Ideal Vogue Boiler Review (2023 Edition) + Buying Guide
Ideal Boilers are well known as a boiler manufacturer that produce premium boilers at extremely reasonable prices. They now manufacture over 20,000 boilers per month, and their Ideal Vogue boiler range has become so popular, installers are choosing to fit them in their own homes.
If you’re thinking about getting a Vogue boiler, take a few minutes to read our Ideal Vogue boiler review below. Here, we’ll give our verdict on the Vogue GEN2 combis’ features, prices, installation costs, and warranties. We’ll also show you a hassle-free, affordable way to get an Ideal Vogue boiler installed in your home.
Ideal Vogue Boiler (REVIEW)
We’ll start our Ideal Vogue boiler review by introducing you to the range’s combi boilers (note that Ideal also have several regular and system boiler models, if that’s what you’re looking for) .
How an Ideal Vogue Boiler Measures Up Against Competition
To get a true bearing on how much value you’d get out of an Ideal Vogue Combi boiler, it makes sense to compare it directly to some of the best boilers on the market, such as a Worcester Bosch equivalent.
Worcester Bosch make a 32CDi compact that’s similar to the Vogue, and is incredibly small — likely to fit into a kitchen cupboard, in fact. This Worcester boiler is a direct competitor to the Vogue C32. Both of these boilers have a 32kW domestic hot water output.
Ideal Vogue Boiler Efficiency Rating
The Ideal Vogue C40 and C26 have an efficiency rating of 91.1% and the Vogue C32 has a rating of 91%. That’s similar to the Logic Plus range, as well as most of the Worcester Bosch boiler range. This also means that, like the Logic Plus, it has an energy efficiency grade of A and is ErP-compliant — great news for the environment and your energy bills.
Controls and Accessories on the Ideal Vogue Boiler Range
Here is the assortment of controls and accessories you can expect from a Vogule boiler.
24 Hour Mechanical Timer
The Ideal Vogue range of boilers comes with a 24-hour mechanical timer. It’s very straightforward, and offers 7 day functionality.
Radio Frequency Programmer
The RF thermostat is certainly becoming a popular choice. For a start, it adds 3% efficiency to the boiler, according to Ideal.
There’s also no need to use different controls for central heating and hot water, as users can do it all from this single dash.
It’s certainly worth looking into an outdoor sensor. This device tracks the temperature of the air outside, and adjusts the heating to suit. On most properties, this translates into a 2% efficiency increase — and savings on your energy bills.
Ideal Vogue Boiler Specifications
If you’re looking for specifications for the Ideal Vogue combi range, we’ve listed the performance essentials below.
Ideal Vogue C26 Combi Specifications
Below are the specs for the 26kW output Vogue boiler:
- 26kW domestic hot water output
- 3.7kW-18kW central heating output
- 10.L per minute flow rate with 35°C rise
Ideal Vogue C32 Combi Specifications
For the Vogue C32 combi, the most important specifications are:
- 32kW domestic hot water output
- 4.6kW-26kW central heating output
- 13.1L per minute flow rate with 35°C rise
Ideal Vogue C40 Combi Specifications
Here are the specs for the Ideal Vogue C40:
- 40kW domestic hot water output
- 5.7kW-32kW central heating output
- 16.4L per minute flow rate with 35°C rise
Ideal Vogue Boiler Features
You can expect your Vogue boiler to come with a tonne of handy features, including:
- Auto bypass valve and built-in filling loop
- A service reminder display
- Easy-to-access cleaning point
- Faults are logged and displayed via text
- Frost protection built-in as standard to help reduces issues in the colder months and reduce likelihood of a boiler breakdown
- Backlit LCD display with easy to see the pressure gauge
- Never miss a boiler service with their new, built-in service indicator
- Reduced mechanical parts for extra reliability (using top brand components such as Honeywell)
- Compatible with a huge range of additional controls
Ideal Vogue Warranty Terms
Although our review is about the Vogue (Gen2) combi boilers, it’s worth noting that Ideal Boilers are synonymous with quality. So here’s how Ideal boilers’ warranty periods stack up for their 3 combi boiler ranges:
- Ideal Logic range — 5-10 year warranty
- Vogue Gen2 — up to 10-year warranty
- Ideal Vogue Max — up to 12-year warranty
So what’s with all these numbers? The quality of the aftercare service and warranty terms is what makes Ideal Boilers a great choice for a new boiler. Coupled with the fact that Heatable work closely with Ideal boilers and are accredited installers for the company, it means they are able to offer the best installation price and warranty deal on the market.
Installation Costs of the Ideal Vogue Boiler Range
Ideal Boilers (not just the Vogue) are known for being much easier to swap than any other boiler. This means less time and labour spent on installation, and noticeable savings on overall boiler installation costs.
Here’s what you’ll be paying in installation cost for an Ideal boiler if you use an online boiler installer like HEATABLE. Just give them 90-seconds of your time and fill in an anonymous form, and they’ll display a range of boilers suitable for your home, along with fixed price quotes for every budget.
|Ideal Model||Price (Guide)|
|Logic Combi 24kW||£1,650||Get Quote|
|Logic Combi 30kW||£1,845||Get Quote|
|Logic Combi 35kW||£2,245||Get Quote|
|Vogue Gen2 26kW||£2,350||Get Quote|
|Vogue Gen2 32kW||£2,550||Get Quote|
|Vogue Max 26kW||£2,550||Get Quote|
|Vogue Max 32kW||£2,690||Get Quote|
|Vogue Max 40kW||£2,960||Get Quote|
Boiler-only prices have the Ideal Vogue C32 sit at around £1,000 and the Worcester Bosch 32CDi Compact between £1,150-£1,200. Prices do fluctuate, but it’s fair to say the Worcester (boiler only) is likely to be around £150-£200 more expensive than the Vogue boiler.
However, expect to pay approximately £250-350 extra for the Worcester 32CDi Compact from a local installer in comparison to the Ideal Vogue C32 after paying for the boiler, flue, filter, controls and fitting.
What Size Vogue Boiler Do I Need?
In terms of output, the Ideal Vogue combi C32 tops the Logic Plus 30kW by a tiny margin. Like the Logic Plus, the Vogue will have no problems heating a 3-4-bedroom property with 1-2 bathrooms and reasonable hot water demand.
Any property smaller than this should opt for the Vogue C26 instead. Meanwhile, properties larger than 3-4 bedrooms should consider the Ideal Vogue C40 combi.
Since it really depends on your household’s hot water demand, as well as the number of radiators and towel rails, pease always speak to a heating engineer before choosing a boiler. Alternatively, you can use Heatable’s calculator to get sizing advice and fixed price boiler quotes.
How Easy Is It to Install the Vogue?
Ease of installation typically hinges on a few factors, such as property access and the intended boiler location.
The Ideal Vogue is slightly larger than the Logic Plus (which is 400mm wide), at 450mm wide.
This is the one area the Worcester Bosch 32CDi Compact is slightly better — especially if you intend to put it in a kitchen cupboard — as it’s less than 400mm wide.
Check out this spec sheet from Ideal Boilers if you plan to install this appliance in a small area.
Ideal Vogue Boiler Verdict
The Ideal Vogue is without a doubt one of the best combi boilers on the market. It goes head-to-head with the likes of Worcester Bosch and Viessmann, and does so ever so graciously.
We fully recommend it and advise you to check out whether it’s the right boiler for you by heading over to HEATABLE to try their boiler calculator and get a fixed price quote. It takes only a minute and a half to learn what boiler is best-suitted for your home.
Thanks for reading our Ideal Vogue Boiler review. Hopefully the information you’ve read here will help you make a buying decision.
If you feel that we’ve missed anything, or you have any questions, please leave us a comment below.