It is common for boilers to be installed inside a cupboard to hide unsightly pipes and fittings. There has even been widespread coverage of a study conducted by Npower that revealed a staggering 57% of people would want £5,000 knocked off the asking price of a property if it had an exposed boiler. The survey also showed that 68% of Brits would be put off buying a property altogether if the boiler is visible.
However, when boilers are concealed in a cupboard it often leads to questions about whether air vents are required. To be clear, Alpha boilers do not require air vents for cooling when installed in a cupboard, provided the minimum clearances shown in the installation instructions are met.