After retiring recently, I have a great interest in my expenses. When I went through all the paperwork, I was amazed to see that Scottish Gas (British Gas) asked £629 to renew my HomeCare 4 agreement which covers my boiler, central heating and sanitary facilities. Protect yourself from surprising boiler costs with boiler cover. Depending on the size of a property, installation fees can range from just £1,800 to £3,000, but financing is normally offered from around £12 per month. You can read our boiler exchange guide here. British Gas is a trading name of British Gas Services Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales (No. 03141243). Registered office: Millstream, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5GD.
britishgas.co.uk. I asked British Gas why I was paying so much, but it couldn`t give me a satisfactory explanation. It was said that the prices included expected elements and work that might be required throughout the annual agreement. If your current provider offers you a Homecare plan, you may be able to get a discount by being an existing customer, but don`t forget to shop first. I announced the deal, but out of curiosity I called as a new client and received £384 for exactly the same coverage. Is there anything I can do to point this out and draw people`s attention to the fact that they need to check the extensions closely? I managed to get much cheaper coverage elsewhere. EH, Aberdeen There are 10 million people in the UK who together spend $1 billion a year on insurance for their boilers and other household products. The independent consumer survey site, which one? estimates that the average annual cost of insurance, including an inspection, is around £245. That`s a lot of money spent each year, especially considering that an annual inspection of your boiler only costs around £70. It may seem like a waste of money to get coverage for your boiler, but depending on your attitude to risk, it might seem like a good investment, considering that the average cost of repairs on a boiler is £210.
Alternatively, if you don`t want to commit to a comprehensive HomeCare plan, British Gas offers gas safety checks and electrical inspections for homeowners. These reports are prescribed by law in Great Britain. Here`s what it costs to get your property rented in accordance with the law by British Gas: Avoid large bills due to unexpected breakdowns with British Gas HomeCare. Whether it`s for your boiler, central heating, sanitary, sewer or home electricity, British Gas HomeCare can help. HomeCare Four will also be offered to you for free for one month if you shop online between December 1, 2020 and January 4, 2021. Prices now start at £21.08 (£60 deductible). HomeCare Oven includes: • Repairs to your boiler and orders • Repairs to your central heating • Repairs to your sanitary and sewer installations • Repairs to your home electricity • Parts and work  • Unlimited calls each year  • Online engineer booking • Choice of an optional deductible  Offer is only available to new owners, owners and customers of British Gas Energy who purchase HomeCare Two, HomeCare Three or HomeCare Four online and British Gas call centres from 1 December 2020 and 4 January 2021. . . .