12 months boiler breakdown cover including service (£0 excess) £143.20 ( possible £33.30 TCB) @ Scottish Power
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12 months boiler breakdown cover including service (£0 excess) £143.20 ( possible £33.30 TCB) @ Scottish Power

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Found 22nd JanMade hot 22nd Jan
Not for everybody I understand but for those that use this type of cover works out equivalent to £11.94pm and includes an annual boiler service and no excess.

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Is this just the boiler or does it cover the entire system eg pumps, valves to a cylinder? --> Seems so
Is there an age limit to the boiler. Eg how about 25 years old? --> No age limit.

What happens if they come to inspect an refuse to insure? Do they charge for the inspection or just refund?


homeserve is £5 a month with service awful deal.

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woolymammoth8606

homeserve is £5 a month with service awful deal.


And no excess? Do you have a link?

£5 a month what does that include?

woolymammoth8606

homeserve is £5 a month with service awful deal.



£16 for £0 excess?

I've been looking at the Scottish Power deal with the first 4 months free. It seems to do what I need, service, boiler and radiators.
British Gas has just upped my cover to £330 for the next year's cover

woolymammoth8606

homeserve is £5 a month with service awful deal.


Not comparible, £5 per month with a £95 excess. £0 excess is £16 pm in year one and £25.22 pm thereafter;

The price will increase at renewal. Currently customers in their second year are paying £25.22 a month, £302.64 for the year for this policy (which includes the cost of the boiler service), provided they have made no claims.

just got this deal last month. service booked. quidco tracked at £30

Annual service £60-£80 , most boilers come with a 5-7 year warranty (same day in the case of Vaillant ) . Are you sure this isn't paying twice for cover you already have on your boiler ? Do they accept, say ,10 year old out of warranty boilers ? Maybe not as simple as it seems .

I'm not commentating on the deal as I'm not in the market as my boiler is still under 5 yr warranty. Did see an article on the TV this week about it though. Said to first check existing cover, eg warranty or on house insurance. Then see if t&cs specify waiting times for repair. Most prioritise vulnerable households eg elderly, under fives etc,but will decommission your boiler if faulty and leave you without a working boiler for possibly 7/-10 days, which is unacceptable in winter. Apparently they offer cover to suck you in, but don't have the resources to sort out claims and then double/triple premium in 2nd year.
Not saying you shouldn't have cover, just be aware what you're signing up to. It isn't likely to be a repair/replace in 24 hours or so as you might think.
Also shop around. No need to get cover from your energy provider.

I've got home emergency cover with my Aviva home insurance. I think it was an extra fiver or so a month.

Covered for boiler, heating, electrics, roof and drains etc with no excess and does not affect no claims.

Cover is through homeserve. I've used it 3 times now for a blocked drain, gas leak and boiler. Local engineers arrived with 2 hours each time

May be worth looking into if renewal due.

Edited by: "callum84" 22nd Jan

callum84

I've got home emergency cover with my Aviva home insurance. I think it … I've got home emergency cover with my Aviva home insurance. I think it was an extra fiver or so a month.Covered for boiler, heating, electrics, roof and drains etc with no excess and does not affect no claims.Cover is through homeserve. I've used it 3 times now for a blocked drain, gas leak and boiler. Local engineers arrived with 2 hours each timeMay be worth looking into if renewal due.



I have the same cover and used it once for damaged door lock, could not leave the house. There within an hour, local guy changed the locking mechanism. So thumbs up from me also.

I have read the cover of the boiler and strangely it does not mention the boiler age or need for a service which is great, but that is the only thing missing "Annual Boiler service" which these stands alone policies do normally offer.

margamboy

I have the same cover and used it once for damaged door lock, could not … I have the same cover and used it once for damaged door lock, could not leave the house. There within an hour, local guy changed the locking mechanism. So thumbs up from me also.I have read the cover of the boiler and strangely it does not mention the boiler age or need for a service which is great, but that is the only thing missing "Annual Boiler service" which these stands alone policies do normally offer.


Some of the policies only offer the service in the first year and the ones that dont are way more expensive.
I just get it serviced from a local company for around £50.

My boilers at least 15 years old and hadn't been serviced as not long moved in. Fixed it no problem, no questions asked.
Edited by: "callum84" 22nd Jan

Scottish Power....Nooooooooo.
Customer service very poor.

i was paying £25 per month for years but a little home work and i now pay £50 per year with my bank £1000 cover with every call out

covers boiler and many other things like electric s ,pests ,new locks

ashmac

i was paying £25 per month for years but a little home work and i now … i was paying £25 per month for years but a little home work and i now pay £50 per year with my bank £1000 cover with every call out covers boiler and many other things like electric s ,pests ,new locks


Which bank?

ashmac

i was paying £25 per month for years but a little home work and i now … i was paying £25 per month for years but a little home work and i now pay £50 per year with my bank £1000 cover with every call out covers boiler and many other things like electric s ,pests ,new locks


What is the name of insurer you are with (£50) a month please?

Seems reasonably priced for peace of mind.

Yes many boilers come with long warranties but my experience with Vaillant was it's not worth the paper it's printed on. Mine was less than 12 months old when a service message came up and the boiler wouldn't fire up. The technician came out and claimed there had been a voltage spike taking out the main board. Nothing else in the house was affected and he could offer no evidence other than that nothing else would cause it. The parts with labour would have come to £470!

Luckily, the original installer came to the rescue and replaced it all at his cost but Vaillant have left a bad taste, other than it's a bloody good boiler and uses a lot less gas than my previous Ariston.

arrr fuming rite now ..just set up a thread on how to saves £100s on using your bank for this stuff and it got moderated and removed

done with hotdeals wasting my time and effort

hamodah

What is the name of insurer you are with (£50) a month please?



​its . £4 a month

hamodah

What is the name of insurer you are with (£50) a month please?



​halifax...tsb most do it but dont ahout about it

we were with BG home care- our boiler broke down - parts were obsolete- so they condemned it - left us without heat for 3 wks and then quoted us 3 times what a normal fitter/supplier charged us
and when we phoned them up to ensure that the contract had been cancelled they asked why ? I looked at their wording and asked for a refund of our payments but was told none of their engineers condemned it - BS
we cancelled and never again - customer services lie -
Just trying to help people to see that sometimes things many be too goog
the offer seems really good but once bitten

ashmac

arrr fuming rite now ..just set up a thread on how to saves £100s on … arrr fuming rite now ..just set up a thread on how to saves £100s on using your bank for this stuff and it got moderated and removed done with hotdeals wasting my time and effort


Why was it removed, I don't understand?

mod

lianne21

Why was it removed, I don't understand?


It's not been removed. You posted it multiple times. The duplicate thread you posted was removed. The original is still here

andywedge

It's not been removed. You posted it multiple times. The duplicate thread … It's not been removed. You posted it multiple times. The duplicate thread you posted was removed. The original is still here


I didn't post it ??

woolymammoth8606

homeserve is £5 a month with service awful deal.


Homeserve are awful full stop.

winningchip

Homeserve are awful full stop.



​depends on your experience my pump went they came out and fixed it job done.

I pay £15 a YEAR extra for boiler cover on my Admiral house insurance (which in itself barely costs any more than this premium). When the boiler developed a fault over Xmas I got British Gas out to fix it and the insurer is refunding me the money. No need to service the boiler either.

Good deal. looking for something like this.

woolymammoth8606

homeserve is £5 a month with service awful deal.



I signed up to homeserve hastily, tempted by an offer making it £3 a month. It rose to £14 a month in the 2nd year, all with a £95 excess.
The one time I had to use them, I paid a £95 fee and they guaranteed someone would come the same day as we've got 2 toddlers. After a series of cancelled appointments, someone eventually turned up 2 days later and fixed it within 5 minutes.

Jules_HT

I pay £15 a YEAR extra for boiler cover on my Admiral house insurance … I pay £15 a YEAR extra for boiler cover on my Admiral house insurance (which in itself barely costs any more than this premium). When the boiler developed a fault over Xmas I got British Gas out to fix it and the insurer is refunding me the money. No need to service the boiler either.



​ditto, Scottish power phoned me to offer this deal but already get it included with admiral house insurance

Eagerbeaver

Seems reasonably priced for peace of mind. Yes many boilers come with … Seems reasonably priced for peace of mind. Yes many boilers come with long warranties but my experience with Vaillant was it's not worth the paper it's printed on. Mine was less than 12 months old when a service message came up and the boiler wouldn't fire up. The technician came out and claimed there had been a voltage spike taking out the main board. Nothing else in the house was affected and he could offer no evidence other than that nothing else would cause it. The parts with labour would have come to £470! Luckily, the original installer came to the rescue and replaced it all at his cost but Vaillant have left a bad taste, other than it's a bloody good boiler and uses a lot less gas than my previous Ariston.



If that's their own tech then that's disappointing; new boards cost up to about £100 (see Ebay) and swapping them should be an easy half hours work.

smileypete

If that's their own tech then that's disappointing; new boards cost up to … If that's their own tech then that's disappointing; new boards cost up to about £100 (see Ebay) and swapping them should be an easy half hours work.



Yes it was their own man who came out initially. When the original installer came, it took him about half an hour and was aghast at what had gone on.



woolymammoth8606

homeserve is £5 a month with service awful deal.



Homeserve are pants
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