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An American Home Shield® home warranty can help protect your budget when major systems and appliances wear out. If we can’t repair your covered item, we’ll replace it.

Protect your home and your wallet with the best home warranty in California. An American Home Shield® home warranty gives you total peace of mind by repairing or replacing your major systems and appliances when they break down from normal wear and tear.

The Golden State can lose its luster when you have plumbing problems or appliances that go on the fritz. American Home Shield is an award-winning home warranty company that protects homes from Los Angeles to San Diego, San Jose to San Francisco, and Fresno to Sacramento. Our California home warranty keeps life running smoothly by taking care of the repair or replacement of covered items, regardless of the age, make, or model of the item.

Planning on moving? For information regarding our Real Estate Home Warranty Packages, please contact 1.833.706.2875.

Download our free California home warranty guide for more details.

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What’s Included in a Good Home Warranty in California?

Here are examples of what should be covered:

  • Heating system. If you live in Northern California or inland, chances are that you’ll need to use your heater in the winter. Stay warm throughout the colder months, knowing that your heating unit is protected in the event of a breakdown.
  • Cooling system. California temperatures can climb into the 90s in many parts of the state and even into the triple digits in the desert. Make sure no hot day goes without a working air conditioner. An American Home Shield® home warranty in California even offers free or discounted seasonal HVAC tune-ups before the hot and cold seasons begin.
  • Guest unit. The best home warranty in California should offer coverage for your guest unit. Whether you have renters or family visiting, ensure that your accessory dwelling unit is covered in your home warranty plan.
  • Plumbing system. Have peace of mind that any breakdowns of your interior plumbing lines, toilets, faucets, or water heater can be diagnosed and addressed with a home warranty. American Home Shield even covers motors and components of whirlpool tubs.


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Helps protect parts of 14 major systems that keep your home running.
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Discounted Home Maintenance Services**
Up to $5,000 for Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
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Covers everything in ShieldSilver, plus 9 more appliances that you use every day.
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Discounted Home Maintenance Services**
Up to $5,000 for Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Kitchen Appliances
Laundry Appliances
Up to $2,000 per appliance for repair or replacement
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Covers everything in ShieldGold, plus roof leaks and more.
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Discounted Home Maintenance Services**
Up to $5,000 for Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Kitchen Appliances
Laundry Appliances
Up to $4,000 per appliance for repair or replacement
Roof leak repairs (up to $1,000)
Up to $250 in coverage for code violations and permits
FREE HVAC Tune-up**
Unlimited A/C refrigerant
Coverage for code violations and permits

How To use your home warranty

For members who purchased a home warranty for their current home, there is a 30-day activation period before you can start using your plan. If you purchased your warranty through a real estate transaction, your warranty is active at closing.*

*When home sellers add the Seller Coverage Option, their coverage begins immediately. Subject to $1,500 cap for all trades during the listing period; renewable upon review at the discretion of American Home Shield for a 6-month period, up to 12 months. **In some locations, members might have the option of choosing their own contracted Pro.
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We’re glad you asked.

We cover things homeowners insurance doesn’t.

American Home Shield isn’t insurance. We provide plans for people who have systems and appliances they’d like to keep in working order.

No system or appliance is too old.

You can get protection regardless of the age or appearance of your covered items — no maintenance records or inspection required. Now those breakdowns are our problem, not yours.

Even your satisfaction is covered.

With our 30-day workmanship guarantee, if you have an issue with your completed repair within 30 days of service, we’ll send a contractor back out for free.

The price of a home warranty in California depends on multiple factors, including whether you choose a basic plan or comprehensive coverage, the square footage of your home, the amount you choose for your Trade Service Call fee, and if you choose any additional coverage. To get an estimate of the monthly cost of a home warranty in California, check out our plans.

While having a home warranty in California is not a requirement, it is a great way to keep your home's systems and appliances protected. If you are a first-time homebuyer, a long-time homeowner, or in the buying and selling process, it's worth contacting home warranty companies in California to protect you from the expensive costs of home repairs and replacements.

Yes! If you live in California, an American Home Shield home warranty has you covered. 

California homeowners usually purchase their own coverage from home warranty providers. This protects essential home appliances like refrigerators, washers and dryers, and major home systems like central air conditioning, plumbing, and electrics. Sometimes a seller will purchase a home warranty as part of the sale of their home, or a real estate agent will offer coverage from home warranty companies in California to their clients.

If you are looking for reputable home warranty providers in California, American Home Shield is an excellent choice. We offer the most comprehensive coverage in the home warranty industry. It doesn't matter where in California you live — Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, or anywhere in between — AHS is your first choice for home warranty coverage.

While American Home Shield is a home warranty company that covers many preexisting conditions, there are instances when you need home repairs immediately. AHS ProConnect offers affordable, upfront pricing and can have a vetted, appliance repair professional at your door in as little as 60 minutes. Here are some popular cities in California:

Anaheim, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Clara, Torrance, Venice, Berkeley, Carlsbad, Orange, Oxnard, Richmond.

For a list of all available markets, head to our Home Repair Services page.  *Available in most major markets. Services vary by market.


Here are some average cost ranges to repair or replace typical household items.

A/C Unit

$150 - $3,800

Heating and Ductwork

$105 - $3,625


$200 - $1,500

Water Heater

$240 - $1,200

Repair/replacement cost ranges are the twentieth and eightieth percentile of U.S. costs as reported in A Study of Homeowners' Appliance and Home Systems Service Experiences, a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2019 by ClearVantage for American Home Shield. Further reproduction or use is expressly prohibited.

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