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American Home Shield

Home Warranty Plans & Coverage

Heating Systems

Heating System warranty coverage

If staying warm and cozy at home during cooler weather is your thing, thank your heating system. 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 place a service request online or simply call American Home Shield®.

The covered item limit is $15,000. However, the covered item limit for the following types of heating systems is $2,000: glycol, hot water, or steam circulating heating system, any water heater which supplies heated water to such system(s), geothermal and/or water source heat pumps.If the covered Item can only be accessed through a concrete (including cinder block) wall, floor, or ceiling, we will provide coverage for access to the covered Item and return such access opening to a rough finish, including any rerouting, up to $1,000. 

Included with these real estate plans

Shield Essential

Shield Plus

Shield Complete

Heating System warranty coverage details

All parts and components of permanently installed heating systems up to a 5 ton capacity of the following types:
Geothermal units
Package units
If repair or replacement is needed, we'll cover upgrades to maintain compatibility and/or compliance with SEER, HSPF, or refrigerant standards
Heat pumps
Hot water or steam circulating heat
Electric baseboard
Not Covered:
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
All parts and components of geothermal systems located outside or under the covered home’s main foundation
Fuel storage tanks
Window or portable heating units
Radiant cable heat
Fireplaces, grain, pellet, coal or wood heating units
Home purification systems
Ultraviolet lights

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all 3 of our real estate home warranty plan options cover parts and components of heating systems up to $15,000 per unit. Please see the plan agreement for more detailed coverage information, limitations and exclusions.

All 3 of our real estate home warranty plans cover parts and components up to $15,000 per heating system for forced air (gas, electrical, oil), geothermal units (up to $2,000), wall mounted heaters, floor furnaces, package units, heat pumps, and more. Please see the coverage details on the page above or the plan agreement for more information on limitations and exclusions.

Yes. We cover parts and components of older systems and appliances no matter their age, as well as unknown, preexisting breakdowns. You can also purchase an American Home Shield home warranty without an inspection or maintenance records

If we can’t repair your covered heating system, we’ll replace it subject to your plan's limitations and exclusions, and handle the removal of the defective system.

You can place your first service request once your coverage begins on the day of closing. 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.

It's an annual home warranty plan that helps with the cost and hassle when your home systems and appliances break down. Our real estate-specific plans are offered to both home buyers and sellers and coverage begins immediately. You will also get protection for things other home warranties might not cover, like old home systems and appliances, insufficient maintenance, improper installations or repairs, mismatched HVAC systems in certain circumstances, and more.

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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
  • Built-in Exhaust Fans
  • Main Breaker & Fuse Panel Box
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Doorbells
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Interior Plumbing Lines
  • Water Heaters
  • Toilets
  • Faucets & Valves
  • Built-in Jetted Tub Motor & Parts