Central heating boilers

British Gas Homecare

With British Gas Homecare you don't have to worry about breakdowns or expensive boiler repairs. From as little as £10.50 a month, you’ll have peace of mind that you can call our customer helpline day or night and an engineer will be with you as soon as possible. You’ll also have the benefit of an annual service check by one of our engineers to ensure that your boiler is working safely and efficiently.

British Gas Homecare® offers a number of benefits:

  • Unlimited call outs during the policy year
  • Parts and labour included (excess may apply)
  • Annual Service of your boiler
  • Manned customer breakdown line 24/7
  • Over 7,000 highly qualified and Gas Safe registered (formerly CORGI registered ) engineers

Click here to get a Homecare ® quote

Boiler Scrappage Scheme

*please note that the government scrappage scheme has now ended, however several companies including British Gas continue to offer similar schemes*

December 2009 saw the announcement from the UK government that they will introduce a boiler scrappage scheme which will provide a £400 rebate towards replacing energy inefficient boilers rated G or worse with energy efficient boilers. The government has pledged £50 million so far which means approximately 125,000 boilers will be replaced. However, there are 4.5 million households that currently have boilers which would qualify under the government boiler scrappage scheme so if you plan to apply it is incredibly important to do so as quickly as possible because the money for boiler rebates will run out fast.

Government Boiler Scrappage Scheme Summary

In summary, you will likely qualify for the government boiler scrappage scheme if :

1. Your boiler has a G energy rating or worse
2. The boiler is in working order and is the main boiler used to heat the home

Next Steps

If you have found that your old boiler will likely qualify for a boiler scrappage scheme by checking our boiler energy rating database and have found that your boiler is rated at 70% efficiency or G rating or worse, you will need to act very quickly to apply for the scrappage scheme as there are far too many people that would qualify for the scheme compared with the funds that the government have allocated, therefore, you need to apply without delay so that you don't miss out.


You need to:

Research the new A rated energy efficient boiler you would like to buy.

The consumer group Which? have a best buy boiler report which you can currently get for just £ 1. Click here for details.

Get a boiler installation quote

Arrange for a boiler installation engineer to give you a quote for the work.

It is important that you do not have the boiler installed prior to being accepted onto the boiler scrappage scheme as this will invalidate your rebate. You should choose your new boiler, get a quote, apply for the boiler scrappage scheme, and once accepted you will be given a £400 voucher which will be issued to you up to ten days after application from 18 January 2010 onwards. The £400 voucher can then be used as a rebate against your new boiler.


Also in this section:

Boiler Products - An A-Z of central heating boilers and energy ratings

Boiler Troubleshooting - How to spot common causes of boiler and system malfunction

British Gas HomeCare Review - An honest review of the British Gas HomeCare service

British Gas HomeCare Sign-Up Overview - an explanation of the process

British Gas Home Electrical Care - Peace of mind for your home electrics

British Gas Plumbing and Drains Care - Peace of mind for your plumbing and drains

Buying A New Boiler - Maintenance and energy efficiency.

Central Heating Boilers - Maintenance and energy efficiency

Installing A New Boiler - Replacing your old central heating boiler


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