The Benefits Of A Boiler Maintenance Plan vs Boiler Servicing Only

The Benefits Of A Boiler Maintenance Plan vs Boiler Servicing Only by Greener Homes

At Greener Homes we know how important it is that you keep your family warm, safe and happy all year round and that’s why we offer both boiler servicing and maintenance plans to all of our customers.

So in this article we’re going to discover the difference between a boiler maintenance plan vs having your boiler serviced once a year in a bid to find out which plan fits your needs and offers you the most benefits overall when compared?

What is a Boiler Service?

Having a boiler service once a year isn’t just a recommendation, in most cases a yearly boiler service will be required to keep your appliance under warranty.

When you have a boiler service the engineer will visually inspect the boiler to ensure that it meets all the current standards and requirements for safety, a check for corrosion and leaks will also take place. Once this is complete the engineer will then remove the cover of the boiler and inspect the internal components to ensure everything is operating correctly.

During a boiler service the flues and gas pressure will also be tested then the engineer will fire up the boiler as a final check.

If there’s any minor issue found during the process most engineers will do their best to fix the problem right there or advise you on the next course of action that should be taken, any extra fixes that are required will likely cost you extra in this scenario.

Having an annual service is also a legal requirement for landlords.

Boiler services are important because they ensure the unit is operating safely and efficiently, which allows your home to be heated in the most effective way for both your wallet and the planet. Most boiler services only take around 30 minutes to complete a one off boiler service can cost anywhere between £60 and £120 depending on your area and the service you choose.


  • Validates Your Guarantee
  • Extends Boilers Life
  • Maximises Energy Efficiency
  • Ensures Boiler is Operating Safely


  • Pay for Repairs
  • Pay for Service
  • Not Covered in the Event of a Breakdown

Now, we’re going to take a brief overview of what a maintenance plan is and how it could benefit you.

What is A Boiler Maintenance Plan?

A boiler maintenance plan is an insurance policy that covers you in the event of a malfunction or breakdown with your appliance.

Boiler Maintenance plans range in price from £7 per month to £19 per month here at Greener Homes, whilst prices may vary with other service and maintenance providers.

As our boiler maintenance plan is annual a minimum term contract of twelve months will be required to take advantage of any of our boiler maintenance plans.

Only boilers that are installed by Greener Homes are eligible to our maintenance plans, however, other boilers may be considered after an inspection.


  • Small Monthly Payments
  • Boiler Service Included
  • Covers Cost of Unexpected Breakdowns
  • Peace of Mind


  • Extra monthly expense
  • Only Eligible for New or Inspected Boilers

Do I Need A Boiler Maintenance Plan?

Sometimes your boiler can be covered with your home insurance so it may well be worth finding out if you’re already paying for boiler cover before you take another policy.

Renters shouldn’t need to worry about their boiler as their landlord should take care of it for you, however you may be able to take out your own policy with your landlord’s permission.

Taking a maintenance plan out in general is a good idea when having a new boiler stalled or post having your boiler inspected, unless you want to be left out in the cold with a big repair bill to pay for.

Before we look at a direct comparison between the benefits of having a boiler maintenance plan versus only having an annual boiler service, we’re going to briefly cover the 3 different boiler maintenance plans we offer here at Greener Homes.

This will give you a larger overview of what to expect if you take up a plan with us.

Greener Homes Boiler Maintenance Plans

Bronze Maintenance Plan – £7.00 per month

  • Annual Boiler Service
  • Central Heating Inspection

Silver Maintenance Plan – £13.00 per month

  • Annual Boiler Service
  • Central Heating Inspection
  • Boiler Repairs
  • Boiler Flue (Up to one metre)
  • Boiler Controls. (Programmer, thermostats, zone valves and heating pump)

Gold Maintenance Plan – £19.00 per month

  • Annual Boiler Service
  • Central Heating Inspection
  • Boiler Repairs
  • Boiler Flue (Up to one metre)
  • Boiler Controls. (Programmer, thermostats, zone valves and heating pump)
  • Repairs to Heating and Hot Water System, Expansion Tank, Radiator valves, Radiators and Automatic air vents.
  • Cylinder and Immersion Heater
  • Central Heating Pipes

Which Plan is Right For You?

Looking at a boiler maintenance plan vs only having your boiler serviced once a year side by side there’s definitely one factor that pushes having a maintenance plan into first place.

For as little as £19 per month you can be protected against unforeseen circumstances. From a burst pipe to the replacement of potentially expensive parts, all of these are covered with a maintenance plan.

While deciding to have your boiler serviced once a year might see you save a few quid in the short term, not opting for a maintenance plan could see you out in the cold having to fork out hundreds of pounds at the worst possible time if an unexpected breakdown happens to occur.

Obviously the elephant in the room here is that nothing may happen to your boiler, but if the worst does happen you’ll have the peace of mind that everything will be taken care of and you won’t have to find a large sum of cash in a short amount of time.

Interested in taking out a maintenance plan or having a new boiler installation? Then get in touch.

Our friendly experienced team of gas safe boiler experts are ready to fit, fix or service your gas appliances today.

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