When someone is weighing up the type of boiler cover to invest in, they are usually balancing two major factors; how much it is going to cost them and whether this is good value for the peace of mind that it delivers. Boiler cover is an important consideration when assessing your monthly homeowner or landlord costs and hence you need to look at your personal circumstances to establish what is most important, this will help you to find the right boiler cover package for you.
Some people argue that the cost of boiler cover is roughly the same as paying out for repairs as and when they happen. This doesn’t factor in the value of peace of mind, in terms of knowing you have 24/7/365 access to trusted and reliable boiler repair engineers and spare parts. Peace of mind also comes from having control of your spending and knowing that you won’t face unforeseen costs for repair charges, and we manage other aspects of our lifestyle in the same way by paying for insurance.
The types of boiler cover available
The boiler cover plans provided by Emergency Cover have various default features, but they also differ according to what suits the individual, so while you would expect to have parts and labour included, to have unlimited call-out facilities and also you want to avoid being tied-in to long contracts, there are other elements of a cover package that are negotiable:
- Do you just want the boiler covered or do you also want electrics, central heating and plumbing included?
- Do you want a 12-month guarantee on repairs?
- Do you want 24/7 access to reliable experts?
- Do you have a gas or LPG boiler?
- How old is your boiler?
- Do you want an annual service included in your cover?
Naturally, the more you have included in your boiler cover package, the more you are likely to have to pay. Also, the older your boiler is, the more costly it will be, because there is likely to be more work involved in repairing or maintaining it.
Deciding on the right type of boiler cover
So the type of boiler cover you need very much depends on the other services you have in the property, the type of boiler you have and the age of your boiler. As a landlord of a residential property it may make sense to have other services included in your cover, because you have a duty to maintain safe electrics and plumbing systems, while a homeowner may not feel the need to have that level of cover.
If you have an older boiler then you may be more susceptible to repairs and breakdowns. If this is the case you will get value from having fast and responsive breakdown engineers on call 24/7, so you don’t face prolonged periods of no heating or no hot water.
In all cases, a boiler cover package through Emergency Cover protects you from costly repairs and poor workmanship. We have a proven track record of quality and professionalism, with Gas Safe-registered engineers and high standards of training and recruitment, so you have the peace of mind that accessible engineers are always available, but also that the quality of work will be as high as possible. You can also add further protection with a 12-month guarantee on all repairs.
Contact Emergency Cover for cost-effective boiler cover
Many of us have savings tucked away for a rainy day, but our dreams and ambitions don’t usually extend to spending that on costly boiler breakdowns, or even worse, a brand new boiler. It is far more cost-effective to commit a small, manageable monthly expenditure on a boiler cover package so that you know your family have a warm and comfortable lifestyle at all times, or if you are a landlord, that you are fulfilling your legal duty to your tenants.
If you would like to find out more about your boiler cover options, contact our team at Emergency Cover today.