What is a Home Warranty?

Home warranties explained

A home warranty is a one-year service agreement that covers the repair or replacement of many major home system components and appliances that typically breakdown over time due to normal wear and tear.

With an American Home Shield Home Warranty you have access to over 40 years of industry-leading expertise. As a customer, you can rely on:

  • Low plan costs and service fees. Learn more >
  • A vast network of over 10,000 reputable home repair professionals
  • The convenience of 24/7/365 service requests
  • Substantial discounts on brand-name appliances for the kitchen, bathroom and more
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  • Need more information on how a home warranty can protect your budget? Download our FREE Home Warranty Guide



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Home Warranty vs. Homeowner Insurance; What's the Difference?

Unlike homeowner's insurance, an AHS Home Warranty is a service contract that covers essential applications and home system components when they break down due to normal wear and tear – items that most homeowners insurance plans do not cover. Consider it the perfect complement to this standard insurance, not a substitute for it. Discover the confidence of an AHS Home Warranty today!
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Don't worry; this isn't what you'll need to pay when something breaks. This just simply shows the replacement and repair cost ranges for some of the most common items found in your home.

*As reported in A Study of Homeowners’ Appliance and Home Systems Service Experiences, a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2014 by Decision Analyst for American Home Shield. Further reproduction is expressly prohibited.

* *American Home Shield offers plans on an annual basis. Plans vary by location.

Protect Your Budget

The question isn't whether or not a breakdown will happen; it's if you'll have a plan to deal with the associated expenses and headaches. Fight back against unexpected breakdowns with our customizable and award-winning AHS Home Warranty Plans. You can choose from three coverage options (Systems, Appliances, or Combo Plan) – or customize your own plan.
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