Are Intergas Boilers Any Good, And Worth The Cash?
Considering an Intergas replacement boiler? They’re a lesser-known brand, but Intergas boilers may well afford you a decent balance between affordability and quality.
In our Intergas boiler review, we’ll cover everything you need to know to decide if one of these boilers is a suitable appliance for your home. We’ll discuss installation costs and list the best models with the longest warranties in their range. We’ll also explore some top alternatives to Integral boilers.
Are Intergas Boilers Worth the Money?
We think Intergas offer excellent value for money.
Intergas produce quality boilers that sit mid-range in terms of price, so they’re comparable to the likes of Ideal. For example, a quick Google search shows the Intergas Xclusive 24 going for around £900 — excluding installation cost. That’s similar in price to the Ideal Vogue, which would set you back £950.
Both boilers come with a 10-year warranty. And, if you’ve read any of our other posts — like this one on the best boiler brands — you’ll know we’re big fans of Ideal.
It’s also worth mentioning that you could get a Worcester Bosch for a similar price, or even less, via Heatable. The online installer gets their boilers from Worcester at incredibly low prices, and since the company’s got a tiny overhead, the savings are actually passed on to you.
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How Much Does It Cost to Install an Intergas Boiler?
The installation cost often doubles the boiler-only price. So, you’ll be looking at £1,800-£2,000 to buy and install the Intergas Xclusive 24 — Intergas’ top-shelf, high-efficiency, compact combi model.
Of course, this number will vary from installer to installer. Some might be outright cheaper. Others may have incentives from their local merchants or a specific boiler brand, which lets them get those boilers at lower prices and pass the savings on to you.
You can check what a Gas Safe installer would charge by comparing quotes here.
Or, you can get a similar price on a new boiler from Worcester by filling out Heatable’s quick, anonymous questionnaire.
Intergas Boiler Prices Versus Worcester Bosch
Whenever anyone compares boilers, Worcester Bosch is likely the brand people want to compare against. That’s because they’re the most well-known boiler brand in the UK, and they’ve won the Which? Best Buy award 9 years in a row.
There’s no doubt Worcester are typically among the most expensive boilers on the market.
However, Heatable, an installation platform that’s already fitted thousands of boilers has a partnership with all the best boiler manufacturers, including Worcester. That means one thing — Heatable are about as cheap as you’re going to get for Worcester boiler installations.
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Intergas Boilers Warranties Reviewed
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We think the warranty a manufacturer offers speaks volumes. You’ll have noticed we’ve used the Intergas Xclusive in our example above, and that’s because it gets a 10-year warranty when fitted by an accredited Gas Safe installer.
That’s comparable to the Ideal Vogue and Worcester Greenstar 4000.
If a boiler manufacturer is willing to offer a 10-year warranty, it means they have confidence in their product.
That said, the 10-year warranty the Xclusive gets is the highest in the range.
So, if your installer is offering a different Intergas boiler, be sure to check how long the warranty is before you buy it.
|Rapid Plus||6 years|
|Eco RF||10 years|
|HRE OV||7 years|
|HRE SV||7 years|
I personally wouldn’t have a boiler with less than 5-year warranty, and I’d aim straight for 10 years where possible.
And the good news is that adding extra years to the warranty won’t affect the overall installation cost too much. If you opt for the model with the longest warranty (Xclusive, £900) instead of the boiler with the shortest warranty (Rapid, £650), you’ll pay £250 more. However, you’ll also get a whopping extra 7 years of warranty coverage — around £36 for each additional year of warranty, which is much better than forking over £1,800+ for a new boiler during that period. But even the longest warranties expire, so finding suitable boiler and central heating cover is another effective way to protect yourself from overspending on boiler repairs.
Can You Trust Intergas Boilers?
Finding reviews for boilers isn’t the same as your average product on Amazon. However, they’re out there.
For instance, there are some excellent reviews on Trustpilot here, focusing on Intergas boilers (4.6 stars rating from 465 reviews, at the time of writing).
But not all reviews are positive. Which is odd, given Intergas are generally highly regarded by both consumers and installers. Many of their 70+ Review Centre listings say otherwise; you can read them here.
Best Alternatives to Intergas Boilers
There’s more than one brand that top installers would be happy fitting, and these include the likes of:
- Worcester Bosch
- And of course, Intergas
Assuming there isn’t a particular boiler that’s more suited to your individual property’s needs than another, it really comes down to brand preference and price.
And, as we’ve already mentioned, Heatable’s partnership with Worcester Bosch means they can offer these boilers incredibly cheap.
Typically, you could expect to save £100-200+ compared with a local installer fitting a brand like Intergas. That figure is going to rise considerably if you’re comparing Heatable to a national company installing a Worcester boiler; £500-1,000 in savings and beyond.
You can get a fixed price online from Heatable (no personal details needed). Then, you can compare your quote with prices from local installers for Intergas boilers.
Intergas Boiler FAQs
Thanks for reading our guide to Intergas boilers. Before we finish, we’ll take the time to answer some FAQs about boilers from Intergas.
How long do Intergas boilers last?
You can expect some of Intergas’ better gas boilers to last well over a decade, given adequate maintenance and annual boiler service.
Intergas takes a minimalist approach to their boiler design, using as few moving parts as possible to reduce the risk of component failure.
For instance, their condensing boilers have a 2-in-1 heat exchanger. This eliminates the need for a secondary plate heat exchanger — one less expensive component to succumb to wear-and-tear.
Likewise, Intergas combi boilers are designed without a diverter valve, valve motor, or air vent — boiler parts that are known to develop faults.
The above being said, we’d still urge you to be cautious with some of the budget models from Intergas Heating.
Here’s why: A good gauge of a boiler’s longevity is the warranty with which it comes. The longer the warranty, the longer you can expect the boiler to function without major faults; conversely, short warranties typically translate to shorter lifespans.
Applying the above principle to Intergas products, we’d feel much better about fitting an ECO RF (10 year warranty) than a Rapid (3 years).
Where are Intergas boilers made?
Intergas boilers are manufactured in the Netherlands, where the company is also based.
Intergas started operating back in 1939, when they produced clothes pegs and wash tubs.
By the 1960s, however, Intergas began to develop and manufacture heating products, gradually gaining reputation as an industry-leading brand by the 1990s.
Which is the best Intergas combi boiler?
It really depends on what you’re looking for from a combi boiler, but if you want an all-rounder, Intergas Xclusive is probably the way to go.
This range of combi boilers (24kW, 30kW, and 36kW) boasts a user-friendly touchscreen display, RF transmitter that lets you use your smartphone as a smart thermostat (with the Comfort Touch app), integral filling loop, and other handy features.
Best of all, this Intergas combi is backed by a 10-year warranty on parts and labour.
If you’d like to reduce your energy bills with an efficient hot water system, you can also consider combi boilers from the Intergas Extreme and ECO RF ranges. These come with 7- and 10-year warranty terms, respectively.
As far as Intergas system boilers go, there are fewer options available, but you can find models with 18kW, 24kW, 30kW, and 40kW capacities in the HRE SB range.
Are Intergas boilers hydrogen ready?
Intergas have designed prototype boilers that operate 100% on hydrogen. However, these boilers are not being manufactured yet; according to the company, they’ll hit the assembly lines “when hydrogen gas infrastructure and Government regulations are in place.”
How do I check the pressure on my Intergas boiler?
You can find out the water pressure of an Intergas boiler by looking at the service display when the appliance is off. While in operation, you’ll see flashing green lights if the pressure dips below 0.5 bar (likely due to a leak somewhere in the central heating system).
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