Boiler Cover – What you need to know

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Life is full of unexpected moments. One moment you’re enjoying a hot shower then the next you are left dumbfounded when the water turns cold & won’t warm up no matter how hard you turn the dial. Or, as the unpredictable weather turns yet again to chilly, the heating which worked perfectly well a couple of weeks ago just won’t turn on.

It is a matter of fact that boilers are very costly and unexpected breakdowns can certainly burn a big hole in your pocket. Whether it is to repair the boiler, replace parts, deal with water pressure loss or fix leaks originating from your heating or boiler system, you can avoid spending out a few thousand pounds for boiler breakdowns that happen out of the blue by getting yourself an affordable boiler servicing plan.

But what is a boiler cover? Are there many types of boiler cover? What is covered in boiler cover? How will you choose the best boiler cover provider? If you want to know the answer to these questions, read on…

Boiler covers are boiler servicing plans that deal with the upkeep and maintenance of boilers.  By servicing and maintaining your boiler annually, you are doing all you can to prevent issues occuring. It will also deal with unexpected boiler issues which happen all year round – not just in the winter months.

A lot of companies offer boiler cover and how to choose the right one will depend on what specific type of servicing plans you need. We all know how chaotic and inconvenient it is when our boilers malfunction and these covers are specially designed to give you peace of mind.

Who Needs Boiler Cover?

You will never know when you’ll exactly need a boiler cover as they often come at a time that is least expected. Although it is not a necessity to get a boiler cover, getting one is strongly advised because it will help you have a few thousand pounds on boiler repairs and part replacements. By having an annual boiler check as part of your boiler cover, you can save on electricity bills and even money because regular checkup will ensure that your boiler will run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, keeping your energy bills at a minimum.

If your boiler is running smoothly and efficiently for the majority of its lifespan, you can avoid unexpected breakdowns from actually happening as regular checkups help detect small issues even before they get worse, helping you keep your boiler unit in the best shape. If your unit is always at its best, it is less likely that you will need to get a replacement boiler.

Is actually getting a boiler cover worth it? If something happens to your boiler and you are left without heating or hot water, boiler cover ensures you have access to a network of professionals who can attend to your needs at a time that you need them the most. They can repair your boiler in no time and help you return to a more comfortable home.

What Type of Covers are there

Boiler packages are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. They all depend on which company you choose and the specific package you go for. What’s included in each package will differ from one company to another so it is best if you will enquire in advance to make sure you get the best deal possible. There are 3 major types of boiler covers:

  • Basic Cover. This boiler cover will include the regular servicing and maintenance checks of your boiler. Some companies even have a contact centre which you can call anytime whenever your boiler breaks down.
  • Dual Cover. This cover has all the benefits of the basic package as well as coverage for your central heating such as the radiators, flue and pumps.
  • Threefold Cover. This cover has all the benefits of the first 2 packages, including more options that will take care of your electrical wiring, drains and plumbing.

Before you decide to get a boiler cover, there are some things that you should consider. Firstly, does your home insurance come with an inclusive boiler cover, as this will save the cost of an additional insurance. Secondly, there are some instances that do not qualify for boiler cover such as commercial properties, bedsits and mobile homes and if you are renting a property, it might be best to negotiate with the landlord or letting agents to arrange the boiler cover for you.

If you have an old and outdated boiler unit, there is a great likelihood that boiler cover won’t be available, so you might need to consider installing a new one, with warranties and boiler cover included.  If you’ve got a new boiler, the manufacturer’s warranty will likely cover the boiler in case of breakdowns, so taking a boiler cover within this period is an additional option.

Why Choose CentraHeat for your Boiler Cover

If you live in Swindon and the surrounding areas and you need boiler cover, get in touch and let us take care of your boiler against unexpected breakdowns! Our boiler engineers are fully trained, experienced and equipped to solve any boiler issues that you may have. On top of that, we have a 24/7 emergency call out available every day of the year so you don’t have to worry about not having anyone to attend to your boiler. With more than 70 years of combined experience in the plumbing and heating trade, we can assure you that you will get the premium service that you deserve!

Our Boiler Care Plans are available in a variety of packages such as:

  • Service Plus – £7.50 per month
  • System Care – £15.50 per month
  • Boiler Care – £17.99 per month
  • System Care Plus – £22.99 per month
  • Complete Care – £29.50 per month.

To learn more about our boiler cover, visit our website or get in touch with our staff at a time most convenient for you. We can be reached on 01793 878636, 07739 357617 or

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