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British Gas

June 05, 2012 04:00 ET

HomeCare Insurance: The Lowdown for Consumers

HomeCare Insurance Plans Offer a Valuable Service for Homeowners, Offering Efficient Repairs for a Variety of Household Problems, but What is Included in the Most Comprehensive Packages?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 5, 2012) - Home emergency insurance is a fantastic way to provide a level of comfort for millions of households across Britain, guaranteeing repairs for lots of household problems such as heating, plumbing and electrical problems - at no extra cost.

Many energy providers are now offering this level of service, which sees certified professionals carrying out repairs, often on an unlimited basis depending on the package the customer chooses. The home emergency packages range from basic cover, offering for example servicing for boilers, to the comprehensive options which can cover a range of things from heating to electrics, to plumbing and appliances.

With British Gas HomeCare there is no need to worry about boiler breakdown or costs attached to repairing it, the cheapest package costing as little as £10.50* per month will provide British Gas boiler cover and a 24 hour helpline if you are stuck with unlimited calls outs per contract year. The package covers that cost of labour and spare parts, so there's no need to worry about hidden charges.

Cover included in the HomeCare 100 package:

  • Unlimited call outs during the policy year
  • Parts and labour included (an excess may apply)
  • Annual service of your boiler
  • Manned customer breakdown line 24/7
  • Over 7,000 highly qualified engineers

The service is staggered through price packages, with the most comprehensive option including cover for aspects of the central heating system, plumbing and drains, home electrics and an annual service visit.

In deciding whether or not home emergency cover is for you, you should consider factors such as the cost of your annual repairs and the age of your house. Generally, the older the house, the more likely it is that you will require repairs, and therefore the more useful home emergency cover will be to you.

However, if insurance is not for you, British Gas also provides a one-off boiler repair service; you don't even have to be a customer to book an engineer. This is undertaken on a fixed-price basis, confirmed before repairs begin, and includes parts and labour as well as a 12-month guarantee.

*Price as of 21 May 2012, see

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