Intergas launched its range of boilers onto the UK market in 2008 and, since then, more and more installers have been converting to this Dutch manufacturer. And it’s easy to understand why; its ingenious design, featuring the two-in-one heat exchanger, means the components that tend to stick, leak or let you down - like the diverter valve, valve motor, auto air vent and secondary hot water plate heat exchanger - just aren’t there. And the heat exchanger, launched in 1996, has never had a mechanical failure either, so reliability really is built-in.
Just before Christmas, Intergas launched its two latest additions, the Xclusive and Xtreme, which are packed with even more built-in features. Both have an easy-to-use illuminated touch screen display panel, a central flue, an expansion vessel incorporated within the boiler, a combined PRV and condensate connection, an integral filling loop and dual OpenTherm inputs. They have a boiler modulation range of 1:9 for heating and domestic hot water to maximise efficiency, and an exceptional flow rate which ranges from 11 – 15 l/min.
But Intergas has taken energy efficiency to another level with the Xtreme; it has a built-in passive flue gas heat recovery (PFGHR) unit to reclaim more heat from the waste gases than a conventional condensing boiler can achieve, which means even less energy is needed to provide hot water for the home, while reducing CO2emissions and lowering energy bills still further.
They come fitted with an RF module as standard which, when connected to the Intergas Comfort Touch system and free app, gives installers exceptional access to the boiler’s operation (via their mobile devices). Homeowners have a free app that not only turns their smartphone into a smart thermostat but gives them the freedom to programme their central heating and control temperatures on the go.