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82.33%

Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi Gas boiler

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler at 82.33%. To determine a boiler's quality, we consider many different factors from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

Fitted by an experienced Gas Safe PlumbProud engineer, the cost for this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler will be in the region of £2,200 on a standard, non-complicated installation.

If you would like to get in touch with us for a free quote and professional guidance and advice on whether the Ideal Vogue GEN2 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 GEN2 C26 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

What kind of boiler is the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 - standard, combi or system?

If you’re looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat, then the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 is one you may wish to consider.

In many properties, combi boilers are more suitable than traditional types of boiler. Combi boilers heat water instantly on demand, which they draw directly from the mains supply, removing the need for storage tanks that can take up valuable space in your home.

A combi boiler is often the right choice for a smaller property, particularly if your home doesn't have a useable loft. As water is heated and delivered immediately rather than being kept warm for hours in an immersion tank, combi boilers reduce gas usage, thereby minimising your heating costs.

The main disadvantage of combi boilers is that they can only heat a certain amount of water at any one time. This means that, if two people are using different taps or showers within your home at the same time, the flow of heated water to each will be reduced, as will the water pressure and temperature.

Is a Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

Whether this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler is right for where you live 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 of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and indicates how much energy it can use to heat the water needed for your radiators, taps and showers. The greater the output, the more water it can heat.

A boiler whose output is too high will give you hot water and warm radiators but also higher gas bills, whereas a boiler whose output is too low will result in cheaper gas bills but the water might not always be as hot as you want it to be.

The output of the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi is 18 kW, so which types of property would this model be appropriate for?

Most Gas Safe engineers would suggest that the most suitable type of property for installing a Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi boiler would be smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

With all combi boilers, you need to consider the "flow rate" as well as the output rate when making your decision.

Like all combi boilers, the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 draws water from the mains. It instantly heats that water and then distributes it to the parts of your home which need it - taps, radiators, bathrooms, and so on. This Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler's flow rate is 11 L/m.

There is no benefit to purchasing a boiler with a high flow rate if the local water pressure is not that good - a high flow rate doesn't mean that your combi can draw more water from the mains.

In addition, if you live in a home with a large number of radiators and more than one bathroom and if more than one person regularly wants to use hot water at a time, a combi boiler may struggle to provide enough water at a hot enough temperature.

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.


Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 size

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 is TBC mm [H] by TBC mm [W] by TBC mm [D] in size.

Is the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 non-condensing or condensing?

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 is a condensing gas boiler - we strongly recommend that you choose one of the latest condensing models if possible.

With a condensing boiler, you save money on your gas bills because your boiler captures and recycles the heat present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning they operate far more economically and efficiently.

Is the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi an energy-efficient boiler?

Concern for the environment is causing more and more homeowners to think about how they heat their homes and its impact on climate change.

We generate 14% of UK greenhouse gas emissions through centrally heating our domestic properties. Gas boilers are mainly responsible for harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

Would installing a Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi boiler in your home be a green choice? Let's look at the numbers.

All boilers manufactured in the UK from April 2018 must operate at a minimum level of energy efficiency of 92% ("A" rating on the SEDBUK scale). Before that, the minimum was 88% - boilers scoring 88/89% were given a SEDBUK "B" rating and 90% or above an "A" rating.

The energy efficiency score of a boiler indicates how much energy it uses and how much goes to waste when in use.

After its assessment, the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 was given an efficiency rating of 93% and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

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

The aim is to encourage companies to create environmentally friendlier products that reduce harmful gas emissions during manufacturing and when in use by the end client, right through to their eventual disposal.

In the case of the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26, the ERP rating is "A" for heat and "A" for hot water production.

Am I covered if my Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi boiler breaks down?

Parts and labour charges incurred during a repair on the Ideal Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 boiler are covered by a 8 year warranty.


Ideal Vogue GEN2 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 kW18 kW
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
82.33%

We have determined a rating of 82.33% for this Ideal Vogue GEN2 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.

This Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler is likely to cost around £2,200 fully installed by PlumbProud if there are no unexpected complications during the fit.

For a free quote on the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 boiler and to get professional advice and guidance on whether it is the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call us on 01604 343053.


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Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty8 Years
Output in kW18 kW
MountingWall
Flow rate11 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 - a combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler?

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 may be worth considering if you are looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat.

Combi boilers provide hot water or heating for your home on demand. You just need to turn the tap to get hot water or switch on the radiator and you’ll feel your home warm up within minutes.

In contrast, traditional boilers required either one or two large storage tanks to work - one to heat and keep water warm and the other to hold cold water for later heating. If the immersion tank was empty, it wasn’t uncommon to wait up to an hour for enough hot water to fill a bath, for example.

Combi boilers draw cold water from the mains and then heat it instantly whenever it's needed, all from one small unit.

The one disadvantage to combi boilers is that, if more than one point is in use at any one time (for example, if someone is taking a shower and another person turns on a hot water tap elsewhere in the property), water pressure, temperature and volume drop to both points.

Would the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi be a suitable boiler for my house or flat?

You should make sure that the boiler you choose for your property is the right "size". And size doesn't mean its physical dimensions. Size means how much power it has - the "output".

A boiler's output level measures how much power it can use to provide you with the hot water you need for your radiators and taps. If a boiler has a high output rate, it can heat greater volumes of water.

If you choose a boiler with too low an output, you'll find that the water coming out of your taps and in your radiators won't be as hot as you want it to be. Choosing one whose output is too high means you'll pay more than you need to for the gas your boiler needs to work.

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi outputs at a maximum of 18 kW, so which types of property would this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler be appropriate for?

Most Gas Safe boiler installers would recommend that this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler would be suitable 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 GEN2 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 GEN2 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 GEN2 C26 boiler?

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 is TBC mm tall, TBC mm wide, and TBC mm deep in size.

Vogue GEN2 C26 – condensing or non-condensing?

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 is a condensing gas boiler - we strongly recommend that you choose one of the latest condensing models if possible.

With a condensing boiler, you save money on your gas bills because your boiler captures and recycles the heat present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning they operate far more economically and efficiently.

Is the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi an environmentally friendly boiler?

More and more homeowners are aware of the importance of how we heat our homes and its impact on climate change and other environmental issues.

Nitrogen dioxide emissions in Britain's largest cities are at dangerous levels and this has been caused by gas boilers. In fact, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating.

Will installing a Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi be a positive contribution to the environment? Let's see what the experts say.

All boilers manufactured in the UK from April 2018 must achieve a SEDBUK “A” grade and an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above. Before that, the minimum was 88% - efficiency ratings of 88% and 89% were scored a “B” and 90%+ an "A".

A boiler's energy efficiency rating describes how much energy it uses and wastes during its standard operation.

The energy efficiency of the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 was rated at 93% with a SEDBUK grading of "A".

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 Vogue GEN2 C26, the ERP Heat rating is "A" and the ERP Water rating is "A".

How long am I covered by the warranty for if the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 breaks down?

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 boiler comes 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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