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Ductwork Warranty Coverage

No matter the air temperature outside, the ductwork in your home is responsible for distributing air at a comfortable temperature inside. And while your ductwork may not have as many moving parts as other systems, problems can still arise. That's why we offer coverage to help take care of any breakdowns as quickly and easily as possible. Now when you discover a covered problem, you can simply call American Home Shield.

Ductwork is covered in our ShieldSilver™, ShieldGold™ and ShieldPlatinum™ home service plans along with other Home Systems and Appliances

*American Home Shield will cover up to $1,000 should the contractor need to cut through concrete to access any system components. Geothermal systems also have a coverage limit of $1,500.

Covered

  • Plenums
  • Dampers
  • Damper-only controls
  • Leaks or breaks in ductwork (sheet metal, duct board, and flex duct including vapor barrier) from heating and/or air conditioning unit(s), including register or grills
  • No system is too old to be covered
  • Members don't need a maintenance record for repairs to be covered

Not Covered

  • Legally mandated diagnostic testing when replacing heating or cooling equipment
Typical cost to repair or replace without a home warranty can cost up to $1,981*
*Repair/replacement costs are the eightieth percentile of U.S. costs according to a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2019 by ClearVantage for American Home Shield.
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Leave the ductwork repairs to us.

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.

FAQs

Yes, all three of our home warranty plans, ShieldSilver™ShieldGold™, and ShieldPlatinum™, include coverage for A/C and heating ductwork. 

We cover plenum, dampers, and  leaks and breaks in ductwork for A/C and heating units. We also cover ductwork made of sheet metal, duct board, and flex duct including vapor barrier. See the specific Ductwork coverage details on the page above.

HVAC system ductwork can last for 20 years or more. However, all homes are different, so the life expectancy of ductwork will vary between homes. 

Our standard home warranty contract term is 1 year and can be renewed upon expiration. There is a 30-day waiting period before you can make service requests when you purchase a new home warranty plan. 

If we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it and cover the cost to remove the defective item(s), subject to your plan’s limitations and exclusions. 

Once your coverage begins (30 days after you purchase your new home warranty plan) you can request service 24/7 online or call 1-888-691-2854 during standard business hours to request service. 

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. 

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