Npower offers cashback on boiler coverBoiler cover that rewards you for not using it
07 April 2010
If you sign up for Npower’s new boiler cover plan, but don’t make any call-outs, you’ll be rewarded with 50% cashback.
Npower’s new boiler cover plan – Hometeam 50 Boiler Care Flexi – costs £10.50 a month, or £126 a year. But if you don’t make any call-outs you’ll get £63 back at the end of the year.
However, you’ll pay a fixed fee of £50 and lose out on the cashback if your boiler does need repairing.
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Npower’s boiler cover deal
Hometeam 50 Boiler Care Flexi includes an annual boiler service, which normally costs £74, plus unlimited call-outs (although if you make one, you’ll forfeit the cashback).
If your boiler needs repairing, you’ll pay a fixed fee of £50, and the repair will be guaranteed for 12 months.
Cheaper to pay-as-you-go
While the chance to receive cashback may seem attractive, Which? boiler expert Alice Judd warns: ‘Most people wouldn’t save money by taking out boiler cover - our research has found that it would be cheaper for most people to pay for one-off repairs.
‘When we surveyed Which? members, we found that only around 10% of those who needed major repairs would have saved money with a contract.’
Find out the true cost of boiler breakdown cover in our boiler servicing contracts review.
Taking on British Gas
Npower claims to be taking on British Gas with its new offer, and says its new deal is exactly the same as British Gas’ Homecare Flexi 100 product – except Npower’s cover comes with cashback, a ‘personalised membership card’, a free emergency helpline and a boiler service log book.
Npower’s managing director of retail markets Giuseppe Di Vita, said: ‘Hometeam 50 is a direct challenge to a market that is dominated by British Gas.’
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