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Intergas Rapid Plus Combi Gas boiler

Our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests score this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler at 86.52%. Several factors go into determining our rating including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, running costs, and more.

We anticipate the supply and installation cost for this model of boiler will be around £1,600 on a standard fit.

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Intergas Rapid Plus Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Which category of boiler does the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC fit into?

If you’re looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat, you may wish to the consider the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC.

Traditional boilers have one or two tanks - one holds hot water to keep it warm and the other water for later heating. Because UK residential property is among some of the smallest in the world, manufacturers introduced combi boilers and the heat pumps that go in them in the 1970s to reduce the amount of space boilers needed to take up.

The hot water needed for your radiators and taps is available on demand when you have a combi boiler. Combi boilers use technology located within the boiler to heat cold water, which it draws from the mains, and to distribute hot water where it's needed around your home.

A combi boiler, however, has the disadvantage of a maximum capacity for the amount of water it can heat. The result is that if someone uses the shower while another uses a hot water tap simultaneously, the amount of water reaching each point falls, causing water pressure to drop.

Should I install a Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi boiler in my house or flat?

Whether this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or "output" level. Size does not mean its physical dimensions, however - it means how powerful it is.

Measured in kilowatts, a boiler's output level is an indication of the amount of power it has available to it to heat the water coming from your taps and for warming your radiators. The greater the output level, the more water it can heat.

If you choose a boiler whose output level is too low, you'll often find that the water is not as hot as you want it to be. If you choose a boiler whose level is too high, you'll be paying higher gas bills than you need to for years to come.

The output of the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi is 25 kW, so which types of property is this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler appropriate for?

An experienced Gas Safe engineer would be likely to recommend that this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler is capable of providing heating and hot water to up to 10 radiators and one bathroom and would therefore be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments.

With all combi boilers, you need to consider the "flow rate" as well as the output rate when making your decision.

Like all combi boilers, the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC draws water from the mains. It instantly heats that water and then distributes it to the parts of your home which need it - taps, radiators, bathrooms, and so on. This Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler's flow rate is 15 L/m.

There is no benefit to purchasing a boiler with a high flow rate if the local water pressure is not that good - a high flow rate doesn't mean that your combi can draw more water from the mains.

In addition, if you live in a home with a large number of radiators and more than one bathroom and if more than one person regularly wants to use hot water at a time, a combi boiler may struggle to provide enough water at a hot enough temperature.

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 is the size of the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC?

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC occupies a space of TBC mm high by TBC mm wide and TBC mm deep.

Is the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

We recommend that you select a condensing boiler like the Intergas Rapid Plus gas Intergas Rapid Plus TBC for your home if possible because of the environmental benefits and the money you'll save on your gas bills.

Condensing boilers are much more energy-efficient than older, non-condensing models as they capture and recycle the heat still present in the water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases that your boiler creates when burning gas for reuse.

How does the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi boiler rate environmentally?

How we heat our homes has become a major issue for many people worried about climate change and environmental issues in general.

Central heating produces 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. Gas boilers in the larger cities emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide.

Do the available figures suggest that installing the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi in your property would be an environmentally friendly choice?

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 Plus TBC scored an efficiency rating of 93% and a SEDBUK band rating of A.

What is the warranty period for the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC?

You receive a parts and labour warranty of 6 years with the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC boiler.


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 kW25 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate15 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
86.52%

We score each boiler we sell by considering a number of different factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, the likely cost of running, and more. For this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler, we have awarded a rating of 86.52%.

We would expect that, unless there are complications during fitting, this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler would cost £1,600 supplied and professionally installed through PlumbProud.

Please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, email us, or call us on 01604 343053 to get a free quote and guidance on whether the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC boiler is the right choice for your home.


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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 kW25 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate15 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?

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

One of the reasons the combi boiler was introduced to Britain in the 1970s was because residential properties are among the smallest in the world. More traditional boilers require one or more large tanks to be stored around the home to function.

A combi boiler is a self-contained unit that draws water from the mains then heats and distributes it instantly and on demand - no tanks are needed.

They are the most popular type of boilers in the UK and offer only one major disadvantage - there is a maximum volume of water that can be heated at any one time. If that limit is exceeded by, for example, two people using a hot water tap at the same time, there will be a drop in water pressure, temperature and volume to both taps.

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

Whether this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or what its "output" level is. Size does not mean its physical dimensions, however - it means how powerful it is.

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and indicates how much energy it can use to heat the water needed for your radiators, taps and showers. The greater the output, the more water it can heat.

A boiler whose output is too high will give you hot water and warm radiators but also higher gas bills, whereas a boiler whose output is too low will result in cheaper gas bills but the water might not always be as hot as you want it to be.

The output of the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi is 25 kW, so which types of property would this model be appropriate for?

An experienced PlumbProud Gas Safe engineer would almost certainly recommend that this Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

In addition to output rates, you need to consider a combi boiler's flow rate when making your choice.

The flow rate of your boiler dictates the maximum volume of water (measured in litres per minute) that it can heat and distribute to your taps, showers and radiators at any one time.

However, a combi boiler like the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC can only heat and deliver water at the rate at which it actually enters your property. For this reason, you should also find out what the mains pressure to your house is before purchasing a boiler.

It's pointless spending more money on a boiler with a 17l/m flow rate if the local water pressure is 11l/m. To give you an indication of average water demand, a power shower typically requires 12 litres of water per minute and a basin tap 4-8 litres. This Intergas Rapid Plus Combi boiler's flow rate is 15 L/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.


Making space for the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC has the following dimensions - TBC mm high, TBC mm wide, and TBC mm deep.

Intergas Rapid Plus TBC – condensing or non-condensing?

The Intergas Rapid Plus TBC is a condensing gas boiler - in fact, we recommend that you select this model or one of the latest condensing boilers on the market as the technology continues to improve over time.

Condensing boilers capture the heat still present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created when the gas is burned and they recycle this back into the heating system to warm up the cold water re-entering the boiler from your radiators.

They're much more environmentally friendly and installing one results in much lower annual gas bills.

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

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.

Let's take a closer look at whether installing a Intergas Rapid Plus TBC combi would be a good choice for the environment.

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?

You receive a parts and labour warranty of 6 years with the Intergas Rapid Plus TBC 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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