Are you wondering how the Baxi 600 range compares to the Ideal Logic+ range?
If you’re looking for an affordable combi boiler that ticks all the right boxes, one or both of these boiler ranges may already be top of your consideration list. But how do they compare to each other – and how will you know which is best for your home?
Well, at first glance, it’s not an easy choice. However, there are some key differences that should help you make that choice easier.
As a heating engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the Edinburgh area, I’m going to compare the Baxi 600 range and the Ideal Logic+ range, below.
Let’s start with the Baxi 600. These boilers are relatively new on the scene, and Baxi have been a bit smart about this range when catering to the market, as they’re perfectly suited to a small home or apartment, but with an extra oomph of hot water.
They also come with the option to use Baxi’s new uSense smart controls, which can be operated using a smartphone or tablet. All you need is an internet connection!
Now, onto the Ideal Logic+ combi! This is without a doubt the most popular combi boiler Ideal sells. And in some ways, they’re also very similar to the Baxi 600 range. It’s a well-made, award-winning range. These days Ideal are back on top of their game, with great value for money products and fantastic customer service.
Output and flow rates
If you already have a good idea of the outputs and flow rate you need for your home, these are the technical bits you need to know. (Don’t worry if you don’t know these – an experienced heating engineer will be able to help by measuring your home’s heat loss and making an assessment)
Let’s start with the Baxi:
- Baxi 624 combi boiler: 10.2 litres of hot water per minute to your taps, with an output of 25kW to the hot water, and 21kW to the central heating.
- Baxi 630 combi boiler: 12.2 litres of hot water per minute to your taps, with an output of 30kW to the hot water, and 21kW to the central heating.
Now, let’s check out how the Ideal compares:
- Ideal Logic+ C24: This boiler provides an output of 24.2 kW to the heating and 24 kW to the hot water at 9.9 litres of hot water per minute (35 degrees Celsius)
- Ideal Logic+ C30: This boiler provides an output of 24.2 kW to the heating and 30 kW to the hot water at 12.4 litres of hot water per minute (35 degrees Celsius)
- Ideal Logic+ C35: This boiler provides an output of 24.2 kW to the heating and 35 kW to the hot water at 14.5 litres of hot water per minute (35 degrees Celsius)
TIP: In order to be confident you’re making the right choice for your home, I’d recommend getting 2 – 3 fixed price quotes.
Size and special features
Measuring in at 390mm x 700mm x 285mm, the Baxi 600 combi is a fairly compact size and will easily fit into a 290mm deep-fill cupboard. Which is handy if you want to make the most of the available space in your home!
This boiler can be used with Baxi’s twin flue system, which means your boiler can be located in positions other brands can’t – the long flue can easily be fitted through a ceiling or void.
The Ideal measures in at 395mm x 700mmx 278mm, making it suitable for fitting inside a standard kitchen cupboard. So, in terms of sizing, there’s not much difference between the Ideal Logic+ and the Baxi 600.
The Baxi 600 is guaranteed for 7 years, and is a reliable, no-quibble warranty. Unlike other brands, you also don’t need to fit the brand’s own filter and controls to get this deal.
The Logic+ combi boiler comes with a 7-year guarantee as standard. However, some accredited installers (including us) can offer a 10-year guarantee on these, so it’s always best to ask. It could pay off. This is one key difference that gives the Ideal a clear advantage over the Baxi 600 range.
TIP: Your guarantee will only stay valid as long as your boiler is serviced annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Best suited to
Now, this is the part that most homeowners like to pay attention to. I’m about to tell you which of the Baxi 600 range might be best suited to your home.
- Baxi 624 combi boiler: Ideal for a small apartment or home with 2 – 4 radiators, with predominant use of a shower (might be slow to fill a bath)
- Baxi 630 combi boiler: Perfect for a small apartment or home with 2 – 4 radiators, with a bath or high-pressure shower (can easily cope with either)
And here’s what you can expect from the Ideal:
- Ideal Logic+ C24: This boiler is best suited to a small home or apartment with 2 – 3 bedrooms, 6 – 10 radiators and a shower.
- Ideal Logic+ C30: This boiler is perfect for an average 3-bedroom home (or a 2-bedroom flat with high ceilings) with 6 – 10 radiators and a bath and shower.
- Ideal Logic+ C35: This boiler is best suited to a three to four-bedroom home with 6-10 radiators and a deep bath or high pressure shower
TIP: Remember, this is only a rough guide, designed to give you a better idea of whether either of these ranges might be a good fit. Always get 2 – 3 fixed price quotes from experienced engineers who can conduct a home visit.
I hope you’ve found this blog helpful when deciding which of these two ranges might be best for your home. It’s a big decision, so it’s definitely worth getting 2 – 3 fixed price quotes and comparing all your options first. And always check what an accredited engineer can offer you in terms of getting a longer guarantee, or just a good deal.
Do you have any questions about how these two boiler ranges compare? Let me know in the comments’ section. I’ll be happy to help!