Origin’s Home Support plan getting customers out of sticky situations

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Blocked toilets are no match for Origin customers these days, thanks to a new energy deal in partnership with Allianz.

The unique offer from Australia’s biggest energy retailer will give customers a 12-month Emergency Home Assistance membership from Allianz Global Assist.

It’s called the Home Support plan, and covers customers for up to $300 in repairs towards two home callouts, to help with 10 common household emergencies. These include:

  • Locked out of the house
  • Blackout or power failure
  • Burst tap or showerhead
  • Damaged roof or guttering causing an internal leak
  • Burst pipe
  • Blocked toilet, drain or pipes
  • Broken or burst hot water system
  • Gas leak
  • Broken external door or window
  • Broken or damaged heating/cooling system

It is of course Allianz that deals with these emergencies, which is good news as customers get 24/7 access to a support line and a network of tradespeople.

General Manager of Origin Retail Sales & Marketing, Duncan Permezel, has highlighted how the new plan could help to bring a sense of ease to Aussie households.

“Partnering with Allianz is another way we’re making energy easier for our customers,” he declared. “Pairing energy with emergency home assistance means one less thing to organise at home, providing peace-of-mind and taking some of the stress out of life admin.”

Customers that terminate their energy plan before the 12-month period can also expect their Emergency Home Assistance membership to end.

Origin Energy Prices

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for NSW. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for Victoria. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for South Australia. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Is Origin Home Support really worth it?

The Home Support plan certainly isn’t the cheapest in Origin’s line-up, with rates matching that of its Reference Price/VDO offers.

Canstar Blue Editor-in-Chief, Simon Downes, has pinned its value down to the needs of individual households.

He said: “If you max out the full entitlement of home support spending, then it could prove a good deal. Otherwise, you’ll certainly find cheaper energy rates with Origin’s other plans, and other retailers.

“If you live in an old house where something seems to go wrong every two seconds, the Home Support plan could really be of use to you. On the other hand, those households may already be covered by some sort of insurance, so make sure you’re not paying for something twice.

“Take into consideration the insurance bonus and compare this plan with others in the market. With the current downward trend in energy prices, you may be pleasantly surprised with what you find.”

Energy Plans Compared

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

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