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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 home service plans along with other Home Systems and Appliances.

*There is no limit on covered system components.


  • 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
  • ShieldPlatinum plan covers up to $1,000 of code required changes, permit fees, or modification costs
  • No system is too old to be covered
  • Members don't need a maintenance record for repairs to be covered

Not Covered

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

See the plan contract for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Charges for non-covered items may apply.

Typical cost to repair or replace without a home warranty can cost up to $1,200*
*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 water heater 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.


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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