The Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular is a reliable A-rated oil-fired boiler that is suitable for most small, medium and large homes.
If you’re in need of a dependable conventional oil boiler, they don’t come more reliable than the Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular. Not only has the boiler proven itself as an excellent solution for homes that are not connected to the gas grid but it also makes up part of the Worcester Bosch range of boilers that has won Which? Best Buy. Although meant for utility room installation (hence the name), this floor-standing model is suitable for other rooms and won’t look out of place in a kitchen or garage.
How Much Does this Boiler Cost?
Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular boiler prices vary according to the heat output and typically start at £1,300 and go up to £1,900. There are three outputs available, including 18kW, 25kW and 32kW, so the cost will depend on which size is required to provide ample heating and hot water for your home. Don’t forget, you’ll need to pay for the installation as well. As we always say, it’s best to shop around before parting with your hard earned money to see if any local or national boiler suppliers are running any special offers on this particular model.
How will I know if this Boiler is Suitable for My Home?
Because it’s a regular boiler (also called a conventional, traditional or heat only boiler), the Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular is most suited to homes where a separate hot water storage cylinder and cold water tanks in the loft are already installed. Regular boilers are also ideal for properties with multiple bathrooms and high hot water demands. As this particular model comes in three heat outputs of 18kW, 25kW and 32kW, it’s suitable for small, medium and large homes.
The highest output option is designed for properties with greater demands, whereas the lowest is intended for homes with smaller needs. But how can you know for sure? It’s pretty much impossible to select the right oil boiler output for your house without consulting an OFTEC registered engineer. A qualified engineer will need to assess your property and requirements in order to recommend the perfect boiler type and output for your household.
Is it a High Efficiency Boiler?
It sure is. The Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular is an A-rated floor-standing oil boiler with a seasonal space heating energy efficiency rating of 90%. If you decide to swap an old oil-fired regular boiler for this model, you’ll not only cut your fuel bills but also dramatically reduce your carbon footprint. But that’s not all. This boiler is compatible with Greenskies solar panels and Greenstore cylinders which, when used together, can provide around 60% of your home’s hot water and save you some serious cash.
Does this Boiler have a Good Range of Controls and Features?
This boiler doesn’t have the largest selection of user controls but the ones it does have are concealed behind a panel to ensure the boiler won’t look out of place when installing next to other kitchen or utility room appliances. When it comes to features, the Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular has an efficient primary heat exchanger and an upgraded secondary heat exchanger to enable the boiler to exceed ErP efficiency requirements. It also has an inspection hatch for easy access and a one-piece baffle to ensure annual services can be carried out quickly. Furthermore, this model is Bosch EasyControl compatible to enable you to monitor your energy use and manage your heating and hot water from a smartphone or tablet.
How long is the Warranty on this Boiler?
All Worcester Bosch oil-fired boilers come with a 2-year parts and labour warranty as standard, which is what you’ll get with the Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular. In the past, Worcester Bosch has offered extended 5-year promotional warranties on oil-fired boilers, so be sure to check the brand’s website.
Summary of Important Information
- Priced between £1,300 and £1,900
- Heating output of 18kW, 25kW or 32kW
- Dimensions of 855mm (H) x 370mm (W) x 600mm (D)
- Uses oil as its fuel source
- A-rated for efficiency
- Solar compatible
- Smart compatible
- 2-year warranty as standard
Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular Price and Sizes
|Model||Type||Dimensions||Maximum Flow Rate||Output||Efficiency Rating||Typical Price|
|Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular 18||Regular||H – 855 mm|
W – 370 mm
D – 600 mm
|N/A||18 kW||A 90% and above||£1300|
|Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular 25||Regular||H – 855 mm|
W – 370 mm
D – 600 mm
|N/A||25 kW||A 90% and above||£1400|
|Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular 32||Regular||H – 855 mm|
W – 370 mm
D – 600 mm
|N/A||32 kW||A 90% and above||£1900|
Pros and Cons
Apart from the basic controls and the fact that this boiler takes up quite a bit of space and has a shorter warranty compared to Worcester Bosch’s gas boilers, we don’t have anything to complain about. Below, you can find our full list of pros and cons to help you decide if the Greenstar Danesmoor Utility Regular is a serious contender for your home.
- Awarded Which? Best Buy with a score of 87%
- Can be installed in a kitchen, garage or utility room
- Suited to small, medium and large homes without a mains gas supply
- Extremely quiet in operation
- Provides maximum energy efficiency – reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions
- Compatible with solar thermal – additional savings
- Compatible with Bosch EasyControl – can tailor hot water times and heating temperatures from your smartphone or tablet, even when you’re not at home
- 5-year guarantee on the primary heat exchanger
- 10-year guarantee on the plate heat exchanger
- Requires separate cylinder and loft tanks
- User controls are basic
- 2-year warranty – would prefer a longer standard guarantee
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Things you need to know:
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 £100 additional discount is only available to British Gas energy and British Gas HomeCare 1-4 customers who choose to have a British Gas installation. This offer is available to homeowners and landlords with a total system output of up to 50kW who already have a British Gas energy tariff or HomeCare 1-4 at the property where the boiler would be installed. Available to 98% of UK mainland households. This offer cannot be used by tenants, British Gas multi–premise landlord customers and cannot be used in conjunction with staff/ex-staff/partner discounts. Terms and Exclusions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice.
 Saving when upgrading from a G-rated boiler to an A-rated boiler in a detached home using the average energy bill for a high usage house. Source: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/boiler-replacement and https://www.britishgas.co.uk/energy/guides/average-bill.html
British Gas is a trading name of British Gas New Heating Limited (No. 06723244), an appointed representative of British Gas Services Limited (No. 03141243) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 490568). Both companies registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Millstream, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5GD. Availability of credit depends on status and credit checks. Terms and Exclusions apply. Saving when upgrading from a G-rated boiler. Source: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/boiler-replacement