What's in this article?
Alpha boilers are a relatively new company in the UK boiler space, but in recent years their name has become associated with both affordability and reliability.
Alpha boilers - A review of the range
Alpha offers a variety of boilers available in different sizes and boiler types. There most popular models include the following:
- Alpha E-Tec
- Alpha E-Tec Plus
- Alpha Evoke
Alpha warranty lengths
When shopping for a new boiler, one of the most important considerations is the warranty offered by the brand. A manufacturers warranty provides you with the peace of mind that if a mechanical fault does occur with a component, then it will be taken care of free of charge.
The aim is to secure a boiler that comes with a warranty that lasts as long as possible. Most brands offer around 5 years, with market leaders such as Worcester Bosch offering 10 years.
A good rule of thumb is that the warranty period usually matches the durability of the product. Therefore, a short warranty period is often seen as a less reliable and lower quality product, so although you may be able to pick up a boiler at a cheaper price with a shirt warranty, chances are it will end up being a costly mistake.
Alpha offers a 7-year warranty on their Alpha E-Tec, but Alpha boiler purchases made through Heatable platform come with an exclusive 10-year warranty.
Nobody else in the universe can offer a 10 year waranty on the Alpha E-Tec combi boiler - that's exclusive to Heatable
Alpha boiler prices
Alpha Innovations range of boilers is often viewed as a budget-friendly option due to their extremely competitive price point.
Since they are a relatively new boiler brand, they are not as well known or highly regarded among homeowners, suppliers, and engineers.
However, on a technical level, Alpha’s products are excellent, for example, they utilise a stainless-steel heat exchanger which is usually something you would only expect in a premium brand like Viessmann.
The exact cost depends on the model you choose, but in comparison to a premium brand like Worcester or Viessmann you can expect to save a few hundred pounds - at least.
Alpha boiler installation
If you chose to get an Alpha boiler installed by a local gas safe engineer, it would typically cost you somewhere in the region of £1,000 for the boiler purchase itself (along with extras such as flue kit, safety attachments, pipe upgrades) and a few hundred more for the installation itself.
By buying an Alpha boiler through a platform like Heatable you get installation as part of the package and it is typically much cheaper than what your local contractor may offer, since we can buy in volume, so can offer much more competitive prices.
Not only that but we also have a price match promise so should you receive a quote from a different company for the same product and terms, we promise to match the same price.
Combine that with our exclusive 10-year Alpha boiler warranty and ability to fit it within as little as 24 hours and we are confident that we cannot be beaten on price of service.
Learn all about combi boilers in our what is a combi boiler guide.
Alpha boiler reviews
Reviews are important for any type of consumer, but especially when you are thinking about making such a large purchase on something you want to potentially last you for 10 years plus.
So, the question is – do Alpha boilers have decent reviews? You will be pleased to know that they do. In fact, on TrustPilot, they have an average review rating of 4.8 out of a total of 589 reviews, which is impressive for a lesser-known and established brand (figures accurate on 21st July 2020).
Worcester Bosch vs Alpha Boilers
When you are considering shopping for a new boiler, it is easy to buy into big brand names alone, as they are household names that have often sold in huge volumes for decades.
One such brand is Worcester Bosch, regarded as a premium UK boiler brand, Worcester Bosch boilers are regarded highly by engineers and homeowners.
But... what if you are on a budget?
Alpha boilers are a fantastic budget-friendly option offering reliability and an impressive 10-year warranty. Not only are they significantly cheaper than premium boiler brands, but in some ways, their components are technically superior e.g. a stainless steel heat exchanger vs an aluminium one.
Alpha also has fantastic user reviews, which is an important factor for any company, especially a newcomer in the boiler market.
Overall, Alpha boilers are one of the best boiler brands and a wise choice for anyone looking for a reliable and affordable heating solution for their home and especially for those on a budget.