Worcester Bosch and Ideal combi boilers tend to run around a similar price point, give or take a bit, with Ideal being the slightly cheaper option. So more often than not, when considering a new boiler purchase you may be faced with choosing between these 2 brands.
Ideal offers a range of Logic and Logic+ combi boilers with prices starting from Â£600. Worcester have an extensive range of boilers in their repertoire, and many suppliers would say that the Worcester boilers are their overall bestsellers.
Which? tested 32 Ideal boilers and they came 11th out of 14 different manufacturers in Which’s Boiler Reliability tests. This is where Worcester Bosch boilers easily take the lead; their boilers can last up to 15 years without any problems. Worcester Bosch boilers have won the Which? Best Buy award for 6 years in a row.
Ideal boiler warranties vary depending on the model chosen, but they range from 2-10 years; this is a huge benefit to purchasing an Ideal boiler. Ideal also offer you the chance to purchase the same boiler with an extended warranty period for complete piece of mind. Worcester Bosch boilers come with a 5 year warranty on i, Si Compact and CDi models and a dedicated servicing and help team. They are specifically trained with Worcester boilers and only work with this brand, so they are very familiar with the boilers and any problems which may arise.
When it comes down to price, Ideal combi boilers are cheaper than the Worcester Bosch boilers, making them a good option for those on a tighter budget. Where Worcester Bosch boilers exceed Ideal boilers is in the range available. Some of the Worcester boilers can exceed Â£2000 which can be a large investment. You will need to weigh up whether this is going to be a long term boiler for you, or whether you are planning to move home in the near future, as Worcester boilers tend to pay for themselves with reliability in the long run.
Choosing a new combi boiler is a big decision, and there are many factors to consider. For 1 or 2 bedroom homes, both Ideal and Worcester have excellent choices. Once you start looking to supply larger homes with a larger output then a more powerful boiler will be needed, and this is really where Worcester has a larger range to choose from.