When the cold weather arrives, millions of homeowners across the UK will start thinking about heating their homes. For the unlucky few, they will discover that their boiler lets them down, just as they really need it.
In 2022, the UK boiler insurance market was worth £557.7m, with an estimated 23 million homes having a gas boiler.
The majority of UK homeowners have comprehensive boiler insurance in place, which means should something go wrong, the customer will need to pay an excess amount if they make a claim on their insurance.
Boiler cover varies, with customers paying £8 a month as part of an introductory offer. It is always advisable to shop around when looking for boiler cover plans, and always look at what the plan covers. Many plans do not cover limescale damage or buildup from sludge.
Do I need boiler cover?
Boiler cover is optional. If your boiler is relatively new, it may still be covered under warranty. Homeowners do not have to take out insurance. Instead, they can choose to contact a qualified heating engineer to diagnose and repair any issues, or to carry out a service. If you live in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas, opting for Cheltenham boiler servicing regularly as an annual checkup ensures that any defects are rectified before any major issues occur.
Cheltenham boiler servicing
Depending on the age and condition of the boiler, it may need to be replaced. If the boiler is deemed beyond repair by the engineer, they will be able to advise you on the best replacement options available. A qualified engineer will discuss the size of the boiler and its efficiency, together with installation costs and the cost of the boiler itself.
When it comes to Cheltenham boiler servicing, you will need a reputable company who provides a prompt and efficient service.
After all, as a homeowner, you do not want to be left without heating and hot water during the cold winter months! Always make sure the boiler is installed by a qualified GasSafe professional.