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81.95%

Intergas Rapid 32 Combi Gas boiler

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this Intergas Rapid 32 Combi boiler 81.95%. To determine our rating, we take lots of different factors into consideration from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

On straightforward installations, we would expect to charge you £1,700 for this Intergas Rapid 32 Combi boiler fully installed.

To receive a free quote on the Intergas Rapid 32 boiler and to receive professional advice and guidance on whether it's the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call 01604 343053.


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Intergas Rapid 32 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Intergas Rapid 32 - a system boiler, regular boiler or combi boiler?

When looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat, the Intergas Rapid 32 might be a suitable option for you.

Traditionally, most boilers required you to find space in your property for one or more large storage tanks. These tanks would either keep water warm or hold it in reserve for later heating. Manufacturers originally introduced combi boilers to offer homeowners the same level of warmth and hot water without taking up as much space – remember that the UK has some of the smallest homes in the Western world.

With a combi boiler, the hot water needed for your radiators and taps is provided on demand. Water from the mains passes through your combi boiler and the technology within it instantly heats the cold water. It then distributes that hot water around your home.

The biggest drawback for combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity in volume for heating water. This means that if someone wants to use the shower while another person wants to use a hot water tap, the amount of water reaching each point falls, resulting in a drop in water pressure.

Is a Intergas Rapid 32 combi a suitable choice 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 Intergas Rapid 32 combi has an output of 27 kW, so which types of property would this Intergas Rapid 32 Combi boiler be appropriate for?

A Gas Safe engineer would recommend that the Intergas Rapid 32 combi boiler is a suitable choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

With combi boilers, you need to consider the flow rate as well as the output rate. The flow rate (shown in litres per minute) measures how much water your boiler can draw from the mains which it then instantly heats and distributes to your taps and radiators.

However, a high flow rate is of little to no value if your local water pressure is low. If your local mains water pressure is 10l/m and your flow rate is 12l/m, your boiler will only be able to process 10l/m.

If you live in an area with high water pressure but your household has multiple bathrooms and/or radiators and many members of your household want to use hot water at the same time (like morning or evening baths or showers), it's unlikely that you'll be able to find a combi with a high enough flow rate.

As an indication, a power shower needs about 10 litres of water per minute, whereas the flow rate of this Intergas Rapid 32 Combi boiler is 13 L/ml/m.

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 are the proportions of a Intergas Rapid 32 boiler?

The Intergas Rapid 32 is TBC mm tall, TBC mm wide, and TBC mm deep in size.

Is the Intergas Rapid 32 non-condensing or condensing?

The Intergas Rapid 32 is a condensing gas boiler - we strongly recommend that you choose one of the latest condensing models if possible.

With a condensing boiler, you save money on your gas bills because your boiler captures and recycles the heat present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning they operate far more economically and efficiently.

Is the Intergas Rapid 32 combi boiler an environmentally friendly choice?

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.

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.

Will installing a Intergas Rapid 32 combi be a positive contribution to the environment? Let's see what the experts say.

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 Intergas Rapid 32 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 Intergas Rapid 32, the ERP rating is "A" for heat and "A" for hot water production.

How many years does the warranty period cover on a Intergas Rapid 32 boiler?

A parts and labour warranty of 3 years is included when you purchase the Intergas Rapid 32 boiler through PlumbProud.


Intergas Rapid 32 Gas Combi boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty3 Years
Output in kW27 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate13 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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Intergas Rapid 32 Combi Gas boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
81.95%

Using the PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we have rated this model at 81.95%. To determine the rating, we factor in the price installed, energy efficiency, running costs, the warranty offered, and more.

On a straightforward installation of this make of boiler using PlumbProud, you should expect to budget around £1,700.

Get a free quote on the Intergas Rapid 32 boiler and advice on whether this is the right choice for your home by entering your postcode in the quote box on this page, clicking here to email us, or giving us a call at 01604 343053.


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Intergas Rapid 32 Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty3 Years
Output in kW27 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate13 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Intergas Rapid 32 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Intergas Rapid 32 a combi, system or regular boiler?

The Intergas Rapid 32 may be worth considering if you are looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat.

Traditional boilers require at least one large cylindrical tank to work, normally housed in a large landing cupboard, utility room or the attic. As the UK has some of the world's smallest residential properties, manufacturers introduced the combi boiler in the 1970s to address the issue of space while meeting homeowners' need for central heating and hot water at the same time.

Combi boilers don't need external storage tanks. Instead, they draw water directly from the mains, heat it and then distribute it on demand to the areas where it is needed.

The most important disadvantage of combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity for the amount of water they can heat up. This means that, if one person in your household is having a shower and another person turns on a hot water tap elsewhere, then the volume, pressure and temperature of the water to both points decreases.

Is the Intergas Rapid 32 combi boiler a suitable option for my house or flat?

To determine that, we need to consider the size of the boiler. Size doesn't mean how big it is - it means how big its "output" is.

Your boiler's output indicates the maximum amount of power available to it to heat the water you need to warm your radiators or when you want hot water from your taps. A higher output rate means that your boiler is capable of heating greater volumes of water.

If a boiler's output rate is too low, you'll often find that the water is not as hot as you want it to be. Too high, however, and you'll end up paying more for your gas than you should be.

The Intergas Rapid 32 combi boiler has an output rate of 27 kW, so which types of property would this be suitable for?

A heating engineer would recommend that the Intergas Rapid 32 combi boiler would be a suitable installation option for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

You need to consider the flow rate as well as the output rate when choosing a combi boiler.

Flow rates, measured in litres per minute, indicate how much water your boiler can heat and distribute around your home at any given time. If your family regularly use hot water around the house at the same time and you have a lot of radiators, you should choose a boiler with a high flow rate. This Intergas Rapid 32 Combi boiler's flow rate is 13 L/m.

However, you also need to consider the flow rate of your local mains water supply. Combis can only draw water from the mains as fast as the pipes can deliver it. If you choose a boiler with a 14l/m flow rate and the mains pipes into your home have a flow rate of 12l/m, your boiler won't be able to operate at full capacity. In other words, try to make sure the local water pressure and your boiler flow rates are as close as possible.

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 size is the Intergas Rapid 32 boiler?

The Intergas Rapid 32 stands at TBC mm tall, TBC mm wide and TBC mm deep.

Rapid 32 – non-condensing or condensing?

We recommend that you choose a condensing boiler wherever possible like the Intergas Rapid 32 - try to go for the latest model, if possible, to take advantage of improving technology.

Condensing boilers capture and recycle the warmth still present in the water vapour condensation and in flue exhaust emissions created by burning gas to make them more efficient and economical to run.

You will save money on your gas bills too, plus condensing boilers are friendlier to the environment.

Is choosing the Intergas Rapid 32 combi boiler environmentally friendly?

Price and performance are two important issues when choosing a boiler but now, for many people in the UK, so is the environmental impact of how we heat our homes and its effect on 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 Intergas Rapid 32 combi in your home? Let’s look at the figures.

The energy efficiency rating for a boiler describes the amount of energy it uses and wastes during operation and there are two different ways to measure it.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a SEDBUK rating of “A” subject to a minimum energy efficiency score of 92% or above. Before April 2018, the minimum energy efficiency score was 88% (88/89% = "B" SEDBUK rating, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK rating).

The Intergas Rapid 32 scored an efficiency rating of 93% and a SEDBUK band rating of A.

The Energy Related Products Directive grades products according to the energy they consume and the harmful gas emissions they create, from manufacturing right through to final disposal, including how they're used by customers between these two points.

The Intergas Rapid 32 is rated "A" for heat and "A" for water.

How many years does the warranty period cover on a Intergas Rapid 32 boiler?

A parts and labour warranty of 3 years is included with the Intergas Intergas Rapid 32 boiler.


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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