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Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 boiler

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82.33%

Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi Gas boiler

We score this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler as 82.33% on the PlumbProud quality scoring system. Our rating is based on various factors, including the installation price, the length of the manufacturer's warranty, and the expected energy efficiency and operating costs.

Provided the proposed installation is straightforward, we would anticipate that this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler will cost £2,200 fully installed through PlumbProud.

Enter your postcode in the box provided and receive a free quote for the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 boiler for your home. We are also happy to answer any questions you might have about any of our boilers. You can do this by emailing the team or calling us today on 01604 343053.


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Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

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

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 boiler is a combi boiler you may wish to consider when looking for a new boiler for your house or flat.

Boilers traditionally required the installation of one or more large tanks around your property. These were filled with water that was either being heated or was to be heated later. British homes are among the smallest in the world so, to solve the space problem, manufacturers introduced combi boilers in the 1970s to offer homeowners the warmth and hot water supply they needed while taking up much less space.

A combi boiler is designed to heat both radiators and taps on demand and at the same time. Water from the mains passes through a combi boiler and the boiler's technology instantly turns it into hot water. Your boiler then distributes the hot water throughout your home.

The main disadvantage of combi boilers is that they have a maximum water volume capacity. What this means is that, if one person is using the shower while another uses a hot tap simultaneously, less water gets to each area, resulting in a fall in water pressure at both points.

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

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your home.

The more hot water and heat you want, the higher the output level of your boiler should be. Output is measured in kilowatts and it describes the maximum level of power your boiler has to heat water.

If your output level is too low, your boiler will not have the power it needs to get your water as hot as you want it, particularly when there's a lot of demand for it. Choose a boiler whose output level is too high and you'll have all the hot water you need but will be paying too much for it through higher gas bills.

Which types of property would this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler be appropriate for given its output of 18 kW?

An experienced boiler engineer would recommend that this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler would be a suitable installation choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

With combi boilers, you need to consider the flow rate as well as the output rate. The flow rate (shown in litres per minute) measures how much water your boiler can draw from the mains which it then instantly heats and distributes to your taps and radiators.

However, a high flow rate is of little to no value if your local water pressure is low. If your local mains water pressure is 10l/m and your flow rate is 12l/m, your boiler will only be able to process 10l/m.

If you live in an area with high water pressure but your household has multiple bathrooms and/or radiators and many members of your household want to use hot water at the same time (like morning or evening baths or showers), it's unlikely that you'll be able to find a combi with a high enough flow rate.

As an indication, a power shower needs about 10 litres of water per minute, whereas the flow rate of this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler is 11 L/ml/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 dimensions does a Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 have?

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26's dimensions are TBC mm [H] x TBC mm [W] x TBC mm [D].

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

Condensing boilers convert the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation into heat which they then recycle to increase the temperature of the colder water returning to your system.

We recommend that homeowners choose a condensing boiler like the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 for this reason - the more recent your model the better because the technology improves every year.

You'll benefit from lower quarterly gas bills and condensing boilers are also much more environmentally friendly.

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

With more and more people concerned about climate change, how we heat our homes and the damage it does to the environment is increasingly being questioned by British homeowners.

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.

Do the available figures suggest that installing the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi in your property would be an environmentally friendly choice?

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 Vogue GEN2 C26 was awarded an efficiency rating of "93%", equivalent to a "A" rating on the SEDBUK system.

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 through to final disposal, with the aim of reducing harmful gas emissions.

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 is rated "A" for heat and "A" for water.

How many years' warranty does the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi come with?

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 8 years.


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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Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi Gas boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
82.33%

Based on a wide-ranging set of important factors including the cost to install the boiler, its energy efficiency rating, running costs, and so on, this Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler receives a score of 82.33% on our PlumbProud quality scoring system.

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.

To get a free quote for the installation of the Ideal Vogue GEN2 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 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

Which category of boiler does the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 fit into?

You might want to consider the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 for your house or flat if you are looking for a combi boiler.

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.

Is the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi boiler from the Vogue GEN2 range a suitable choice for my house or flat?

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your property. With boilers, however, size does not mean how big a boiler is, it means how much power it has.

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power it has available to heat the water it sends to your hot taps, showers and radiators. The greater the demand for hot water in your home, the larger the output you will need.

It is important to select a boiler with the optimal output rate. Choose one with too high an output and your gas bills will be too expensive. Choose one with too low an output and sometimes the water in your radiators and coming out of your taps will be barely lukewarm.

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

To most experienced Gas Safe engineers, the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi Vogue GEN2 would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

With all combi boilers, the "flow rate" (measured in litres per minute) is as important a consideration as output rate when choosing which model to go for. This Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 Combi boiler's flow rate is 11 L/m.

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.

However, the water in the mains pipe that feeds your boilers has its own flow rate - normally between 10 and 12l/m. So if you choose a combi with a flow rate of 14l/m but local water pressure is equivalent to 11l/m, your boiler will actually operate at 11l/m - below its capacity.

In addition, if different family members want hot water at the same time (like for regular morning and evening showers) and your boiler has to provide hot water to your radiators at the same time, a combi boiler may not be suitable.

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 dimensions does a Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 have?

The dimensions of the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 are TBC mm [H] x TBC mm [W] x TBC mm [D].

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

Condensing gas boilers like the Ideal Vogue GEN2 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 GEN2 C26 combi rated as environmentally friendly?

Many homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned about how they heat their homes and the impact it has on climate change and other important environmental issues.

Central heating accounts for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. In larger British cities, gas boilers emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide into the atmosphere.

Is the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 combi 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 Vogue GEN2 C26 was awarded an efficiency rating of "93%", equivalent to a "A" rating on the SEDBUK system.

In 2015, new legislation was introduced by the EU to encourage manufacturers to develop more energy-efficient products that emit fewer harmful gases throughout their lifetime.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) applies to all products that consume energy, including during the manufacturing process, at the point of final disposal, and all points in between.

The ERP rating of the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 is "A" for heat and "A" for hot water.

If the Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 breaks down, will I be covered by the warranty?

The Ideal Vogue GEN2 C26 is supplied with a parts and labour warranty of 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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