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83.05%

Ideal Vogue C26 Combi Gas boiler

We have awarded this Ideal Vogue C26 Combi boiler a rating of 83.05% in our boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine a score for each boiler, we factor in several different points of comparison including energy efficiency, manufacturer guarantees, estimated running costs, price and more.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Ideal Vogue C26 Combi boiler to cost £2,100 supplied and fully professionally installed.

To get a free quote for the installation of the Ideal Vogue C26 boiler in your home, simply enter your postcode in the box provided on this page. You can also find out whether this is the right boiler for your home by clicking to email our installation team or by calling us on 01604 343053.


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Ideal Vogue C26 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Ideal Vogue C26 - a system boiler, regular boiler or combi boiler?

If you are searching for a combi boiler for your house or flat, the Ideal Vogue C26 is certainly one to consider.

Combi boilers were introduced by manufacturers in the 1970s to offer British homeowners a way to cheaply and reliably heat their homes and have hot water without taking up too much space. Previously, most boilers had one or more storage tanks, which either heated water and kept it warm or held water to be heated later.

With combi boilers, there is no need to find space for large tanks around your home as the hot water needed for your radiators and taps is available on demand. Combi boilers do this by drawing water from your mains supply, heating it instantly whenever you need it and then distributing it to where it's needed in the home.

The major disadvantage to combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity for heating water. In a larger household, water pressure, volume and temperature will drop if two or more people are trying to use hot water at the same time.

Should I install a Ideal Vogue C26 combi boiler in my house or flat?

Whether this Ideal Vogue C26 Combi boiler is right for your property depends on its size or what its "output" level is. Size does not mean its physical dimensions, however - it means how powerful it is.

The output rating indicates how much energy a boiler can use in providing you with hot water and heat when you need it from your radiators and taps. The greater the output, the more water it can heat.

It's better to take advice on this from a registered installer because, if your boiler output is too low, your water and radiators might not get as hot as you would like them to be. However, if the output level is too high, you'll end up paying more on your gas bills than you need to.

Which types of property would this Ideal Vogue C26 Combi boiler be appropriate for given its output of 26 kW?

A heating engineer would recommend that the Ideal Vogue C26 combi boiler would be a suitable installation option for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

With combi boilers, flow rates are as important a consideration as output rates.

All combi boilers draw water from the mains. They then heat this water instantly whenever it's needed and distribute it to your radiators and taps.

A boiler's "flow rate" describes how much water a boiler can draw from the mains at any one time, which it then heats and sends around your home (measured in litres per minute). This Ideal Vogue C26 Combi boiler's flow rate is 11 L/m.

If your home has a large number of radiators, a lot of bathrooms, or multiple people who wish to use the hot water at the same time, your combi boiler may not be able to draw as much water from the mains as it needs to serve everyone, regardless of how high the flow rate is.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


How large is a Ideal Vogue C26 boiler?

The Ideal Vogue C26 occupies a space of 740 mm high by 445 mm wide and 330 mm deep.

Vogue C26 – condensing or non-condensing?

Because of their increased energy efficiency, we recommend to all customers that they select one of the latest condensing boilers. Condensing boilers capture the heat from water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases and recycle that heat to warm water entering the boiler (for example, from your radiators).

The Ideal Vogue C26 is a condensing gas boiler and choosing this model will result in a likely substantial reduction in your fuel bills, particularly if you're replacing an older, inefficient, non-condensing boiler.

Is the Ideal Vogue C26 combi rated as environmentally friendly?

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

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

If you would like your next boiler to help in the fight against climate change, would the Ideal Vogue C26 combi be a suitable choice?

The Ideal Vogue C26 has been awarded an efficiency rating of 93% 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 Vogue C26 is "A" for heat and "A" for water.

What warranty do I get if I purchase the Ideal Vogue C26 boiler?

The Ideal Vogue C26 boiler comes with a 8 year warranty for parts and labour.


Ideal Vogue C26 Gas Combi boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty8 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height740 mm
Width445 mm
Depth330 mm
MountingWall
Flow rate11 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

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

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
83.05%

We have determined a rating of 83.05% for this Ideal Vogue C26 Combi boiler on the PlumbProud quality scoring system. The rating is determined using a variety of important factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency and the likely cost of running.

We would expect this Ideal Vogue C26 Combi boiler to cost £2,100 fully installed through PlumbProud, although it will cost more if the fit is complicated. We will provide you with a full quote before starting work, however.

If you would like to get in touch with us for a free quote and professional guidance and advice on whether the Ideal Vogue C26 is the right choice for your home, you can do so by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, calling us on 01604 343053 or you can click here to email us.


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Ideal Vogue C26 Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty8 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height740 mm
Width445 mm
Depth330 mm
MountingWall
Flow rate11 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Ideal Vogue C26 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

What kind of boiler is the Ideal Vogue C26 - standard, combi or system?

The Ideal Vogue C26 boiler is an option you may wish to consider if you're looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat.

Combi boilers have much to recommend them - not least the fact that they save a lot of space. Combination (or combi) boilers were introduced by manufacturers in the 1970s to provide practical central heating and hot water distribution to smaller properties - remember that UK houses and flats tend to be among the smallest in the developed world.

Traditional boilers require one or more storage tanks to keep hot water warm and to store water for heating later. In contrast, combi boilers draw water directly from the mains supply and heat it instantly, removing the need for a storage tank. The heated water is then distributed to your taps and radiators on demand.

While combi boilers are suitable choices for many properties, especially those without a loft, there is also a disadvantage in using them. Water is heated instantly and the volume of water that can be heated at any one time is limited. This can result in less water being sent to taps and showers if more than one is being used simultaneously. In these instances, the water pressure to both points will drop.

Is a Ideal Vogue C26 combi boiler suitable for my apartment or house?

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 Vogue C26 combi is 26 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be appropriate for?

An experienced boiler engineer would recommend that this Ideal Vogue C26 Combi boiler would be a suitable installation choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

In addition to output rates, you need to consider a combi boiler's flow rate when making your choice.

The flow rate of your boiler dictates the maximum volume of water (measured in litres per minute) that it can heat and distribute to your taps, showers and radiators at any one time.

However, a combi boiler like the Ideal Vogue C26 can only heat and deliver water at the rate at which it actually enters your property. For this reason, you should also find out what the mains pressure to your house is before purchasing a boiler.

It's pointless spending more money on a boiler with a 17l/m flow rate if the local water pressure is 11l/m. To give you an indication of average water demand, a power shower typically requires 12 litres of water per minute and a basin tap 4-8 litres. This Ideal Vogue C26 Combi boiler's flow rate is 11 L/m.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


What are the dimensions of the Ideal Vogue C26 boiler?

The size of the Ideal Vogue C26 boiler is 740 mm high, 445 mm wide, and 330 mm deep.

Is the Ideal Vogue C26 condensing or non-condensing?

Condensing gas boilers like the Ideal Vogue C26 are environmentally friendlier and cheaper to run so, if possible, we strongly recommend that you choose this or one of the very latest models.

Condensing boilers are much more efficient and economical to run because they contain a secondary heat exchanger that captures and recycles the warmth still present in the flue exhaust gases and the water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning that they use less gas to run.

Is the Ideal Vogue C26 combi considered environmentally friendly?

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.

Central heating produces 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. Gas boilers in the larger cities emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide.

Would installing the Ideal Vogue C26 combi in your home be an environmentally friendly decision? Let's look closely at the figures.

By law, the minimum level of energy efficiency for boilers manufactured in the UK is 92%, equivalent to a good SEDBUK “A” rating. Prior to April 2018, the minimum was 88% - boilers whose energy efficiency levels were 88% or 89% were given a "B" rating on the SEDBUK scale and those at 90% or higher were given an "A".

The energy efficiency rating awarded to each boiler indicates the amount of energy that is wasted when in operation.

Following testing, the Ideal Vogue C26 was given a 93% energy efficiency rating and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) was introduced in 2015 and it applies to all products that consume energy throughout their lifetime, including during the manufacturing process and at the point of final disposal.

The purpose of the ERP is to ensure that companies create products that are kinder to the environment by reducing both the energy they use and the harmful emissions they produce.

The Ideal Vogue C26 has an ERP rating of "A" for heat and "A" for hot water production.

What is the warranty period on a Ideal Vogue C26 combi boiler?

The Ideal Vogue C26 boiler is provided with a parts and labour warranty lasting 8 years.


The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

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

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%
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