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Getting heating cover is a good idea for most people because it means you’ll always be protected against anything bad that might happen to your boiler and heating system.
We all need a heating system in our house, but those systems end up breaking down, eventually. As you probably know, heating equipment and combi boiler prices can be very expensive. It’s important to be sure that we can fix whatever breakdown our system suffers.
Boiler repairs can be expensive. It really pays off to be insured. Here are five important factors to consider –
Who is responsible?
If you live in council housing or pay rent to a private landlord, you need not repair your heating system because they’re responsible for such repairs.
If you own your own home, then you need cover because the money used to fix your heating system comes from your pocket. When you own your own home, you’re responsible for everything that might need fixing and believe me that fixing your boiler can be pricey.
You always get free heating cover when getting a new boiler installation as you get a warranty with the new boiler. Providing you get an annual boiler service, you will be fully covered for any boiler problems you may have.
This is a very important point because it will affect the cost of your heating cover. Some companies charge higher prices for the same services and it’s important to compare companies until you find the one that asks the lowest price but still offer high standards of quality.
What heating cover to choose.
You can get cover that insures only your boiler, or that insures everything related to the heating of your home like pipes and radiators.
Each kind of heating cover has its own price but I recommend one that covers everything because you don’t pay much more and that way you can completely relax knowing you will be fully protected against any heating system problems.
How much do I still pay?
You need to pay attention to the amount of money that the insurance company covers when taking out heating cover. This value varies from insurance company to insurance company and it’s important to know that they cover a big enough amount of money to fix whatever happens to your heating system.
If for example your heating cover is up to £1,000 but your boiler is worth £2,000, then you will only get £1,000 to towards your new boiler cost if you need to replace it.
Support is essential, and it needs to be 24/7 because you can’t be without heating for a long time. You need to get information about the quality of the support of your heating cover and make sure that they will answer quickly to your calls.
Associated with the support, you also have the time they take to fix your heating system and that time needs to be quick. Make sure that the insurance company that you choose can send a good plumber to repair your boiler.
You need to pay attention to the heating cover you take out and try to save money but you can also save money on your energy bills if you choose the right gas supplier.
Nowadays, life isn’t easy and we need to save money, however, we can and that’s why it is so important to choose your insurance plan and your supplier wisely.