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8 Home Repairs That Could Be Covered by Your American Home Shield® Home Warranty

If you have a home warranty, or are looking to get a home warranty, check out these common home repairs that could be covered through American Home Shield. Learn more!

Kitchen covered by home warranty

If you’re looking to get a home warranty, or if even if you already have one, you may be wondering what it covers. How much is a home warranty, and is it worth the cost? Home warranties typically pick up where home insurance leaves off, covering major components of home systems and appliances from breakdowns due to normal wear and tear.

An American Home Shield® Home Warranty covers up to 21 home systems and appliances, and we don’t require customers to provide maintenance records in order to receive  service. Here are just some of the repairs that could be covered by your AHS® home warranty.

1. HVAC Failure

Few things are more frustrating than having your heater or air conditioner go out, especially because it never happens during mild weather – it always happens when you need your indoor climate control the most. The average cost to repair or replace an air conditioner and ductwork is $374 to $3,565 without a home warranty. Your home warranty from AHS covers components of your air conditioning and heating systems and ductwork, and it can help offset these expensive costs. If we can’t repair your covered equipment, it may be replaceable up to plan limits or an alternative solution may be considered

2. Stopped-Up Drains

A slow-moving or completely blocked drain or toilet is sometimes an easy fix – but sometimes it can require professional attention. AHS warranties can cover the cost of clearing stopped toilets, sinks, showers and bathtubs due to most causes. Coverage does not include stoppages caused by collapsed pipes outside of your home’s foundation, roots or foreign objects, even within your home’s foundation.

3. Plumbing Leaks

Leaky faucets and toilets can cost you hundreds of dollars in wasted water each year. Water, gas, drain, waste and vent line leaks and breaks can cause serious damage to your property and may even render your plumbing inoperable. Your AHS home warranty can help cover some of the cost of these repairs.

4. Electrical Wiring

Problems with electrical wiring are more than inconvenient; they can easily become dangerous. Coverage for your home’s electrical system includes repairs to direct current wiring; attic, vent, and exhaust fans; and repairs to lighting fixtures.

5. Ceiling Fan Repair

Ceiling fans let you save on heating and cooling costs without sacrificing your family’s comfort. AHS home warranties offer full coverage for components and parts of your ceiling fans. Have your broken ceiling fan repaired or replaced and make the most of your home warranty coverage.

6. Water Heater Repair or Replacement

Your family needs a functional hot water heater for bathing, washing clothes and doing dishes. Our warranties cover repair or replacement of many components of your hot water heater, including tanked and tankless models, that malfunction due to normal wear and tear. As with other appliances, you don’t need to provide a maintenance record for coverage.

7. Refrigerator Repair

Where would you be without your refrigerator? You need your refrigerator – or, in many households, refrigerators – to chill drinks and keep your food from spoiling. When it breaks down, you could easily lose money on spoiled groceries. And, while some refrigerator repairs are relatively minor, others, like replacing the condenser coils, are so expensive that you might as well buy a new fridge. American Home Shield® Home Warranties cover repair or replacement of many components of your refrigerators – and we’ll cover multiple fridges, too.

Washer and dryer repairs covered by home warranty

8. Washer and Dryer

One of the most important appliance systems in any home is the washer and dryer unit. Keeping your family’s clothes clean is a must. If your washer or dryer breaks down, it can be a huge inconvenience. AHS covers almost all components and parts of clothes washers. Without the backing of a home warranty, the average cost of a washing machine repair is $719-$790. 

While it’s possible to live life without a dryer for a while, it can be an inconvenience if you have to hang your clothes in the backyard to dry. AHS appliance warranties help you enjoy peace of mind by covering most dryer breakdowns. 

Appliance Breakdowns Covered

AHS home warranties cover components of all of your major home appliances. Have multiples of one type of appliance? You don’t have to pick and choose which one to cover.  And if we can’t repair your appliance, we’ll replace it up to plan limits or consider an alternative solution.

The level of coverage you get with American Home Shield definitely makes the premiums worth it. American Home Shield offers a range of plan options to meet the needs of every homeowner. You can get appliances coverage, home systems coverage, or the combo plan, which offers the most value because it provides coverage for both your appliances and systems. We also offer plan add-ons for pools and spas, well and septic pumps, guest units, and most recently, home electronics through the Electronics Plan by Asurion®. Call our customer service representatives today and learn more about how our home warranty coverage can help you. 

*Repair/Replacement costs are average U.S. costs as reported in A Study of Homeowners' Appliance and Home Systems Service Experiences, a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2017 by Decision Analyst for American Home Shield. Further reproduction or use is expressly prohibited.

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