With the nights swiftly drawing in and the weather becoming depressingly cooler, once distant thoughts about the hellish prospect of a boiler breakdown are gaining greater dominance in our sub-consciences. According to British Gas, a boiler breakdown occurs every 20 seconds in the UK and the average cost to repair a boiler is £185. With these shocking statistics in mind, and with winter and Christmas round the corner, now is perhaps the best time to carry out some diligent preparation in the case of an unexpected and unwanted boiler breakdown.
If you have had a new boiler installed recently that is less than 12 months old it is likely to be covered for emergency breakdowns by the one-year warranty. If however, you are one of the millions in the UK who have a boiler that is well past its warranty end date then it is an advisable precaution to take out boiler insurance.
Whilst many people are reluctant to fork out yet another monthly insurance bill, for the peace of mind of insuring a combi boiler or central heating boilers would give you, it could be worth the additional payments. Besides peace of mind, boiler insurance will guarantee that you have access to assistance and protection in the event of an emergency. For example, a qualified engineer would quickly assess the situation and rectify the problem without the heartbreak of having to fork out hefty call out charges and then the costs of the repairs.
When central heating boilers and combi boilers are faulty you are essentially living with an extremely dangerous time-bomb in your home. If you ever smell gas or believe that your boiler may be faulty you should call a central heating specialist straight away for assistance.
Anyone living in the West Yorkshire area who believes that their house is in possession of a faulty Worcester Bosch or any other central heating boiler or combi boiler should consider contacting Help-Link would be a sensible move.
Operating from its head office in West Yorkshire, Help-Link provides exceptional central heating needs at affordable prices. Open seven days a week and 24 hours a day, including Christmas Day, all Help-Link’s engineers are multi-trade professionals and are registered with gas safe certificates.
If you are reluctant to take out boiler insurance and pay often hefty monthly cover payments, you could always opt for the self-insurance option. Self-insuring can be done by anyone and can be used as a technique to ensure that you have the funds available just in case something does go wrong with your boiler. Just simply pay a small amount of money into a savings account each month then if you are faced with a hefty and unexpected bill to repair the boiler at a time when you can least afford it, like at Christmas, there will be no need to despair as the funds will be there.