According to a recent Which? article those customers who have opted to have their boiler covered under a gas service
contract such as Homecare or British Gas are better without it.
When the monthly payments are added up over the years, many customers are found to have been paying thousands of
pounds to cover their boiler in the event of a breakdown, and if the customers then have a claim then the premiums are increased. The more claims you have the higher the premium, with some customers paying about £70.00 per month,
which when added up over the years could easily pay for a new boiler.
Customers have also been told that parts are no longer available, when in fact they can be easily purchased off the shelf,
or that the boiler is no longer covered because the damage is caused by Iron Oxide Sludge or Scale, so the customer still
has to pay for the repair.
Which suggests that customers and Landlords would be better of paying for repairs as and when needed