Consumer Reviews of Viessmann boilers
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- Vitogas 050 ECD (3 reviews)
Date created: 2016-08-31
Name: Wally sroka
Location: Armonk, NY
I must say, reading through most of these reviews, it seems in general with maybe an exception that you have inexperienced installers or homeowners here. I have 3 Viessmann boilers installed at my properties as well as a number at various customers. While pricey, yes, I have never had any issues. I know firsthand what happens out in the field as a few of the posters have mentioned. Improper application, improper set up after install, people messing with the secondary parameters, and not checking the parameters to be sure they match the application are just some of the things that lead to the boiler bashing that goes on. Advice: get your installer, if he says he's done plenty, get the customer's number and check it. When a problem does occur, usually the rep that sells them has the control experience needed to walk you through. In general they are great boilers, just about about as close to a lifetime install as you can get with proper maintenance and installation. In my own experience 9 out of 10 issues fall on the install and set up.
Date created: 2015-11-25
Location: Mystic, Conn.
"Save money and keep warm with Viessmann's boiler"
I love our new boiler and am so glad I was talked into getting this system. My wife knew little about boilers, but did some homework and then we made the purchase. It's been a bit chilly here this fall, but our house has stayed warm and toasty while we have saved a few bucks with our new investment. Our old system used to take forever to warm up the house, but this one works so fast! We had been debating for a few years on whether to replace our old system, and finally bit the bullet and did it this summer. We have yet to find and hopefully won't find a reason not to love our decision and are looking forward to many years of enjoyment with it at our dream home. My sister-in-law is shopping for a new boiler and I know just what to recommend to her and her family now.
Date created: 2015-07-05
Name: brian sept
Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta
"Great product but very expensive"
No problems in 20 years except the gas valve packed it in about 4 years ago and needed replacement. I installed the entire system myself and I'm not an HVAC tech either. This unit heats the PEX in-floor radiant tubing on 3 zones but the control panel which I got pre-assembled has 2 spare zones unused. I modified the panel to bypass the timer that controls automatic boiler firing for "maintenance". I see a lot of complaining about the boilers in this list of reviews but most of them have little to do with the actual boiler. Don't bitch about the pump, the zone control setup, the piping and all the other stuff hanging off the boiler and dictating what that boiler is supposed to do and when. You have to do off-season maintenance on any hydronic system too; you can't just shut it down in the spring and expect it to work perfectly when you want it going 6 month later if it sits idle the entire time in between. I run my boiler a minimum of once every 3 weeks throughout the summer and all it takes is 20 or 30 minutes to keep things humming when you want them to. The flow control valves often wants maintenance yearly but I've never had mine apart in 20 years without problems. You should be using softened water in it if possible and throw in a good quality glycol and pump lube additive with leakage protection. These are complicated systems that half the HVAC guys can't comprehend so they often modify them back to something they know or think they know--and that starts the problem ball rolling downhill. A boiler doesn't work like a forced air furnace either--you will be disappointed if it's a requirement that hot air be blowing up your skirt right now whenever you want it that way.
Date created: 2014-10-18
Name: Murray William Donovan
"It seems to be holding up well."
My heating bill has been $1000 lower a winter with this unit, I'd guess. I heat the garage as well. The house is on slab heated floors. I've had the furnace serviced twice in 14 years and have had only one issue, with the return drain line. The plumber/furnace guy said I didn't need all the stuff the installer used, as it was for a bigger building, not a house. I only vacuum and wire brush out the furnace each year myself before igniting it. I don't turn the thermostat past 18, as it gets too warm at night. Is a heat pump better? Not if it's minus 15 outside. LOL
Date created: 2014-08-02
Name: A & R Barbieri
Location: Alpine, New Jersey 07620
"Non functioning boiler"
Boiler installed 11-21-2001. Heats only 3 rooms. The heat is very inconsistent. Several parts have been replaced (zone valve control, power vent, pilot assembly with new sensor wires, direct vent fan) and as of this date 8-02-2014 it is still not running. Parts have been removed , which were difficult to get and expensive. My plumber, trained in Canada on your product, your trouble shooter and a variety of on line/phone techs can't determine the problem. No heat at all through 2013 winter in NJ which was very severe. Very little satisfaction when contacting the Rhode Island Office. Any name given to me was not the person who knew what to do. Limited heat in winters of 2012, 2011, 2010. Soon we will be in the winter of 2014 and I still do not have a functioning boiler. What is the Veissmann Corporation going to do for me??
Date created: 2014-07-19
Name: DM Boggia
"Do your homework"
Joerg Klempnauer - Vauxhall, Alberta: You purchased and installed a boiler without any thought as to serviceability? That's not the boiler company's fault. There are probably no Ferrari dealerships close to your town, either - does that mean Ferrari is a bad company?
Date created: 2013-02-24
Name: l. murphy
Location: stratham nh
Paid huge money for this system I have had nothing but problem after problem. The boiler has basically been rebuilt. The hot water heater has been replaced. They told me I must have hit it to break it? Never get straight answer. Spent twenty minutes on phone with viessman just trying to get someone to answer what the warranty is but no one wanted to answer the question. Do not spend the money.
Date created: 2013-02-13
Name: P Millican
Location: Northumberland, England
"Just Don't go there!!!"
Viessmann Vitodens 200 installed 5 years ago and had nothing but problems. Another f5 fault. It's snowing outside -1 degree, engineer can't come for 5 days and, yes, viessmann have no customer service or assistance other than "look on our website for engineers in your area you can call". For a system this expensive, it should work for longer than a few months!! Just don't go there, please. Listen to the other customer reviews and other blog sites.
Date created: 2013-01-30
Location: Adirondacks NY
"Wish I never had got one"
Can't leave the house unattended in the winter. It's been the most unreliable purchase I ever made. It's three years old and has never worked right. Despite many service calls. I want my old 1970 Utica Boiler back.
Date created: 2012-10-25
Name: H. Stroemsnes
Location: Windsor, ON,
"Pricing in Canada verses US, for all boilers"
Viessmann remains defiant when hard evidence is presented on pricing. US pricing for the same products are much lower. (from on line and whole sale outlets). They come up with and cite 20 reasons why the same boiler cost much more in Canada. (bull) On line retailers and whole sellers sell for a lot less in the US. Reasons given are, you won't get all the parts, taxes are higher, you wont get service. However they state in the warranty that defective parts will be replaced at no cost (within 3 years). You will go around the block with them more than a few times on that issue. Dr. Viessmann is lengthening (has?)his private run way in Germany and since we are a small market we contribute a lot more than in a competitive market. (is a much more reasonable explanation) I like the Viessmann boilers, however the support given does not make up for it. Their is a very large premium on their boilers. Just like books and all the rest we pay, and we pay much more than us customers. We need to let them know that we know when they feed us bullshit.
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