Appliances and Systems Protected by a Home Warranty
Things break. Often when you least expect it or can’t afford it. Your heater stops as winter starts or your refrigerator breaks when it’s packed full of food. Your home warranty can’t prevent home systems and appliances from failing, but it can help protect your budget when they do. With a home warranty, you also don’t need to worry about the hassle of finding a qualified professional to get the work done.
So what does a home warranty protect? Here are the top items First American repaired or replaced last year:
Heating and Air Conditioning Home Warranty Protection
Your heating and air conditioning systems work hard to keep you comfortable all year long. It can be easy to take these systems for granted until they break down. And repairing or replacing your air conditioner or heating system isn’t cheap.
Here is what it can cost to repair or replace** these items without a home warranty:
Air Conditioner: $764 to $3,296
Heating System: $792 to $3,173
Appliances Protected by a Home Warranty
Home appliances simplify so many of our daily chores. Can you imagine cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry without your stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, or washer and dryer? Unfortunately, with age and normal wear and tear, home appliance breakdowns are inevitable. That’s why your home warranty is such a great asset to protect you from expenses like these:
Refrigerator: $1,085 to $3,214
Oven/Range: $1,340 to $3,390
Plumbing and Water Heater Home Warranty Protection
Our homes are filled with faucets and pipes that can drip and break, so it’s probably no surprise that plumbing is next on the list of top home warranty repairs. Water is crucial to so many home appliances, and the only thing worse than no water is too much water when or where you don’t want it!
Here are the repair or replacement costs for your home that a home warranty can help cover:
Plumbing: $497 to $1,245
Water heater: $790 to $1,911
Electrical System Home Warranty Protection
Most of us only think about our home’s electricity when we pay our monthly utility bills. That is until an outlet or switch isn’t working, a circuit keeps tripping, or your lights are flickering. Home electrical problems aren’t something you should ignore, either, as electrical problems can lead to home fires.
Here is what it can cost to repair or replace your home electrical system without a home warranty:
Electrical System: $420 to $1,981
What’s Covered in My Home Warranty Plan?
Not sure what systems and appliances are covered by your home warranty plan? Check your home warranty contract and guide, or sign in to your online account to see what items are included in your plan.
*Paid invoices net of service fees in 2021, prior to deductions and/or rebates.
**Based on actual invoices paid by First American in 2021 prior to service fees, deductions, and/or rebates; costs may vary in your geographic region. Items listed may be optional or not available on some plans; please review the sample contract for specific coverage, terms and limitations.