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Heating Units Warranty Coverage

If staying warm and cozy at home during cooler weather is your thing, thank your heating unit. While they typically last for more than a decade, during that time they may experience some problems. Having the right coverage can make it a lot easier to keep them up and running. Rather than panicking when you discover a covered problem, you can simply call American Home Shield.

Heating units are covered in our ShieldSilver, ShieldGold and ShieldPlatinum home service plans along with other Home Systems and Appliances. *There is no limit on covered system components.

*American Home Shield will cover up to $1,000 should the contractor need to cut through concrete to access any system components. Geothermal and/or water source heat pumps, glycol, hot water, or steam circulating systems have a coverage limit of $1,500.

Covered

  • Forced air (gas, electric, oil)
  • Geothermal
  • Wall mounted heaters
  • Floor furnaces
  • Package units
  • Heat pumps
  • Hot water or steam circulating heat
  • Electric baseboard
  • Room heaters
  • Cable heat (if it’s the main source of heat to your home or room)
  • No system is too old to be covered
  • Members don't need a maintenance record for repairs to be covered

Not Covered

  • Outside or underground piping, well pump, and well pump components for geothermal and/or water source heat pump
  • Fuel storage tanks
  • Portable units
  • Fireplace grain, pellet, or wood heating units (even if it’s the only source of heating)
  • Legally mandated diagnostic testing when replacing heating or cooling equipment
Typical cost to repair or replace without a home warranty can cost up to $3,625*
*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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Besides the specific terms listed here, coverage may be limited by general exclusions in your home warranty contract. For more coverage information, please read the Sample Contract, including but not limited to, the "Coverage Overview" and "".
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Leave the furnace 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 the key components of heating units. 

We cover all components and parts for covered heating units, including forced air (gas, electric, oil), geothermal, wall mounted heaters, floor furnaces, package units, heat pumps, mini-splits, hot water or steam circulating heat, electric baseboard heat, room heaters, cable heat, and ductwork. See the specific Heating Unit coverage details on the page above. Also, please note that some limitations apply, such as a $1,500 coverage limit for Geothermal A/C systems. American Home Shield will also cover up to $1,000 should the contractor need to cut through concrete to access any system components.  See sample contract for full details. 

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 system, subject to your plan’s limitations and exclusions. 

Yes, we don’t care how old your appliance is – we cover them! You can purchase an American Home Shield home warranty without an inspection or maintenance records. 

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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