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89.90%

Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi Gas boiler

Considering lots of different factors such as price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and the likely running cost, we’ve given this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi boiler a rating of 89.90% using our PlumbProud quality scoring system.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi boiler to cost £1,800 supplied and fully professionally installed.

Get a free, no-obligation Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 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 PLUS 28 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 a regular, combi or system boiler?

If you are considering installing a combi boiler in your house or flat, then the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 boiler is certainly worth investigating.

Traditional boilers often have up to two tanks that either store heated water or water to be heated later. Boiler manufacturers introduced combi boilers in the 1970s to avoid the need for those big tanks. Combi boilers allow homeowners to benefit from the reliable central heating and hot water level they want but without having to give up so much space within their properties - remember that homes in the UK are among the smallest in the developed world.

Your taps and radiators get the hot water they need with a combi boiler. Combi boilers draw cold water direct from the mains which is then heated instantly on demand and distributed to your radiators and taps.

However, combi boilers cannot heat very large volumes of water, which is their main disadvantage. So, for example, when someone wants to take a shower while another person wants to use a hot water tap to do the dishes, water pressure and quantity to both points decreases.

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 combi boiler a suitable option for my house or flat?

Whether this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi 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 PLUS 28 combi outputs at a maximum of 26 kW, so which types of property would this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi boiler be appropriate for?

A PlumbProud heating engineer would recommend that this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi boiler is suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

Please remember to consider "flow rates" as well when choosing your new boiler. All combi boilers including the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 draw water from the mains.

Each combi boiler has its own flow rate (measured in litres per minute) - this tells you how much water it can heat and distribute to your home’s taps and radiators straight from the mains. This Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi boiler's flow rate is 12 L/m.

There is no benefit to you in choosing a combi with a high flow rate if your mains pressure is low - save money by buying a boiler whose flow rate is equal to or slightly more than the pressure in your water pipes.

In addition, if you have a lot of radiators and bathrooms in your home or you have a large household that often uses lots of hot water at the same time, like for regular morning and evening showers, a combi boiler may not be suitable.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


Making space for the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 occupies a space of TBC mm high by TBC mm wide and TBC mm deep.

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 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 PLUS 28 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.

Does the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 combi protect the environment?

With more and more people concerned about climate change, how we heat our homes and the damage it does to the environment is increasingly being questioned by British homeowners.

Central heating creates 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases. And in Britain's larger cities, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Would installing a Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 combi boiler in your home help combat climate change? What do the figures suggest?

All boilers manufactured in the UK from April 2018 must achieve a SEDBUK “A” grade and an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above. Before that, the minimum was 88% - efficiency ratings of 88% and 89% were scored a “B” and 90%+ an "A".

A boiler's energy efficiency rating describes how much energy it uses and wastes during its standard operation.

The energy efficiency of the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 was rated at 93% with 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 PLUS 28, the ERP rating is "A" for heat and "A" for hot water production.

What warranty does the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 combi boiler come with?

Parts and labour charges incurred during a repair on the Alpha Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 boiler are covered by a 13 year warranty.


Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Gas Combi boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty13 Years
Output in kW26 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate12 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

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

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
89.90%

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi boiler at 89.90%. To determine a boiler's quality, we consider many different factors from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

On a straightforward installation of this make of boiler using PlumbProud, you should expect to budget around £1,800.

To receive a free quote on the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 boiler, as well as professional advice on whether it will meet the needs of your home, simply enter your postcode in the quote box on this page, click here to email us, or call 01604 343053.


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Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty13 Years
Output in kW26 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate12 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 a combi, system or regular boiler?

Looking for a gas combi boiler for your flat or house? Then the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 may be an option you should consider.

Combi boilers are excellent for providing hot water and heat for your radiators just when you need it. When you have a combi boiler installed in your home, you just turn on the tap and the hot water for your bath, shower, washing dishes and other activities is there when you need it. It also provides the heat you need to keep your radiators warm.

A combi boiler heats the cold water passing through it, which it draws from the mains. This newly heated water can then be distributed to whichever hot tap or radiator needs it.

In the past, boilers needed at least one storage tank to hold water that was either already heated or would be heated later. Sometimes, you'd have to wait for hot water because there was none left. In addition, storage tanks took up a lot of space and most UK homes are pretty small.

The main disadvantage to combi boilers is that they can only heat a certain amount of water at any one time, meaning the pressure, volume and temperature of water will decrease if more than one tap is on at the same time or if both the shower and washing machine are on together.

Is a Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 combi boiler suitable for my house or flat?

Selecting the right boiler for your home means choosing a boiler that 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’s output is a measurement of the power it has available to it to heat the water you need for your radiators or for when you turn on a tap, bath or shower. A higher output rate means it has more power and can heat more water.

It's important to choose an output that matches the demand for water in your home because if your boiler has too low an output, you'll often find only lukewarm water comes out of your taps or heats your radiators. If it’s too high, you’ll be paying more for your gas than you need to.

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 combi has an output of 26 kW, so which types of property would this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi boiler be appropriate for?

A boiler engineer would recommend that, at this level of output, the most suitable type of property for this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi boiler would be smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

You also need to choose a combi boiler with the right flow rate for where you live.

A combi boiler's flow rate is the maximum volume of water (measured in litres per minute) that it can heat and distribute to your radiators, taps and showers at the same time. This Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 Combi boiler's flow rate is 12 L/m.

However, combi boilers like the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 draw water directly from the mains and heat it instantly.

If your mains pressure is 12 litres per minute, your boiler can only heat and distribute hot water at a rate of 12 litres per minute even if it has a higher flow rate.

Combi boilers also struggle when multiple people in your home want to use hot water at the same time - for example, someone running the hot water tap in the kitchen and two people wanting to shower in separate bathrooms.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 dimensions

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 measures TBC mm in height and has a width of TBC mm and a depth of TBC mm.

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 non-condensing or condensing?

Condensing gas boilers like the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 are more energy-efficient and choosing one for your home will cut the amount you pay every year for your gas.

They do this by capturing the heat in water vapour condensation and in exhaust gases which would normally be expelled via the flue. They then recycle that heat, returning it to the system to, among other tasks, reheat colder water that is returning to your boiler from your radiators.

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 combi environmentally friendly?

Many homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned about how they heat their homes and the impact it has on climate change and other important environmental issues.

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.

Would installing the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 combi in your home be an environmentally friendly decision? Let's look closely at the figures.

All new British boilers must perform to a legal minimum energy efficiency of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). Prior to April 2018, the target was 88% (86-90% = SEDBUK "B" and 90%+ = SEDBUK "A").

Efficiency ratings are intended to let consumers know how much energy a boiler uses in its day-to-day activities and how much energy goes to waste.

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 was awarded an efficiency rating of 93%, equivalent to a SEDBUK grade of "A".

The Energy Related Products (ERP) directive is Europe-wide legislation designed to reduce harmful gas emissions at all points of a product's life cycle - from the production process to its actual end use, right through to final disposal.

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 has a rating of "A" for heat and "A" for water.

How long is the warranty period on a Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 combi boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 28 boiler offers a parts and labour warranty of 13 years.


The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

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

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%
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