SSE have announced that in preparation for what is being predicted as one of the coldest winter for 50 years, they will be offering the exclusive offer of free boiler and heating cover for 6 months on all their Shield annual heat cover products.
6 months free heat cover essentially means customers will benefit from half price heat cover. Customers pay £0 for the first 6 months and then pay the standard monthly cost thereafter.
Depending on the level of cover you require, SSE heat cover plans now range from £74-£113 a year instead of £148-£226 which is a much welcome saving for customers ahead of the colder months of the year where Gas boilers and heating components are more prone to breakdowns.
The table below shows a detailed breakdown of each SSE product, including what is covered in each policy, the monthly cost after 6 months, and the total annual cost.
Should I purchase boiler cover?
Gas Boiler cover gives households 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. Nobody wants to be without heating and hot water, especially not during the height of winter. Equally, nobody wants to have to pay out on a costly repair bill.
If you do decide to purchase cover just be aware that some home insurance policies will include boiler and heating insurance so check you’re not already covered.
Also, if your Gas boiler is relatively new then it is likely still under manufacturer’s warranty meaning boiler cover isn’t necessary. Lastly, if you’re not the homeowner then it is not your responsibility to arrange boiler cover. If you’re renting, ask the landlord what sort of arrangements are in place.
Before switching Gas boiler, always read the terms and conditions to ensure that everything you need covered is included in the policy.