Boiler Insurance

Why You Don’t Need Expensive Boiler Insurance

Fear of their central heating breaking down in the winter means many homeowners take out boiler insurance. However, this cover is expensive – and often unnecessary.

Why You Don’t Need Expensive Boiler Insurance

Millions of homeowners spend a combined £1 billion a year on cover to fix broken boilers and burst water pipes. However, for the vast majority of these people, they would be better off employing a plumber and saving the typical £20 a month cost of cover. Most people who purchase boiler cover never need to make a claim – and those who do tend to spend more on the cover than it would have cost to have called a plumber to fix the problem.

What is Boiler Insurance?

Boiler insurance can be sold as standalone breakdown cover or offered in a package that covers other central heating problems, such as broken radiators and leaking pipes. It is different to home insurance, as that does not include your central heating boiler system. Both energy providers and specialist companies offer the cover. Your premiums will be based on your boiler type and its age.

How to Find a Reputable Plumber

People can be put off from calling a plumber out of fear of cowboys: But there are a number of ways to lower your risk:

  • Ask your family and friends for a personal recommendation.
  • Ask potential plumbers for customer references.
  • Look out for the TrustMark scheme which means the tradespeople have signed up to a strict code of conduct.
  • Review commercial websites such as Which? Trusted Traders.
  • Make sure your plumber is Gas Safe registered and ask to see their registration card

L&W Heating and Plumbing

Whatever your heating and plumbing need: from fixing a leaking tap to fitting a brand-new water saving shower, we can help: call the experts at LW Heating and Plumbing today to find out more. All our technicians are fully qualified and Gas Safe registered. Call our local central heating engineers on a local number below:-

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