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Water Heater Warranty Coverage

Let's face it: water heaters aren't very exciting. They don't come in bright colors, they don't move around, and they barely make noise. But what they lack in flash, they more than make-up for in function. And while they typically last for about a decade, you never know when yours might experience a problem. That's where we come in. When you discover a covered problem, you can simply call American Home Shield.

Water heaters are covered in our ShieldSilver, ShieldGold and ShieldPlatinum plans along with other Home Systems and Appliances.


  • Components and parts of conventional water heaters (and their tanks)
  • Components and parts of tankless water heaters (and their tanks)
  • Water heater circulating pumps
  • Malfunctions due to normal wear and tear
  • Expansion Tanks

Not Covered

  • Auxiliary holding or storage tanks
  • Fuel storage tanks and energy conservation units

See the plan agreement for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Coverage limits and charges for non-covered items may apply.


can cost up to $1,500 *

*Repair/replacement cost is the eightieth percentile as reported in a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2022 by ClearVantage for American Home Shield.

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Yes, all three of our home warranty plans, ShieldSilver™ShieldGold™, and ShieldPlatinum™, include coverage for water heaters.  

We cover all components and parts of water heaters, including tankless water heaters and circulating pumps. Please note that we do not cover auxiliary holding or storage tanks, noise, fuel storage tanks, or energy conservation units. See the specific Water Heater coverage details on the page above.  

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. 

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 Shield Silver™ plan is for homeowners who want to cover the must-haves like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. The Shield Gold™ 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 Shield Platinum™ 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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Leave the water heater repairs to us.

Let's face it, stuff breaks down. An American Home Shield® home warranty 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.


People across the country love the protection that an American Home Shield home warranty provides. And our home warranty testimonials prove it.
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New Jersey Residents: The product being offered is a service contract and is separate and distinct from any product or service warranty which may be provided by the home builder or manufacturer.