Should I Get a Boiler Warranty with my Boiler Installation?

In this article, we tackle the question: Should I Get a Boiler Warranty with my Boiler Installation? In short, yes, but read on to find out how to get the best warranty.

What is a Boiler Warranty?

In general, a warranty means that in the event that your boiler or heating system develops a fault or breaks down, the manufacturer agrees to send an engineer out to your property to fix or replace your boiler, at no extra cost.

It can be said that ‘the longer the warranty, the higher the quality of the boiler’. Of course, this normally means it comes at a higher cost too.

However, in times of emergency, a comprehensive warranty can be the difference between breaking the bank or sitting in the warm with peace of mind.

Warranty: noun
‘A written guarantee, issued to the purchaser of an article by its manufacturer, promising to repair or replace it if necessary, within a specified period of time.’

When you get your new boiler installed, in most cases, you’ll also get a manufacturer-backed warranty, a.k.a guarantee, as part of your installation package.

There are many benefits to having a boiler warranty and we will provide you with information on how you can ensure that your boilers warranty is kept valid.

How Long Does A Boiler Warranty Last?

There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to manufacturer warranties and protection for boilers. Each boiler manufacturer has set their own, because some are more confident in the quality of their products and service offerings than others.

Manufacturers rarely offer customers a wide warranty across all of their products. They’ll usually vary from range to range. A typical boiler warranty will cover from between 1 – 10 years. But which manufacturers offer the best warranties and will give you the best bang for your buck?

Take a look at the table below to get your head around which boiler manufacturers offer which length of warranty:

Boiler Manufacturer Warranty (Amount Of Years)
Viessmann 5-10 years
Ideal 2-12 years
Worcester Bosch 5-10 years
Vaillant 5-10 years
BAXI 2-10 years

How to Claim Your Boiler Warranty

In the unlikely event that your under warranty boiler does require attention, you should contact the manufacturer directly.

Once your boiler is installed, make sure your Gas Safe Registered engineer calls and registers your boiler for warranty.

You can make all the noise in the world, but if you haven’t called the manufacturer or ensured the gas engineer called them to activate it, then you won’t get very far if you ever need to make a claim.

That’s why it’s important to call the manufacturer on the day you’ve had your new boiler installed and claim your warranty as soon as possible to cover your boiler.

Common Terms & Conditions of a Boiler Warranty

  • The boiler in question needs to be installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
  • The boiler must be registered with the manufacturer within 30 days of installation. (It’s best if this is done by your engineer.)
  • This is a really important but often unconsidered detail. Don’t assume the engineer has taken care of it; it’s always worth checking a couple of weeks later to make sure it has been done.
  • Manufacturers may specify that your existing heating system is flushed through to clear any debris or dirt left so your new boiler is starting with a “clean slate”.
  • Annual servicing is also a common requirement and they can stipulate that this must be carried out by one of their engineers or an accredited partner installer. Keep hold of all your boiler service records for this reason.
  • All repairs must be carried out using only manufacturer approved parts.

To Conclude: Should I Get a Boiler Warranty with my Boiler Installation?

Heating Connect have years of experience in working with boilers, we can help you choose the perfect one. All you need to do is give us a call. And we will schedule an appointment according to your convenience. Someone from our team will visit you to check your requirements and infrastructure. They will then give you impartial recommendations.

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