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I'm buying first house after renting for years and wonder whether it is worth getting boiler breakdown cover and from who? Especially with cold weather and kids in the house. Just to provide more d… Read More
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2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
I'm buying first house after renting for years and wonder whether it is worth getting boiler breakdown cover and from who? Especially with cold weather and kids in the house.

Just to provide more details - house is a new build with a combo boiler.

Any other covers worth getting? Of course house insurance is a given.
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2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
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#1
yes definitely
#3
Yes especially in the winter, plumbers charge a lot. Swinton is good
#4
If your taking out house insurance, then look to take advantage of the home emergency cover. Some companies offer it free and others only charge around £20/25 for it. It covers boiler/heating system. No heating or hot water is classified as an emergency.
#5
If it's a new build I would say no, not at least for the first year where you should be covered by manufacturers warranty.

What make of boiler is it? Some brands do a standard 5 yr warranty which would render your breakdown cover useless!
#6
boilers don't really break that often, specially new ones. I would look of getting it covered by home insurance if. you're worried. you will have to get a plumber out to service it anyway. we service ours every year.
#7
If its a new build ,the boiler should have at least a 5 year guarantee on it (8 year if its a Vaillant) . Provided you have it serviced every year they run a 365 days a year warranty on it . Check the boiler docs .:)
#8
British Gas Homecare have never let me down though they probably aren't the cheapest. I pay £22 p/m with £50 excess for full cover including pipes and all electrics.Called them out last boxing day morning and kaput boiler was fixed by the afternoon. Had a leak under the sink a few weeks ago too and they replaced more or less all the pipework and stopcock the same day also. Well worth it for peace of mind and also a free annual service :D
#9
tallpete33
British Gas Homecare have never let me down though they probably aren't the cheapest. I pay £22 p/m with £50 excess for full cover including pipes and all electrics.Called them out last boxing day morning and kaput boiler was fixed by the afternoon. Had a leak under the sink a few weeks ago too and they replaced more or less all the pipework and stopcock the same day also. Well worth it for peace of mind and also a free annual service :D
Why pay twice when you get the warranty free with a brand new boiler ?
#10
rogparki
tallpete33
British Gas Homecare have never let me down though they probably aren't the cheapest. I pay £22 p/m with £50 excess for full cover including pipes and all electrics.Called them out last boxing day morning and kaput boiler was fixed by the afternoon. Had a leak under the sink a few weeks ago too and they replaced more or less all the pipework and stopcock the same day also. Well worth it for peace of mind and also a free annual service :D
Why pay twice when you get the warranty free with a brand new boiler ?

Where did I say my boiler is brand new ? It's 15 years old . . .

Edited By: tallpete33 on Dec 05, 2014 11:59
#11
tallpete33
British Gas Homecare have never let me down though they probably aren't the cheapest. I pay £22 p/m with £50 excess for full cover including pipes and all electrics.Called them out last boxing day morning and kaput boiler was fixed by the afternoon. Had a leak under the sink a few weeks ago too and they replaced more or less all the pipework and stopcock the same day also. Well worth it for peace of mind and also a free annual service :D
this may save you some money - £9 a month with NO excess, not just boiler cover - http://www.homeserve.com/insurance/homeserve-cover-8-non-excess-half-price
#12
tallpete33
rogparki
tallpete33
British Gas Homecare have never let me down though they probably aren't the cheapest. I pay £22 p/m with £50 excess for full cover including pipes and all electrics.Called them out last boxing day morning and kaput boiler was fixed by the afternoon. Had a leak under the sink a few weeks ago too and they replaced more or less all the pipework and stopcock the same day also. Well worth it for peace of mind and also a free annual service :D
Why pay twice when you get the warranty free with a brand new boiler ?
Where did I say my boiler is brand new ? It's 15 years old . . .
The OPs boiler is brand new - thats what we are advising on - or most of us are !
#13
tonyh78
tallpete33
British Gas Homecare have never let me down though they probably aren't the cheapest. I pay £22 p/m with £50 excess for full cover including pipes and all electrics.Called them out last boxing day morning and kaput boiler was fixed by the afternoon. Had a leak under the sink a few weeks ago too and they replaced more or less all the pipework and stopcock the same day also. Well worth it for peace of mind and also a free annual service :D
this may save you some money - £9 a month with NO excess, not just boiler cover - http://www.homeserve.com/insurance/homeserve-cover-8-non-excess-half-price
Again why pay twice when the OP has a brand new boiler which will be covered by a 5 year warranty ? Are commenters reading the Original Post ?

Edited By: rogparki on Dec 05, 2014 12:12
#14
What a great site ! Post the correct and most relevant answer to the OPs question , then watch it get voted down by members who haven't understood or bothered to read the original Post ! Hope those members voting my answer down never need any correct advice themselves ! :(


Edited By: rogparki on Dec 05, 2014 12:38
#15
rogparki
What a great site ! Post the correct and most relevant answer to the OPs question , then watch it get voted down by members who haven't understood or bothered to read the original Post ! Hope those members voting my answer down never need any correct advice themselves ! :(

leave then
#16
rogparki
What a great site ! Post the correct and most relevant answer to the OPs question , then watch it get voted down by members who haven't understood or bothered to read the original Post ! Hope those members voting my answer down never need any correct advice themselves ! :(


That would be an ecumenical matter
#17
i wouldnt bother, save the money for the snag repairs that will come with your new build!
#18
Thats 2 who obviously wouldnt take their own advice :D
#19
Not worth it on a new build, companies like British Gas give you a basic level of cover if something really goes wrong then you end up paying on top of what you have already paid for the cover.

Just make sure it's serviced/checked every year.
#20
Hallsie
If it's a new build I would say no, not at least for the first year where you should be covered by manufacturers warranty.

What make of boiler is it? Some brands do a standard 5 yr warranty which would render your breakdown cover useless!
This^^
#21
moob
Hallsie
If it's a new build I would say no, not at least for the first year where you should be covered by manufacturers warranty.

What make of boiler is it? Some brands do a standard 5 yr warranty which would render your breakdown cover useless!
This^^

This^^

Make sure you get the boiler installation docs when you complete-if it's been installed by a registered fitter, the guarantee is likely to be at least 5 years (but you must get it serviced every year to maintain the warranty). Once the warranty is up, then get some boiler cover!
#22
We've just moved into a New Build - There is a 12 month warranty minimum. Most have 5 years as others have said, and if so no point buying extra cover at the moment.

Our Combi boiler has a 5 year warranty as long as it is serviced every 12 months. After the 5 years the i will be purchasing the breakdown cover - probably through Home Insurance.
#23
I'd get flamed for this but if you have small kids then during winter you can't afford to wait a day or so to get your heating fixed. Not many appliances are 100% guaranteed not to fail in the 1st year. We had heating issues in our house and due to my son being a year old British Gas came out the same day and sorted the problem, turned out to be a pump. If your heating fails during winter then you need someone out the same day to sort it, be that an independent plumber or Corgi/British Gas. Like with anything you need to assess the risk. I pay £35 and that covers the central heating system, 3 appliances such as fridge freezer, washing machine and Cooker. It's a lot of money to spend but equally I can't really last a day without them.
#24
After 5 years you will probably need a new one in any case! The modern ones don't seem to last very long at all and when they go wrong it can be expensive. I do not think the manufacturers need to make spares available for more than 10 years after the model ends. When my old cast iron boiler broke down last year (the first time in the 7 years we have had the house), the repairman told us not to replace it unless we really had to as any savings made by the newer efficient ones are more than offset by the cost of repairs over the life of the boiler.

He thought that Worcester Bosch were not what they used to be and the best ones were now Baxi. But that was just his opinion.
#25
kester76
I'd get flamed for this but if you have small kids then during winter you can't afford to wait a day or so to get your heating fixed. Not many appliances are 100% guaranteed not to fail in the 1st year. We had heating issues in our house and due to my son being a year old British Gas came out the same day and sorted the problem, turned out to be a pump. If your heating fails during winter then you need someone out the same day to sort it, be that an independent plumber or Corgi/British Gas. Like with anything you need to assess the risk. I pay £35 and that covers the central heating system, 3 appliances such as fridge freezer, washing machine and Cooker. It's a lot of money to spend but equally I can't really last a day without them.
Thats a great point... Apart from the fact buying insurance cover for an item already covered by a manufacturer's warranty is totally pointless.
#26
Good reminder for me to check when my cover ends.
#27
moob
kester76
I'd get flamed for this but if you have small kids then during winter you can't afford to wait a day or so to get your heating fixed. Not many appliances are 100% guaranteed not to fail in the 1st year. We had heating issues in our house and due to my son being a year old British Gas came out the same day and sorted the problem, turned out to be a pump. If your heating fails during winter then you need someone out the same day to sort it, be that an independent plumber or Corgi/British Gas. Like with anything you need to assess the risk. I pay £35 and that covers the central heating system, 3 appliances such as fridge freezer, washing machine and Cooker. It's a lot of money to spend but equally I can't really last a day without them.
Thats a great point... Apart from the fact buying insurance cover for an item already covered by a manufacturer's warranty is totally pointless.
I totally agree but I'd check to make sure that warranty covers a 24/7 plumber call out. Having to wait 3 days without heating with a toddler or elderly relative is no fun.
#28
So I think we can all agree that my post 8 hours ago was correct and the idiots who voted it down are just that - idiots ! - Its a funny place this site - always good for advice - but sadly numpties who give poor advice (you know who you are) , vote down correct advice that differs from their incorrect advice . :( You have to treat it like Trip Advisor and draw your own conclusions - but I think the idiots have been well exposed here.

Edited By: rogparki on Dec 05, 2014 19:15
#29
rogparki
So I think we can all agree that my post 8 hours ago was correct and the idiots who voted it down are just that - idiots ! - Its a funny place this site - always good for advice - but sadly numpties who give poor advice (you know who you are) , vote down correct advice that differs from their incorrect advice . :( You have to treat it like Trip Advisor and draw your own conclusions - but I think the idiots have been well exposed here.

Does it really matter that much to you if people vote your comments down? Hallsie got in before you anyway
#30
Definitely I've had scottish gas home care in all properties I've owned and they have never let me down.

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