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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 9th Nov 07, 1:06 PM
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    Cheapest Boiler Cover Discussion
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    • 9th Nov 07, 1:06 PM
    Cheapest Boiler Cover Discussion 9th Nov 07 at 1:06 PM


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    • vbbot
    • By vbbot 6th Dec 17, 9:15 AM
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    BG Homecare
    I have had a Homecare agreement for years and ring them every year on renewal to 'discuss' why they have hiked the charge so much. Every year they are able to discount the price and ask if I want to pay by DD - I decline and repeat next year. One year discount took me to less than year before and several years they matched previous year. So haggle!
    • jmdnnlln
    • By jmdnnlln 10th Jan 18, 10:16 AM
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    British Gas Discount
    Had a shock this morning when I received an email from British Gas about my basic homecare renewal. 329.44 This equated to a 13.42% increase and I've never made a claim.

    After some consideration I phoned them ready to cancel the renewal, instead I accepted a 22% discount of the renewal which makes it cheaper than last years contract

    I know they've had some bad press But in this case British gas have come up trumps.
    • Rev
    • By Rev 14th Feb 18, 11:22 PM
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    Anyone have any experience with www.bestpricefs.co.uk

    They offer home emergency for 90 a year with no call out fees etc. Seems a bit too good to be true
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    • rebeccak
    • By rebeccak 26th Feb 18, 12:08 PM
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    Is anyone other than British Gas offering boiler, heating, plumbing and electrical cover? On uswitch they are the only option that comes up - and I am already with British Gas (but paying double the quotes on uswitch as a 'loyal' customer).

    I am no good at haggling but have managed to reduce some of my other outgoings by phoning my provider and telling them about specific better deals I could get from their competitors, resulting in a better offer from them.

    With this, I can't challenge British Gas in a similar way if there aren't any competitors out there for this type of cover - and there is nowhere else for me to switch to either.

    My only other option is to get home emergency cover added on my home insurance which isn't as comprehensive - I would prefer to pay more (within reason) to have a more comprehensive cover but just think British Gas are taking the mickey now.
    • Rev
    • By Rev 26th Feb 18, 7:51 PM
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    Is anyone other than British Gas offering boiler, heating, plumbing and electrical cover? On uswitch they are the only option that comes up - and I am already with British Gas (but paying double the quotes on uswitch as a 'loyal' customer).

    I am no good at haggling but have managed to reduce some of my other outgoings by phoning my provider and telling them about specific better deals I could get from their competitors, resulting in a better offer from them.

    With this, I can't challenge British Gas in a similar way if there aren't any competitors out there for this type of cover - and there is nowhere else for me to switch to either.

    My only other option is to get home emergency cover added on my home insurance which isn't as comprehensive - I would prefer to pay more (within reason) to have a more comprehensive cover but just think British Gas are taking the mickey now.
    Originally posted by rebeccak
    You could get electric cover separately, I pay 5 a month to EDF for emergency protect, electric, plumbing etc with no excess so when I look for boiler cover I only need boiler and central heating. Used them once when my sink sprang a leak, came out same day and fixed it, premium hasn't gone up either.

    I've looked for a better home insurance emergency cover but most seem to only cover the boiler during the winter which for me dodesn't provide much peace of mind.
    Last edited by Rev; 26-02-2018 at 7:54 PM.
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    • dave_ave
    • By dave_ave 6th Mar 18, 7:44 AM
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    I've just looked up www.bestpricefs.co.uk and at 91 a year that seems great value, compared to BG who want 342 this year just for boiler cover. Anyone tried www.bestpricefs.co.uk?
    • Rev
    • By Rev 12th Mar 18, 3:54 PM
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    I've just looked up www.bestpricefs.co.uk and at 91 a year that seems great value, compared to BG who want 342 this year just for boiler cover. Anyone tried www.bestpricefs.co.uk?
    Originally posted by dave_ave
    I asked the same, no replies so obviously not a well known company. No idea wether to go for it or not.
    Sigless
    • darren72
    • By darren72 14th Mar 18, 12:48 AM
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    I've been looking at bestpricefs.co.uk too. It seems that this is purely for emergency cover - if your boiler/heating is off completely they will get you back up and running. They won't fix any other repairs I believe - such as not running properly, won't switch off, other faults.
    • ClaritaMax
    • By ClaritaMax 14th May 18, 3:20 PM
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    Are there ANY that aren't rogues?


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    Originally posted by MSE Archna
    Which boiler/plumbing/electrics cover? Are there ANY that are trustworthy?
    I've just ended my Homecare 400 cover with British Gas as they would not give me it for 20.50 as it says on their website - mine was 29.50 and due to increase by 45/year at renewal this Thurs. Ridiculous, they have just lost a customer.
    I am searching for cover with a different company and ALL of them, INCLUDING British Gas, seem to have terrible reviews on Trust Pilot. Certi, 24/7, Homeserve, YourRepair. I now have no idea who to go with. And am just praying that nothing breaks down.
    Maybe I'll wing it for 3 months then sign up again with British Gas. My partner will KILL ME tho as we are getting our house rewired in Aug so something could go wrong!
    Thanks for any info you have guys.
    • LIttleOwl
    • By LIttleOwl 27th May 18, 10:46 PM
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    Hi, looking into home emergency cover and need it to also cover an unvented hot water cylinder in our new build (Megaflow). Would appreciate any suggestions of providers who include this please? Thanks. x
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