Guide to all Ideal Gas Regular Boiler Models Re January 25, 2021

Guide to all Ideal Gas Regular Boiler Models

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This guide aims to teach you all you need to know about all Ideal Regular Gas boilers on the market. We will be discussing each boiler model’s specifications, features, and giving a quick review on the Ideal boilers discussed. 

If you’re looking for a guide on Ideal Gas Combi boilers or Ideal Gas System boilers, we’ve got them covered too. 

Ideal Regular Gas boilers are ‘ideal’ (excuse the pun) for homes with limited space. They will need a hot water cylinder and a cold water storage tank. (Don’t worry, these are normally tucked out of the way so you won’t see them). 

So how does a regular (heat only) boiler work?

Regular and System boilers are similar in the way that they both have a hot water cylinder that they rely on. However, a regular boiler also needs a large tank for cold water storage. As mentioned, this is normally kept hidden in your attic, so you don’t have to worry about making room for it. The tank will be supplied with cold water from the mains, and feed down to the boiler. The reason why the tank is located in the attic is to increase the pressure of the water in the system, and then let gravity do its thing. 

Once the boiler ignites, the heat exchanger then heats up the water. The water then gets pumped into a hot water storage cylinder and kept there until you need it for a warm shower after a long winter walk. This is why a lot of people choose a regular conventional gas boiler because hot water is ready on demand. Ideal Regular boilers are very reliable and efficient, which is why they are approved by the Energy Saving Trust. 

Founded in 1905, Ideal brings a wealth of experience to the boiler and heating industry. Some of their most popular models include the Ideal Logic+ and Logic Max ranges. 

With over 3.5k Ideal boiler reviews on Trustpilot with an average trust score of 4.6 out of 5, it becomes clear how reliable and efficient Ideal boilers are and what their customers feel about them. 

Ideal describe themselves as the ‘forefront’ of the domestic and commercial heating market. They have also said that they are “leading the industry in setting new standards and challenging technological boundaries”. 

They have also said,

“Our company remains true to its founding principles of quality, innovation, and value – building on its rich heritage as we look to the future.” 

No description of Ideal boilers would be complete without mentioning their plucky mascot, the imaginatively named ‘Boilerman’. Starting off as a bit of a laugh, people have taken quite a shine to the comedy mascot, he even has his own Twitter handle now – @IdealBoilerMan. He can also be found on matchdays, running up and down the touchline of West Bromwich Albion, cheering on the ‘baggies’.

Now you know a little bit more about the background of Ideal Regular boilers, let’s talk about the products they deliver (do you feel like a professional yet?)

Ideal Logic Heat

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The Ideal Logic Heat boiler is perfect for homes with more than one bathroom, with output levels from as little as 12kW to as powerful as 30kW available. The benefit of having a regular gas boiler is that you are guaranteed hot water whenever you need it. 

Regular or, Conventional boilers as they are also known, are not the best option for those with limited space in their home. This is because they need a hot water cylinder and a cold water tank. However, Ideal has kept the needs of customers in mind by having a range of flue options which increases the flexibility of finding the best location in your home for your new boiler. 

Unfortunately, most boilers are never going to look sleek and pretty, but the Ideal Logic Heat is fitted with a large back-lit LCD digital display and easy-to-use controls for maximum comfort in your home. 

For extra peace of mind, the Ideal Logic Heat has a two-year warranty. Other benefits of the Ideal Logic Heat include:

  • Made in the UK
  • Compact
  • Easy access to the pressure gauge
  • User-friendly controls
  • Large LCD display screen
  • Range of flue options
  • Range of output levels

Key Stats

Dimensions (mm):Height: 700mm | Width: 395mm | Depth: 278mm
kW Outputs:12kW, 15kW, 18kW, 24kW and 30kW
ErP Rating:A Heat
WarrantyUp to 2 years. 10 years on heat exchanger
Energy Efficiency:93% – A Rated 
Typical Price (inc VAT)*£939
Typical installation Cost (inc VAT)*     £500 – £1,000
Total Cost*£1,739 – £2,239

Ideal Logic+ Heat

Combining both excellent product quality and amazing value, the Ideal Logic+ Heat is understandably the award-winning regular (heat only) gas boiler. It received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013, alongside the award for Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended Status in 2013 and 2017. 

Being one of the few UK boiler models that have received the Quiet Mark accreditation, you can see why everyone loves the Ideal Logic+ range.

The Ideal Logic+ Heat is an all-rounder. It is lightweight and compact so it can fit nicely inside your standard kitchen cupboard, but also has built-in frost protection, for that little extra reassurance when the weather gets a little colder so that your condensate pipe doesn’t freeze.

You have the choice of getting the Ideal Logic+ Heat as a combi and a system gas boiler also, depending on which boiler is best for your home. There are five different Ideal Logic+ Heat models, with output level ratings of 12kW, 15kW, 18kW, 24kW, and 30kW. 

The Ideal Logic+ Heat has a built-in fully backlit LCD display screen and user-friendly controls. ‘Ideal’ for starters, (sorry, I had to add the pun in just one more time.)

Features:

  • Quiet Mark accreditation 
  • Award-winning 
  • Energy Saving Trust approved 
  • Built-in frost protection
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Easy to use controls
  • LPG conversion kit available 
  • Direct rear flue 
  • Made in the UK

Key Stats

Dimensions (mm):Height: 700mm | Width: 395mm | Depth: 278mm
kW Outputs:12kW, 15kW, 18kW, 24kW and 30kW
ErP Rating:A Heat
Warranty:Up to 7years. 10 years on heat exchanger
Energy Efficiency:94% – A Rated 
Typical Price (inc VAT)*£987
Typical installation Cost (inc VAT)*     £500 – £1,000
Total Cost*£1,787 – £2,287

 

Ideal Logic Max Heat

Logic Max in Kitchen

The Ideal Logic Max Heat combines the features of the award-winning Logic+ Heat range, with an additional Ideal System filter installed with it to enhance the boiler’s efficiency. 

Designed with you in mind, the Ideal Logic Max Heat is compact and lightweight, meaning easy and quick installation. Its size also means that it can fit nicely into a standard kitchen cupboard, out of sight, out of mind. Ideal has also designed the Logic Max Heat to have easy access to the front panel and pressure gauge for easy commissioning and servicing. This may not mean much to you, but your engineer will appreciate it. 

Available in different output levels including 12kW, 15kW, 18kW, 24kW, and 30kW means you can choose your model based on the needs and demands of your home. Other features include a large LCD digital display screen and user-friendly controls for maximum comfort. 

Best bits:

  • Built with premium components
  • Ideal System Filter installed
  • Simple and easy to use controls
  • Easy installation 
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Front panel access 
  • Hardwearing and scratch-resistant
  • Full-colour back-lit LCD display
  • Compatible with Ideal Controls
  • Made in the UK

Key Stats

Dimensions (mm):Height: 700mm | Width: 395mm | Depth: 278mm
kW Outputs:12kW, 15kW, 18kW, 24kW and 30kW
ErP Rating:A Heat
Warranty:Up to 10 years 
Energy Efficiency:94% – A Rated
Typical Price (inc VAT)*£1,117
Typical installation Cost (inc VAT)*     £500 – £1,000
Total Cost*£1,917 – £2,417

Ideal Mexico HE MEX

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The Ideal Mexico HE is the only floor-standing regular gas boiler. Meaning that you do need to make more room for it in your home. However, don’t let its size put you off, as it provides excellent efficiency, low running costs, and minimal maintenance for maximum comfort and peace of mind. 

The Mexico HE is designed with a user-friendly status display and temperature controls so that you have complete control of your heating system. Additionally, it has an options remote user kit for the ultimate control. 

It is available in numerous output levels, including 15kW, 18kW, 24kW, 30kW, and 36kW, perfect for homes with up to 2 bathrooms. 

A summary:

  • Different kW levels are available
  • User-friendly controls
  • Build with premium components
  • Easy installation
  • Made in the UK
  • Optional remote user kit

Key Stats

Dimensions (mm):Height: 850mm | Width: 450mm | Depth: 530mm
kW Outputs:15kW, 18kW, 24kW, 30kW and 36kW
ErP Rating:A Heat
Warranty:Up to 2 years. 10 years on heat exchanger
Energy Efficiency:88.2% – A Rated 
Typical Price (inc VAT)*£1,986
Typical installation Cost (inc VAT)*     £500 – £1,000
Total Cost*£2,786 – £ 3,286

Ideal Evo Max (discontinued)

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The Ideal EvoMax offers the best of both worlds. With the ability to be wall-mounted or fitted into a prefabricated floor-mounted frame, there is flexibility in where you locate your new Ideal boiler. It can also be installed either in-line or in a back-to-back cascade option. 

The EvoMax was created with a careful selection of components and designed to be reliable, straightforward, and efficient. This range includes a robust case aluminium-silicon alloy heat exchanger, for maximum efficiency. 

Output levels of 30kW, 40kW, 80kW, 100kW, and 120kW of the Ideal Evomax have been discontinued, however, the 60kW and 150kW are still available.

A summary:

  • Different kW levels are available 
  • User-friendly controls
  • Can be wall-mounted or freestanding
  • Easy installation
  • Made in the UK
  • Robust cast aluminium-silicon alloy heat exchanger

Key Stats

Dimensions (mm):Height: 850mm | Width: 500mm | Depth: 226mm
kW Outputs:60kW and 150kW
ErP Rating:A Heat
Warranty:Up to 2 years
Energy Efficiency:96.9% – A Rated 
Typical Price (inc VAT)*£2,300 
Typical installation Cost (inc VAT)*     £500 – £1,000
Total Cost*£3,100 – £3,600

If you encounter a fault or an error code on your Ideal boiler then we have listed all Ideal Boiler Fault Codes in our blog, to help you identify any problems with your Ideal boiler.

*Prices shown throughout this blog are subject to change. Average boiler prices were taken from an online heating supplier on the 17th of May 2021.

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