Boiler & central heating breakdown cover

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Once you’ve got breakdown cover for your boiler and central heating system, you’ve got precious peace of mind.

Losing your heating and hot water supply can be hugely distressful and upsetting, but if you have breakdown cover in place, you can at least call on the services of an expert engineer to put things right. And if there’s an annual service thrown in, the problem might not arise in the first place.

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Hometree Hometree

Your Heating Essentials - Boiler, Central Heating & Boiler Service

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MoneySuperMarket Exclusive - Includes Boiler Service

Home Emergency Assist Home Emergency Assist

Boiler & Central Heating Cover with Annual Boiler Service

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Low Price Offer through MoneySuperMarket

British Gas British Gas

Central Heating Breakdown Cover

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SSE SSE

SSE Heating Breakdown Cover

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ScottishPower ScottishPower

Boiler, Radiator & Service Care

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Plus Heat Plus Heat

Boiler & Central Heating Breakdown Cover Inc Boiler Service

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Home Emergency Assist Home Emergency Assist

Boiler & Central Heating Cover & No Call Out Fee

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Low Price Offer through MoneySuperMarket

YourRepair YourRepair

Boiler & Heating Plan 2 (3 Year Fixed Price Available)

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Hometree Hometree

Your Heating - Boiler, Central Heating & Boiler Service

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FREE £30 AMAZON VOUCHER WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS COVER

ScottishPower ScottishPower

Boiler, Radiator & Service Care

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SSE SSE

SSE Heating Cover 50

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EDF EDF

BoilerCare Platinum (No call-out charge, looks after your boiler, controls and heating system)

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Home Emergency Assist Home Emergency Assist

Boiler & Central Heating Cover inc Annual Boiler Svc & No Call Out Fee

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Low Price Offer through MoneySuperMarket

SSE SSE

SSE Heating Cover

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Boiler cover and central heating

Boiler and central heating repairs can be really expensive, so if you don’t think you’d be able to find a big lump sum quickly, this sort of cover is well worth considering.

Boiler cover-only policies don’t pay out for repairs to radiators or any other part of your central heating system, but boiler and central heating cover will protect both.

Full central heating system boiler policies will include cover for any boiler repairs to things such as your radiators, pump and flue.

Engineer visit

You will be given a contact number to call when you buy your policy, so that if your boiler or central heating does break down, you only need to make one phone call to arrange for an engineer to come out and fix it.

Most of these helplines operate 24/7, so that you have peace of mind that if something goes wrong at night or at the weekend, you’ll still be able to arrange for someone to come out, without having to fork out for hefty call out charges.

Call-out fee

Parts and labour are usually included, and more comprehensive policies won’t impose a limit on the number of call outs you have. There may, however, be a fixed call out fee, typically £50 or £100, to pay every time an engineer comes, so check before buying.

Many policies come with an annual boiler service included, so you can make sure everything is in good working order and that your boiler is running as efficiently as possible.

Some policies will also provide a new replacement boiler if your boiler is less than 7 years old and is beyond economical repair. If your boiler was installed more than 7 years ago, you may still be entitled to a discount off the cost of a replacement boiler.

You may be offered a boiler and central heating policy by your energy supplier, but always shop around for cover before buying, as you may be able to find a cheaper standalone policy elsewhere.

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