npower Announces The Big Turn On
Released on: September 14, 2010, 7:32 am
npower has revealed that Tuesday 14 September is officially
the day of The Big Turn On; when the majority of Brits awaken their
heating from its summer slumber.
Statistics from npower hometeam, which
installs, services and repairs boilers, show that Tuesday 14 September is the day
when boilers across the country will whir back into action.
It's easy to forget about boilers during the Great British Summer in all its varied
and inconsistent glory, but as Brits make the move and flick that switch, npower
hometeam reveals that it experienced a significant increase in calls regarding
broken boilers in 2008 and 2009 and is expecting a similar rise this September 14th.
Richard Cotton, head of sales for npower hometeam, commented: "The unpredictability
of British weather often leaves us tempted to reach for the heating in the first few
weeks of September. But many homeowners don’t consider that their heating system has
been dormant for some time after a hard winter’s work that lasted well into the
start of the year.
"Having your boiler annually serviced should play an essential part in every
household's preparations for the colder months. It’s vital to make sure your boiler
is in good working order and fix any problems early in the season, before the
weather take a turn for the worst and you are relying on your heating system on a
npower hometeam is also keen to stress the importance of having boilers attended to
by a qualified engineer after discovering the worrying trend of homeowners
attempting to fix broken boilers themselves. While this may seem like the easiest
solution, particularly if the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse, there can
be financial and health and safety implications to DIY boiler maintenance.
Richard continued: "Attempts to service or repair a boiler should only be carried
out by a qualified engineer as doing so yourself could lead to further damage and
even carbon monoxide leaks. Homeowners looking to save money should steer away from
DIY boiler maintenance and instead take advantage of our annual boiler care service,
hometeam 50, which offers a guaranteed 50% No Call Out Cash Back after 12 months.
"What's more, homeowners with a boiler more than ten years old may want to take
advantage of the npower boiler scrappage scheme. They could receive as much as £400
towards the cost of a new A-rated energy efficient boiler, which will help them to
reduce their energy bills in the long-term and is also much more environmentally
Customers can also protect their boiler using npower's hometeam 50 boiler care
service. npower's hometeam 50 is priced
exactly the same as British Gas’ Homecare Flexi 100 at £10.50 a month with a fixed
fee of £50 per repair, and offers the same service but with the additon of npower’s
50% No Call Out Cash Back.
npower gas and electricity customers
who don't call out npower's hometeam to work on their boiler during the 12 month
agreement period receive a 50% refund of the cost of their annual membership,
payable after the customer's one year anniversary.
Notes to editors:
npower hometeam installs, services and repairs boilers, in addition to offering a
wide variety of heating cover options.
npower hometeam offers a thorough, 30 point gas boiler service and safety check. It also
offers services for gas fires, gas water heaters and gas wall heaters.
hometeam also offers boiler repair with a choice
of two ways to pay. Fixed Price Repair ensures no extra charge for call out, parts
or labour, and also comprises a no fix, no fee guarantee. Also available is Pay As
You Go repair, which covers call out and the first half hour’s labour. All work is
guaranteed for 12 months.
npower press office
0845 070 2807
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