One-off boiler service vs. boiler breakdown cover

We discuss the pros and cons of a one-off boiler service compared to boiler breakdown cover

While some people opt to purchase boiler breakdown cover for a monthly fee, others choose to take the one-off service route. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages. We will discuss these below so that our customers can make an informed decision.

A breakdown or faulty appliance is an unwelcome headache for any householder. Whilst suffering issues in summer isn’t quite so nightmarish compared to wintertime problems, a machine on the blink needs immediate attention at anytime of the year.

Committing yourself to a monthly payment scheme with a boiler breakdown service provider can offer you a certain amount of peace of mind. Sometimes such schemes don’t always offer the best sort of protection though. This is especially true when it’s a company only concerned with taking your money, without providing good customer service.

Boiler breakdown cover schemes will choose a local engineer for your, saving you time and effort, but the service is often expensive, with lengthy waiting times. In many cases you don’t get a choice between engineers. Therefore, if you aren’t happy with the service, it will result in a complaints process with your cover provider.

However, booking a one-off repair or maintenance job using the online service provided by, has many advantages, including no wasteful monthly payments, no hidden costs, and no waiting around for the cover provider to do its job!

The benefits of using our online service:

  • Find a local and reliable expert using our quick, no-obligation quote form.
  • Receive a quick quote from local professionals within hours (on working days).
  • Rest assured that we work with qualified and accredited Gas Safe and OFTEC engineers.
  • Our engineers are qualified to work on all makes and models of boilers and heating systems.
  • Choose an engineer based on pricing and customer reviews.

Contact us for free and friendly advice on 0800 311 8990. is here to make it easy to find the perfect engineers for you.