Major home systems and appliances aren’t meant to last forever. The average life expectancy for a hot water heater, for example, is 8 to 12 years. And the average cost of water heater repair is $546. To save time and money, you can buy a home warranty plan—not to be confused with homeowners insurance—which is typically a one-year service plan that offers repairs and replacements on major home systems and appliances.
American Home Shield, a home warranty company that has 47 years of experience, offers an Appliance Plan, a Systems Plan, a Combo Plan, a Build-Your-Own Plan, and optional coverage for additional items. For the Build-Your-Own plan, you simply select 10–21 items that you want covered to create a customized plan for your home.
American Home Shield has served 1.7 million customers across 49 states. What are the pros and cons? House Method compared American Home Shield to other home warranty companies by reading customer reviews and creating an overview of what the provider actually covers and for how much. Read our American Home Shield review to find out more.
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Data and ratings accurate as of January 2019