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Best Boiler Cover 2020: Boiler Service and Best Heating

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Boiler cover is important if you want to protect yourself and your loved ones from the nasty consequences of a boiler breakdown. You don’t want anyone in your household to fall ill with the flu. This can happen when cold showers and low room temperatures are an everyday occurrence.You deserve the best heating supply, even when your gas boiler or central heating boiler stops working. To ensure you stay warm and cosy at home, find out what the best boiler cover actually means and where you can get it from.

What is the best boiler cover?

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The best boiler insurance means one that’s best for “your” type of boiler. There are many different types of boiler, so first find out which one you have. Next, you should start looking at your options for boiler care. Even if you have home emergency cover included in your home insurance policy, this is very limited and is not a long-term solution.

Some policies will make you pay the excess amount if repair costs exceed their minimum limit. Many insurers won't even provide boiler servicing and inspection. To top it off, if your boiler is very old, many insurers won’t even cover it! Ensure your boiler remains covered.

To avoid a gigantic boiler service bill, you’ll want to compare boiler cover offers. Bear in mind that there are several factors that will affect the cost of boiler repair depending on who you go with. There’s no need to spend lots of time on the internet scouring the best deals. We’ve studied the reviews of each provider and narrowed down what you need to know to pick the best boiler cover for you.

Who provides the best boiler cover?

What is the best boiler cover on the market? Let’s look at some of the biggest providers of boiler insurance to find out which one comes out top.

British Gas HomeCare

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British Gas boiler cover is included under their HomeCare service. This comprises insurance for the boiler, central heating, plumbing or electrics. Before considering British Gas boiler repair, it’s worth noting what they will NOT cover:

  • Removing sludge or scale.
  • Faults caused by the intervention of another engineer other than from British Gas.
  • Showers or taps.

British Gas home insurance reviews are a mixed bag according to Trustpilot, a consumer review website. A customer of British Gas HomeCare soon discovered that their “annual boiler service” is in fact just an inspection. When you see what a full boiler service should include, you’ll see why a mere “inspection” won’t cut it to resolve your boiler problem.

The same customer was charged significant rises in his annual premiums just because he made a small claim in his first year. Based on the British Gas home insurance reviews, you’ll want to pick a boiler cover provider who will charge you a fair and honest rate whenever you make a claim.

Corgi HomePlan

The Corgi HomePlan Essentials package includes both the boiler and the central heating system. As you´ll see from our list of boiler parts, it could be any one of them that malfunctions. Beware! Corgi boiler cover won’t cover all of them. So if your failing part isn’t on their list, you may find yourself in a predicament when getting it sorted.

What we did like was their annual boiler service, which is more comprehensive than that offered by British Gas. What we didn’t like, however, was their long list of exclusions from their boiler cover, such as:

  • Damage caused by weather or freezing.
  • Damage arising as a result of interruption of your gas supply.
  • Damage caused when your home is unoccupied for more than 30 days in a row.
  • Damage caused by or arising from sludge, scale and other debris.

Corgi HomePlan reviews reveal that the last exclusion was the source of most of the negative comments. As we saw from the common list of boiler problems, sludge build-up is often to blame, so we can understand their customers’ frustration when they discover that they’re excluded from making a claim.

More worryingly was an exclusion that was not listed on their website...leaks from a water pipe hidden in a wall or ceiling. Corgi HomePlan customers must first have the pipes “exposed” at their own expense before Corgi’s engineer will even come round!

HomeServe Boiler Cover

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We liked that HomeServe offers a Boiler Replacement Promise to replace your boiler if it can’t repair it. The only catch is that your boiler must be under 7 years old. So if yours is older, you’ll have to pay for its installation. We also liked that HomeServe boiler cover offers a free boiler service and health check in the first year. However, this service still falls short of what a full comprehensive boiler check should include.

HomeServe reviews from customers who have called the HomeServe contact number revealed some interesting findings. Their so-called “fast service” is actually rather slow, having left some customers feeling cold without heating over several days, and even weeks! Others who had purchased HomeServe insurance had their engineer cancel the appointment with little notice.

24/7 Home Rescue Plan

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24/7 Home Rescue is a trusted household name for boiler cover offering affordable service plans. This was a breath of fresh for us after seeing some exorbitant monthly charges and call-out fees from other providers.

We loved their greater variety of excess amounts to choose from compared to the other providers mentioned. Their comprehensive boiler cover from as little as £4.95 / month, and their promise never to charge for labour or parts certainly put a smile on our faces.

Comparing their Trustpilot reviews with those of the other providers mentioned, 24/7 Home Rescue boasts some very strong benefits that make them stand out from the crowd:

  • They aim to reach you in as little as 4 hours! No waiting in the cold. With over 3000 engineers nationwide they can have someone visit your home to quickly fix your boiler.
  • They will only send a Gas Safe Registered engineer to your home. That way you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ll be safe hands.
  • All costs are included in their boiler service. Their openness and honesty means no hidden labour fees, call out charges or additional charges for parts.
  • Their 12-month warranty on parts means that whichever spare part stops working (and we know there are lots of parts to your boiler), you’re fully covered over the entire year.
  • The My 24|7 Mobile App makes it easy for you to get help, make a claim and book a service with just a few clicks on your smartphone. The app is free to download, and is very easy to use.


24/7 Home Rescue Plan wins hands-down. It beats its competitors based on price and value for money when considering comprehensive boiler service. Its quick turn-around time was also very impressive. Even better was their assurance that if they install a boiler part that needs repair or replacing within 12 months, you won’t pay a penny.

Overall we would definitely recommend 24/7 Home Rescue for the peace of mind you’ve been looking for. If your comfort and safety and that of your loved ones is at the top of your priorities, then you’ll be in safe hands.

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Boiler breakdown cover - what to look for, cost, reviews, limits

Boiler cover is there to protect you and your home in case of an emergency involving your electric or gas boiler, which your household depends on for hot water and central heating. Boiler repair and servicing are not cheap, and finding a qualified installer is often a bit of a hassle. Let’s take a look at the options and see whether going with a big-name energy company or having standalone boiler insurance is better for you.

Key facts about boiler protection

Homeowners and tenants - who needs what?

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Homeowners should seriously consider boiler cover because they are on the hook for boiler replacement and repair costs.

While a few home insurance plans will include some form of cover for boilers as part of their emergency coverage, for which you generally have to pay extra, it’s worth looking closely at what is actually in the policy wording. You should take into account the fact that the home emergency options in most insurance policies do not specialise in boiler care.

This means they don’t necessarily cover regular boiler maintenance, which goes a long way towards preventing the inconvenience and expense of an unexpected boiler breakdown. That’s why specialised boiler cover is worth a look.

Tenants don’t need to worry about boiler insurance because the landlord is legally obligated to ensure the boiler, radiators, heating system and plumbing are regularly serviced by qualified technicians. In fact, rental properties need to have yearly gas safety checks done and tenants are entitled to copies of the reports.

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If you are a tenant you should talk to your landlord or property manager about your boiler service and thermostats. For your peace of mind, they should have boiler cover in place, ensure it is maintained and they should know how long any boiler service will take.

Why do boilers break down?

In addition to the age of the boiler and a lack of regular scheduled maintenance, here are some common causes of boiler malfunction over time:

  • Because the pipes that move condensation away from the boiler installation run outside the home, cold weather can freeze and burst the pipes.
  • Turning off your boiler over a long period of time, such as in the summer, causes issues once the weather gets cold again - especially when it comes to pumps and valves seizing up. Combi boilers are also vulnerable to this.
  • Boilers lose efficiency when water pressure is low, which leads to increased wear and tear for many parts. If you have a gas boiler, you need to be especially careful with this issue.
  • Over time, pipes in heating systems corrode and build up sludge deposits and sediments that affect water flow, which impacts how well your boiler runs.

What to look for in boiler cover

What boiler insurance covers

Each policy will vary in what gets covered but here are the main parts that you should be looking out for.

  • Call-out fees, parts, and labour are taken care of by boiler cover in case of breakdown. The boiler control parts are also included.
  • Round-the-clock, 24 hour helplines available 365 days a year.
  • Annual scheduled service is an option which often comes at an extra cost.
  • The insurance can be extended beyond the hot water boiler to cover the heating system and pipes.

Boiler cover does not kick in immediately after purchase. There is an initial cool-off period designed to dissuade people from taking advantage of services offered without commitment to a minimum period of coverage.

Am I responsible for boiler maintenance?

If you own your home, the short answer is that you are indeed responsible for routine boiler maintenance. In the case of major malfunction, your boiler cover actually kicks in and you won’t get rejected from trying to buy last-minute (or late) cover. The argument by boiler insurers is that a badly-maintained boiler is tempting fate when it comes to breakdowns and they should be off-the-hook when it comes to covering “clunkers.”

To be fair, whenever you are dealing with home or car insurance companies, you must be able to show that your insured items are maintained regularly to remain covered. That is to say this expectation is standard for all kinds of insurance, whether it be home, car, or boiler cover.

What is excluded or limited?

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Generally, policy limits revolve around either the number of claims in a given year, or the overall cost of combined claims. Your claims could be limited to a maximum of £1000 or £2000 per year. Alternatively, you may only be allowed to file a maximum of once or twice a year.

There are also some boiler cover policies that put a limit on how many hours of labour they cover in a single claim. You should also be aware that if the boiler is old (over 7 years) or poorly maintained, claim payouts may be limited to a few hundred pounds in the former cases, or declined entirely in the latter. Older boilers are often subject to inspection by a Gas Safe certified engineer.

While you can find insurance for all kinds of domestic hot water, gas, solid fuel and oil boilers, you should check the policy documents to ensure the company you pick will actually repair your type of boiler.

The other notable exclusion is for the type of building the boiler and piping are in. Unfortunately, tiny homes, caravans, mobile homes, offices and larger homes (those with eight bedrooms or more) are currently excluded from cover.

Is there an excess I must pay?

Most of the boiler protection policies out there have a £50 excess, this means that for any claim over £50, the policyholder pays £50 and the boiler insurer will deal with the rest. Claims under that excess amount will be covered by the policyholder without any help from the insurer.

Boiler cover versus Boiler care

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Higher-tier boiler plans offer a more comprehensive level of support. At the cheaper end of the market, you will see boiler insurance that only deals with boiler repair. These policies have high excess amounts and no provision for new boiler replacements. Scheduled boiler inspections should be carried out by a qualified engineer.

Cheaper plans generally fall under the boiler cover category because they are narrow in scope and only deal with breakdowns. Meanwhile, higher-quality plans can be qualified as “boiler care,” because they include things like scheduled maintenance for your condensing boiler on top of boiler repair. If you already have home emergency cover through your homeowners insurance, you may want to look at investing in boiler care as well, since it doesn’t overlap with the cover you may already have through your home insurance.

If you are willing to shell out a bit more for peace of mind, then you will start seeing free boiler inspection and service included in the care policies offered by some insurers. Furthermore, free or significantly discounted boiler replacement is another advantage of upgrading your cover. We have also seen some premium plans include repairs to the gas supply pipes, which definitely goes above and beyond basic expectations.

Gas Safe Register

It is essential that anyone who services your boiler has Gas Safe Register certification to ensure that they can fix all manner of boiler ailments from combustion issues due to a badly installed flue, or valve failures. These are common types of malfunctions that could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if left unchecked.

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The Gas Safe Register has superseded the previous CORGI scheme since 2009. Its purpose is to ensure that every boiler and heating engineer is good at their job and strictly follows health and safety regulations.

Any issues requiring gas or heating repair should always be dealt with by a certified engineer. Under no circumstances should you or an unqualified person attempt any repairs, even if it’s just the heater or thermostat. Aside from the obvious safety issues, if you have a newer boiler any unauthorised repair will void the warranty.

Boiler Repair Cost without boiler cover

Without boiler cover, repairs start out at anywhere between £200 and £300 for something as basic as fixing the heat exchanger. However, repair costs are difficult to predict accurately, because the age and design of the boiler have as much of an impact on cost as which part of the boiler has malfunctioned.

Boiler repair cost

Older boilers are more difficult, and pricier, to repair because parts are harder to find. On top of that, labour costs usually start out at around £60 an hour. Many contractors will have a call-out fee, meaning that a minimum needs to be paid for the service no matter the issue.

Regular service, which can prevent serious issues down the line also costs anywhere between £75 and £100. We haven’t even talked about boilers that cannot be repaired and need to be replaced which easily pushes costs into thousands of pounds.

When taking all these potential expenses into account, paying around a fiver or a tenner a month for a working boiler seems more than reasonable.

Our recommended boiler care

British Gas Boiler Care

When looking for a boiler care company, you want someone who knows boilers and their problems inside out so that should the worst happen, they will have the expertise and resources to fix it quickly.

It also helps if the company has a long and successful track record of not just providing boiler care but also installing boilers. This is why we recommend British Gas, the leading energy provider in the country, with an infrastructure that is second to none.

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Homecare comes in four flavours offering different levels of coverage. At all levels, yearly boiler service and boiler repairs of both the boiler unit and its controls are covered. Extra cover such as central heating and plumbing repairs are also available. If you can afford to pay yearly, all tiers are about £10 cheaper per year than when paying monthly.

We recommend British Gas’ Homecare packages because they can provide peace of mind no matter what kind of boiler you have. They also allow you to protect other parts of your home such as the heating and plumbing, letting you sleep more soundly at night. At Selectra, we like that British Gas Homecare gives you options beyond boiler cover and you don’t even need to be with them for your gas or electric to get access to their homecare engineers, to keep your home in tiptop condition.

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Boiler Cover 2019 FAQ: Best breakdown service

You place high importance on your safety and wellbeing as well as that of your loved ones. It’s natural that you want to protect them from any harm or illness. Having a healthy, functioning boiler is key to this, but do you need boiler cover to achieve this? If so, what type of cover would you need? What benefits would you get out of it?

Given the recent changes to the law affecting these questions, Selectra's Boiler Cover 2019 FAQ puts you in the right direction to ensure your boiler stays in tip-top shape.

What is boiler cover?

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Boiler cover is insurance you can take out to protect you from significant repair costs if your boiler malfunctions. If it stops heating up your water or your home, you will be covered from the full costs of getting it sorted out. Otherwise you could be looking at hundreds of bounds to repair it. This expense could wipe out an entire average family’s savings on the best of days.

Do I need boiler cover for my home?

Your health could be seriously affected if your boiler breaks down. Low room temperatures and cold water could leave you and your loved ones with the flu, or with long term respiratory problems. In the worst of cases and depending on your type of boiler, Carbon Monoxide may be being released into the air while you’re reading this. This accounts for over 25 deaths a year according to the NHS.

The hidden costs of boiler repairsWithout cover, if your boiler breaks down you could be looking at an expensive bill to get it repaired or replaced. Find out how much the replacement parts could cost you if you’re not covered.

I’m a Landlord, so it’s not my responsibility...right?

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Wrong. Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, landlords are legally obligated to ensure that gas appliances, fittings and chimneys/flues provided for their tenants are safe. This means that you have three main responsibilities:

  1. Maintenance of gas pipework, appliances and chimney/flues ensuring safe conditions for tenants.
  2. Gas safety checks every year by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
  3. Records of the annual gas safety check must be provided to your existing tenants within 28 days of completion. New tenants should receive it upon the start of their tenancy.

Under new regulations introduced in April 2018, a landlord can arrange for a gas safety check to be carried out any time from 10-12 calendar months after the previous check. In the meantime, the original check still retains its expiry date.

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What could be wrong with my boiler?

These are some of the most common boiler problems experienced by households across the UK:

  1. No Heat or Hot Water. This is typically due to an issue with boiler pressure or your thermostat. You may have a broken diaphragm, airlock or valve that needs to be a replaced.
  2. Leaking and Dripping. Your boiler may be leaking water due to a broken internal component, such as a pressure valve or pump seal. Either the pressure is too high or a component has corroded and needs replacing. Dripping water could pose a serious health hazard in the kitchen where you have electrical appliances on the worktops.
  3. Rumbling noise. If you hear a strange rumbling or gurgling noise, it’s usually due to a build-up of limescale or sludge in your boiler that has restricted the flow of water within the heat exchanger.
  4. Pilot light goes out. If the small blue flame that’s usually kept alight keeps going out, its cause may be a broken thermocouple, a draught or a deposit build-up.

The problem may depend on the type of boiler you have.

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Doesn’t my home insurance policy cover the boiler?

If you've already taken out a comprehensive home insurance policy, don’t assume that it gives you full coverage on your boiler. The small print is likely to reveal that you’re limited to “home emergency” cover.

This usually means that the excess amount (the amount you'd have to pay if the repair costs exceed a fixed amount) will be high. Bear in mind that it won't include scheduled boiler inspections and gas safety checks, which are necessary to prevent any problems from arising in the first place.

If I don't have boiler cover and it stops working, how much would I pay?

Without boiler cover, you will have to pay for both the replacement parts needed for the repair as well as the labour costs, as set out in the table below. Note that the average cost per part could could escalate if your boiler is old, as they generally takes longer to obtain… that’s if they’re still in supply!

Boiler Repair Costs £200 to £300 overall
Labour cost per hour £60 an hour
Average part cost* £166 per part

Can I just get boiler cover when my boiler malfunctions?

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Boiler cover for older boilers may exclude claim payouts entirely if your boiler is poorly maintained. Remember that older boilers may not meet the standards required by insurers, and if yours was deficient to begin with, they may not even cover you. That's why you shouldn't wait for a malfunction to happen.

Your policy will also contain a no-claims period to prevent you from making a claim after a set period of time has passed. So if you count on taking out cover on the day your boiler packs in, think again!

If I get boiler cover and service, what's in it for me?

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Here just a few of the many benefits you get from boiler cover and annual service:

  • Costs of fees, parts and labour are all taken care of in case of a breakdown.
  • 24 hour helpline available 365 days a year. This 24 7 assistance gives you peace of mind if ever you detect a strange smell or noise from the boiler and you want immediate advice.
  • The option to extend your insurance to cover the entire heating and piping system throughout your home.
  • Free or a significantly discounted boiler replacement as your boiler now carries less risk of breaking down.
  • A Gas Safe Registered engineer will carry out a boiler assessment and gas check. You’ll be guaranteed that the person who enters your home is good at their job and will strictly follow health and safety regulations.
  • A full boiler service check helps to avoid a breakdown occurring. Find out what happens when a registered engineer visits your house.
  • A physical record that certifies your boiler assessment and gas check. Not only will this put you on the right side the law if you ever want to let out or sell your property, but it’s also the best way to catch any problems that may lead to a breakdown.

Our recommended boiler care provider

24/7 Home Rescue


At Selectra, we like that 24/7 Home Rescue is a renowned specialist provider or appliance, boiler and home emergency cover. From our list of providers of boiler cover, these are some of the key benefits that make it stand out from the crowd:


  • We liked that it operates as a non-insurance registered entity. This means that it can keep its operating costs to a minimum and deliver the boiler maintenance you need at a cheaper rate compared to its competitors.
  • Its plans start from as little as £4.95 per month with excess.
  • You get a 12-month warranty on parts.
  • They won't charge for labour nor for parts.
  • Their first fix ratio is over 95% and they boast more manufacturer repairs than the majority of other service providers.
  • The 24/7 Home Rescue Plan gives you easy access to their team of over 3000 engineers nationwide, to reach you whenever you need help.
  • With a Boiler Service & Health Check you´ll get annual Boiler Service, Carbon Monoxide Test and Gas Safe Check.
  • They will email you the report and certificate so that you can store it in the cloud so you can access it whenever you need it.

The icing on the cake

When comparing boiler cover providers, the icing on the cake was their 24|7 Mobile App. With just a few taps on your smartphone, you can make a claim and book a service for a Gas Safe Registered engineer to arrive at your doorstep. For any emergency, you can expect a UK based helpline available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Compare Boiler Cover 2019

Your energy provider will try to fool you. They’ll have you believe that, as your provider of gas and electricity, you “must” get your boiler cover from them too. That’s rubbish! In an open market, you can choose whichever insurer gives you the best deal. Your supplier doesn’t even need to know about it.

Find out how to compare boiler cover and sleep easy knowing that any costs from a boiler breakdown will be taken care of for you. Selectra’s specialist web and phone services will do a comparison for you. There’s a range of options for all budgets to get yours serviced, repaired or replaced. Here we get you started on the right path.

Boiler cover is all the same, right?

Wrong. Packages which claim to offer the best boiler insurance can actually vary greatly. Boiler care plans can include anything from a mere annual boiler service to complete boiler installation. They can even extend to include cover for drains, plumbing and even electrical wiring!

Don’t assume that the so-called “best breakdown cover and homecare” you see advertised will provide you with the best heating, boiler maintenance and home emergency service you deserve. Break free from the chains of your supplier and choose the best deal out there. Selectra has broken your chains and given you wings. Now fly over the packages and grab the best boiler insurance plan for the ultimate home energy saving.

  • Good to know before you get started...
  • Get to know your boiler. Do you have a combination boiler, condensing boiler, system boiler or gas boiler? Find out which one you have to help filter your search.
  • Check your home insurance policy. It probably includes emergency breakdown cover. But what does that mean exactly? Find out if it’s enough or if you fall short of boiler care.
  • Find out yourself what’s wrong with your boiler. Strange noise or smell from the flue raising alarm bells? Diagnose the problem yourself and get a head start.
  • Landlords have legal obligations. If you’re letting a property, will the state of the boiler keep you within the law? Get compliant as a landlord and keep your tenants happy.

Boiler Cover Comparison Made Easy...Who’s The Best?

Let’s look at the hot deals offered by the biggest home boiler cover providers.

British Gas HomeCare: Perhaps the most well known, but is it the best?

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British Gas Homecare is perhaps one of the most renowned providers of cover for boilers, but does its service live up to its name? Many of its customers call the British Gas number hoping for efficient boilers, from optimal room thermostats, heaters or even central heating systems.

While the British Gas Homecare number is on hand 24/7, homecare for the best heating and home emergency cover may not be what you were expecting for a solid boiler insurance plan. Let’s take a look at what you get for your money:

  HomeCare One HomeCare Two HomeCare Three HomeCare Four
£60 excess
£60 excess
£60 excess
£60 excess
Annual boiler service        
Boiler and controls        
Central heating        
Home electrics        


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Corgi HomePlan: A dog-walk in the park or barking-mad for boiler cover?

Corgi Homeplan is another name you’ll come across when you compare boiler cover providers. Does it offer cover that reflects efficiency and a long term saving, or just higher bills for you to pay? If it’s a call out or a safety check you expect at the very least, let's see what Corgi boiler cover has to offer on its Corgi Home Plan.

  Essentials Starter Advanced Complete
£60 excess
£60 excess
£60 excess
£60 excess
Annual boiler service        
Boiler and central heating controls        
Gas supply pipe        
Water supply pipe        
Internal drains        
External drains        
Boiler replacement        
Taps & toilets        
Priority emergency helpline        


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24/7 Home Rescue: Your knight in shining armour for best boiler cover?

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Protecting the wellbeing of your family and loved ones is high on the priority list of 24/7 Home Rescue. This renowned household name is one you will have come across many times, for good reason. Their 247 home rescue is a dream come true for many whose boiler malfunctions at awkward times during the day or night.

Their 24*7 mobile phone app lets you make a claim and request a visit from an engineer with just a few taps on your phone. We’ve looked at the features and benefits you get in each of their packages. Let’s see what you can expect.

Get exclusive 24/7 Home Rescue prices with Selectra!Beat the rest by getting the best rates on 24/7 Home Rescue packages when you buy with us. Call us on 02039 360059 to get a quote.


Basic Package

£16.99/month at £0 excess
£12.00/month at £45 excess
£9.60/month at £75 excess
£7.47/month at £95 excess

Standard Package

£18.99/month at £0 excess
£13.50/month at £45 excess
£11.10/month at £75 excess
£9.47/month at £95 excess

Deluxe Package

£28.99/month at £0 excess
£22.00/month at £45 excess
£16.60/month at £75 excess
£12.47/month at £95 excess

Nationwide coverage      
Boiler breakdown      
24-hour callouts      
Unlimited callouts      
Unlimited claims      
Parts & labour*      
24 Hour UK Helpline      
Central heating system      
Free annual boiler service      
Carbon monoxide test      
Gas safe check      
External plumbing and drainage      
Internal plumbing and drainage      
Electrical emergency breakdown      
Home security      
Pest control      
Annual boiler service      


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SSE Boiler and Heating Cover: Cheap & Cheerful or Miserably Expensive?

SSE boiler cover, otherwise known as Scottish Gas Homecare, is another one of the “Big Six” gang. Scottish power boiler cover comes in numerous features offered in 4 main packages. Whether or not you get SSE home services or SSE boiler repair included depends on how much you’re willing to pay. Let’s take a look at what bang you get for your buck:

  Boiler Breakdown Cover Boiler & Heating Breakdown Boiler cover & other services Boiler & Heating in One Package
£90 excess
£90 excess
£50 excess
£50 excess
Boiler & controls        
Thermostat & programmer        
Inclusive annual boiler service        
Initial system inspection        
Free boiler replacement        
Full central heating system        
Radiators and pipework        
Hot water cylinder        


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HomeServe Gas Boiler Cover: Are The Extras Really Worth It?

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HomeServe Boiler Cover is offered as a stand-alone package. It’s also coupled with other services as you’ll see in its HomeServe insurance packages. HomeServe boiler service is included in each one of these, but whether it’s worth forking out for services you may not need is a matter of opinion. Here we set out what’s included in their HomeServe Boiler Cover packages:

  Gas Boiler Breakdown Cover Gas Central Heating Cover Plumbing & Heating Cover Plumbing, Heating & Electrics HomeServe Cover 8
Boiler health check          
Gas supply pipe          
Plumbing & drainage          
Water supply pipe          
Security & roofing          
Pest infestations          
  £8/month in 1st year
£16.50/month in 2nd year+
£100 excess
£13/month in 1st year
£21/month in 2nd year+
£100 excess
£17/month in 1st year
£26.50/month in 2nd year+
£60 excess
£20/month in 1st year
£29.60/month in 2nd year+
£60 excess
£23/month in 1st year
£32/month in 2nd year+
£60 excess


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Who’s The Best Boiler Cover 2019 Winner?

The clear winner in the race of boiler cover providers is 24/7 Home Rescue. It turned out to be our knight in shining armour if we were in need of rescuing from the perils of boiler malfunctions. Here’s what swayed our opinion firmly on their side for the best boiler cover UK provider:

  • 12-month warranty on parts.
  • No charge for labour or parts. *
  • Their first fix ratio is over 95%.
  • Carbon Monoxide Test and Gas Safe Check.
  • Boiler report and certificate received by email & store it in the cloud.
  • 24|7 Mobile App means that with just a few taps on your phone, you can make a claim and book a service.

Our confidence in this household UK name was reinforced when looking at their Trustpilot reviews in detail. Check out some of the recent comments made left by their customers:

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