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85.21%

Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only Gas boiler

In our PlumbProud quality testing, this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler scores 85.21%. We determine our rating based on a number of different factors including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and operating costs.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler to cost £1,800 including installation if you choose PlumbProud to do the work.

For a free, no-obligation quotation on this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler or for our professional advice on whether the Alpha E-TEC 15R is suitable for your property, please call 01604 343053, click here to email our team or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Alpha E-TEC 15R a combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC 15R is a gas heat only boiler.

If your home has more than one bathroom or you have a large family that uses a lot of hot water, a heat only boiler (sometimes called a standard boiler, a regular boiler or a conventional boiler) is likely to be the best option for you. Heat only boilers require both a hot water or immersion cylinder and a cold water tank. Once the water in the cylinder is heated, you can use this hot water throughout the day and it can feed multiple taps and showers at the same time.

This is in contrast to a combi boiler which can only heat a limited amount of water at any one time. This can cause a problem if two or more taps and showers are being used simultaneously as the water temperature, pressure and volume to all points will drop.

Heat only boilers allow you to program the times that you want heat and hot water to be available. However, if you forget to do this and the immersion cylinder is empty, you may have to wait up to an hour before hot water becomes available again.

If your property already has a water tank and cylinder, it will nearly always be cheaper to replace like for like instead of replacing it with a different type of boiler. In addition to new pipework, you may need to replace older radiators that may be unable to cope with the higher water pressure delivered by other types of boiler.

Is the Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only suitable for my house or flat?

To determine that, we need to consider the size of the boiler. Size doesn't mean how big it is - it means how big its "output" is.

Your boiler's output indicates the maximum amount of power available to it to heat the water you need to warm your radiators or when you want hot water from your taps. A higher output rate means that your boiler is capable of heating greater volumes of water.

If a boiler's output rate is too low, you'll often find that the water is not as hot as you want it to be. Too high, however, and you'll end up paying more for your gas than you should be.

The Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler has an output rate of 15 kW, so which types of property would this be suitable for?

An experienced PlumbProud Gas Safe engineer would almost certainly recommend that this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Alpha E-TEC 15R dimensions

The Alpha E-TEC 15R is TBC mm tall, TBC mm wide, and TBC mm deep in size.

E-TEC 15R – non-condensing or condensing?

The Alpha E-TEC 15R is a condensing gas boiler - we’d strongly recommend that you choose the very latest condensing model for your home.

Condensing boilers run on either gas or oil and are manufactured specifically to improve energy efficiency. They do this by capturing and recycling the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation into more usable heat the system can use, meaning they're far more efficient and cost less to run.

Is the Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only considered environmentally friendly?

Many homeowners are now worried about climate change and the damage they do to the environment from heating their homes has become a subject of increasing concern.

As much as 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production derives from our domestic central heating systems. Gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in Britain's largest cities.

Is the Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Here’s what the figures say.

The energy efficiency rating for a boiler describes the amount of energy it uses and wastes during operation and there are two different ways to measure it.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a SEDBUK rating of “A” subject to a minimum energy efficiency score of 92% or above. Before April 2018, the minimum energy efficiency score was 88% (88/89% = "B" SEDBUK rating, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK rating).

The Alpha E-TEC 15R scored an efficiency rating of 92% and a SEDBUK band rating of A.

In 2015, the Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) came into force. The legislation applies to all products that consume energy - in production, during their active life, and at the point of final disposal.

The ERP was introduced to incentivise manufacturers to create products that emit fewer harmful gases with the larger aim of protecting the wider environment.

The Alpha E-TEC 15R has been awarded an ERP rating of "A".

How long is the warranty offered by the manufacturer for the Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler?

A parts and labour warranty of 7 years is included with the Alpha Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler.


Alpha E-TEC 15R Gas heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating92%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty7 Years
Output in kW15 kW
MountingWall
ERP HeatA

The top 10 rated Gas heat only boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas heat only boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41596.51%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41895.45%
3Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41294.82%
4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 42494.77%
5Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41594.23%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 43094.23%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 12Ri94.18%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 15Ri93.93%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 18Ri93.26%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41893.11%

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Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only Gas boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
85.21%

Our PlumbProud quality scoring system considers important factors like energy efficiency, the length of a manufacturer’s guarantee, likely running costs, and installed price to determine a boiler's value for money. This model has received 85.21% from our engineers.

This Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler is likely to cost around £1,800 fully installed by PlumbProud if there are no unexpected complications during the fit.

For professional advice on whether the Alpha E-TEC 15R is the right boiler for your home or to receive a free quotation, please call 01604 343053 to speak to our friendly team. You are also welcome to email us by clicking here or you can enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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Alpha E-TEC 15R Gas heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating92%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty7 Years
Output in kW15 kW
MountingWall
ERP HeatA

Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Alpha E-TEC 15R - combi, system or regular boiler?

If you want a heat only boiler for your flat or house, the Alpha E-TEC 15R might be an option for you to consider.

Heat only boilers (often referred to as standard boilers, regular boilers or conventional boilers) need both a hot water cylinder and a cold water tank to work. The hot water cylinder heats and keeps warm the water you need and is normally installed in either a utility room or attic. The cold water tank holds water which it passes to the hot water cylinder depending on how you've programmed your boiler.

When you program a heat only boiler, you set the times and days when you want central heating and hot water to be available. However, if you don't remember to program your boiler and there's no water left in the hot water cylinder, you may have to wait up to an hour for hot water to come out of your taps.

Heat only boilers can cope with the demand for hot water from multiple taps and sources around your home simultaneously. That's why they're better for larger homes than combi boilers - combi boilers struggle when more than one hot tap is turned on. This is because they have a maximum capacity of water they can heat and distribute at any one time, meaning water pressure, temperature and volume to each tap drops.

Would the Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only be a suitable boiler for my house or flat?

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your property. With a boiler, however, size does not mean how big the boiler is, it means how much power it has.

The amount of hot water you get from showers, bathrooms, and sinks and heat from your radiators depends on your boiler's output (measured in kilowatts). The higher the level of output, the better your home will be heated and you can be more certain that the water from your taps will be as hot as you want.

However, you must be careful. You might not get the hot water you want if your boiler output is too low. If it's too high, you'll be paying more than you need to for gas.

With the Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only's output at 15 kW, which types of property would this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler be most appropriate for?

A PlumbProud boiler engineer would recommend that this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler is suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What are the dimensions of the Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler measures TBC mm [H] x TBC mm [W] x TBC mm [D] in size.

Is the Alpha E-TEC 15R condensing or non-condensing?

We recommend that, if possible, you select one of the very latest condensing gas boilers on the market like the Alpha E-TEC 15R.

Condensing boilers are better for the environment because they capture and recycle the heat still present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning lower greenhouse gas emissions.

They're also a lot cheaper to run meaning that, if you're replacing a very old and inefficient boiler, the savings on your gas bill over 5-10 years add up to more than you pay for the boiler itself.

How energy efficient is the Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler?

More and more homeowners are aware of the importance of how we heat our homes and its impact on climate change and other environmental issues.

About 14% of the greenhouse gases we produce in the UK come from the power needed for central heating. In bigger British cities, gas boilers are a significant source of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Would the environmental impact of installing a Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only in your home be positive? Let's look at the numbers.

All boilers manufactured and installed in the UK are required to have an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above (or a good “A” SEDBUK rating). Before April 2018, when the law changed, the minimum energy efficiency level permissible was 88% (86-90% is a SEDBUK "B" rating and 90%+ is an "A" rating).

A boiler's energy efficiency rating indicates the amount of energy used and wasted during normal operational performance.

Following its assessment, the Alpha E-TEC 15R was given an efficiency rating of 92% and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

The ERP (or Energy Related Products Directive) is a European regulation governing products which require energy to operate throughout their lives and encourages manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly.

The legislation is designed to reduce the potential for harmful gas emissions during manufacturing and actual use right through to the point of final disposal.

For the Alpha E-TEC 15R, the ERP rating is "A".

What length of warranty does the Alpha E-TEC 15R come with?

The Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 7 years.


The top 10 rated Gas heat only boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas heat only boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41596.51%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41895.45%
3Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41294.82%
4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 42494.77%
5Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41594.23%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 43094.23%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 12Ri94.18%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 15Ri93.93%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 18Ri93.26%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41893.11%
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