Guide to all Ideal Gas System Boiler Models Re January 22, 2021

Guide to all Ideal Gas System Boiler Models

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Looking for a guide to simply tell you all about Ideal System boilers? Then you’re in the right place. Our aim throughout this guide is to teach you all you need to know about Ideal system boilers so that once you’ve finished reading, you can go and show off your knowledge, like a fully trained heating engineer. 

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

Ideal System boilers are ‘Ideal’ boilers (excuse the pun) for homes with limited space. They are designed without the need for a cold-water cistern (usually located in the attic).

The way an Ideal system boiler works is that hot water is pumped through to a storage cylinder, where it is stored until it is needed. The water cylinder is commonly located in an airing cupboard, out of sight, out of mind.

However, don’t underestimate its power. Because the cylinder stores the hot water, it is ready whenever you are. System boilers are a great choice if you have multiple bathrooms and high demand for hot water in multiple bathrooms at the same time. Ideal System 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 Vogue Max and Vogue Gen2 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 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 System boilers, let’s talk about the products they deliver (do you feel like a professional yet?)

Ideal Logic Max


The Ideal Logic Max system boiler is based on the award-winning Ideal Logic+ range. This model is designed to combine the Ideal Logic+ and the Ideal System Filter for maximum efficiency in your home. 

The Ideal Logic Max system boiler is also available as a combi and regular boiler, depending on the specifications of the property. Due to being lightweight and compact, it is relatively easy to install, and built to have easy access to the pressure gauge. This might not mean anything to you, but it will be a benefit for your engineer. 

Unfortunately, most boilers aren’t going to look sleek and pretty in the kitchen (with the exception of the Worcester Bosch Lifestyle boiler range), but the fact that the Ideal Logic Max can fit neatly into the space of a kitchen cupboard may help. It is fitted with a large LCD digital display and easy-to-use controls for maximum comfort in your home. 

With output levels ranging from 15kW to 30kW, the Ideal Logic Max can meet the demand of any medium to large-sized household.

In simple terms:

  • Made in the UK
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Easy installation
  • Easy access to the pressure gauge
  • User-friendly controls
  • Large display screen
  • Service timer with telephone number display

Key Stats

Dimensions (mm)Height: 700mm | Width: 395mm | Depth: 278mm
kW Outputs:15kW, 18kW, 24kW and 30kW
ErP Rating:A Heat 
Warranty:Up to 10 years 
Energy Efficiency:93% – A Rated
Typical Price (inc VAT)*£1,084
Typical installation Cost (inc VAT)*£500 – £1,000
Total Cost*£1,884 – £2,384

Ideal Logic+


The Ideal Logic Plus is the boiler everyone’s talking about. It’s one of the most popular Ideal boilers on the market, and with good reason.

The Ideal Logic+ is an award-winning system boiler, receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013, alongside the award for Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended Status in 2013 and 2017. 

We all know that boilers aren’t as quiet as they should be, however, the Ideal Logic+ is one of only a few UK models that have received the Quiet Mark accreditation. This means no more sleepless nights because of the boiler humming in the background.

The Ideal Logic Plus is designed to be lightweight and compact to fit nicely inside your standard kitchen cupboard; the Ideal Logic+ also has built-in frost protection, for that little extra reassurance during the colder months to ensure your condensate pipe doesn’t freeze.

Its output rating of between 15kW and 30kW can meet the demands of a home with between 15 and 20 radiators. That’s a lot of radiators. 

The Ideal Logic+ has a built-in fully back-lit LCD display screen and user-friendly controls. Meaning you don’t have to be an expert to work your boiler, what a bonus!


  • Quiet Mark accreditation 
  • Award-winning 
  • Energy Saving Trust approved 
  • Built-in frost protection
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Easy to use controls
  • Made in the UK

Key Stats

Dimensions (mm)Height: 700mm | Width: 395mm | Depth: 278mm
kW Outputs:15kW, 18kW, 24kW and 30kW
ErP Rating:A Heat 
Warranty:Up to 7 years / 10 years on the heat exchanger
Energy Efficiency:94% – A Rated
Typical Price (inc VAT)*£954
Typical installation Cost (inc VAT)*£500 – £1,000
Total Cost*£1,754 – £2,254

Ideal Vogue Max


The Ideal Vogue Max System boiler’s design is based on the stylish Ideal Vogue Gen2 but has an additional Ideal System Filter for maximum efficiency. 

The Ideal Vogue Max offers the same premium quality with superior components fitted and a simple interface feature, giving you constant peace of mind when it comes to controlling your boiler. The Ideal Vogue Max is also compatible with Ideal Controls so that you are in complete control of your central heating, helping you save money on your heating bills.

Similar to other Ideal System boiler designs, this boiler is compact and lightweight with easy access to components, meaning not only quick and easy installation, but it is more cost-effective if any future repairs or maintenance are needed. Winner. 

Its slick design comes with full-text support for fault modes, an opening control cover, and large rotary control dials, perfect for those who are new to the boiler game. The full-colour backlit LCD display and plain text and graphics will also help!

If you have a medium-sized home, this Ideal system boiler is available in 15kW, and 18kW. However, it is also available in output levels of 26kW and 32kW, which is suitable for medium to large-sized houses. 

Best bits:

  • Built with premium components
  • Ideal System Filter installed
  • Simple, easy to use controls
  • Easy installation 
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Full-text support for fault modes
  • Large rotary control dials
  • Opening control cover
  • 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:15kW, 18kW, 26kW and 32kW
ErP Rating:A Heat 
Warranty:Up to 12 years
Energy Efficiency:94% – A Rated
Typical Price (inc VAT)*£1,258
Typical installation Cost (inc VAT)*£500 – £1,000
Total Cost*£2,058 – £2,558

Ideal Vogue Gen2

And last but not least, the Ideal Vogue Gen2. This System boiler combines modern technology and premium components, taking the boiler industry to the next level. 

The Ideal Vogue Gen 2 is designed with top-of-the-range components, a fully backlit, full-colour multi-functioning button control panel for easy use. For this reason, it was awarded the Good Housekeeping award 2018. 

For extra peace of mind, the Ideal Vogue Gen2 is fitted with frost protection, an easy to read pressure gauge, cool door technology, up to 7:1 modulation and a stainless steel heat exchanger. What more could you ask for?

Keeping the word ‘premium’ in mind, the Ideal Vogue Gen2 is compact and lightweight for easy and quick installation into your kitchen cupboards, so you don’t have to worry about it ruining the aesthetic. 

The Ideal Vogue Gen2 is available in 15kW and 18kW for homes with a lesser demand for heating and hot water. For larger households, a 26kW and 32kW output rating boiler are available, perfect for homes with 2 bathrooms.

A summary:

  • Different kW’s available 
  • Compact and lightweight 
  • 3.5” back-lit full-colour display screen
  • Build with premium components
  • Easy installation
  • Made in the UK
  • Multi-function buttons

Key Stats

Dimensions (mm)Height: 740mm | Width: 445mm | Depth: 330mm
kW Outputs:15kW, 18kW, 26kW and 32kW
ErP Rating:A Heat 
Warranty:Up to 8 years
Energy Efficiency:93% – A Rated
Typical Price (inc VAT)*£1,264
Typical installation Cost (inc VAT)*£500 – £1,000
Total Cost*£2,064 – £2,564

*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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