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85.13%

Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only Gas boiler

On the PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark scoring system, we have rated this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler at 85.13%. Ratings are determined by considering a number of important factors including the energy efficiency, price installed, warranty length, and running costs of the boiler.

This Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler is likely to cost around £1,800 fully installed by PlumbProud if there are no unexpected complications during the fit.

Get a free, no-obligation Alpha E-TEC 20R boiler quote today by simply entering your postcode in the box on this page. You can also speak to a boiler installation expert about heating for your home by getting in touch via email or by phone on 01604 343053.


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Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

What kind of boiler is the Alpha E-TEC 20R - standard, combi or system?

If you’re looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat, you may wish to the consider the Alpha E-TEC 20R.

Heat only boilers (often referred to as conventional boilers, standard boilers or regular boilers) consist of a large cold water tank, hot water cylinder with an immersion heater, and a control panel. The cold water tank is often situated in a loft or attic while the hot water cylinder tends to be located in an airing or landing cupboard.

The major advantage of a heat only boiler compared to the more contemporary combi boiler is that it’s possible to run more than one appliance requiring hot water at the same time. With a combi boiler, switching two hot water taps on at the same time will lead to a drop in water pressure, temperature and volume to both points.

Best suited for larger homes, you can program hot water and central heating for times and days that suit you and your family. However, if you forget to set the timer and your hot water cylinder is empty, then you may have to wait up to an hour before you run a bath.

Should I install a Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler in my house or apartment?

Whether this Alpha E-TEC 20R 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.

A boiler’s output is a measurement of the amount of power it can use to provide hot water to your taps and radiators. The higher its output rate, the more water it can heat.

If your new boiler’s output is too low, your hot water might not be as hot as you want it to be. If it's too high, you’ll be paying more for gas than you need to.

The output of the Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler is 20 kW, so which types of property would this be appropriate for?

An experienced PlumbProud boiler engineer would recommend that this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler be installed in medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.


The size of the Alpha E-TEC 20R in millimetres

The Alpha E-TEC 20R is TBC mm tall, TBC mm wide, and TBC mm deep in size.

Is the Alpha E-TEC 20R non-condensing or condensing?

Condensing gas boilers like the Alpha E-TEC 20R are environmentally friendlier and cheaper to run so, if possible, we strongly recommend that you choose this or one of the very latest models.

Condensing boilers are much more efficient and economical to run because they contain a secondary heat exchanger that captures and recycles the warmth still present in the flue exhaust gases and the water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning that they use less gas to run.

Is the heat only Alpha E-TEC 20R boiler energy efficient?

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.

The power we need for our central heating systems accounts for around 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production. There are often dangerous levels of ambient nitrogen dioxide gases in the atmospheres of British cities because of our use of gas boilers.

Would choosing the Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only be an environmentally-friendly choice? If so, let's look at its performance figures.

Boilers manufactured in the UK must be tested and, by law, achieve an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above, equivalent to a SEDBUK "A" grade. Most boilers achieve an "A" rating meaning they are at least 88% efficient.

The energy efficiency of a boiler indicates the amount of energy it uses (and wastes) during operation.

The Alpha E-TEC 20R has been assigned an efficiency rating of 92% with a SEDBUK rating of "A".

The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive's aim is to reduce the harmful gas emissions created during a product’s manufacture and active end use right through to its disposal.

The ERP rating for the Alpha E-TEC 20R is "TBC".

How long is the warranty period on the Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC 20R boiler comes with a 7 year warranty for parts and labour.


Alpha E-TEC 20R Gas heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating92%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty7 Years
Output in kW20 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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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
85.13%

We have awarded this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler a rating of 85.13% 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.

We estimate that, on a standard, non-complicated installation, the supply and fitting charge for this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler will be around £1,800.

For a free, no-obligation quotation on this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler or for our professional advice on whether the Alpha E-TEC 20R 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 20R Gas heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating92%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty7 Years
Output in kW20 kW
MountingWall
ERP HeatA

Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Alpha E-TEC 20R - a combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler?

If you’re looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat, you may wish to the consider the Alpha E-TEC 20R.

Heat only boilers are sometimes called standard boilers, regular boilers or conventional boilers but they are actually the same thing. For a heat only boiler, you'll need to find space for both a cold-water tank and an immersion hot water cylinder - most households choose the attic for the former and a landing cupboard or airing cupboard for the latter. The immersion cylinder is the part of the system that keeps your hot water warm.

You program your boiler to provide you with the hot water you want at certain times, such as when you want to have a bath or a shower. However, if you don't remember to program your boiler, you'll have to wait for it to heat up if the hot water has run out.

A regular boiler is the most suitable choice if you have a larger family or if there is more than one bathroom in your home - the more popular combi boilers do not work well in homes where there is high and often simultaneous demand for hot water.

Would the Alpha E-TEC 20R 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 home.

The more hot water and heat you want, the higher the output level of your boiler should be. Output is measured in kilowatts and it describes the maximum level of power your boiler has to heat water.

If your output level is too low, your boiler will not have the power it needs to get your water as hot as you want it, particularly when there's a lot of demand for it. Choose a boiler whose output level is too high and you'll have all the hot water you need but will be paying too much for it through higher gas bills.

Which types of property would this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler be appropriate for given its output of 20 kW?

An experienced PlumbProud heating engineer would recommend that the most suitable type of property for a Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only would be medium-sized homes and larger apartments containing 10-15 radiators and providing hot water for two bathrooms.


What size is the Alpha E-TEC 20R boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC 20R is TBC mm high by TBC mm wide by TBC mm deep.

Is the Alpha E-TEC 20R condensing or non-condensing?

The Alpha E-TEC 20R is a condensing gas boiler - we strongly suggest that you choose either this model or a recently released model if at all possible.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created by the burning of gas to warm up the water coming back into your boiler - for example, from your radiators.

Condensing boilers cost less to run (lower gas bills) and are better for the environment.

How energy efficient is the Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only?

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.

We generate 14% of UK greenhouse gas emissions through centrally heating our domestic properties. Gas boilers are mainly responsible for harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

If you decide to install a Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only in your home, will you be helping the environment with your choice? Let’s have a look at the figures.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must achieve an energy efficiency rating of at least 92% (an "A" SEDBUK grade). This is higher than the previous 88%, which was a legal requirement prior to April 2018.

The energy efficiency rating is used to work out how much energy a boiler both uses and wastes when it's switched on and working correctly - its standard functioning and operation.

The Alpha E-TEC 20R is rated as 92% energy efficient, equivalent to a "A" SEDBUK rating.

The Energy Related Products Directive intends to encourage all manufacturers to reduce harmful gas emissions connected to the products they make, from the manufacturing stage to final disposal, including when they are in active use.

The Alpha E-TEC 20R has an ERP rating of "A".

Is this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only covered by a warranty?

The Alpha E-TEC 20R 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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