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85.13%

Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only Gas boiler

Our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests score this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler at 85.13%. Several factors go into determining our rating including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, running costs, and more.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler to cost £1,800 supplied and fully professionally installed.

You can get more information and a free quote for the Alpha E-TEC 20R boiler by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, clicking here to email us, or by giving us a call on 01604 343053.


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

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

The Alpha E-TEC 20R is a gas heat only boiler.

If your home has more than one bathroom or you have a large family which 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 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 Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler is appropriate for medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.


The dimensions of the Alpha E-TEC 20R are

The Alpha E-TEC 20R is TBC mm in height, TBC mm in width and TBC mm in depth.

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

We strongly recommend that you choose a condensing boiler like the Alpha E-TEC 20R - the technology is improving every year so the newer the boiler, the better.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth still present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation into heat, allowing it to perform more efficiently on tasks like heating the colder water returning from your radiators.

They also offer significant annual savings on household gas bills as well as being more environmentally friendly.

Is the Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only environmentally friendly?

How we heat our homes is an issue which many homeowners worry about as the world combats climate change and environmental damage.

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.

Would the environmental impact of installing a Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only in your home be positive? Let's look at the numbers.

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 20R was given an efficiency rating of 92% and a SEDBUK grading 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 20R has been awarded an ERP rating of "A".

What is the warranty period for the Alpha E-TEC 20R?

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


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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Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only Gas boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
85.13%

Using the PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we have rated this model at 85.13%. To determine the rating, we factor in the price installed, energy efficiency, running costs, the warranty offered, and more.

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.

For a free quote on the Alpha E-TEC 20R boiler and to get professional advice and guidance on whether it is the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call us on 01604 343053.


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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

What type of boiler is Alpha’s E-TEC 20R - system, regular or combi?

The Alpha E-TEC 20R may be worth considering if you are looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat.

Heat only boilers (sometimes called conventional boilers, standard boilers or regular boilers) require both a hot water/immersion cylinder (normally in a landing cupboard or utility room) and a cold water tank (normally in the attic). The immersion cylinder keeps hot water warm and the cold water tank holds water which it transfers to the immersion cylinder when required.

You set the times that you need heat and hot water with a standard boiler. Once the water in the cylinder is heated, it can be used throughout the day. However, it takes a while for the water to heat up and so, if you haven't set your system, you will have to wait a while for heat and hot water to come back (normally no more than an hour).

Combi boilers deliver hot water instantly but there is a limit to the amount of water they can heat and distribute at any one time. Heat only boilers are usually better choices if you have a large family or more than one bathroom where more than one person in your household requires hot water at the same time.

Is a Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler suitable for my apartment or house?

You should make sure that the boiler you install in your property is the right "size". And, by size, we don't mean how big it is, we mean how powerful it is - the "output".

Your boiler has to be powerful enough to heat all the hot water you need for your radiators and taps. Power is measured in kilowatts and the more kilowatts a boiler has available to it, the more water it can heat.

If the output (measured in kilowatts) is too high, you'll have all the power you need and more but your gas bills will be much higher. If it's too low, you'll often find that the water coming out of your taps and fed into your radiators is only lukewarm.

With the Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only's output at 20 kW, which types of property would this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler be most appropriate for?

A PlumbProud boiler engineer would almost certainly recommend that this Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler is most suitable for medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.


Making space for the Alpha E-TEC 20R

Alpha’s E-TEC 20R is TBC mm tall, TBC mm wide, and TBC mm deep.

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

The Alpha E-TEC 20R boiler is a condensing gas boiler and we recommend that you select one of the latest models if possible.

Condensing boilers reduce homeowners' gas bills and are better for the environment. They do this by capturing and recycling the heat still present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation produced when boilers burn gas to generate the power they need to operate.

Is the Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler good for the environment?

How we heat our homes and the effect that has on climate change has become important to many homeowners worried about the environment.

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.

Would installing a Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler in your home be a green choice? Let's look at the numbers.

By law, the minimum level of energy efficiency for boilers manufactured in the UK is 92%, equivalent to a good SEDBUK “A” rating. Prior to April 2018, the minimum was 88% - boilers whose energy efficiency levels were 88% or 89% were given a "B" rating on the SEDBUK scale and those at 90% or higher were given an "A".

The energy efficiency rating awarded to each boiler indicates the amount of energy that is wasted when in operation.

Following testing, the Alpha E-TEC 20R was given a 92% energy efficiency rating and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

The ERP, short for the Energy Related Products Directive, is a European directive aimed at encouraging manufacturers to create products that are environmentally friendlier at all stages, including during manufacturing, when the product is in active use, and right through to the point of final disposal.

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

Does the Alpha E-TEC 20R heat only boiler come with a warranty?

The parts and labour warranty on the Alpha E-TEC 20R lasts for 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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