Repair & Maintenance

Home Warranty Renewal Season: Stay Covered

Don't wait to see a groundhog's shadow to renew your home warranty. With a new year just starting up, you'll want to make sure you're covered for another year. Here are some reasons you should renew your home warranty.

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There’s a reason why the American Dream includes homeownership. It’s because owning your own home brings freedom, stability and a chance to build wealth for yourself and your family. But it’s also a big responsibility. There’s no landlord to call when something breaks down in your home — you have to shell out to fix unexpected breakdowns yourself. If you don’t or can’t, your house could end up losing market value and become harder to sell, but that’s the best case scenario. When systems and appliances break down, your home could quickly become unsafe to live in.

If you had American Home Shield® Home Warranty coverage last year, you’ve already experienced the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re covered against unexpected breakdowns — and what other kind of breakdown is there? Hot water heaters, furnaces and refrigerators don’t exactly send you a text notification that they’re about to break — at least not yet. Stay covered this year. Renew your home warranty and avoid being on the hook for the full cost of home repairs.

A Home Warranty Protects Your Budget

Personal finance gurus recommend setting aside about two percent of your home’s value each year to cover repairs and maintenance. When you consider that even starter homes in many areas sell for prices north of a quarter million dollars, that’s a lot of moola. If you have an inexpensive home in a reasonably priced area, you’re still looking at around $2,500 a year in maintenance and repair costs.


Common home problems can easily set you back even more than that. Nationwide, an HVAC replacement costs between $4,820 and $9,350. Replacing a large appliance, like a refrigerator or range, can set you back a few grand, too, and so can problems with electrical or plumbing.

 

That’s why a breakdown at home can send your stress level through the stratosphere. You have no idea how much repairing your furnace, refrigerator or other home system or appliance is going to cost. Will you have to max out your credit cards to cover it? Not if you have an American Home Shield Home Warranty.

 

Our home warranties protect your budget from the damage of unexpected repairs and replacements. When something breaks in your home, getting it fixed is as simple as calling or requesting service online. You pay a trade service call fee, and we help with the rest. A home warranty plan will save you more in the long run than having to shell out the cash for a new appliance or paying the full service bill.

Getting Service Can Be Easy

If you’ve ever tried to hire a contractor on your own, you know how impossible it can be just to get them to come out and look at your problem, much less give you a quote. And even if you can get a few quotes, who has time to research their licenses, complaint history and skill levels?  The entire process could take weeks, and in the meantime, you and your family are wearing layers indoors and huddling around space heaters to keep warm.

When you need something fixed at home, American Home Shield works with trade service professionals around the country, so we have a pool of contractors to draw on. We can send a reliable, skilled professional to get your issue fixed without fuss. With our MyAccount service, you can request service online, and see a record of your previous service calls and claims in your profile, so it’s easier than ever to keep track of what you’ve had repaired and where you are in the process of resolving your current issue.

American Home Shield Offers Warranty Plans with Flexible Payment Options

How much does a home warranty cost? Our plans are priced for every budget. Pay your yearly plan cost in low monthly installments and choose a trade service call fee that works for you.

There Are No Maintenance or Age Requirements

What does a home warranty cover, and what kind of maintenance records do you have to provide? It really depends on the home warranty provider. Unlike some home warranty companies, American Home Shield doesn’t require homeowners to provide detailed maintenance records before we’ll agree to repair a home system or appliance. Our plans cover components of up to 21 home systems and appliances. Duplicate appliances are covered, too, so if you have multiple kitchens, or an auxiliary beer fridge, you can still get it fixed under your home warranty. 

Tailor Your Plan to Your Needs

Our home warranty plans are flexible. Just need appliance coverage? No problem. Want to cover both appliances and home systems? Choose the Combo Plan. Need to pick and choose what appliances and home systems are covered? Our Build Your Own Plan has you covered. You can also choose from add-ons for pool and spa coverage, guest unit coverage, electronics coverage and more.

You wouldn’t go without homeowners insurance, so you shouldn’t go without a home warranty. This coverage helps protect the systems and appliances that make your house a home. Call or go online today to renew your plan for 2020.