Ideal Heating has upgraded its Logic boiler range to enhance its ease of installation, servicing and maintenance for installers, while delivering more helpful features for homeowners.
The development of the new Logic2 MAX follows Ideal Heating consulting with installers through focus groups across the UK. The company also polled more than 1,100 of its installer base by questionnaire to identify and deliver on areas where Ideal can enhance its flagship range.
Ideal Heating has sold four million Logic boilers since they were first launched 13 years ago, with the range designed, developed, and manufactured in the UK at its base in Hull.
The company says the new design makes installation even easier, with a new fixed flue turret seal that prevents it being dislodged when fitting the flue. A push-fit pressure relief valve (PRV) pipe connection also removes the need for compression fitting, and an improved wiring centre with more space and larger grommets accommodates different sizes of electrical cable. Moving the condensate outlet also supports a tidier installation.
Servicing and maintenance have also been enhanced with changes to the internal layout of the boiler. Fewer gas connections allow for a quicker strip down of the system. Access to the PRV has also been made even easier, with the unit fully serviceable from the front as with previous models.
A new green handle on the filling loop valve is easily identifiable for customers, so installers can advise homeowners on how to re-pressurise their system over the phone to prevent unnecessary call outs.
For homeowners and installers, usability has been enhanced with a large high resolution colour screen displaying full text descriptions across the range. Navigation of menu options is also improved with four buttons compared to two on the previous range.
The new boilers are also fully compatible with greener technologies such as solar thermal and hybrid systems, and are ready to run on a natural gas blend containing up to 20% hydrogen. The combi models deliver an A+ efficiency rating when fitted with a Halo Combi WiFi thermostat.
Elizabeth Wilkinson, head of domestic product management at Ideal Heating, said: “Our new launch is the product of extensive research with our valued installer base. We know that the Logic range is a market favourite with installers, having built an excellent reputation over more than a decade for being one of the easiest ranges to work with.
“New improvements represent evolution rather than revolution. It delivers many new enhancements that support installers and homeowners in a changing domestic heating landscape, while retaining its popular market leading features.”