6 things to look out for when choosing a boiler cover

When you’ve just invested in a new boiler you want to keep it healthy for as long as possible. The idea of spending money on unexpected repairs in the next few years just doesn’t seem appealing. That’s where a boiler cover can help.

These days however, there is a wide variety available on the market, and choosing the best one can be confusing. Some cover plans not only include your boiler but your central heating as well, or you can even add other services on top, such as draining, plumbing, electrical and locksmith services. The one general rule is – the more services are included, the higher the price is. But the question the customers are most concerned with is – is this price worth it?

Today we’ll help you narrow down your choices and focus on the things that really matter:

  1. You don’t have to go for the easiest option

A lot of people sign up for a boiler cover with their gas company simply because it’s the easiest choice. But this choice might not be the most budget-friendly. Always make sure to shop around and explore your options before dedicating to a yearly contract.

  1. Think about what you really need.

Choosing the right boiler cover will depend on the function of your boiler. For example if your boiler is heating both the radiators and the hot water, you probably want a boiler plan, which includes the central heating as well.

  1. Is the boiler service included?

You’ll find many boiler covers out there for under £10 but if you look at the small print, the boiler service is probably not included. And it is the annual boiler service that ensures your boiler stays healthy, and your warranty remains valid. What really gives you value for money is having your boiler service included in the boiler service package.

  1. How many call-outs per year?

Some boiler covers have a limit on the call-outs you can make per year. In the long term this can cost you a lot more than what you were prepared to pay initially. Before you purchase a boiler cover always make sure it includes unlimited call-outs.

  1. Is it an introductory offer?

Not all boiler coves are made the same. What seems like a cheap boiler cover might end up being an “introductory offer”, which means prices will skyrocket after the first year. Most boiler covers roll automatically, unless you make the effort to cancel them at the end of the period. Now imagine, if your prices rise in the second year, and you end up missing the cancellation email while on holiday.

  1. What about the excess?

It sounds great to get a boiler cover for less than £5 per month, until you discover the excess is £95, and let’s be honest, not everyone can afford this amount of cash immediately. Remember to always look out for the hidden excess. If a price looks too good to be true, it probably is. Always check, if you’ll have to pay excess and add it up. It might make the deal you’re looking at not that good after all.

At finally, a little piece of advice – if you can afford to pay for a year’s boiler cover upfront, don’t hesitate. It will always save you money compared to spreading the payments over 12 months.

Looking for the perfect boiler cover? Why not check our Care Club cover plans here

What to look out for when choosing boiler cover

  1. You don’t have to go for the easiest option

    A lot of people sign up for a boiler cover with their gas company simply because it’s the easiest choice. But this choice might not be the most budget-friendly. Always make sure to shop around and explore your options before dedicating to a yearly contract.

  2. Think about what you really need.

    Choosing the right boiler cover will depend on the function of your boiler. For example if your boiler is heating both the radiators and the hot water, you probably want a boiler plan, which includes the central heating as well.

  3. Is the boiler service included?

    You’ll find many boiler covers out there for under £10 but if you look at the small print, the boiler service is probably not included. And it is the annual boiler service that ensures your boiler stays healthy, and your warranty remains valid. What really gives you value for money is having your boiler service included in the boiler service package.

  4. How many call-outs per year?

    Some boiler covers have a limit on the call-outs you can make per year. In the long term this can cost you a lot more than what you were prepared to pay initially. Before you purchase a boiler cover always make sure it includes unlimited call-outs.

  5. Is it an introductory offer?

    Not all boiler coves are made the same. What seems like a cheap boiler cover might end up being an “introductory offer”, which means prices will skyrocket after the first year. Most boiler covers roll automatically, unless you make the effort to cancel them at the end of the period. Now imagine, if your prices rise in the second year, and you end up missing the cancellation email while on holiday.

  6. What about the excess?

    It sounds great to get a boiler cover for less than £5 per month, until you discover the excess is £95, and let’s be honest, not everyone can afford this amount of cash immediately. Remember to always look out for the hidden excess. If a price looks too good to be true, it probably is. Always check, if you’ll have to pay excess and add it up. It might make the deal you’re looking at not that good after all.

    And finally, a little piece of advice – if you can afford to pay for a year’s boiler cover upfront, don’t hesitate. It will always save you money compared to spreading the payments over 12 months.

    Looking for the perfect boiler cover? Why not check our Care Club cover plans here

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