What is the best central heating cover. I am disabled and heating is
essential. I have just got my yearly bill from British Gas and it costs me £
202.36. Its a homecare 200 and it covers me for Central heating, central
heating boiler and breakdown . there must be a better deal than this or is
I'm on the same cover with BG and have been for many years . Some time
ago, I had the same thoughts as you and did an internet and local search for
a cheaper cover - and found several, *but* these usually stuck a cash limit
on the amount of work they would do in the year, a limit on the number of
'call-outs' they would cover and some would only cover the first hour or so
The closest cover I could find to that of BG standard (and slightly cheaper)
was my local electricity company  - and the quotes were so close, it
wasn't worth changing.
There are firms doing this sort of thing cheaper, but look at their terms
and conditions very carefully before changing.
The other way is to cancel the agreement, and put the money into a separate
bank account or ISA and only pay when you have a problem with the system.
 Contrary to what has been written by one or two in the Usenet
hierarchy, over the years I have found BG to be almost exemplary in their
service and customer care - but some have not found that so.
 I still use different companies for gas and electricity.
[Default] On Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:27:33 +0100, a certain chimpanzee,
Be very wary of Homeserve, if my experience is anything to go by. They
may be cheaper, but it comes at a price.
They appear to be providing the engineers, but they are simply a 'call
centre' and/or insurer (never quite got to the bottom of what they
actually bring to the table). Their 24-hour emergency number is
anything but (I suspect it's staffed 24 hours per week). When you need
an engineer to call out, they can only give a day. They can't say
whether it will be a morning or afternoon visit, which means one has
to take a full day off work.
"If no-one on the internet wants a piece of this,
I have house insurance with saga,. reasonably cheap. Last summer they
asked me if I wanted to take out home emergency cover for £5 on top of
what I pay.
Covers Central heating pipes leccy etc
Wasn't going to bother as boiler was only about 2 years old.
But luck was with me. within 3months had 3 call outs and a new fan fitted.
They even asked on the phone when was my boiler serviced, I said can't
remember. No probs said they.
Unlimited call outs. parts and labour covered.
I think someone has made a mistake, but hey ho.
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