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ShieldPlusSM Real Estate Plan

Coverage for Home Systems, Appliances and Additional Home Items

Designed for home buyers, the ShieldPlus plan protects the parts of many major home systems and appliances you use every day, including heating and cooling, electrical and plumbing systems; as well as kitchen and laundry appliances and additional home items.

  • $4,000 per appliance coverage limit
  • Discounted pre-season HVAC tune-ups
  • Coverage for code violations and permits (first year only)

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

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ShieldPlusReal Estate Coverage Details

What's Included? We help you pay to repair or replace the items listed below and connect you with experienced contractors. It’s a win-win for your home and budget.

Systems

Systems

  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Plumbing
  • Ductwork
  • Electrical
  • Water Heaters
Appliances

Appliances

  • Clothes Washers
  • Clothes Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Built-in Microwave Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops
Other Home Items

Other home items

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Doorbells
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Built-in Exhaust/Attic/Whole House Fans
  • Installed Instant Hot/Cold Water Dispensers
Coverage Limits

Coverage limits

  • Refrigerant ($10/lb covered)
  • $4,000 per Appliance Limit
  • $250 Limit for Correction of Code Violations
  • $250 Limit for Permits
Special Member Offers

Special member offers

  • Smart Home Tech Installation and Setup Services
  • Pre-season HVAC Tune-ups
  • Rekey Service

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

Our plans can help you control out-of-pocket expenses

Without a home service plan, it can cost a lot to repair or replace the systems you rely on. 

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Heating
can cost to you
up to $3,625
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Cooling
can cost to you
up to $3,800
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Plumbing
can cost to you
up to $1,200
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Appliances
can cost to you
up to $1,500

Repair/replacement costs are in the eightieth percentile of U.S. costs according to a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2019 by ClearVantage for American Home Shield.

ADDITIONAL COVERAGE OPTIONS
Your home extends beyond four walls — shouldn't your coverage? When you add additional protections to your plan, you simplify the service process by making us your go-to for just about everything.

Add these coverage options to any of our home warranty plans:

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Roof Leak Repairs
We cover roof leaks caused by a variety of issues, including standard weather cycles, normal wear-and-tear, and damaged shingles.
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Electronics Protection Plan
We cover an unlimited number of new and used devices, like TVs, laptops, game systems and more. It’s the ultimate screen saver.
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Additional coverage availability varies by location and property type. See the plan contract for coverage details, including service fees, limitations, and exclusions. Charges for non-covered items may apply.

Seller Coverage Option

For up to six months, while the home is on the market, sellers can get coverage for the same home systems and items (excluding rekey) included in ShieldEssential. No payment is due until the home closes.



Note: The Seller Coverage Option can be a great negotiating tool in real estate transactions when submitting offers or negotiating home inspection issues.*

Talk to your agent to learn more and get a quote.

*Coverage includes undetectable, pre-existing conditions.

Subject to a $2,000 cap during the listing period. Renewable upon review at the discretion of American Home Shield after 6-month period, up to 12 months.

Why choose American Home shield?

More than 2 million members trust us to protect their home and budget.

Real members. Real testimonials.

People across the country love the protection an American Home Shield® home warranty provides, and our testimonials prove it.

Our plans get top marks from industry pros.

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Whether you've been in your home 60 years or just closed 90 days ago, we have three different plans for properties not involved in a current real estate transaction.
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