Ideal boilers – it’s a Hull of a story

Find out how Ideal Heating found its place in boiler history and explore the range of Ideal gas boilers we offer, including combi and heat-only boilers .

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The birthplace of Ideal Heating

Hull. 1906. The birthplace of Ideal Heating, though back then it was known as the National Radiator Company. Over the years, there were some impressive milestones as the company focused on new boilers, new technology and in the 1920s, they revolutionised stoves with the creation of CookanHeat (say it out loud!), by combining open fire, central heating boiler, cooking oven and hot cupboard in one unit.

Two royal visits, a new name in 1953 – Ideal Standard – and the launch of the Concord boiler in 1970 saw Ideal become one of the bigwigs in the boiler industry. And the milestones kept coming, with the release of the Ideal Classic Combi 89 boiler in 1991, the Ideal Logic boiler range in 2009 and even another royal visit a few years later. This has made many people across the country favour Ideal boilers and the company continues to grow.

Did you now? Ideal still operates from its manufacturing plant and offices in Hull. And has done since 1906!

Which Ideal boiler is right for me?

Whether you’re looking for a combination boiler, system boiler or conventional boiler – or you don’t even know where to start – Ideal will help every step of the way (of course, so will we!). Fit for any size home, there’s a wide range of Ideal boilers available to you.

Finding your Ideal combi boiler

Combination boilers are great for smaller properties, those with perhaps just one or two bathrooms. Ideal combi boilers are compact, can fit into most spaces (so you won’t have to worry about clogging up your airing cupboard) and there’s no need for a storage tank. Having a combi boiler isn’t all about saving space though, the massive benefit is that as soon as you turn on the hot water tap, it comes out hot. No need to put the hot water on and wait – you just heat the water you use. Ideal has a range of Logic combi boilers which are perfect for new boilers or replacements.

No loft space? No problem with Ideal system boilers

Bigger than a combi boiler, Ideal system boilers are better suited for homes with multiple bathrooms and a higher demand for hot water. All they require extra is a cylinder to store the hot water – if you’ve ever wondered what that big spaceship-looking thing is in the cupboard upstairs, that’s the hot water tank! An Ideal system boiler will help heat up your home and meet your hot water needs. And if you’re getting an award-winning Ideal Logic boiler that has the Quiet Mark accreditation, you’ll get the heat you need without the loud sound.

Ideal conventional boilers for bigger homes

Ideal calls these types of boilers as ‘heat only’, but you may be more familiar with the terms, ‘regular boilers’ or ‘conventional boilers’. Whatever you like to call them, if you’ve got a larger property and a house full of people all wanting hot water at the same time, then an Ideal conventional boiler is for you. If you’ve already got a hot water tank and a cold water storage cylinder in your loft, then you likely already have a conventional boiler, so you can easily get an Ideal replacement.

If you’re still unsure of what different condensing boilers there are, you can check out our handy guide to the different types of boilers.

Why Ideal?

  • Ideal boilers boast the Quiet Mark accreditation, so you can heat your home without any irritating boiler sounds
  • Ideal is an ‘Approved Service’ by Which?, for their out of warranty repair and servicing
  • Made it onto Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended UK 2022
  • Ideal boilers feature innovative displays and controls, making them easy to use
  • Rated excellent on Trustpilot – check out their positive reviews below!

What people say about their Ideal boilers

We can’t just mention that there are lots of positive comments about Ideal boilers without backing it up. So we’ve searched on Trustpilot to find legitimate Ideal boiler customer reviews. Don’t forget, you can always take a look yourself, see what people have been saying.

Excellent service from start to finish.

Ideal boilers are not just ideal but exceptional.

Great service, UK based customer service. Great boiler, super company.

Brilliant boiler with long warranty. Using it for six years and only twice I had to call the engineer. My next boiler will be Ideal again when it comes.

Interested in an Ideal boiler?

Who wouldn’t be when you do a little bit of reading and see how good they are? So if you’re in the market for a new boiler or looking to replace your existing one, not only are Ideal boiler prices good, but we can help you sort it all out. Yup, everything.

Your journey to a new boiler takes just three simple steps. Answer a few questions so we can work out which boiler is best for you, take a look at our recommendations and if you’re happy, we’ll arrange an installation date. All our Ideal boilers are A-rated for energy efficiency, and you get up to 12 years’ warranty from us. So if anything ever goes wrong, our expert engineers are on hand to repair your Ideal boiler, or replace it completely if they can’t.

An extra helping hand with payment

We appreciate that the idea of a new boiler might make you see pound signs flashing before your eyes. But you don’t have to worry about boiler installation cost or separately buying boiler supplies – we’ll do it all. You get the boiler and installation (and the warranty) all from us. And we can help you pay for it too. With £0 deposit options and monthly payments that aren’t a burden on your wallet  – we do everything we can with payments to make sure you’re not left in the cold.

Have a look at our other boiler guides

Now you know all about Ideal classic boilers, Ideal combi boilers and those three royal visits, you might want to learn about the other boilers we can provide. So why not read our guides on Worcester Bosch boilers and Vaillant boilers?

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Ideal boilers any good?

Of course they are! But don’t just take our word for it (though of course, we only provide the best boilers). Take a look at the many glowing reviews that Ideal get for their boilers. And then have a look at all the awards Ideal has picked up over the years. A company with a full trophy cabinet and a track record for reliable, robust and energy efficient boilers, is definitely one worth considering.

How long is the warranty on Ideal boilers?

Your Ideal boiler warranty will vary, depending on where you buy it. You may get the standard 12 months included, which will include full parts and labour repair services or boiler replacement. There are also other warranties if you register with the company, varying from 2 to 12 years. When you buy an Ideal boiler through us, you can get up to 12 years’ warranty. So if anything happens within that time, we’ll fix it or replace the whole boiler if need be. We’ve got you covered.

What does the Which? Review say about Ideal boilers?

Which? is always a useful tool if you want to read insightful articles about products or compare items, such as comparing boilers. And on Which? you’ll get a brand score, see all the pros and cons and get an in-depth review of Ideal boilers. But you do have to sign up and pay to get access to all that. If you want to read other reviews from customers, then you can check out the ones on Trustpilot. They’re free.

How much money is it to buy the Ideal 24 combination boiler?

As of August 2022, the average price of the Ideal Logic C24 Combi boiler is £750. But that’s just for the boiler, you’ll need to pay for the flue and other boiler supplies too. In total, it could take the cost over £2000. Sometimes that won’t even include installation either. Get an Ideal combi boiler from us and we’ll include all the extra parts, be transparent about the price from the beginning and do the installation as well.

How much is a service with Ideal boilers?

The cost of a boiler service could depend on who’s doing it and where in the country you are. Are you looking at a local tradesman or a connected engineer with Ideal? Sometimes it could cost more when you go straight via the manufacturer. And it’s also worth keeping in mind that if you have cover, like our HomeCare cover, you get an annual service included (and then some) so you’ll have peace of mind each year, knowing that an expert engineer is coming to check your Ideal boiler’s in tip top shape.