Why it’s worth getting boiler cover for your home this winter

Look after your central heating boiler and it will look after you

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We don’t feature many photographs of boilers in Ideal Home. They’re not beautiful. In fact, a lot of people hide them away in a cupboard and forget about them. They’re one of the unsung heroes that we take for granted in our homes, serving us with hot water and cosy central heating on demand.

But don’t take your heating and hot water for granted. They belong out of sight, but not out of mind. Boilers require an annual service to ensure they’re fit for the year to come and – importantly – to check them for safety, including carbon monoxide emissions. Think of it like an MOT for your central heating.

Get cosy

Modern navy blue living room with armchair and sideboard

Image credit: Simon Whitmore

This is the time of year to make smart decisions for a home that is warm and bright all winter. Check on simple essentials like insulation and draught-proofing. Use accent lighting to brighten up dark corners as the nights draw in.

Get your hygge with a plentiful supply of throws for extra warmth. And beat the rush by booking your boiler service sooner rather than later.

Plan ahead


Now is the time of year to make sure your boiler is fully serviced. A British Gas HomeCare plan gives your boiler an annual service* and also cover against breakdowns for the whole year.

There are four cover plans to suit all budgets. The simplest plan from British Gas covers your boiler and controls and is surprisingly affordable. British Gas now do personalised pricing so there’s no one-size-fits all.

For a higher cost, you get cover for the entire central heating system, including leaky radiators. The third and fourth tiers add cover for plumbing and drains, and home electrics.

No winter horror stories


With a 24-hour customer helpline and engineers on call 365 days a year, a HomeCare plan is one of the best ways to ensure you have no nasty surprises over the winter period. It will also protect you if your system fails you in a sudden cold snap.

Local plumbers may be run off their feet but British Gas has more than 6,000 engineers on standby to make things better in a reasonable time.

Stay safe


Image credit: Polly Eltes

Losing your heating, hot water or electricity is a domestic emergency. Which is why it pays to choose a HomeCare plan rather than just an annual service.

Discover more about British Gas HomeCare plans

You get the peace of mind that comes from an annual service* and safety check, but you can also sleep sound in the knowledge that everything is covered**. You won’t face the stress of finding tradespeople and you won’t have to face the expense of emergency call-out fees.

Get cosy… and chill

* Please be aware that some annual services may be more that 12 months after the last service visit.

** Terms and Conditions apply.

British Gas is a trading name of British Gas Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England & Wales (Registered No.03141243). Registered office: Millstream, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5GD.

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