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Ideal Mexico HE HE18 boiler

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76.33%

Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only Gas boiler

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.

You should budget approximately £2,200 for the supply and installation of this Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler on a standard, non-complicated fit.

For professional advice on whether the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is the right boiler for your home or to receive a free quotation, please call 01604 343053 to speak to our friendly team. You are also welcome to email us by clicking here or you can enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Ideal Mexico HE HE18 - combi, system or regular boiler?

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is worthy of consideration if you're looking for a heat only boiler for your flat or house.

If your home has more than one bathroom or you have a large family which uses a lot of hot water, a heat only boiler (sometimes called a regular boiler, a conventional boiler or a standard boiler) is likely to be the best option for you. Heat only boilers require both a hot water or immersion cylinder and a cold water tank. Once the water in the cylinder is heated, you can use this hot water throughout the day and it can feed multiple taps and showers at the same time.

This is in contrast to a combi boiler which can only heat a limited amount of water at any one time. This can cause a problem if two or more taps and showers are being used simultaneously as the temperature, pressure and volume to all points will drop.

Heat only boilers allow you to program the times that you wish heat and hot water to be available. However, if you forget to do this and the immersion cylinder is empty, you may have to wait up to an hour before hot water becomes available again.

If your property already has a water tank and cylinder, it will nearly always be cheaper to replace like for like and not choose a different type of boiler. In addition to new pipework, you may need to replace older radiators that may be unable to cope with the higher water pressure delivered by other types of boiler.

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

Selecting the right boiler for your property means selecting a boiler that is the right size. And, by size, we don't mean how big it is, we mean how powerful it is - the "output".

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts. The output level determines the maximum power a boiler can use in heating the water needed for the baths, showers, taps and radiators in your home.

It's important to choose a boiler with an appropriate level of output for your property. Your boiler should be able to cope with periods of peak demand in your property and not just your average usage.

An output rate that is too low will result in an inadequate supply of hot water, while an output that is too high will mean the boiler will cost more to run than is necessary.

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

To most experienced Gas Safe engineers, the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only Mexico HE would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Making space for the Ideal Mexico HE HE18

The dimensions of the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 are 850 mm tall, 450 mm wide, and 530 mm deep.

If you want to replace your floor-standing boiler with a more compact, wall-mounted model, this will give you and your family more space. Hundreds of thousands of homes in the UK still use floor-standing boilers like the Ideal Mexico HE HE18, but wall-mounted models have been the most popular choice for homeowners over the last two decades. We can replace your floor-mounted unit with a wall-mounted unit, but please be aware that the cost of installation will be higher if we need to replace your current piping.

However, you can recoup this investment in full over a few years with the savings you make on your gas bills.

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

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is a condensing gas boiler - we strongly suggest that you choose either this model or a recently released model if at all possible.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created by the burning of gas to warm up the water coming back into your boiler - for example, from your radiators.

Condensing boilers cost less to run (lower gas bills) and are better for the environment.

How does the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler rate environmentally?

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.

In the UK, central heating systems account for 14% of greenhouse gas production. Gas boilers in particular are responsible for emissions of dangerous nitrogen dioxide in British cities.

Would choosing the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only help the environment? Let's see what the statistics suggest.

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

In the UK, all boilers manufactured and supplied must have an energy efficiency rating of at least 92% or a SEDBUK "A" grade. Until April 2018, the minimum rating was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" rating and anything higher is rated "A").

A boiler's energy efficiency rating describes the amount of energy it uses and wastes when in normal operation.

The ERP (or Energy Related Products Directive) is European legislation which applies to all products that consume energy throughout their lifetime.

Its purpose is to encourage manufacturers to offer products that are kinder to the environment by reducing harmful gas emissions at all stages, from production and end use right through to disposal.

The ERP rating for the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is "B".

How long is the warranty period on the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler?

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 boiler is provided with a parts and labour warranty lasting 2 years.


Ideal Mexico HE HE18 Gas heat only boiler specifications

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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.

We anticipate the supply and installation cost for this model of boiler will be around £2,200 on a standard fit.

Wondering if the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is the right boiler for your home? Then speak to a professional here by getting in touch via email or call us on 01604 343053. You can also get a free quote by entering your postcode in the box on the page.


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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

Which category of boiler does the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 fit into?

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 described as a standard boiler, a regular boiler, or a conventional boiler but the terms mean the same. Heat only boilers require a hot water cylinder (usually stored in a landing or airing cupboard) and a cold water storage tank (usually stored in the loft) to operate. Your water is kept warm by the hot water cylinder throughout the day.

A heat only boiler lets you schedule the hot water and central heating you want for set times of the day. However, you'll have to wait before having a bath or shower if you forget to set it and there's no hot water left in the tank.

If you have a bigger family or more than one bathroom, a heat only boiler is a better option than a combi boiler in many cases. This is because a combi boiler struggles to maintain water volume, pressure and temperature to multiple points in a home simultaneously.

Is a Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler appropriate 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 - it means how powerful it is.

A boiler’s output is a measurement of the amount of power it can use to provide hot water to your taps and radiators. The higher its output rate, the more water it can heat.

If your new boiler’s output is too low, your hot water might not be as hot as you want it to be. If it's too high, you’ll be paying more for gas than you need to.

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

An experienced PlumbProud heating engineer would recommend that the level of output from this Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler would make it a suitable installation option for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Dimensions of the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 boiler

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 stands at 850 mm tall, 450 mm wide and 530 mm deep.

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 the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 condensing or non-condensing?

The Ideal Mexico HE HE18 is a condensing gas boiler - where possible, we always recommend to clients that they choose one of the very latest condensing boilers to take advantage of this technology, which improves year after year.

Condensing boilers are more energy-efficient as they capture and recycle the heat contained in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation. They then use this heat to perform tasks like warming up colder water returning to the boiler from the radiators.

By choosing a condensing boiler, you'll help the environment as well as save money on your gas bills.

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

How we heat our homes has become a pressing issue of concern for many homeowners worried about climate change and the environmental impact of their personal choices.

14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production comes from central heating. In the bigger cities, gas boilers in particular are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Is the Ideal Mexico HE HE18 heat only boiler an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Here’s what the figures say.

An energy efficiency rating of 92% or above is a legal requirement for all boilers manufactured and installed in the UK today. 92% is equivalent to a low-to-middle "A" grade on the "Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers" (SEDBUK) scale.

Energy efficiency measures how much energy a boiler uses and wastes in the course of its normal operation. The lower the waste, the lower your gas bills.

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

The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive is important European legislation that aims to limit energy use and harmful gas emissions during the manufacturing process, when the product is in use, and after it is disposed of.

For the Ideal Mexico HE HE18, the ERP Heat rating is "B".

What is the warranty period for the Ideal Mexico HE HE18?

On the Ideal Mexico HE HE18, the manufacturer offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years.


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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