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Intergas Rapid Plus Combi Gas boiler

We score this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler as 85.33% on the PlumbProud quality scoring system. Our rating is based on various factors, including the installation price, the length of the manufacturer's warranty, and the expected energy efficiency and operating costs.

This Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler will cost approximately £1,700 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud assuming that there are no unexpected complications during the fitting.

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


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Intergas Rapid Plus Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

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

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC is a gas combi boiler.

In the past, most boilers needed one or more storage tanks to operate - one to store warm water and the other for storing water to be heated later. But storage tanks are problematic in properties where space is at a premium and particularly where there is no loft. Many properties in the UK are small and so manufacturers introduced combi boilers in the 1970s to eliminate the need for tanks.

With a combi boiler, the hot water for your radiators and taps is delivered on demand. The boiler instantly heats water it draws directly from the mains internally. It then distributes the heated water around your home at mains pressure as you need it.

It is important to bear in mind that, while combi boilers have many benefits, they can only heat a certain volume of water at any given time. This means that, if you run a shower at the same time as someone else is doing the washing up in the kitchen, the volume of water passing to each point will drop, causing a fall in pressure.

Is the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

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.

The output rate of a boiler tells you how much power it has available to it for heating the water that comes out of your taps and warms your radiators. A higher output rate means that your boiler has more power at its disposal.

You need to make sure you select a boiler with the right output rate. That's because, if your output rate is too high, then your boiler will have more power than it needs but it will cost too much to run. If the output rate is too low, your water may often not be hot enough.

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi's output is 32 kW, so which types of property would this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler be appropriate for?

An experienced PlumbProud heating engineer would recommend that the most suitable type of property for a Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi would be medium-sized homes and larger apartments containing 10-15 radiators and providing hot water for two bathrooms.

With combi boilers like the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC, 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 Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler is 18 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.


Intergas Rapid Plus TBC dimensions

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

Rapid Plus TBC – condensing or non-condensing?

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC is a condensing gas boiler - where possible, we always recommend to clients that they choose one of the very latest condensing boilers to take advantage of this technology, which improves year after year.

Condensing boilers are more energy-efficient as they capture and recycle the heat contained in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation. They then use this heat to perform tasks like warming up colder water returning to the boiler from the radiators.

By choosing a condensing boiler, you'll help the environment as well as save money on your gas bills.

Is the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi an environmentally friendly boiler?

With so many of us worried about the environmental impact of our personal choices, the relationship between how we heat our homes and climate change has become an important issue for many homeowners.

About 14% of the greenhouse gases we produce in the UK come from the power needed for central heating. In bigger British cities, gas boilers are a significant source of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Would choosing a Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi help in the fight against climate change? What do the performance statistics suggest?

An energy efficiency rating of 92% or above is a legal requirement for all boilers manufactured and installed in the UK today. 92% is equivalent to a low-to-middle "A" grade on the "Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers" (SEDBUK) scale.

Energy efficiency measures how much energy a boiler uses and wastes in the course of its normal operation. The lower the waste, the lower your gas bills.

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC was awarded an efficiency rating of "93%", equivalent to a "A" rating on the SEDBUK system.

How long is the warranty offered by the manufacturer for the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC boiler?

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 6 years.


Intergas Rapid Plus Gas Combi boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty6 Years
Output in kW32 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate18 L/m

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
85.33%

Based on a wide-ranging set of important factors including the cost to install the boiler, its energy efficiency rating, running costs, and so on, this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler receives a score of 85.33% on our PlumbProud quality scoring system.

We estimate that this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler will cost £1,700 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fit is straightforward.

For professional advice on whether the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC is the right boiler for your home or to receive a free quotation, please call 01604 343053 to speak to our friendly team. You are also welcome to email us by clicking here or you can enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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Intergas Rapid Plus Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty6 Years
Output in kW32 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate18 L/m

Intergas Rapid Plus Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

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

If you are considering installing a combi boiler in your house or flat, then the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC boiler is certainly worth investigating.

A combi boiler could be a better choice than a standard boiler if space is at a premium in your home. Combi boilers draw water directly from the mains supply and heat it instantly, removing the need for a hot water cylinder and a cold water tank.

Water is heated on demand and then distributed directly to your taps and showers. This means that combi boilers use less fuel and so reduce your gas bills.

The main disadvantage to combi boilers is that they can only heat a limited volume of water at any given time. If more than one tap or shower is in use, the hot water supply to both could be restricted and both the water pressure and temperature will drop.

Would the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi boiler be suitable 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.

The output rate of a boiler tells you how much power it has available to it for heating the water that comes out of your taps and warms your radiators. A higher output rate means that your boiler has more power at its disposal.

You need to make sure you select a boiler with the right output rate. That's because, if your output rate is too high, then your boiler will have more power than it needs but it will cost too much to run. If the output rate is too low, your water may often not be hot enough.

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi's output is 32 kW, so which types of property would this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler be appropriate for?

An experienced Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi boiler would be an ideal installation option for medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.

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 Plus Combi boiler is 18 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.


Intergas Rapid Plus TBC size

The measurements of the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC are TBC mm by TBC mm by TBC mm.

Intergas Rapid Plus TBC – non-condensing or condensing?

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC is a condensing gas boiler - where possible, we always recommend to clients that they choose one of the very latest condensing boilers to take advantage of this technology, which improves year after year.

Condensing boilers are more energy-efficient as they capture and recycle the heat contained in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation. They then use this heat to perform tasks like warming up colder water returning to the boiler from the radiators.

By choosing a condensing boiler, you'll help the environment as well as save money on your gas bills.

Is the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi boiler good for the environment?

With so many of us worried about the environmental impact of our personal choices, the relationship between how we heat our homes and climate change has become an important issue for many homeowners.

Dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger UK cities are caused by gas boilers in domestic properties, and 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production is as a result of central heating.

Will you be helping the environment if you decide to install a Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi in your home? Let’s look at the figures.

All boilers manufactured in the UK from April 2018 must operate at a minimum level of energy efficiency of 92% ("A" rating on the SEDBUK scale). Before that, the minimum was 88% - boilers scoring 88/89% were given a SEDBUK "B" rating and 90% or above an "A" rating.

The energy efficiency score of a boiler indicates how much energy it uses and how much goes to waste when in use.

After its assessment, the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC was given an efficiency rating of 93% and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

Is this Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi covered by a warranty?

The parts and labour warranty on the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC covers all repair-related costs for 6 years while the heat exchange warranty covers you for [Heat Exchange Warranty] 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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