Hi, we have british gas homecare but the renewal price is around £150 more than the price that we paid last year. This equates to around £570 for the year. Is anyone aware of any good alternatives that charge less and provide similar service? Wanted to get cover for boiler, heating and plumbing. Many Thanks.
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We pay £60 a year to have it serviced if you do the maths you'll often be better off buying a new boiler.
SSE Are currently rebranding everything over to the OVO Brand so as a new customer that's who you would have to sign up with if you went with them. But I have only had positive experiences with them and would say they're worth looking into.
My combi is over 10 years old now anyway so I'm thinking about getting it replaced but I am hoping for some scheme so I can get it done as I own my own home and get no benefits, which would entitle me to do that.
Other than that ask your local neighbours and friends to see if they can recommend an independent guy/company.
When the plan came to an end they offered me a discount (as they had already seen the boiler and knew it to be well maintained and working) and threw in a service as well. I think I am paying £23 a month, and the service was £100, so I'm more than happy with the deal. The boiler is now 10 years old and things will wear and, from the experience I had, it is better to have someone who knows the boiler look at it than some plumber from Yellow Pages who just wants a quick cash visit and see if they can get a couple fo grand out of you for a new boiler when you don't need one.