Frequently asked questions

Find out more about our
Boiler Care range.

I've just signed up for Boiler Care, what happens next?

Great we're pleased to have you with us. We’ll perform the initial inspection within 28 days from the start date which is shown on your welcome letter. We'll contact you with an appointment but if you would prefer to arrange an initial inspection date to suit you, then call us free on 0800 001 5214. Lines open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm

What does Boiler Care entitle me to?

Our Boiler Care packages provide annual servicing and maintenance for your central heating system. The parts of your system included in your care package will vary depending on the product you choose. Further details are provided in these terms and conditions.

Our servicing includes any maintenance necessary to give you an operational central heating system until your next annual service. If you experience problems before then, you have access to our 24 hour emergency call centre (please see our terms and conditions for further details of the repairs we will carry out).

What happens at my initial inspection?

We carry out an initial inspection to confirm whether we can support your central heating system under the Boiler Care products. We apply limitations on the age and/or makes of boilers and central heating systems that we can support.

If our engineer confirms that we can support your central heating system, we will then carry out your annual service.

If our engineer finds that we cannot support your central heating system because it needs to be repaired, we will tell you what needs to be done before we can accept your system and give you a quote to carry out the repairs. You can either ask us to proceed with the repairs (you will have to pay us for this work) or instruct someone else to do so. If someone else carries out the work we will inspect the central heating system again once the work has been carried out to confirm whether or not it can be accepted for service and maintenance under your Boiler Care product.

When will you carry out my Annual Service?

We'll be in touch when your Annual Service is due. If you’ve just signed up for Boiler Care we'll usually aim to carry out your first annual service at the same time as your initial inspection (provided we are able to accept your boiler for maintenance); subsequent annual services will be on or around the anniversary of this. We'll send a letter advising when we'll visit your property to do this. Don't worry if this appointment is not convenient as you can call us and rearrange it to a date that is better suited to you.

My boiler's broken what should I do?

Contact us straight away on our free emergency number - 0800 111 4686 (it's open 24 hours, 7 days a week). One of our advisers will discuss your breakdown and can arrange for a Service Engineer to visit your property. On that visit we will do our best to fix your boiler, but follow up visits may be required (certain conditions apply. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details).

What if my boiler cannot be fixed?

We will do our best to fix your boiler on the first visit, however further visits may be required to fit parts, etc. If the boiler is deemed as ‘Beyond Economical Repair' this means that we can no longer maintain your boiler under this contract due to the cost or availability of parts. This is covered in your Terms & Conditions and will be discussed with your service engineer.

How do I make my payments for Boiler Care?

Your payments will be collected through monthly Direct Debit on a date agreed with you. We'll take your bank account details at the time of setting up the agreement.

I've applied for a Boiler Care product but I've changed my mind?

We want you to be completely happy with your decision to take Boiler Care from ScottishPower and you have a 14 day cooling off period if you change your mind. Please let us know by calling us on 0800 001 5214 or using the cancellation form that can be found here.

What happens at the end of my Boiler Care contract?

We'll write to you at least 6 weeks before the end of your contract to advise that you're approaching your contract renewal date. The letter will contain details of your monthly payments for the year ahead. Unless you notify us in writing at least 2 weeks before the date your contract is due to renew that you wish to cancel, we'll automatically renew your contract so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of your Boiler Care product. If you change your mind after this date and wish to cancel then all you have to do is call 0800 001 5214 (lines open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm) and we'll organise this for you.

If I move house can I take my Boiler Care product to my new home?

You can't take your current Boiler Care product with you. However if you call us we can easily arrange to set up a new contract for one of our boiler care products at your new home. Please contact us on 0800 001 5214, (lines open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm)

Can I apply for Boiler Care if my supplier for gas or electricity is not ScottishPower?

Yes, you don't need to be a ScottishPower energy customer, or have one of our boilers, to apply for one of our Boiler Care products. Find out more about our range of boiler care packages here.

I'm currently with another service provider for my boiler care, can I break my contract?

The right to cancel your current service contract will depend on the terms and conditions of that contract. We recommend you check your current service provider's terms & conditions to determine this.


What are the full terms and conditions?

You can view the full terms and conditions for the Boiler Care products below: