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Heating Breakdowns Can Be A Misery, Consider The Best Heating Service Plan

Submitted by: Steven M Paul

We all rely on our central heating to provide a warm and a comfortable environment to live and work in, and its more than inconvenient when it breaks down, especially on a cold night. The unexpected costs involved can also be a burden on tightly run household finances.

There is a solution at hand – a regular monthly payment plan that guarantees expert help when you need it most. There are a few heating installation companies that introduced service plans to help customers keep control of costs and ensure their heating system is protected even before companies like British Gas introduced service plans. With many years experience they know how to provide the right service for their customers.Some companies have been providing this service for their customers for decades, which this alone, is testament to the service and satisfaction they have provided.

It is also important to make sure that you have the correct heating and boiler system for your needs. There are a wide range of boilers, conventional boilers, combination boilers and system boilers.Conventional boilers, also known as open vented or regular boilers, have both a cylinder and a tank.Combination boilers more commonly known as combi boilers do not have a cylinder or cold water tank.System Boilers, also known as sealed systems, come with a water cylinder but no cold water tank.

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Combination boilers are now the most popular kind in the UK. The main advantages of “combi” boilers are that, instant hot water is provided by the boiler and as they have no tanks they do not require any space in the loft or airing cupboard. However, combination boilers will not be suitable for every property.Thinking about the best central heating and boiler installation for your use will help cut your heating costs and regular maintenance will cut your heating breakdown and associated costs.

Service Plans are also available for Landlords.As a landlord you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety, and by law you must:

Repair and maintain gas pipe work, keeping flues and appliances in a safe condition

Ensure an annual gas safety check is carried out on each appliance and flue

Keep a record of each safety check for at least two years

You are also now required to ensure that your property has a valid Energy Performance Certificate. Many Service Plans cover all these areas for you, however, not all so careful when considering the different heating service plans.The correct service plan will meet current legislation and help you avoid expensive boiler repairs and the best part is, it costs less than you think.

Similarly commercial boiler care is something very important and has different needs. If the heating system fails in a “workplace” you have a duty of care under the Workplace Regulations to ensure it is repaired as quickly as possible. Workplace heating breakdowns are not only a misery but affect production too, consider the best heating service plan very carefully.

About the Author: Butco Heating with over 53 years experience provides central heating installation and boiler installation and boiler cover services in Birmingham, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Midlands. Butco can be reached at


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