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76.33%

Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only Gas boiler

In our PlumbProud quality testing, this Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler scores 76.33%. We determine our rating based on a number of different factors including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and operating costs.

This Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler will cost approximately £2,200 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud assuming that there are no unexpected complications during the fitting.

We offer free quotes and professional advice and guidance on whether the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is a suitable choice for your home via a phone call on 01604 343053. Alternatively, please click here to email us or enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page.


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Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 boiler a combi, system or regular boiler?

You might want to consider the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 for your house or flat if you are looking for a heat only boiler.

Sometimes called regular boilers, conventional boilers or standard boilers, heat only boilers require a cold water tank (often kept in the loft) and a hot water cylinder and an immersion heater (often kept in a landing or airing cupboard) to work. The immersion heater heats the water and keeps it warm.

With a heat only boiler, you pre-set a timer to tell the system when you want it to provide you with hot water and central heating. Remember though, if you don't program it and there's no water left in the hot water cylinder, you'll have to wait up to an hour before running a bath or shower.

Heat only boilers are better for larger homes or homes with more than one bathroom where there is a high demand for hot water at certain times of the day. Unlike with combi boilers where water pressure, volume and temperature drops if, for example, more than one person is using a hot tap, regular boilers can cope with multiple members of your household wanting hot water at the same time.

Is the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

Whether this Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or "output" level. Size does not mean its physical dimensions, however - it means how powerful it is.

Measured in kilowatts, a boiler's output level is an indication of the amount of power it has available to it to heat the water coming from your taps and for warming your radiators. The greater the output level, the more water it can heat.

If you choose a boiler whose output level is too low, you'll often find that the water is not as hot as you want it to be. If you choose a boiler whose level is too high, you'll be paying higher gas bills than you need to for years to come.

The output of the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only is 18 kW, so which types of property is this Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler appropriate for?

Most Gas Safe engineers would suggest that the most suitable type of property for installing a Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler would be smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


The size of the Ideal Mexico HE HE18

The dimensions of the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 are 850 mm [H] x 450 mm [W] x 530 mm [D].

Many homes in the UK still have floor-standing boilers like the Ideal Mexico HE HE18, even though wall-hung boilers have become the product of choice for most homeowners over the last 20 years. If you'd like to replace your existing floor-standing boiler with a compact, wall-mounted boiler to create more space for you and your family, please bear in mind that your pipework may need to be replaced in addition to the cost of the boiler and its installation.

Savings on your gas bills will eventually completely pay for the one-time investment but it will take a few years.

Is this Ideal boiler condensing or non-condensing?

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 boiler is a condensing gas boiler and we recommend that you select one of the latest models if possible.

Condensing boilers reduce homeowners' gas bills and are better for the environment. They do this by capturing and recycling the heat still present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation produced when boilers burn gas to generate the power they need to operate.

Is the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler an environmentally friendly choice?

How we heat our homes is an issue which many homeowners worry about as the world combats climate change and environmental damage.

In the largest cities of Britain, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide emissions. In total, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating systems.

Would the environmental impact of installing a Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only in your home be positive? Let's look at the numbers.

Every boiler manufactured and supplied in the UK must have an energy efficiency rating of 92% (SEDBUK “A” rating). These minimums were made law in April 2018 - before that, the minimum energy efficiency rating was 88% (88%/89% = "B" SEDBUK grade, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK grade).

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 was awarded an efficiency rating of 88.2% and a band rating of "A".

Energy efficiency ratings for boilers describe the amount of energy they use and waste when switched on and working.

All products that consume energy throughout their lifespan must comply with the Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive.

Companies are legally obliged to reduce harmful gas emissions at all stages of a product's life cycle, from initial manufacturing right through to final disposal as well as when the product is in actual use.

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 scores "B".

If the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler breaks down, am I covered?

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 boiler is covered by a parts and labour warranty of 2 years.


Ideal Mexico HE HE18 Gas heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating88.2%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW18 kW
Height850 mm
Width450 mm
Depth530 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatB

The top 10 rated Gas heat only boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas heat only boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41596.51%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41895.45%
3Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41294.82%
4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 42494.77%
5Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41594.23%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 43094.23%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 12Ri94.18%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 15Ri93.93%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 18Ri93.26%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41893.11%

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Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only Gas boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
76.33%

On the PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark scoring system, we have rated this Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler at 76.33%. Ratings are determined by considering a number of important factors including the energy efficiency, price installed, warranty length, and running costs of the boiler.

Fitted by an experienced Gas Safe PlumbProud engineer, the cost for this Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler will be in the region of £2,200 on a standard, non-complicated installation.

To contact us, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or give us a call on 01604 343053. We can provide you with a free quote on the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 boiler and offer professional advice and guidance on whether this Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler is the right choice for your home.


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Ideal Mexico HE HE18 Gas heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating88.2%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW18 kW
Height850 mm
Width450 mm
Depth530 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatB

Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 boiler a combi, system or regular boiler?

If you are considering installing a heat only boiler in your house or flat, then the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 boiler is certainly worth investigating.

You may hear a heat only boiler being called a regular boiler, a conventional boiler or a standard boiler. With a regular boiler, you need to find room within your property for a hot water cylinder with an immersion heater (usually in a landing cupboard or airing cupboard) and a cold-water tank (usually in the loft). The immersion cylinder is what keeps your hot water warm all day.

With a regular boiler, you schedule your hot water and heating for set times during the day or week, but if you forget to do so and the hot water runs out, you'll need to wait for your boiler to heat enough water before you can have a bath or shower - that can sometimes take up to an hour.

A regular boiler is suitable for homes with more than one bathroom or larger families when there is high demand for hot water. Although combi boilers are the most popular type of boiler in Britain, water pressure, volume and temperature drop if there is simultaneous demand from two or more points - for example, someone running a hot water tap when someone else is in the shower.

Is the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler the right choice for my house or apartment?

To determine that, we need to consider the size of the boiler. Size doesn't mean how big the boiler is - it means how big its "output" is.

This Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler gets its power from gas and the power it's capable of producing is measured in kilowatts - the output rate is actually a kilowatt rate. The higher the output rate, the more kilowatts a boiler can use when heating water.

If you choose a boiler whose output rate is too low, it may not have enough power to make your water as hot as you would like. If you choose a boiler whose output rate is too high, you won't have to put up with lukewarm water but you will face higher gas bills.

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler has an output level of 18 kW, so which types of property would it be appropriate for?

A boiler engineer would recommend that, at this level of output, the most suitable type of property for this Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler would be smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Ideal Mexico HE HE18 dimensions

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is 850 mm in height, 450 mm in width and 530 mm in depth.

Compact wall-mounted boilers have been the models of choice for most homeowners over the last 20 years. But many thousands of properties in the UK still have a floor-standing boiler like the Ideal Mexico HE HE18. If you're interested in switching to a wall-mounted unit to create extra space in your property, bear in mind that there might be a premium on the installation work because you may need to replace your current piping.

Newer compact boilers mean lower gas bills and you could recover the cost of your investment from those savings within a few years.

Is the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 non-condensing or condensing?

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is a condensing gas boiler - this is the type of boiler we recommend to most clients because they're better for the environment and they will save money on annual fuel bills.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth still present in both the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created when gas is burned to provide your boiler with power.

This means it needs less gas to operate and it uses this extra energy to perform a number of tasks, including heating the colder water that comes back to the boiler from the radiators in your home.

Is the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only good for the environment?

The effects of climate change on the environment are leading many homeowners to question the damage they might be doing by the way they heat their homes.

The power we need for our central heating systems accounts for around 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production. There are often dangerous levels of ambient nitrogen dioxide gases in the atmospheres of British cities because of our use of gas boilers.

If you would like your next boiler to help in the fight against climate change, would the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only be a suitable choice?

All new British boilers must perform to a legal minimum energy efficiency of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). Prior to April 2018, the target was 88% (86-90% = SEDBUK "B" and 90%+ = SEDBUK "A").

Efficiency ratings are intended to let consumers know how much energy a boiler uses in its day-to-day activities and how much energy goes to waste.

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 was awarded an efficiency rating of 88.2%, equivalent to a SEDBUK grade of "A".

The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive is a European directive which applies to all products that consume energy over their lifetime.

It encourages companies to create products that are environmentally friendlier at all life cycle stages, including initial manufacturing and end use right through to final disposal, with the aim of reducing harmful gas emissions.

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is rated "B".

Am I covered if the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler breaks down?

Parts and labour charges incurred for repairs made to your new Ideal Mexico HE HE18 are covered by a 2 year warranty.


The top 10 rated Gas heat only boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas heat only boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41596.51%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41895.45%
3Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41294.82%
4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 42494.77%
5Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41594.23%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 43094.23%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 12Ri94.18%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 15Ri93.93%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 18Ri93.26%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41893.11%
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