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Home Warranty Plans & Coverage

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  4. Water Heater Warranty Coverage
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man adjusting water heater

Water Heaters

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 place a service request online or call American Home Shield®.

American Home Shield will cover up to $1,000 should the contractor need to cut through concrete to access any system components.

Included with these homeowner plans

Shield Silver

Shield Gold

Shield Platinum

Water Heater warranty coverage details

All parts and components of the water heater unit including the tank, circulating pumps, mixing valves, and thermal expansion tanks
Not Covered:
Fuel storage tanks
Tempering tanks (holding and storage tanks)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

All 3 of our home warranty plans include coverage for the parts and components of water heaters, including tankless heaters and circulating pumps. Note that we do not cover auxiliary holding or storage tanks, or fuel storage tanks. Please see the coverage details on the page above or the plan agreement for more information on limitations and exclusions. 

Our standard home warranty contract term is 1 year and renews for additional 1-year terms unless canceled. You can place your first service request 30 days after you sign up for your plan. You will not be charged until your coverage begins at the 30-day mark.

If we can’t repair your covered water heater, we’ll replace it subject to the limitations and exclusions in your plan agreement and remove the defective item.

You can place your first service request 30 days after you sign up for your plan. Service requests can easily be placed 24/7 online via MyAccount or by calling 1-888-691-2854 during standard business hours to request service.

Our best home warranty plan is the one that’s right for you and your home. The ShieldSilver plan covers the parts and components of your must-have systems like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. ShieldGold covers all of the above systems plus your laundry and kitchen appliances. And with ShieldPlatinum, you get coverage for just about everything: parts of home systems and appliances, plus premium features like roof leak repair coverage, unlimited AC refrigerant, and one free HVAC Tune-up per agreement term. 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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Other home systems we cover

We protect the big and little things that keep your home running and humming

  • Air Conditioners
  • Heating Systems
  • Ductwork
  • Interior Electrical Lines
  • Built-in Exhaust Fans
  • Main Breaker & Fuse Panel Box
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Doorbells
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Interior Plumbing Lines
  • Toilets
  • Faucets & Valves
  • Built-in Jetted Tub Motor & Parts