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Boiler Insurance

By David Holmes on May 6, 2008

Why should I get boiler insurance?
Having boiler insurance will give you security and peace of mind, knowing that if your system breaks down, your insurance provider will send someone out to repair it. Regular maintenance checks carried out by qualified personnel on your boiler and central heating system, as part of your heating cover plan will give added protection.

Often this type of insurance is offered by your energy supplier but it’s wise to shop around to find the deal that’s best for you.

Which boiler insurance should I choose?
The price of insurance plans and what they cover can vary greatly between providers. It’s important to choose one which suits the type of heating system and boiler you have.

If your boiler is the standard gas type, such as a combi, your heating cover should include at least some if not all of the following:

  • The cost of parts and labour for any repairs needed to your boiler
  • Help with the cost of replacing your heating system if it is beyond repair
  • Annual maintenance
  • A set or unlimited amount of claims per year

There are a wide range of heating cover plans to choose from. For help in making an informed choice on what plan is right for you try one of the price comparison sites like uSwitch, one of our favourite suppliers is British Gas HomeCare which provide high levels of service and have won Which? Best Buy awards.