Vaillant unveils new smartphone app for iPhone users

7th Aug 2014

Over the last few years, smartphones and tablets have changed the way heating engineers work. Now boiler manufacturer Vaillant has launched a new smartphone app to compliment their ecoTEC boiler range. 

Available for free to iPhone users, the Vaillant masterTEC app has been built by engineers for engineers, and provides installers with instant access to product information, technical tables and other technical documents and information. The app also allows the end user to make contact with a local parts stockist. All at the touch of a button.

Vaillant Advance reward scheme members are also able to use the app to register an installation for its manufacturers parts and labour warranty and Advance loyalty points by scanning the boiler’s barcode.

Aside from a complete suite of sales and technical literature, installers can also make use of a useful savings calculator, which is designed to help illustrate the potential fuel and carbon savings for customers installing a new Vaillant boiler. Vaillant hopes the new app will quickly become an essential part of the heating engineers’ toolkit.

The main feature of the app are:

  • A technical library, with the latest guides and manuals.
  • Spare parts technical information and guidance.
  • Spare parts stockist locator.
  • Instant Vaillant product guarantee and Advance loyalty points registrations.

Commenting on the new app, Mark Derbyshire, Vaillant commercial director, said:

“Smartphones have fast become commonplace amongst installers and, as we have seen elsewhere in other markets, this proliferation brings with it an opportunity to improve the way we do things.

“As with everything, we are looking to develop and evolve this tool over time and installer feedback will be a valuable part of the process. We are already in discussions with third parties, to incorporate additional functionality. ”

Released in June, the app is available for download at the iTunes Store. You’ll need iOS 7.0 or later to be able to download it. There are plans to follow the launch with an iPad specific version, as well as an app for Android smartphones and tablets eventually.

Known for their high efficiency, the Vaillant ecoTEC range of boilers consists of combination boilers, system boilers, and open vent boilers with warranties ranging from 2 to 7 years.