If your boiler stops working, it could leave you without heating or hot water or both. As well as giving you an expensive repair bill.
The cost of repairing or replacing your boiler can run into the thousands of pounds so it does pay to have a boiler cover.
Affordable Way To Maintain Your Boiler
A boiler cover policy can cover the cost of replacement parts, annual boiler service, calling out a qualified engineer to your home.
If you want a policy that can also cover things like your plumbing, drains and home electrics consider getting yourself home emergency cover.
Get The Right Cover
Make sure your policy can cover the cost of replacing the boiler if it breaks down. It can cost up to £4000 to replace your boiler so look to see what limit each policy offers. All policies are different and suit people differently too depending on what boiler system they have.
According to Andy from HomeGlow Gas Services “Get a fully qualified engineer to maintain your boiler. They will be working in your home so you will want a professional who are gas safety registered. There are strict guidelines for safe maintenance of your boiler which the engineers have to operate to.”
Regular Boiler Maintenance Improves The Lifecycle Of Your Boiler
A boiler usually lasts for around 15 years. Increase your boilers lifespan by regular maintenance. Make sure an annual maintenance check-up is included. If a single component of your boiler is failing, it can then strain the other components in your boiler. It can prevent your boiler from working properly. It could also then eventually hurt the entire boiler system. Do not skip the annual appointment. It will guarantee your boiler is performing at peak efficiency.
Find someone that can give you a choice of boiler covers. Compare plans to see which level fits with your needs and budget available to you. You can choose from a basic plan that provides maintenance or an extensive plan that includes parts labour and unlimited service calls. The plan should include the cost of annual check-ups and repair work. Check for an emergency number and see if 24 hour call is available.
Working with a boiler company can turn into a long term relationship. Its good to pick an experienced provider within your community.
Compare the level of experience, skill and safety records to the cost of the service. A provider with more experience and expertise will cost more. Pay attention to what is and what isn’t included within the price of the cover. Some providers do not include an annual service in the cover so the contract will be cheaper overall. You want an affordable boiler service cover where you pay a small monthly fee to cover the cost of boiler breakdowns and annual service.
Ask For Reviews
Ask for reviews and references. If the service provider is reliable then they should be able to present a list of satisfied customers. Try to gather as much information as possible to learn how the company works.
A boiler service plan is an excellent way to avoid a boiler break down nightmare.