Renters – Check Your Boilers This Winter
To avoid having to pay hefty repair costs in the new year, it would be a good idea for anyone making use of the best letting agents Norwich has to check your boilers over before the cold weather really hits – particularly important given new figures revealing that the average cost of repairs is £469.
According to Gocompare.com, 42 per cent of people have had boiler difficulties in the last three years, with 12 per cent having to pay out more than £1,000 as a result and yet one-fifth of households haven’t had their appliances serviced for two years or more.
Home emergency insurance can in fact provide cover for boilers breaking down, as well as home security difficulties and drain and plumbing trouble, so it could be worth looking into this if you haven’t already got such a policy in place.
“Boilers are one of the most expensive items in your home to replace or repair but, many people don’t give them a thought until they let them down. We strongly advise people to have their system checked on an annual basis, this helps ensure that it is running safely and efficiently,” energy spokesman for the insurer Jeremy Cryer remarked.
A cold weather snap is now being predicted for the UK in the coming weeks and you certainly don’t want your boiler to pack up at this time. Dubbed the Beast from the East, Russian winds are set to batter the country and bring with them heavy rain and freezing conditions so check your boilers over now to make sure they’re fully operational.