December the most common month for boiler breakdowns

December 4, 2015 | 7years | Insurance News

Brits are being urged to check their insurance in the run up to Christmas following new research which reveals that boilers are most likely to breakdown in December.

According to EDF Energy Boiler Protect research, December is the month in which boilers are most likely to malfunction with four (1st, 22nd, 8th, 15th) of the most common breakdown dates.

The survey found almost half of Brits (43%) have experienced a boiler breakdown and lived without heating or hot water for almost a full working week.

The most common boiler breakdown date is 1 December, and as many as seven million homes could face a boiler breakdown between Christmas and New Year, costing on average £314 per household.

Unsurprisingly, the most feared days for a boiler breaking down are Christmas Day (38%) and Christmas Eve (17%), when the festivities are in full swing.

On average, Brits say they suffer for almost a whole working week before their boiler is fixed.

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