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What boiler cover do I need?

If you’re going to cover just one appliance in your home, it has to be the boiler. In the winter, we’re incredibly dependent on our heating systems, and we’d struggle without hot water. 

Just imagine having to boil the kettle for a bath, or having to take a cold shower in January. It’s just not worth thinking about. Neither is getting up to a freezing cold house because the radiators aren’t on.

So there are really two key things you need to do: get your boiler serviced regularly, and get it covered. But how?

What to Look For in a Boiler Cover Policy


There’s no point in having a boiler cover policy if you have to wait an age for an engineer. So top of the list is 24-hour assistance if the worst happens, as well as a friendly helpline that’s available if you need to call someone out.

And if you’re paying for cover, you shouldn’t then be expected to pay for someone to come out in an emergency. All of the fees for engineer attendance should be included, as should the parts for the repair, irrespective of the brand of your boiler or the year it was installed.


This kind of cover means the cost you pay for peace of mind is essentially a cap; you’ll never have more to pay for a boiler repair at short notice. That makes boiler cover a sensible investment if you couldn’t afford to fix your heating or hot water in the event of a sudden breakdown.

Of course, you’ll also need to ensure that the policy you buy will cover the boiler in your home. The vast majority of us have gas boilers, but if you have anything that differs from the norm, be sure to check the small print. Examples of non-standard boilers would be oil boilers or electric-powered systems, and these generally have different policies because they are maintained differently.

Rented Properties


If you rent your home, check with your landlord or letting agency before taking out boiler cover. Because repairs to the boiler are the responsibility of the landlord.

Landlords can take out affordable boiler cover to avoid sudden costs when tenants have issues with hot water and heating.

This kind of cover is a sensible investment to avoid the stress and inconvenience of a boiler breakdown in a property occupied by someone else.

In the long run, it could also save landlords a lot of money compared with finding emergency plumbers and Gas Safe engineers.

Affordable Boiler Cover


Before winter sets in, be sure to consider the likely impact of a boiler breakdown on your family. It isn’t worth risking a week without water while you get the cash together for a repair.

For a boiler cover policy without call out fees, admin fees, or costs for parts and labour, you really need to ring a specialist provider. You should be able to make unlimited claims while your policy is active, and we’ll get someone out to help within 24 hours.


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