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Having a Home Warranty Helps Keep You Covered for the Winter Season

It's that time of the year — it's freezing outside which means your kids spend most of their hours in the house. More playtime inside means more risk of something breaking. Are you covered? Learn how a home warranty can cover you in the winter months. 

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Having a Home Warranty Helps Keep You Covered for the Winter Season

The winter season brings a whole new home maintenance checklist. You worked all autumn to get your house ready for winter — you flushed your water heater, checked your roof for cracked or missing shingles, cleaned your gutters, sealed drafts around windows and doors, had the furnace tuned up, and maybe even decluttered and organized before the holidays. Now cold weather is upon us, and your whole family is stuck indoors until spring.

With everyone spending all of their free time inside, your home’s systems and appliances are under extra strain. Your water heater and furnace are already working overtime to keep your water hot and your house warm. The kids are doing all of their playing in the house, and those new Christmas electronics might not survive it. Having the family cooped up indoors can make a higher chance of failure for home systems, appliances and electronics. Protect your stuff and your budget with a home warranty from American Home Shield®️.

Don’t Get Stuck in the Cold

Few things will make you and your family more miserable than an HVAC failure in the middle of extreme weather. Existing customers were able to take advantage of our HVAC tune-up service last fall to get their systems serviced prior to the onset of cold weather. Regular maintenance like this can prevent the majority of unexpected breakdowns. 

But system failures happen, and sometimes they happen no matter how carefully you maintain your equipment. When your furnace breaks down in the middle of winter, you could find yourself scrambling to get it fixed as soon as possible, especially if a polar vortex or a snowstorm is on the way. If you don’t have home warranty coverage, finding an HVAC professional on short notice could be difficult. Paying for the repair or replacement of your HVAC could be even harder. An American Home Shield Home Warranty could save you the trouble of finding an HVAC technician, save your family from waiting in the cold for repairs to be made, and of course, save your bank account from the massive dent that paying for those repairs yourself could put in it.

Winter Is the Worst Time for Unexpected Expenses

Let’s be real — there’s never a good time for unexpected expenses, especially large ones. But winter is probably the worst time of the year to have to suddenly fork over a few hundred, or a few thousand, dollars for house repairs. 

Why? You’re probably still paying off Christmas, that’s why. Gifts, decorations, holiday parties and travel take a real bite out of your wintertime budget. You don’t need the burden of paying for home repairs on top of that, especially because you probably haven’t received your tax refund yet.

Cover Your New Electronics

If you’re like most households, you probably own at least half a dozen electronic devices, like gaming consoles, tablets and laptop computers. You probably got some of them for the holidays. With winter weather keeping everyone inside, adults and children alike are probably leaning heavily on new electronics for entertainment. And the more you use these items, the more likely they are to break. 

Luckily for you, American Home Shield is now offering Electronics Plan coverage as an add-on to our home warranties. For a low monthly fee, you can add extended warranty coverage for an unlimited number of eligible electronics to your home warranty plan. Our Electronics Plan covers new and used electronics, even ones that are no longer covered by manufacturers’ warranties or otherwise eligible for extended warranty coverage. So, if your new Christmas electronics break down, they’ll be covered, but your older electronics will be covered, too. That’s good news, especially at this time of year.

Keep Your Home Safe and Comfortable

It can be hard to find room in your budget to cover unexpected home repairs on your own. And when you have kids, you need to keep your home environment safe and comfortable for them. That means when something breaks, you need to get it fixed, no matter how much it costs.

A home warranty can ease the financial burden of keeping your home in good condition. We’ll be here to help cover most of the cost of unexpected repairs to home systems and appliances, so you can spend your money on the things that matter most to you and your family. Don’t live with the fear of costly home expenses. Let American Home Shield help protect your home’s systems and appliances this winter and all year round. 

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