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Home Warranty by American Home Shield®


#1 Home Warranty Company with more than 2 Million Members


American Home Shield plans help cover the cost when parts of up to 23 home appliances and systems wear out. If we can't repair your covered item, we'll replace it. Even roof leak repair coverage is available.

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


Computers, TVs, gaming systems & smart home products

Pool and Hot Tub

Pools & in-ground spas & hot tubs

A warranty for your home is an annual renewable service contract that provides protection and peace of mind, offering a safeguard for when certain essential household systems and appliances break. Home warranties help cut the high cost to repair or replace many of the systems and appliances in your home. They complement your homeowners' insurance by protecting things that aren’t covered under the umbrella of home insurance.

An American Home Shield home service plan is like a traditional home warranty but better, thanks to its extended coverage and exclusive member perks. The first layer of protection is to help with the cost and hassle that comes with repairing or replacing parts of home appliances and systems that break down over time. But we don’t stop there – our home service plans provide American Home Shield members with exclusive pricing on home maintenance services, new appliances, and a variety of home services. From tech installation and setup to pre-season HVAC tune-ups, we’ve got your back.

The short answer is that home warranty coverage is a proactive way to shield the home systems and appliances you rely on every day. It’s a cover-all approach that keeps you protected from the inconvenience of going without the essentials. When an item breaks down due to normal wear and tear, we will help with the cost to repair it. If it can't be repaired, we will replace the item for you (subject to the limitations and exclusions of your plan). It’s not just about the immediate benefits, either – a home service plan helps keep your budget under control and saves you time searching for a qualified contractor.

American Home Shield home warranties, which we refer to as home service plans, protect the home systems and appliances that you use every day – no matter their age. You can shield the items that keep your home running smoothly and choose a plan that’s right for you. Our home service plans include covered repairs for major components of your heating and cooling systems (with our air conditioner warranty included in all plans), electrical systems, plumbing systems, kitchen appliances, and laundry appliances, as well as roof leak repair and more. Feel empowered to ditch that single-appliance extended warranty – American Home Shield offers you more protection and better value.

Let’s provide a real-world example of how our home service plans can help you save money. The cost to repair or replace an A/C unit without a warranty can be up to $3,800* – you would be out of pocket for the total amount. In contrast, all three of our home service plans include A/C unit protection. If a breakdown occurs, you simply pay the Trade Service Call Fee you selected ($75, $100 or $150) when you purchased your plan to have it repaired or replaced (subject to the limitations and exclusions in your plan).

When you think about all of the home systems and appliances you use every day, repair and replacement costs can add up quickly. An American Home Shield home service plan is a great way to protect your budget and keep your home running smoothly. You can compare our home warranty plans to make sure you're choosing the coverage limits that make the most sense for your personal situation.

*Repair/replacement costs are the eightieth percentile of U.S. costs according to a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2019 by ClearVantage for American Home Shield.


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


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


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


Covers everything in ShieldGold, plus roof leaks and more.
Heating and Cooling Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Kitchen Appliances
Laundry Appliances
Roof Leak Repairs
Unlimited A/C refrigerant
Coverage for code violations and permits
Like all home warranties, our contracts have
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


All home warranties are not created equal. Our Shield Assurances are always included, even in our base plans. This means you’ll get protection for:
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


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


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


$200 - $1,500

Water Heater

$240 - $1,200

See plan for details.
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 across the country love the protection that an American Home Shield home warranty provides. And our home warranty reviews prove it.


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.

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

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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