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Home Warranty by American Home Shield®

WE KEEP YOUR HOME UP AND RUNNING.
AND YOUR BUDGET ON TRACK.
#1 Home Warranty Company with more than 2 Million Members

What Is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty is a one-year service contract that helps pay the repair and replacement costs when parts of covered systems and appliances stop working. A home warranty complements homeowner’s insurance by protecting things insurance doesn’t, like normal wear-and-tear and improper maintenance.

 

An American Home Shield® home service plan goes beyond traditional home warranties by providing exclusive member perks, like discounts on new appliances and services, including tech installation and setup, pre-season HVAC tune-ups and more.

 

AHS repair professional checking bathroom sink 

Why do I need a home warranty?

All home systems and appliances will break. American Home Shield is one of the best plans for this inevitability. We help pay for covered repairs, and if your item can’t be fixed, we’ll replace it. It’s a smart way to control costs and save time searching for help.

Kitchen with appliances covered by AHS Home Warranties 

What does a home warranty cover?

We cover major parts of your heating and cooling, electrical and plumbing systems; kitchen and laundry appliances; as well as roof leak repairs, A/C refrigerant and more — giving you more value and protection than multiple single-appliance warranties.

AHS repair professional repairing A/C unit 

Is a Home Warranty Worth It?

Consider this real-world example: the out-of-pocket cost to repair or replace an A/C unit without a home warranty can be up to $3,800. But, with a covered A/C repair from American Home Shield, you’d only pay your pre-selected Trade Service Call Fee ($75, $100 or $150). And if it couldn’t be fixed, we’d replace it.

See the plan contract for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Charges for non-covered items may apply.

COVERAGE FOR THE REAL WORLD

Our plans cover up to 23 appliances and systems, and if we can't repair it, we'll replace it. That's why we're America's #1 Home Warranty Company with more than 2 million members.
Heating & Cooling

Air conditioning units, Heating units, & heat pumps

Electrical Systems

Wiring, fuse boxes & outlets

Plumbing Systems

Water lines, pipe leaks, breaks & stoppages

Kitchen Appliances

Refrigerator, oven, range & microwave

Laundry Appliances

Washing machine & clothes dryer

Electronics

Computers, TVs, gaming systems & smart home products

Pool and Hot Tub

Pools & in-ground spas & hot tubs

See the plan contract for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Charges for non-covered items may apply.

SHOP OUR PLANS.

Find a plan that's right for you. We're super flexible.

ShieldSilver™

Helps protect parts of 14 major systems that keep your home running.
Heating and Cooling Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Most Popular

ShieldGold™

Covers everything in ShieldSilver, plus 9 more appliances that you use every day.
Heating and Cooling Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Kitchen Appliances
Laundry Appliances
Best Coverage

ShieldPlatinum™

Covers everything in ShieldGold, plus roof leaks and more.
Heating and Cooling Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Kitchen Appliances
Laundry Appliances
FREE HVAC Tune-up
Unlimited A/C refrigerant
Coverage for code violations and permits

See the plan contract for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Charges for non-covered items may apply.

Add-On Coverage
All add-ons require the purchase of one of our base plans above.
Electronics Protection Plan
Protect an unlimited number of new and used devices like TVs, laptops and more.
Pool or Spa
Covers components of one heating, pumping, and filtration system.
Home Warranty Membership Coverage - Father & Daughter in their Home

OUR MEMBERS GET MORE.

All home warranties are not created equal. Our Shield Assurances are always included, even in our base plans.
Older items, no matter their age
Undetectable pre-existing conditions
Items without maintenance records
Breakdowns caused by lack of maintenance
Improper installations, repairs or modifications
Malfunctions due to sediment, rust or corrosion
Removal of old, defective items
Duplicates of the same item, like that extra A/C unit

See the plan contract for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Charges for non-covered items may apply.

HOW IT WORKS

Household breakdowns are hard. When you have American Home Shield, getting the help you need is easy.

See the plan contract for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Charges for non-covered items may apply.

BREAKDOWNS HAPPEN. THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE.

Here are some average cost ranges to repair or replace typical household items.

A/C Unit

$150 - $3,800

Heating and Ductwork

$105 - $3,625

Refrigerator

$200 - $1,500

Water Heater

$240 - $1,200

Repair/replacement cost ranges are the twentieth and eightieth percentile of U.S. costs as reported in A Study of Homeowners' Appliance and Home Systems Service Experiences, a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2019 by ClearVantage for American Home Shield. Further reproduction or use is expressly prohibited.

PEOPLE LIKE US, OFFICIALLY.

People across the country love the protection that an American Home Shield home warranty provides. And our home warranty testimonials prove it.
FAQs

Since 1971 we have provided comprehensive home warranty plans for American consumers, being the first of the many home warranty companies that have imitated us ever since. Our promise is simple: the peace of mind and convenience that homeowners expect the market leader. A fixed trade call fee, a single number to call when things go wrong, expert customer service representatives, a comprehensive yearly service contract, and a reasonable home warranty cost.

Both ends of a real estate transaction can benefit from being home warranty customers: for the seller, a home warranty can increase the confidence of prospective buyers and increase the price of the property or make the sale easier. For the buyer, it ensures that the repair or replacement of appliances and potentially expensive repairs of home systems are covered by a service provider.

We use licensed, independent, trusted contractors from our nationwide network, and they're regularly evaluated by customers like you to make sure they're meeting our standards and providing excellent service.

No. You can purchase a home warranty from American Home Shield without an inspection or maintenance records.

Finding the right home warranty company means comparing plans and choosing the home warranty that best suits the needs of your home. The ShieldSilver™ plan is for homeowners who want to cover the must-haves like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. The ShieldGold™ plan is perfect for anyone who wants to live life with less interruptions, especially in the laundry room and kitchen, with coverage for the main systems and appliances you use every day. And with the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, you get coverage for just about everything: key components of 23 major home systems and appliances, plus premium features like Roof Leak Repair Coverage, double the coverage amount for appliances, and a free HVAC Tune-up. No two homes are the same, and that’s why we have options – so you can find the plan that fits your needs.  

Yes, click on the following link to review our home warranty contract. AHS Sample Contracts.

Yes. We don't care how old your home, systems, or appliances are - our home warranty protection will cover them.

Once your coverage begins (30 days after you purchase your new home warranty plan) you can request service 24/7 online or call 1-888-691-2854 during standard business hours to request service. 

Legally, companies offer a home warranty service, not “home warranty insurance”. With that said, if you’re looking for a service that covers the systems and appliances in your home when something breaks down, chances are you’re not looking for a home warranty insurance, but for home warranty, which we do offer.

If you’re looking for “appliance insurance” or “home appliance insurance”, chances are you’re also looking for a home warranty.

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