This is the question that most people ask when they look at any type of insurance policy. Is it expensive, and is it worth getting?
Many people choose to wing their way through certain situations and cross their fingers. Of course, you may never need to call out a plumber or engineer but then there are also plenty of
people hit with big bills who wished they had spent a few pounds a month to cover themselves. To make the cost of central heating failure clear it is probably best to look at some figures.
If you have a boiler over 15 years old an insurance policy, if you can find cover, will cost perhaps £1,500. Due to the boiler being old you will only receive limited cover.
In one study by This is Money in 2017, it was found that nearly 20% of British households had needed a boiler repair in the last year. A boiler repair can cost over £300 but in this study it
was found that many had paid over £1,000 on their repairs, leaving an average bill much higher than a regular boiler cover would be. The total spent on boiler repairs that year collectively was
nearly £800 million.
When you factor in inflation, the average boiler repair bill today would be much higher. Now, to put this into perspective taking out
Boiler Cover UK Boiler and Central Heating Cover from £12.95
means you would spend considerably less than what you would if you have a central heating failure.