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British gas boiler service £49.00 (£30 off)

£49.00 @ British Gas
Call British Gas by 30 May and they'll service your boiler for £49 - £30 off the normal price. Includes a safety inspection of the boiler by a British Gas CORGI registered engineer, PLUS A FULL S… Read More
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Call British Gas by 30 May and they'll service your boiler for £49 - £30 off the normal price.

Includes a safety inspection of the boiler by a British Gas CORGI registered engineer, PLUS A FULL SERVICE.


No need to be a British Gas customer or have one of their boilers.

Call 0845 600 1054 and quote GA04
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#1
Nice one my boiler needs sevicing so I will save a few quid, thanks:-D
#2
Cant you get the british gas cover for something like £9 per month (£108) +£40 quidco = £68.... I think this includes an initial boiler service.

Just remember to cancel after a year.
banned#3
cokeman123;2160094
Cant you get the british gas cover for something like £9 per month (£108) +£40 quidco = £68.... I think this includes an initial boiler service.

Just remember to cancel after a year.

I thought the BG cover just included an initial inspection, not a service.

EDIT:- it does include an annual service.

What is bizarre about their home cover for gas boilers is the following terms and conditions:-

B. What is not included:[LIST]
[*]Removing sludge or hard-water scale from the boiler or system (see the 'PowerFlush™' section).
[*]Replacing your boiler if it is seven years old or more.
[*]Repairing or replacing appliance flues that aren't part of your boiler.
[*]Repairing or replacing parts of your central heating system and controls that are specifically designed for piped or electric underfloor heating (other than warm-air systems).
[*]The full cost of labour and parts for each repair carried out. :w00t:[/LIST]



So just what does it cover then?
#4
Just signed for Homecare 200

12 Months x £17 = £204 - £40 (Qudico) = £164

That's not a bad deal in my books for a man to come out and service my pipes any day of the year. You could easily pay £164 for single call out.
#5
sicknote
Just signed for Homecare 200

12 Months x £17 = £204 - £40 (Qudico) = £164

That's not a bad deal in my books for a man to come out and service my pipes any day of the year. You could easily pay £164 for single call out.


I pay £45 to my local small business at any time i need them. They are all Corgi trained and i have never had a problem with them. BG are just expensive to start with.
banned#6
sicknote;2160208
Just signed for Homecare 200

12 Months x £17 = £204 - £40 (Qudico) = £164

That's not a bad deal in my books for a man to come out and service my pipes any day of the year. You could easily pay £164 for single call out.

but have you read their ambiguous terms. it seems to me that the cover isnt worth the paper its written on. Specifically (in bold):-

B. What is not included:[LIST]
[*]Removing sludge or hard-water scale from the boiler or system (see the 'PowerFlush™' section).
[*]Replacing your boiler if it is seven years old or more.
[*]Repairing or replacing appliance flues that aren't part of your boiler.
[*]Repairing or replacing parts of your central heating system and controls that are specifically designed for piped or electric underfloor heating (other than warm-air systems).
[*]The full cost of labour and parts for each repair carried out. :w00t:[/LIST]
#7
csiman
but have you read their ambiguous terms. it seems to me that the cover isnt worth the paper its written on. Specifically (in bold):-

B. What is not included:[LIST]
[*]Removing sludge or hard-water scale from the boiler or system (see the 'PowerFlush™' section).
[*]Replacing your boiler if it is seven years old or more.
[*]Repairing or replacing appliance flues that aren't part of your boiler.
[*]Repairing or replacing parts of your central heating system and controls that are specifically designed for piped or electric underfloor heating (other than warm-air systems).
[*]The full cost of labour and parts for each repair carried out. :w00t:[/LIST]


I agree that Homecare 200 has quite a few exclusions but my mother has it and never been charged for labour.Look at their site and it says "Includes parts and labour, so there are no hidden charges"
#8
newbie1001;2160235
I pay £45 to my local small business at any time i need them. They are all Corgi trained and i have never had a problem with them. BG are just expensive to start with.

I agree. We get ours serviced by an independant local corgi registered guy, who charges £50 normally, it's just that BG are expensive to start with.
banned#9
nick_sub;2160565
I agree. We get ours serviced by an independant local corgi registered guy, who charges £50 normally, it's just that BG are expensive to start with.

I dont think you guys understand this deal. Its £68 for a service AND free breakdown cover for a year.
#10
csiman
I dont think you guys understand this deal. Its £68 for a service AND free breakdown cover for a year.


What he said.

- although if you do claim on the £9 p.m. service, you have to pay £50 for whatever is wrong. Which i've already done this year - I suspect it would have cost £100+ to fix what they did.
#11
csiman
I dont think you guys understand this deal. Its £68 for a service AND free breakdown cover for a year.


Actually, it isn't free breakdown cover, because you have to pay the first £50 for any breakdown. If you only want a boiler service, you're better off just paying the £49 in the offer above.
#12
sicknote

That's not a bad deal in my books for a man to come out and service my pipes any day of the year.


Euphemism of the day!

I hear the waiting times for the BG Homecare people to come out can be quite long, depends on the area. A colleague says he cancelled the service after waiting 2 weeks for anyone to be available to fix his boiler. YMMV of course.
banned#13
I was just about to take out this homecare deal as I wanted a service but having read their terms it seems they do NOT do a service but just a safety and maintenance inspection. Any gas engineers here? is this the same as a service?

Anyway, T&C's state:-

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]A Safety and Maintenance Inspection of your boiler and system (except for electric boilers and parts of the system that aren’t easy to get to). Please read the section ‘Safety and Maintenance Inspection’ for full details.[/SIZE][/FONT]

which is here:-

[LEFT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Initial safety inspection[/SIZE][/FONT][/LEFT]
[LEFT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]If you choose Homecare Flexi 100 to 400, we will inspect your gas central-heating system or gas appliance (or both) to make sure they are safe and in good working order. Your British Gas service engineer will fill in a safety inspection checklist to show you what he or she has checked. We will normally do this inspection within 28 days of the beginning of your agreement where possible. However, as we give priority to breakdowns, it can be later if there is a lot of demand for our services. If the inspection reveals a problem, we may:[/SIZE][/FONT][/LEFT]
[LIST]
[*]
[*][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]tell you what work is needed and what it will cost you for that work to be done;[/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]offer you an alternative agreement from the section ‘Gas Services’ , which will not include the parts causing the problem; or[/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]cancel the agreement and refund your money.[/SIZE][/FONT][/LIST] [LEFT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]We will not carry out an initial inspection if we have already carried out a Safety and Maintenance Inspection at the property within the last 12 months.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]I dont think I'll bother now.
[/SIZE][/FONT][/LEFT]
banned#14
Newbold;2160754
Actually, it isn't free breakdown cover, because you have to pay the first £50 for any breakdown. If you only want a boiler service, you're better off just paying the £49 in the offer above.

Yes I saw that but the fact that they dont even bother to service it leads me to go back to the original £49 deal as you suggest :thumbsup:
#15
£49? bargain!
banned#16
Do you get a safety certificate with this?
#17
Does anyone know if you can get a landlords certificate with this?
#18
Good deal, voted hot!

However when I click the link, I can't see anything about the deal... anyone help?
banned#19
mine gets serviced every year, when i asked him last time he was here about this service and maintenance inspection he said they had just reworded it and everyone still gets the service
#20
The safety inspection is not the same as a service,the bg guy will probably be there about 10-15 mins,Where the manufacturers instructions used to tell you to do things like take fan out and strip down combustion chamber etc to clean then,modern boilers you just have to check the co2 readings and if they are within tolerance,it shows the boilers burning corectly and the burners are not touched at all,stripping sme types of boilers down actually causes problems with them after the service,so its usually a case now of if its not broken,dont take it apart.
BG service plans save you loads of moeny sometimes,they also do a fixed price repair if you boiler breaks down.
#21
morpheus
Good deal, voted hot!

However when I click the link, I can't see anything about the deal... anyone help?


you have to ring them and quote a code as it says in the original post
#22
We have always had their homecare 200 and when they come annually all they do is stick some prongs into the flue outside to see if the fumes are within safety limits.

They took 5 weeks to repair our boiler this winter so I am not renewing with them.

Unless your boiler is prone to breakdowns you are better off saving the money in an emergency fund savings account and then paying to do the repairs.

I don't know what they do in the service that this thread is about. Good articles on Moneysaving expert about his breakdown service contracts, will help you figure out what is right for your situation.
#23
cjb1971
stripping sme types of boilers down actually causes problems with them after the service,so its usually a case now of if its not broken,dont take it apart.


you are corgi registered I take it? where's this info from? lol are you saying not to service your boiler?
#24
jakenjo
you have to ring them and quote a code as it says in the original post


:oops::oops:

That'll teach me to read before posting...:-D

Cheers
#25
You should do what makes you feel comfortable, but:

I'd recommend, for curiosity's sake, you to watch the guy service your boiler - see what he does and how long it takes... I watched for the first time recently and, seriously, it was about 5 minutes of f*ck-all... I then spoke to a neighbour who has good reason to know about such things, and he said that the servicing of gas boilers now involves very little actual work if it is already burning with a blue flame (a clean flame) - which you can see through the little window yourself. For safety, you should have a carbon monoxide detector... Basically, get it serviced every year if you want, but it's a bit of a scam to sell phony peace-of-mind. It's like paying out for extended warranties on your appliances and lots of extra insurances.
It doesn't need doing that often and the service involves almost nothing if the flames are burning blue and clean.

(as you'll remember from your chemistry classes, blue flames are burning with sufficient oxygen and not producing carbon monoxide)
#26
csiman
I dont think you guys understand this deal. Its £68 for a service AND free breakdown cover for a year.


But the service happens at the end of the 1st year not at the start..?
#27
morpheus
:oops::oops:

That'll teach me to read before posting...:-D

Cheers


ah, most people don't have time to read all the posts and a lot go away from the original OP anyway.
#28
gobofraggle
You should do what makes you feel comfortable, but:

I'd recommend, for curiosity's sake, you to watch the guy service your boiler - see what he does and how long it takes... I watched for the first time recently and, seriously, it was about 5 minutes of f*ck-all... I then spoke to a neighbour who has good reason to know about such things, and he said that the servicing of gas boilers now involves very little actual work if it is already burning with a blue flame (a clean flame) - which you can see through the little window yourself. For safety, you should have a carbon monoxide detector... Basically, get it serviced every year if you want, but it's a bit of a scam to sell phony peace-of-mind. It's like paying out for extended warranties on your appliances and lots of extra insurances.
It doesn't need doing that often and the service involves almost nothing if the flames are burning blue and clean.

(as you'll remember from your chemistry classes, blue flames are burning with sufficient oxygen and not producing carbon monoxide)


a lot of companies don't do a proper service, but i wouldn't recommend not having one - all boilers need the right bits cleaned - even if it is just the flu right?
banned#29
gobofraggle
You should do what makes you feel comfortable, but:......

..........(as you'll remember from your chemistry classes, blue flames are burning with sufficient oxygen and not producing carbon monoxide)


but if you are a landlord you HAVE to have it safety checked every year to get a certificate, I ordered a service from Powergen and they gave me this certificate but I did ask for it,

......and how are British Gas going to check my flue when it's on top of the roof? anyone?
#30
jakenjo
you are corgi registered I take it? where's this info from? lol are you saying not to service your boiler?


Yes i am corgi registered,and yes you should get your boiler serviced because even with a basic saftey check gas pressures will be tested ,flue gases testedand tightness test for gas leaks will be done,if a boiler is burning fine then there is no need for a full strip down of it,on older boilers parts will just self destruct when u take them apart,fans on old ferroli boilers for eample-the plastic venturis on become very brittle and will need replacing if taken off,just adding more expense to the customer.
banned#31
my back bolier was serviced every year, and boy did it need it, now i have the new combi (which i hate) so i have no idea if this is going to be stripped down like my back boiler was


and a service is a bit like an mot, only any use for the day its been done - lol
#32
cjb1971
Yes i am corgi registered,and yes you should get your boiler serviced because even with a basic saftey check gas pressures will be tested ,flue gases testedand tightness test for gas leaks will be done,if a boiler is burning fine then there is no need for a full strip down of it,on older boilers parts will just self destruct when u take them apart,fans on old ferroli boilers for eample-the plastic venturis on become very brittle and will need replacing if taken off,just adding more expense to the customer.


no one was talking about a full strip down
#33
lumoruk
but if you are a landlord you HAVE to have it safety checked every year to get a certificate, I ordered a service from Powergen and they gave me this certificate but I did ask for it,

......and how are British Gas going to check my flue when it's on top of the roof? anyone?


lol, mine's right next to it.
#34
Just a note that:

1) They don't cover oil fired central heating systems, sadly for me

2) Many insurance policies specify that equipment should be regularly serviced to qualify when you come to make a claim, In these cases it doesn't matter if you consider it's worth it or not, all the insurance company will be interested in is if you had one done.
#35
cjb1971
Yes i am corgi registered,and yes you should get your boiler serviced because even with a basic saftey check gas pressures will be tested ,flue gases testedand tightness test for gas leaks will be done,if a boiler is burning fine then there is no need for a full strip down of it,on older boilers parts will just self destruct when u take them apart,fans on old ferroli boilers for eample-the plastic venturis on become very brittle and will need replacing if taken off,just adding more expense to the customer.


Hi, do you know if BG will look at/service my boiler if it’s in the loft which has access via a standard removable ladder?

I only ask because I heard some time ago that it is a corgi requirement to have a boiler installed in a room with a proper staircase...

Thanks
banned#36
Redbu11;2161059
But the service happens at the end of the 1st year not at the start..?

They dont do a service at all under homecare policies. I;m not gonna bother with anything now as its been running perfectly fine for 6 years since I moved in without any maintenance.

As someone said "if it aint broke, dont fix it".
banned#37
Just turned my boiler on and checked the flame. It is about 95% blue with the occasional orange flame / spark occuring. Is this OK?
banned#38
csiman
They dont do a service at all under homecare policies. I;m not gonna bother with anything now as its been running perfectly fine for 6 years since I moved in without any maintenance.

As someone said "if it aint broke, dont fix it".


im under homecare with bg and they service mine every year, strip it done completely, that is a back boiler, so maybe it depends on what boiler you have:?
#39
been a customer for years, but have been in dispute for last few weeks, I suggest you read the small print very carefully, if they decide you need a powerflush it costs around £700 and they will not do any further work untill this has happened!! we have been left without a radiator since end of april and it is impossible to speak to a manager must have clocked up hours in phone calls. As a one off service it's probably good value but in the long run we could have bought about 2 new complete systems for what we've paid out: :xx
#40
not sure i'll bother now, my boiler's only a yr old. blue flame's as good as it was when it was installed.

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