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88.51%

Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi Gas boiler

Using factors such as price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency and the likely cost of running, among others, this model has been rated as scoring 88.51% on the PlumbProud boiler benchmarking system.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi boiler to cost £2,000 including installation if you choose PlumbProud to do the work.

We recommend that you speak to our friendly advisors by calling 01604 343053 to seek professional advice on whether the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 boiler is right for your home. Our team can also provide you with a free quotation for this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi boiler. Alternatively, click here to email us or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 a combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 is an option you may wish to consider if you’re looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat.

Combi boilers were introduced by manufacturers in the 1970s to offer British homeowners a way to cheaply and reliably heat their homes and have hot water without taking up too much space. Previously, most boilers had one or more storage tanks, which either heated water and kept it warm or held water to be heated later.

With combi boilers, there is no need to find space for large tanks around your home as the hot water needed for your radiators and taps is available on demand. Combi boilers do this by drawing water from your mains supply, heating it instantly whenever you need it and then distributing it to where it's needed in the home.

The major disadvantage to combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity for heating water. In a larger household, water pressure, volume and temperature will drop if two or more people are trying to use hot water at the same time.

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 combi boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

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

A boiler’s output indicates the amount of power it can use when heating the water which it then sends to your taps and radiators. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

If a boiler’s output is too low, there will be times when your hot water might not be as hot as you want it to be. If it is too high, you’ll likely be paying more than you need to for your gas.

Measured in kilowatts, the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 combi's output level is 29 kW, so which types of property would this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi boiler be an appropriate choice for?

A heating engineer would recommend that this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi boiler would be a suitable installation choice for medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.

Please remember to consider "flow rates" as well when choosing your new boiler. All combi boilers including the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 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 33 Combi boiler's flow rate is 14 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.


How large is a Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 measures TBC mm tall, TBC mm wide, and TBC mm deep.

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 condensing or non-condensing?

We recommend the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 as it is a modern condensing gas boiler from a trusted manufacturer with a reputation for supplying highly energy-efficient boilers.

Condensing boilers capture the heat still present in water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases and recycle it back into the heating system. With this extra energy, your boiler can, among other tasks, reheat colder water coming back from your radiators without having to burn more gas.

Condensing boilers significantly reduce your quarterly gas costs and they're better for the environment.

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 combi rated as environmentally friendly?

How we heat our homes and the damage we might be doing to the environment as a result has become an important point of concern to many homeowners worried about climate change.

With central heating being responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, your choice of boiler matters. Gas boilers are also responsible for the significant atmospheric volumes of dangerous nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

Will installing a Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 combi be a positive contribution to the environment? Let's see what the experts say.

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 33 was awarded an efficiency rating of 93%, equivalent to a SEDBUK grade 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, right through to the point of final disposal.

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 has a rating of "A" for heat and "A" for hot water production.

How long is the warranty period on a Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 combi boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 13 years.


Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty13 Years
Output in kW29 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate14 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
88.51%

Using the PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we have rated this model at 88.51%. To determine the rating, we factor in the price installed, energy efficiency, running costs, the warranty offered, and more.

£2,000 is the amount you should budget to have this particular boiler installed on a straightforward installation.

For advice on whether this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi boiler is suitable for your home or to receive a free quotation on theAlpha Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33, please call 01604 343053 to speak to one of our team. Alternatively, click here to email us or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty13 Years
Output in kW29 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate14 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 a combi, system or regular boiler?

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 may be worth considering if you are looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat.

Traditional boilers would require you to install one or more storage tanks in your property. These tanks either kept the water warm or stored it for later heating. Manufacturers initially designed and introduced combi boilers to the market to offer homeowners the highest levels of warmth and unlimited hot water without taking up as much space.

Combi boilers provide hot water on demand for your radiators and taps. They take water directly from the mains, heat it immediately as it's needed, and then distribute the hot water around your home.

Combi boilers, however, are limited in terms of how much water they can heat at any given time. For example, if one person wishes to take a shower while another wants to turn on a hot water tap, the amount of water reaching each point drops. This results in a drop in the water pressure as well as the temperature.

Should I install a Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 combi boiler in 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 PLUS 33 combi's output at 29 kW, which types of property would this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi boiler be most appropriate for?

Most experienced Gas Safe boiler installers would recommend that a boiler with this output level would be most suitable for medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.

With combi boilers like the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33, you need to take the flow rate into account as well as the output rate.

Combi boilers draw water from the mains and then instantly heat that water and send it to wherever in your home it's needed. Flow rates, measured in litres per minute, are subject to the mains water pressure in your area. So, for example, if the local mains water pressure is 11 litres per minute and the flow rate of your boiler is 14 litres per minute, the boiler will not be able to process more than 11 litres per minute. The flow rate of this Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 Combi boiler is 14 L/m.

If you live in a home with lots of radiators or bathrooms where many people want to use hot water at the same time, a combi boiler may not be able to cope. For reference, a power shower uses about 10 litres of water per minute. If two people want showers at the same time or one person wants a shower and the other hot water from a tap in the kitchen, your boiler may not have a large enough flow rate even if the local mains water pressure is high.

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.


What dimensions does a Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 have?

The Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 is TBC mm high by TBC mm wide by TBC mm deep.

Is the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 non-condensing or condensing?

We recommend the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 as it is a modern condensing gas boiler from a trusted manufacturer with a reputation for supplying highly energy-efficient boilers.

Condensing boilers capture the heat still present in water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases and recycle it back into the heating system. With this extra energy, your boiler can, among other tasks, reheat colder water coming back from your radiators without having to burn more gas.

Condensing boilers significantly reduce your quarterly gas costs and they're better for the environment.

What energy efficiency ratings have been awarded to the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 combi?

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.

The heating of our homes accounts for 14% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions. Especially in the big cities, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Would choosing the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 combi be an environmentally-friendly choice? If so, let's look at its performance figures.

The energy efficiency rating of the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 is 93% with a SEDBUK band rating of "A".

Energy efficiency tests record how much energy is wasted on non-core functions during an operation.

By law, all boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a minimum energy efficiency performance level of 92% (equivalent to a SEDBUK "A" grade). Up to April 2018, the minimum performance level was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" grade and 90%+ an "A" grade).

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.

This European legislation intends 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 PLUS 33 is "A" for heat and "A" for water.

What is the warranty period on a Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33 combi boiler?

On the Alpha E-TEC PLUS 33, the manufacturer 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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