Home Appliance Warranty
Make breakdowns less stressful with home appliances coverage from American Home Shield. Our home protection plans go beyond standard home appliance insurance for budget protection and peace of mind.
Let's face it, stuff breaks down. An American Home Shield home service plan can help make these inevitable breakdowns less stressful. As a member, you know your budget, your time and let’s be honest, your sanity, are covered.
Find a plan that's right for you. We're super flexible.
American Home Shield® covers the essential laundry and kitchen appliances that keep your home running. Please click on each appliance for specific coverage details: Refrigerators, Ranges/Cooktops, Ovens, Dishwashers, Built-in Microwaves, Garbage Disposals, Clothes Washers, Clothes Dryers, and Instant Hot/Cold Water Dispensers.
Yes! We don't care how old your home systems and appliances are. You can purchase an American Home Shield home warranty without an inspection or maintenance records.
To expedite service on your request, American Home Shield will assign a contractor to reach out to you as quickly as possible. In some cases, American Home Shield may offer you the ability to choose your own contractors, also known as Outside Authorizations. If you choose to use outside authorizations, the service contractor must be licensed where applicable, qualified in the applicable state and trade, adequately insured for worker's compensation and third-party general, and have automobile liability coverage. The chosen contractor must provide a diagnosis and itemized bid to American Home Shield before any work is performed. American Home Shield will not reimburse you for services performed without prior authorization. You are responsible for paying the service contractor's charges and then must forward the invoice to American Home Shield for reimbursement less any applicable Trade Service Call Fee or costs not covered by your home warranty.
You'll pay a Trade Service Call Fee (which you select when you purchase your home warranty) each time a trade professional contractor (plumber, electrician, HVAC technician) comes to your home to provide service. For example, when both your toilet and your air conditioner break down, two kinds of trade professionals need to come out to fix your problem. The plumber can't fix the A/C. However, if your toilet and your sink break down (which are both plumbing issues), only one trade service professional will come out and you'll only pay one fee (plus sales tax where applicable). If the appliances and systems in your home are older, you may want to select a lower Trade Service Call Fee in case you end up using your plan more frequently. In a home with new systems and appliances, a higher Trade Service Call may be a better fit since you may not have as many service requests, but want the peace of mind of coverage.
No, we never limit the number of service requests you can make. With the ShieldGold™ plan, we will cover up to $3,000 for each covered appliance repair or replacement. And with the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, we will cover up to $6,000 for each covered appliance repair or replacement. See sample contract for full details.
Our standard contract term is 1 year and can be renewed upon expiration. When you purchase a new home warranty plan, there is a 30-day waiting period before you can make your first service request.
Yes, it is most likely you’re referring to the same thing.
Some people use the term “appliance insurance” for a contract that protects their appliances after the natural expiration of their warranties. Some people also use the term “home warranty insurance”.
Legally, this type of contract is instead called a “home warranty”, a contract that can include an additional appliance warranty so you don’t have to worry about your warranties breaking down, because they’re covered.
Our best plan is the one that’s right for you! The ShieldSilver™ plan is for homeowners who want to cover the must-haves like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. The ShieldGold™ plan is perfect for anyone who wants to live life with less interruptions, especially in the laundry room and kitchen, with coverage for the main systems and appliances you use every day. And with the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, you get coverage for just about everything: key components of 23 major home systems and appliances, plus premium features like Roof Leak Repair Coverage, double the coverage for appliances, and a free HVAC Tune-up. No two homes are the same, and that’s why we have options – so you can find the plan that fits your needs.
It was 100 degrees and my AC went out. Called AHS but the contractor couldn't come until the next day. I rented a motel room for the night and as I was getting ready to leave, the contractor called and said he could be there that night if I still wanted him to!!! I was soooo happy. He fixed my AC and my house was back to normal that night. I would have gladly paid more than the $100 service call fee for this. Thank you AHS!
I have never had a bad experience with the service that AHS provides. When appliances failed, the speedy replacement options were superb with a no-fuss process. You will NOT go wrong with the prices, plans, and services offered by American Home Shield!
As part of our home warranty we were allowed to have several locks rekeyed. Since the previous owner left us one key to the front door and a bag of miscellaneous keys (that went with nothing) it was a huge help to have this done!
I have had American Home Shield for almost 10 years now and it is the best service as a homeowner I have! Highly recommended!
Great service for homeowners! If you have a ton of cash ready for any home system that may fail at any moment then you are good. If you are like the other 90% of homeowners who don't, then do yourself a favor and protect your investment with an AHS home warranty. Seriously, a new HVAC in California costs over $4K. I paid $100. A new stove last year was $400, but I paid $75. It's in my budget and I don't think twice. AHS always takes great care of me.
I just used AHS for the first time in February because my AC wasn’t working. It was the easiest process!!! The tech came out and had the AC up and running in under 45 minutes. My unit is not new and I’m amazed he was able to bring it back from the dead. But the best part? The ZERO dollar due invoice I received from the AC company!!!! Thank you AHS - I’ve got peace of mind regarding my home.
Great service. We've had four service requests completed for $400 total and it saved us over $2,400.
I wasn't sure if a home warranty would be a good investment. My next door neighbor has AHS and had their AC unit repaired without any issues and little out of pocket cost. With that I was sold. Since then, I've had 2 AC units repaired, an ice maker replaced, a garbage disposal replaced, and most recently a dryer repaired. All with no issues. Doing the math, having AHS is a great investment.
As a long time customer of AHS it is a pleasure to be a member. As a single homeowner I always worry about breakdowns and how I would pay for them. With AHS I don't have that anxiety. Thank you.
I used AHS for the first time and what an easy process. I booked a service appointment online, paid the $100 service fee, and the repairman fixed the problem in less than 10 minutes. Our "trusted" AC tune up guys told us our unit was leaking refrigerant and needed a new coil unit. The AHS contractor saw that a bolt was loose and after he tightened it, his meter no longer detected a leak. Thank you for sending out honest repairmen!! I'm already a huge fan.
It's a great home protection plan that helps assist with the cost when things break down. The send reliable contractors who are masters in their field of work. You can customize any plan to fit your needs.
Placed my fourth service call in last 7 years and their service people are very reputable. The contractor explained to me what caused the microwave door to break and provided lots of good tips about safety, which is very important to this 80-year-old homeowner.