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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:54 pm 
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the eco rf is supposed to be intergas's flagship model but imo the rapid is better in every way :huray:
comparing both boilers

rapid has :

much better flow rate
digital clock
proper analogue pressure gauge
built in expansion vessel
cheaper to buy
no need to connect prv to outside
central flue

I believe the heat exchanger, pcb, gas valve, fan's etc are pretty much the same on both models
so other than the length of the warranty, why would you buy an eco rf ? :dunno:


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The Eco has a ten year warranty as opposed to the Rapids 3.
The heat exchanger also has a ten year warranty compared to 7 in the Rapid
Better soundsproofing (although a properly set up Rapid is very quiet anyway)
Built in RF chip which allows it to connect directly to certain Honeywell stats and the Intergas Intouch remote monitoring system
Availability of a twin flue system

The Rapid is a very good boiler and good value for money but the extra warranty sways most people.

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Razor wrote:
The Eco has a ten year warranty as opposed to the Rapids 3.
The heat exchanger also has a ten year warranty compared to 7 in the Rapid
Better soundsproofing (although a properly set up Rapid is very quiet anyway)
Built in RF chip which allows it to connect directly to certain Honeywell stats and the Intergas Intouch remote monitoring system
Availability of a twin flue system

The Rapid is a very good boiler and good value for money but the extra warranty sways most people.


the warranty looks like the only reason you would buy an eco rf over a rapid imo
the big minus point for me is the flow rate, even if you went for the eco rf 30 which is even more ££, the flow rate would still be less than a rapid 25.
the heat exchanger warranty doesn't mean much considering they've never had a failure :-)
the built in chip is a minus point to me as well, if it fails it's new board time :cb
also remember the rapid can be had with 6 or 7 years warranty [extra cost but still cheaper than eco rf.


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If the RF chip fails you claim under the 10 year warranty :-P :-P

If it's after that you can just fit an ordinary stat, not many wireless BDR's will last ten years anyway.

At the end of the day that's why there are choices. All going to be moot when the Xtreme lands after Xmas anyway :wink:

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