Rooms That Benefit Most from a Home Warranty

Is a home warranty worth it? What does a home warranty cover, and how much does one cost? 

Most home warranty plans cost $350-$500 a year for basic coverage of home systems and appliances. 

Think of American Home Shield® as a trusted partner in your homeownership. With home warranty protection, you’ll be covered when appliances break, your air conditioning cuts out, your plumbing stops working or something else covered on your plan causes problems. When an issue arises, you can simply call or go online to request service and we’ll send out a repair specialist. You only pay your monthly plan fee depending on plan, and we’ll help you get back up and running by fixing or replacing the covered appliance or home system. 

Let’s take a look at how home warranty coverage can help you in every room of your house.


The kitchen is a place for your home warranty to really shine. Out of all the rooms in your home, your kitchen benefits the most from any home warranty plan with appliance coverage.

What does a home warranty cover in the kitchen? American Home Shield Appliances and Combo Plans provide coverage for normal wear-and-tear breakdowns of your refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, garbage disposal and built-in microwave. You can also get coverage for your range hood vent, ceiling fan, chest freezer and freestanding ice maker.

You don’t need to keep appliance maintenance records in order to qualify for appliance coverage with American Home Shield plans. While our plans don’t cover accidental damage to appliances in the kitchen, we will cover damage due to normal wear and tear. We’ll even cover duplicate appliances, so if you have a second fridge for drinks, for example, you can get it repaired under your home warranty plan.

Laundry Room

The laundry room is another room where your home warranty coverage will come in handy. American Home Shield Appliances and Combo Plans also cover washers and dryers. So the next time your dryer is making a funny noise or your washer quits halfway through the cycle and won’t start up again, we’re here to take your service request and send a local professional to fix your problem. 

Furnace Room

American Home Shield Combo and Systems Plans will cover repair or replacement of everything in your furnace room, including the furnace itself and your water heater — two of the most important components of your home. 

The average cost of installing a new water heater can be more than $800, so your home warranty plan could pay for itself with just one water heater repair. 

American Home Shield plans also cover wear-and-tear repairs and replacements of home heating systems, up to plan limits. But a home warranty can also help you keep your furnace in good shape and prevent sudden breakdowns. That’s because we offer our members discounted HVAC tune-up services each spring and fall.


American Home Shield Systems and Combo Plans cover many components of your home’s plumbing, including blockages due to most causes. Your bathroom can benefit from coverage of fixtures and components, like toilet parts, shower heads, faucets, and water or drain lines. You can also use your coverage to clear drain stoppages in the toilet, sink or bathtub. 

Rec Room or Family Room

What does a home warranty cover in your family room or rec room? American Home Shield Combo and Systems Plans provide coverage for components of your home’s electrical system, including wiring, lighting fixtures, and built-in fans or ceiling fans. But does your home warranty cover the TV, soundbar, DVD player, game consoles and other electronics in your shared family space?

Yes, it can, when you add electronics coverage onto your American Home Shield home warranty plan. We work with trusted partners to provide coverage for an unlimited number of home electronics, including TVs, game consoles, cameras, printers and scanners, laptops and desktop computers, and more. Your electronics will be covered no matter how old they are or how long it’s been since they were covered by a manufacturer’s or extended warranty. American Home Shield electronics coverage is much cheaper than buying individual extended warranties for all of your fancy electronics, and it lasts longer, too.


American Home Shield offers home warranty coverage of electrical systems, including the wiring and fixtures in your bedrooms. Coverage for your home’s HVAC can also help keep your bedrooms warm and toasty in the winter and cool in the summer. Electronics Plan coverage also extends into the bedroom, covering your TVs, computers, game consoles and other electronic devices.

Home warranty coverage isn’t just for one room in your home — it can protect components of every room from unexpected breakdowns and wear-and-tear damage. Check out our plans today to see what a home warranty can do for you.

AHS assumes no responsibility, and specifically disclaims all liability, for your use of any and all information contained herein.

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