With winter now in full effect, the fear of broken boilers and freezing homes can easily be avoided with the purchase of boiler and heating cover.
Heat cover prices tend to range from as little as £4 a month, to as much as £20 a month, so it’s best to shop around and compare across a range of suppliers.
We all have Gas boilers and heating systems in our homes and like most things eventually they will breakdown or stop working. Boiler cover ensures that you’re covered in the event that something goes wrong.
Heat cover gives people peace of mind, peace of mind that in the event of their boiler breaking down they have cover in place and a number to call.
Without cover, the alternative would be phoning local plumbers or gas engineers which could leave your house without heating and hot water for an extended period of time (particularly during public holidays), and leave you with an unexpected and pricey repair bill.
What’s included will depend on the level of cover you select or require, but generally cover plans will include the following:
- Unlimited repairs to your boiler and central heating system (including radiators, pipes and thermostats)
- Unlimited call-outs
- Unlimited parts and labour
- 24-hour helpline, 365 days a year
- Annual boiler service
- All work carried out by gas safe registered engineers
Most of the larger energy suppliers provide cover including Scottish Power, SSE, and British Gas. There are also providers who specialise solely in boiler cover such as Corgi Homeplan, Homeserve, HES (Home Energy Services), and 24|7 Home Rescue. A misconception is consumers believing they have to select boiler cover from their energy supplier. However, comparing boiler cover against a range of providers as well as your current energy supplier will nearly always find you a cheaper deal.
SSE are currently offering free gas boiler cover and heating cover for 6 months on all of their annual boiler cover products. Customers will pay £0 for the first 6 months and then pay the standard monthly cost thereafter.
British Gas have also announced a 10% reduction in price on selected gas boiler cover packages with prices now ranging from £10-£17.50 a month.
24|7 Home Rescue are currently offering a 30% discount for all new customers on all their boiler cover products. To redeem the 30% discount, simply enter PMM30 into the promotional code box on the personal details page before checkout.