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Repair & Maintenance

How Home Warranties Can Make Life Less Stressful

A home warranty can repair and replace all of your broken appliances and home systems. When the household is under stress a home warranty can pay off.
For starters, your home should bring you happiness, not headaches. That's why a home warranty helps protect your budget from commonly occurring breakdowns of home systems and appliances and can reduce the stress of being a homeowner.

A Home Warranty Plan helps cover many of the items or situations Homeowners Insurance leaves out. In fact, according to U.S. News and World Report, the average homeowner spends between 1 – 4 percent of their home's value on maintenance and repairs every year.

Here at American Home Shield®, we think that's too much. Especially when you consider how many of these expenses pop up without any warning at all. Fortunately, for a small monthly contract fee and a pre-determined service charge for each service call you place ($75-$125), a Home Warranty Plan can help control the costs of some of these repairs.

Say goodbye to repairs busting your budget and learn about your home warranty coverage.

AHS Home Warranty Guide
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AHS® customers use their plan an average of around two times a year, which means an AHS Home Warranty Plan can help control average repair costs like these*:

A/C Unit Water Heater
$279 to repair $125 to repair
$3,584 to replace $672 to replace


Any Heating System Oven/Range/Cooktop
$346 to repair $137 to repair
$4,051 to replace $806 to replace


Washer Dishwasher
$218 to repair $128 to repair
$524 to replace $529 to replace


Dryer Refrigerator
$120 to repair $355 to repair
$496 to replace $1,201 to replace


*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 2015 by Decision Analyst for American Home Shield. Further reproduction or use is expressly prohibited.

How to Schedule an AHS Repair or Consultation


We make it easy to go from a broken system or appliance to a brand new or restored one in 4 simple steps:
1.) Call or request service online and we will verify your item is covered under your plan2.) We will assign a local repair professional
3.) For each visit you pay a small, predetermined service fee ($75 – $125)
4.) Your covered item is repaired or replaced, simple as that

And because we're available 24/7, you never have to worry about handling a situation yourself. In fact, because it's not every day you deal with electricians, HVAC technicians, plumbers and other professionals, our plans help take the headache out of finding a qualified local repair professional.

The Best Home Warranty Experts and Professionals


We've worked hard to locate, vet and secure a network of qualified repair professionals across the country. Each and every one is monitored and reviewed by a number of criteria, including our robust customer-satisfaction-survey system. Our service contractor network is made up of over 11,000 pre-screened local contractors and 45,000 service technicians. Our commitment to taking the stress out of homeownership now reaches 1.5 million people across 49 states.

This has led us to pay out more service requests than any other home warranty company – adding up to more than $3 billion in covered repairs and replacements over the last 10 years. Along the way, we've also gathered several industry awards, ranging from Best in Service by HomeWarrantyReviews.com to Most Recommended Home Warranty Provider by Women's Choice Awards.

Make Selling Your Home Easier Than Ever


While a home warranty may not be the first tool you think of to help sell your home, there are all sorts of benefits to including one in the transaction. For buyers, a home warranty plan can provide an extra sense of confidence during the transaction, and helps ease the fear of any unforeseen covered breakdowns occurring once the sale is complete. The same goes for the seller. Home warranty coverage can help mitigate unexpected covered issues from the home inspection and keep the sale of the home on track. It's an effective way to help your home stand out from the pack.



Which Home Warranty Plan is right for you?


A home warranty can help protect your budget from unexpected repairs and replacements Homeowners Insurance doesn't cover.

Appliance Plan
$18.99/month**

Covers the repair and replacement of most major home appliances including washers, dryers, refrigerators, garage door openers and more.

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Combo Plan
$37.99/month**

Covers the repair and replacement of major components of your home's systems and appliances including air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, washers, dryers, refrigerators and much, much more.

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Systems Plan
$28.99/month**

Covers the repair and replacement of major components of your home's systems like air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical and more.

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**Prices vary by state and location

Not sure which plan best fits your needs? Compare plans.

Quick links:


• Already have a service request with AHS® in the works? Check the status of your request in MyAccount.

• The American Home Shield® Appliance Discount Program passes along discounted pricing on appliances, resulting in big savings exclusively to AHS® Home Warranty Plan customers.

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