Revealed to great fanfare at a launch event attended by approaching 200 industry professionals in London earlier this year, the new Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range from Worcester Bosch brings modern aesthetics to the boiler market.
Martyn Bridges, the manufacturer’s Director of Technical Communication and Product Management, explains the dynamic new approach and outlines a number of range’s key features.
Design has become front-and-centre of most homes. To keep up with this trend, sleek, stylish and modern designs have become the norm for products across many industries — think cars, phones, fridges and 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 made up of two products, replacing the Greenstar CDi Classic. This is a big move for us, but one that we haven’t taken lightly as we would only replace one of the UK’s most popular boilers with something we believe takes it to the next level — and were confident we had the research and installer input to back that up.
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. Our most powerful, modern and stylish to date, the model comes in the industry-standard white, but also in a stylish black — perfect for design-conscious consumers. For your installer customers, there are still many impressive features to look out for including an intuitive, full colour and text boiler control display that makes installing, maintaining and commissioning effortless.
Available in combi, system and regular, the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range features outputs between 30kW and 50kW. It has a 1:10 burner modulation, which means it can reduce its output to as little as 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.
The 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 installers 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, whilst the wiring connection can be accessed without any screws and is laid out similarly to the Greenstar I. Furthermore, the PRV now sits at the front, meaning it can be replaced in less than 10 minutes.
Allowing users to monitor and control their heating and hot water from their smart device, thanks to a wireless receiver — called ‘the Key’, which slots in underneath the boiler — the Bosch EasyControl unit 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.
For more information on the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range, visit www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/beautifulbeast/.