in the loft, Baxi’s range of heat only, or regular, boilers include the EcoBlue Heat, EcoBlue Advance Heat, Baxi 200 and Baxi 400 Heat. Outputs range from 12kW to 30kW, so there is a model for every size of home, even larger properties with a higher demand for hot water.
Baxi system boilers
For homes with more than one bathroom or that require more hot water than can be provided by a combi boiler, then a system boiler could be the best choice. A system boiler pumps hot water to the radiators and a sealed hot water storage cylinder. Most of the major components of the heating and hot water system, including the pump and expansion vessel, are built into the boiler, making installation easier and tidier. Baxi has two ranges of system boiler, Baxi Megaflo System and Baxi EcoBlue System, with outputs from 12kW to 32kW.
When people think of getting their boiler replaced, there’s usually one brand that stands out, and that’s Worcester Bosch. There’s no doubt that in terms of branding, Worcester are the most well-known. But, there are other brands that are high quality, and are perfect alternatives; Baxi boilers are a perfect example.
There are two main things you need to consider to help you make a final decision:
Baxi’s warranty on their combi boilers is up to 10-years, and that’s up there with some of the longest in the industry. Being a high-quality brand and offering long warranties, don’t expect this brand to stack up against cheap and unreliable boilers.
We’re talking about the ones that are known for being unreliable and offering just a few years warranty.
There’s a good reason to avoid these cheap brands; most of the cost of your new boiler installation, isn’t the boiler. The majority of the cost, comes from fittings, parts and labour. So, you might as well spend a few extra quid, and get something that’s going to last. Typically, Baxi are up there with the more expensive, and that includes Worcester and Vaillant.
But, if you do need a combi boiler, there’s a new release from Baxi that’s ridiculously cheap; the Baxi 600.
The boiler is compact and small enough to fit in a kitchen cupboard. It has the easy-fill permanent filling link that is simple for the householder to use and discreetly hidden out of sight. It also has the option of smart controls that can be operated using a smart phone or tablet and the reliable Baxi technology is backed by a seven year parts and labour warranty for extra peace of mind.
Baxi uSense is compatible with all combi boilers using the 230V switch live and is a convenient and economical way of complying with the requirements of Boiler Plus, when combined with Baxi IFOS. Additional features, such as boiler fault diagnosis, are enabled when connected via OpenTherm.
The following Baxi boilers are OpenTherm compatible:
3 year warranty* for peace of mind
uSense app to control your heating using your smartphone or tablet, wherever you are
Use the app to schedule your central heating to come on when you need it - so you never have to come home to a cold house
Holiday mode reduces the temperature while you are away, returning to normal when you come home, saving you money
Provides a guide to how much energy your heating system is using to help save you money on your energy bills
Automatic summer/winter time changes change the clock to Daylight Saving Time so you don't have to re-set it
Presence detection allows the unit to light up when you approach it
Integrated Wi-Fi allows it to be connected to your home internet
Quick Auto Programming automatically creates a schedule based on your habits after answering a few questions
A single-zone system means no zone valves or subzones are required for homes smaller than 150m2
Boiler fault diagnosis shows errors messages to help you diagnose faults
Baxi have a very wide range of boilers to choose from and have excellent customer service, whether you live in a small apartment to a detached home Baxi have a boiler for you in the domestic market. We chose to be accredited installers for Baxi after being so well established in the market and building very reliable boilers. As a customer the last thing you want is to buy a boiler with alot of plastic inside as we all know plastic and heat together isn't a good idea. Baxi has mainly brass components making your new boiler alot more solid and reliable.