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Ideal Logic Combi 30 Review – Should You But It?

Needing a new boiler is not only a costly occurrence but the entire process from research to installation can also seem overwhelming as there are many makes and models of boilers available on the market as well as a range of supplier’s competing for business.

In this post,  we are exploring the Ideal Logic Combi 30 boiler, including reviewing the specification and typical prices of this boiler.

Who are Ideal Boilers?

Ideal is a British boiler manufacturer that was founded in 1906. The company has undertaken rapid growth over recent years, whilst also building a reputation for making reliable yet competitively priced boilers. In addition to the boiler itself, Ideal also provide strong after-sales customer service as well as long product warranties of up to 12 years.

Ideal manufacture a wide selection of different boilers including; combi-boilers, system boilers and heat only boilers, however during this article we will be focusing on one of the company’s best-selling combi boilers, the Logic Combi 30.

Ideal Logic Combi 30 Boiler Review

Logic Combi Range

The Logic selection of boilers is Ideal’s mid-range product, providing the consumer great value for money also additional features than more basic ranges such as the Esprit range.

The Ideal Logic range consists of three models:

  • The standard model, the Ideal Logic
  • The next model up including an enhanced LCD display screen, the Ideal Logic+
  • The top model with a quality brass system filter and further controls, the Ideal Logic Max

The Logic is an award-winning combination boiler, providing both heating and hot water directly from the mains without the need for a water tank, and is available within three sizes depending on the property requirements; 24 kW, 30kW and 35kW.

The smaller of these boiler sizes would be most suited for small properties with one bathroom, whereas the medium or larger sized unit would have sufficient output power for medium-sized properties with more than one bathroom and water outlets.

In order to obtain the most efficiency from the boiler, the correct size must be determined.

As briefly mentioned, the size depends on the property size, the number of water outlets, plus household usage habits. In addition, the water pressure within the property will also have a part to play as to whether a combi boiler is suitable for the property. Should you have any questions regarding which boiler size and type would be most suitable for your property, consult a qualified heating engineer.

Ideal Logic Combi 30 Dimensions

The Ideal Logic combi boiler is compact which is great for space-limited properties. The specific dimensions are as follows: 700mm tall x 395mm wide x 278mm deep.

Ideal Logic Combi 30 Efficiency

This boiler has an A rating for energy efficiency as well as a 94% efficiency rating, which means that only 6% of the fuel is wasted during the heating process, resulting in only a small number of excess gasses being emitted through the flue pipe.

This is a very high-efficiency rating, therefore, providing some of the best energy usages and therefore keeping fuel costs to a minimum, as well as being better for the environment.

Technology Built-in the Ideal Logic Combi 30 Boiler

The Ideal Logic combi boiler has a number of additional functions that provide the homeowner additional controls as well as protection from boiler lockouts as follows:

  • Programming Facilities – The electronic, easy to use display allows the homeowner to programme a routine for the heating system to operate within over a 7-day schedule.
  • Outdoor Sensor – This additional technology enables the outdoor temperature to be monitored in order to adjust the water flow, providing additional energy efficiency.
  • Frost Protection – The Ideal Logic Combi 30 model is fitted with frost protection which monitors the external temperature, and if at risk of freezing (below 8 degrees Celsius), water is continuously circulated to prevent the system from freezing.
  • Additional Display and Reminder Features – The digital display has been enhanced to ensure easy reading as well as a reminder to the homeowner of when the next service is due.

Ideal Logic Combi 30 Product Warranty

One consideration when comparing various boiler manufacturers and their boiler models are the standard product warranties supplied with the boiler. The longer the labour and parts warranty, the additional peace of mind for the consumer that the benefit of added support from the manufacturer covers a longer duration.

Ideal offers a standard product warranty of 7 years, however, this can be extended by up to 10 years depending on the company who supplies the boiler.

Please note that in order to validate a product warranty, the boiler must be installed by a Gas Safe registered heating engineer as well as being annually serviced by an equally qualified professional.

Ideal Logic Combi 30 Prices

The typical price for an Ideal logic Combi 30 boiler is around £900 excluding VAT, the costs of the flue and installation charges. The installation costs will vary depending on the existing heating system in situ and whether any changes are required to the pipework or removal of water tanks for example. Also, whether any additional services such as chemical flushes or boiler insurance policies are chosen.

Other variations of charges could include any differences between locations within the UK which sometimes impact the hourly cost of labour for example.

A common all-inclusive price for a complete system installation for an Ideal logic Combi 30 boiler could be expected to be around £1,800.

Ideal Logic Summary

We appreciate that the boiler market can seem overwhelming initially due to the extensive choice of boilers available, however during this article we hope to have provided an overview of the Ideal Logic combi 30, including covering who Ideal are as well reviewing the features of one of Ideal’s most popular combi boilers available.

We have reviewed the typical installation prices of this boiler model as well as the standard product warranty periods provided by Ideal.

Should you have any further questions in order to establish if this boiler is an option for your household requirements, seek the advice of a qualified Gas Safe registered heating engineer.

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