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85.21%

Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only Gas boiler

We score each boiler we sell by considering a number of different factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, the likely cost of running, and more. For this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler, we have awarded a rating of 85.21%.

Provided the proposed installation is straightforward, we would anticipate that this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler will cost £1,800 fully installed through PlumbProud.

Please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, email us, or call us on 01604 343053 to get a free quote and guidance on whether the Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler is the right choice for your home.


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

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

You might want to consider the Alpha E-TEC 15R for your house or flat if you are looking for a 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 regular boiler, a conventional boiler or a standard 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 temperature, pressure and volume to all points will drop.

Heat only boilers allow you to program the times that you wish 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 and not choose 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.

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

Whether this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or "output" level. Size does not mean its physical dimensions - it means how powerful it is.

The output level of a boiler tells you how much power it has to heat the water coming from your taps and warming up your radiators. The higher the output level, the greater the volume of water it can heat up.

If the output (measured in kilowatts) is too high, you'll pay higher gas bills and your water will be piping hot. Too low and the water coming out of your taps and being fed into your radiators will often be lukewarm.

The Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only outputs at a maximum of 15 kW, so which types of property would this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler be 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.


How large is a Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC 15R stands at TBC mm tall, TBC mm wide and TBC mm deep.

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

The Alpha E-TEC 15R is a condensing gas boiler - where possible, we always recommend to clients that they choose one of the very latest condensing boilers to take advantage of this technology, which improves year after year.

Condensing boilers are more energy-efficient as they capture and recycle the heat contained in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation. They then use this heat to perform tasks like warming up colder water returning to the boiler from the radiators.

By choosing a condensing boiler, you'll help the environment as well as save money on your gas bills.

How does the Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only rate environmentally?

With environmental issues in the spotlight, more and more homeowners are becoming concerned about how they heat their homes and how much they're contributing towards combatting climate change.

Nitrogen dioxide emissions in Britain's largest cities are at dangerous levels and this has been caused by gas boilers. In fact, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating.

Will you be helping the environment if you decide to install a Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only in your home? Let’s look at the figures.

In the UK, by law, all boilers manufactured since April 2018 must have a SEDBUK “A” rating and operate to a minimum level of 92% energy efficiency. Prior to this, the minimum was 88% – 88/89% would score a "B" and 90% or more an "A" on the SEDBUK scale.

The energy efficiency rating measures the amount of energy a boiler consumes when it's in use and how much it loses on non-core operations.

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

The ERP (Energy Related Products Directive) applies to all products that consume energy at any time in their lifetime, from manufacture to disposal and all points in between.

The intention of this European legislation is to encourage manufacturers to offer end users products that are better for the environment through the creation of fewer harmful gas emissions at all points of a product's life cycle.

The ERP rating for the Alpha E-TEC 15R is "A".

How many years' warranty does the Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only come with?

The Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler offers a parts and labour warranty of 7 years.


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%

We have awarded this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler a rating of 85.21% in our boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine a score for each boiler, we factor in several different points of comparison including energy efficiency, manufacturer guarantees, estimated running costs, price and more.

You should budget approximately £1,800 for the supply and installation of this Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler on a standard, non-complicated fit.

You can speak to our friendly and professional advisors by calling 01604 343053. They can provide you with a free quotation on the Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler and confirm that it is suitable for your home. You can also click here to email us or 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

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

The Alpha E-TEC 15R is an option you may wish to consider if you’re looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat.

You may hear a heat only boiler being called a regular boiler, a conventional boiler or a standard boiler. With a regular boiler, you need to find room within your property for a hot water cylinder with an immersion heater (usually in a landing cupboard or airing cupboard) and a cold-water tank (usually in the loft). The immersion cylinder is what keeps your hot water warm all day.

With a regular boiler, you schedule your hot water and heating for set times during the day or week, but if you forget to do so and the hot water runs out, you'll need to wait for your boiler to heat enough water before you can have a bath or shower - that can sometimes take up to an hour.

A regular boiler is suitable for homes with more than one bathroom or larger families when there is high demand for hot water. Although combi boilers are the most popular type of boiler in Britain, water pressure, volume and temperature drop if there is simultaneous demand from two or more points - for example, someone running a hot water tap when someone else is in the shower.

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

Selecting the right boiler for your property means selecting a boiler that is the right "size". And, by size, we don't mean how big it is, we mean how powerful it is - its "output".

The output rate tells you how much energy your boiler has to use to provide you and your family with hot water and central heating. A higher output rate means that it can heat greater volumes of water.

Please be aware, though - if you choose a boiler whose output is too low, the water in your radiators and coming from your taps may not be warm enough. Conversely, if you choose a boiler with too high an output, you'll pay more for gas than is necessary.

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

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


Making space for the Alpha E-TEC 15R

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

Is this Alpha boiler non-condensing or condensing?

We always recommend to clients that they select the very latest condensing boiler for their home.

Condensing boilers like the Alpha E-TEC 15R are more efficient with the gas they use in operation, meaning that you'll benefit from lower fuel bills. Condensing boilers are also better for the environment.

They achieve their efficiency by capturing and recycling the heat still present in the water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases created when a boiler burns gas to get the energy it needs. It then reuses that recycled heat to perform a number of tasks, including heating the colder water that comes back to your boiler via the radiator.

Is the Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only boiler an environmentally friendly choice?

With so many of us worried about the environmental impact of our personal choices, the relationship between how we heat our homes and climate change has become an important issue for many homeowners.

Approximately 14% of the UK's greenhouse gas production is caused by our central heating systems. The gas boilers in larger urban areas of Britain are mainly responsible for emissions of toxic nitrogen dioxide.

Will you be helping the environment if you decide to install a Alpha E-TEC 15R heat only in your home? Let’s look at the figures.

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".

All products that consume energy throughout their lifespan must comply with the Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive.

Companies are legally obliged to reduce harmful gas emissions at all stages of a product's life cycle, from initial manufacturing right through to final disposal as well as when the product is in actual use.

The Alpha E-TEC 15R scores "A".

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

The Alpha E-TEC 15R boiler has a warranty covering parts and labour costs for up to 7 years after installation.


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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