New research by comparison site uSwitch reveals that 52% of UK households would resort to using funds from their savings if their boiler was to breakdown.
Alternatively, 13% of households would take out a credit card or bank loan to cover the cost of repair.
This research comes to light as uSwitch encourage consumers to consider boiler cover as a way of protecting themselves against hefty, unexpected bills, as they report that UK homes have paid over a massive £787 million for boiler repairs in the last year alone.
The research also revealed that:
What would you do in the event of a boiler breakdown? According to research by Direct Line for Business, February is the worst month for boiler breakdowns, so if you’ve been lucky enough not to experience boiler issues so far, it may well be on the horizon!
Thankfully, our customers are safe in the knowledge that we’ve got their breakdown covered from as little as £4.95 month. You can check out our range of cover plans here. Or, get in touch with our friendly team on 0345 3192 247.
Winter has well and truly arrived here in the UK. After a glorious (and very long!) summer, we’re finally bearing the brunt of the drop in temperature which means our energy bills are sure to sky-rocket.
Whether it’s crossing your hands when turning or putting your arm on the headrest when parking.
BRITISH homes have been invaded by skin-eating silverfish as the wet winter conditions have set in.
As the temperatures drop and we crank the heating in our homes it creates the perfect environment for the creepy crawlies to breed
In winter, having the boiler serviced should be a priority
Put draught excluders in front of doorways, and buy foam strips to fill gaps
Make sure that chimneys are swept professionally each year