Press Release: Plus Heat team up with MoneySuperMarket

Plus Heat are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with leading price comparison site, MoneySuperMarket.

You can find us listed under Electrical, Plumbing & Heating Breakdown Cover for homeowner breakdown cover and Landlords Services for Landlords Boiler Cover.

By teaming up with Plus Heat and other UK leading companies, MoneySuperMarket make the search to find the best boiler cover, for the unique needs of both homeowners and landlords, quicker and easier.

At Plus Heat, our fundamental principle is to provide UK homeowners and landlords with a premium and memorable service at an affordable price. We understand that if your boiler breaks down, the last thing you need is the threat of a huge repair bill. Equally, letting out property can be stressful – so the last thing you need as a landlord is a phone call from your tenant saying there’s a problem with the boiler.

“Our two business share similar fundamental values, focused on helping households and landlords make the most of their money” said Liam Clancy, Plus Heat Director. “The collaboration between Plus Heat and MoneySuperMarket marks the beginning of what we know will be an exciting growth opportunity for us to expand the exceptional service we offer to an wider audience.”


Plus Heat provide Home Emergency Cover and Call-out Services to Letting Agents, Landlords and Homeowners throughout the UK. Our technically trained support team are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (yes, even Christmas Day!) to provide technical advice when you need it most; and if necessary, arrange for an expert Gas Safe engineer to pay you a visit faster than you can say ‘Broken Boiler!’

Call our team now on 0808 164 2892 (option 1) or email us to see how we can help you today!

 

Report A Breakdown Online

Are you sick of waiting on hold to major companies’ call centres when you have a crisis? Reporting a breakdown has never been easier!

We understand it’s often easier to explain things when given the chance to go at your own pace and convenience, and we like to allow our customers to feel completely at ease – which is exactly why we’ve set up the online reporting tool.

You’ll receive the same level of service as when you report a breakdown over the phone with a dedicated account handler and a guaranteed response within 24 hours.






Get it sorted in just 5 simple steps:

1. What’s the problem? Use our fool proof picture diagrams to help you to identify the issue, along with helpful tips that could resolve the issue before having to report it. If these tips cannot solve it, you can leave a note to explain the issue further.

2. Upload a photo: Providing us with photographic evidence to give us the context of the problem at hand will help the engineer to prepare beforehand and acquire any necessary parts – allowing the issue to be dealt with quickly and efficiently.

3. Let us know where you are: Fill in your address details so we can make arrangements with a Gas Safe registered engineer based in your local area.

4. Contact details

5. Confirm & send

It’s as easy as that!


Plus Heat provide Home Emergency Cover and Call-out Services to Letting Agents, Landlords and Homeowners throughout the UK. Our technically trained support team are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (yes, even Christmas Day!) to provide technical advice when you need it most; and if necessary, arrange for an expert Gas Safe engineer to pay you a visit faster than you can say ‘Broken Boiler!’

Call our team now on 0808 164 2892 (option 1) or email us to see how we can help you today!

 

Plus Heat Community Outreach [Brixton Soup Kitchen]

Brixton Soup Kitchen Logo B&W

Our first of many community outreach programs!

With the number of homeless people increasing by 15% over the past year, homelessness in the UK is reaching a crisis point.

Here is our brief guide to the rising homelessness figures Homeless Britain. 

Our Background

Living and growing up in South London, I have always been aware of the affect poverty and hard times can have on each and everyone of us. The struggle is definitely real! I believe that’s something we can all relate to on one level or another. Over the past 5 years, on my daily commute to and from work, it hasn’t taken much to notice the ever increasing homeless population; which leaves me with one obvious question, WHY?

After looking into the issue and connecting with people that genuinely care about helping and finding a solution, I became aware of the great work that the Brixton Soup Kitchen are doing. I met some outstanding people dedicating their life towards the cause and evidently, this organisation has become a vital pillar of the Brixton community, providing help and support, outreach and an essential safe haven for not just local residents, but anyone from anywhere in London, who finds themselves in need!

At Plus Heat, it’s important to us that we help raise awareness for this great cause and give something back to the community. We decided to produced a short film outlining the work BSK are doing, the support they receive and why it is vital to support this movement.

 

Our Community Outreach

Our business is focused on providing stability to our customers by keeping their properties functioning all year round. We may provide emergency heating cover for homeowners, but we also wanted to provide some warmth for the homeless too!  We took time out of the business to reach out to the community in Brixton, speaking to individuals who have ended up homeless and provided them with sleeping bags and the ability to join a support network like the BSK.

Working on this project has allowed us to engage and relate with these ‘everyday people’. Once you can relate, you understand that it’s simply a bad decisions or a turn of unfortunate events that can lead anyone down this path. This is something that is no stranger to any of us, and in this time of economic turmoil, 1 in 3 families are a months pay away from homelessness. The need for support has never been so important, so our provision of sleeping equipment was just the start!

We visited the Brixton Soup Kitchen to see first hand the effect Solomon and his volunteers are having. While the kitchen has undeniably become a vital lifeline for the Brixton community, the scope of support the kitchen can provide is limited due to the lack of funding. With no clear consistent funding, Solomon cannot push his dream further. Our main goal of our first Community Outreach Project was to raise awareness for this great cause and hopefully incentivise others to act. The scope for help is limitless. If everyone, including us, plays their part, Solomon’s dream can become reality!

The Need For Support

    • So far the kitchen is simply run on a donation basis. With no exact backing or regular support, the Kitchen can never reach the goals they want to achieve
    • In the video you can see Franco Manca providing free fresh pizza which happens on a voluntary basis every Monday. This is the one of the few regular donations they receive. It may seem small but believe me, its essential for BSK. The appreciation and laughter that takes place around the table whilst enjoying those pizzas is heartwarming. If others like Franco Manca provided the same support, the outreach would be phenomenal!
    • The need to increase soup kitchens to every major area in the UK. Homelessness is now such a vast problem, the need for this projects expansion has never been in such high demand!
    • The dramatic cuts to funding seen by councils has seen homelessness rising massively.  Since 2010 some councils have seen a reduction of 50% in funds. More than 60% of councils have said the lack of funding is preventing them from taking action. If the government will not act, then WE as a community have to act TOGETHER to change the UK for the better!
    • The recent council proposals and measures implemented to solve homelessness, simply show how out of touch the government are! Recently in Bournemouth, the council erected ‘anti homeless’ bench bars, to prevent rough sleeping.  It was the community who made noise and along with celebrity, Professor Green who took it into his own hands, literally, by bending the bars; this act eventually blew up on social media. Bournemouth council had no other option but to remove these bars.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bournemouth-anti-homeless-bench-bars-removed-professor-green-a8196526.html. This shows the power the wider community can have! Moreover, it shows how more and more people are starting to relate to the homeless and are trying to help!

Boiler Service – [Big Brands Broken Promises]

Are you paying for a full boiler service agreement but not getting what you were promised? You’re are not the only one!

A “Which?” investigation went undercover to record engineers from some of the major energy brands in the UK.  Have a look for yourself, the findings are remarkable:




[Boiler service] The Results

According to the article, 5 out of 6 major brands recorded did not follow the manufacturer’s servicing instructions. These instructions are vital and may invalidate your manufacturers warranty if not adhered to.  Even if you pay for insurance on your boiler, your insurance company may not be liable to pay out if your boiler isn’t maintained in line with the instructions set out by the manufacturer.

Both British Gas and HomeServe failed to meet all of their ‘customer promises’, the investigation found. These promises are what draws many customers to these major brands. Not delivering on promises can be misleading in the marketplace and may mean customers aren’t receiving the service they thought they had signed up for.

According to an expert from ‘Which?’, an engineer from Corgi ‘left the boiler potentially unsafe’, which could put a household at risk; and an engineer from SSE “put himself at risk of an electric shock”. In the words of their experts, the engineer ‘appeared not to be familiar with the model of the boiler’, a major brand commonly found in the UK.

So Why Choose Plus Heat?

  • No false promises –  we provide the service we say we provide but with an added personal touch! We are able to stay connected to each and everyone of you, providing 24/7 emergency care.
  • Trusted engineers –  Gas safe registered, with  fully qualified training. We pick the best of the best to provide you with the exceptional service you expect. We can assign engineers based on previous work and location, meaning we can get an engineer out to you within 4 hours!
  • We provide a 14 step guide to help you understand the rules the engineer needs to follow when servicing a boiler. Take a look at it here, and understand what service you are actually getting.





  • Plus Heat provide Home Emergency Cover and Call-out Services to Letting Agents, Landlords and Homeowners throughout the UK. Our technically trained support team are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (yes, even Christmas Day!) to provide technical advice when you need it most; and if necessary, arrange for an expert Gas Safe engineer to pay you a visit faster than you can say ‘Broken Boiler!’

    Call our team now on 0808 164 2892 (option 1) or email us to see how we can help you today!

     

5 tips to improve your home’s energy efficiency

Energy Efficient Lightbulbs

Taking just a few simple measures, such as turning your heating down, or switching to a lower washing machine setting, can have a significant effect on annual bills and the sooner you start making changes, the greater the savings will be.

Here are just a few of our top tips on how you can make your home more energy efficient…

1. Get a Smart Energy Meter

No more estimated bills, understand what you need to pay and budget around this – Understanding how your money is being spent  allows for improvements in  energy efficiency as you can reduce your highest energy output!

2. New Boiler

Old boilers waste more than 30% of your energy. That means with a new A rated boiler you can save more than £305 from a old G rated boiler. Moreover with a new boiler, Plus Heat can cover your annual service and emergency cover with the most competitive rate on the market. Buying a new boiler with no protection is like buying a home with no home insurance.

3. Water Efficiency

Get a water efficient shower head – you can in fact save more than £75 per year and extra £120 on water bills if using a water meter.

4. Use energy efficient LED bulbs

LED bulbs use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs – moreover they reduce down light wattage by 75% or more.

5. Efficient windows and draught excluding doors

Changing from single to double glazing can save more than £80 a year and dramatically increase the security of your home. Moreover draught excluders around doors can save more than £25 a year, thus a saving of more than £100 by simply changing windows and increasing draught exclusion.


Plus Heat provide Home Emergency Cover and Call-out Services to Letting Agents, Landlords and Homeowners throughout the UK. Our technically trained support team are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (yes, even Christmas Day!) to provide technical advice when you need it most; and if necessary, arrange for an expert Gas Safe engineer to pay you a visit faster than you can say ‘Broken Boiler!’

Call our team now on 0808 164 2892 (option 1) or email us to see how we can help you today!