‘Big Six’ member SSE might be fixing its energy prices, but it isn’t fixing the prices of its boiler breakdown cover.
People could be drawn to switch their gas and electricity supplier as a result of the promised price freeze, but switching boiler breakdown cover as well could be an expensive mistake, as SSE has not committed to freezing these prices as well.
SSE predicts that its profit margins from the gas and electricity supply side of its operations will fall as a result of the price freeze. Is SSE freezing prices for purely altruistic reasons, or is it doing it as a marketing and publicity purposes?
Will the energy giant be trying to balance its books by increasing prices elsewhere, potentially hitting boiler cover customers in the pocket? It’s too early to tell right now, but we certainly have our suspicions.
True Costs of a Boiler Breakdown
A boiler breakdown could set you back upwards of £400. Call out charges are almost always at least £50, and labour costs can easily reach upwards of £200. Then you’ve got to pay for parts, such as a new pump or replacement valves, all of which can cost more than £100.
And this expense doesn’t even count the losses you will sustain by sitting at home and waiting for the boiler repair man to arrive – if you’re self-employed or if you have to take an unpaid holiday, you could miss out on a full day’s wages.
Nonetheless, careful spenders could find that switching to SSE and taking advantage of their fixed gas and electricity prices is the right choice for them. If you decide to do so, don’t forget to switch boiler breakdown cover provider to 24|7 Home Rescue.
With our boiler breakdown cover, you will enjoy a great level of cover at a very competitive price. Unlike many other companies, we don’t just cover your boiler, but all manufacturer-fitted components and all interconnecting pipework.
You can even receive annual gas appliance services, so you can keep all the gas equipment in your home in a safe and efficient condition with the minimum of effort.
Our teams of highly skilled engineers and diagnostic staff can help you to diagnose a boiler breakdown and book an engineer should you require one. Once you call us to report a problem, we’ll run through some simple tests and then book an engineer if we’re not able to fix it over the phone.
To find out more about our wide range of cover plans including specialised boiler breakdown cover, home emergency, appliance repair contact us today.
You can even customise your own cover to include exactly what you want. To find out more contact us on 0345 3192 247 or email us here.
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