Xtend is the new hybrid heating system from Intergas, which the company says will cut gas consumption by up to 82.5% when paired with any Intergas (ErP) combi boiler.
Developed by the Intergas R&D team in the Netherlands and manufactured at the company’s factory in Coevorden, the Xtend Hybrid is designed to provide the comfort of a traditional heating system, so homeowners will always have heat and hot water where and when they want it. The Hybrid heat pump is quiet, with a decibel level of 36 dB(A) at five metres.
The Xtend Hybrid system comprises an Intergas combi boiler (any Intergas combi), an indoor control unit and an outdoor 5kW split Air Source Heat Pump. It boasts a range of features that makes installation a simple as possible. The small indoor control unit provides a range of siting options within the household and the low loss header enables the indoor unit to be fitted anywhere within 15m of the boiler. The lightweight Air Source Heat Pump can be sited anywhere outside the property, within 25 metres of the indoor control unit, and measures 68.9cm x 96.8cm x 36.2cm.
The Xtend Hybrid unit comes with a 7-year warranty when installed as part of the full Intergas solution and, if an Intergas (ErP) combi boiler is already installed, then Xtend can be retrofitted to that combi and the warranty increased by two years as part of the full Installation and Service option (T&Cs apply).
Installers can also pair the Intergas ComfortTouch control with the system for more efficiencies as ComfortTouch recognises the appliances and automatically optimises their settings. Installers can continue to use the Service Dashboard for remote control, monitoring and adjustments, and homeowners can use the ComfortTouch app to turn their smartphone into a smart thermostat to control their central heating remotely.
Speaking about Xtend, Gary Rudd, Managing Director, Intergas Heating Solutions, said: “We are committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and pushing high efficiency products that deliver large CO2 reductions across the broadest possible range of UK houses, which reduce the real-world energy costs of the home heating system. With our Xtend Hybrid we have a practical solution to decarbonising home heating and hot water production and, when the hydrogen infrastructure is in place, our natural gas boiler can either be upgraded to or be replaced by our Xplore hydrogen boiler for a 100% sustainable heating system. Right now, the Xtend Hybrid offers everyone a practical and economical route to greener heating.”