Are home warranties worth it?

Best Home Warranty Companies

Now that you understand the basics of a home warranty and if you need one, the next step is to figure out which company you should work with.

Here is the full list of best home warranty companiesincluding a description of each of our top picks, American Home Shield and America’s 1st Choice Home Club:

american shield, which earned a Better Business Bureau (BBB) ​​B rating for customer satisfaction, offers a wide variety of coverage for various home systems and devices. Annual fees for American Home Shield range from $480 to $1,000+ per year. The company, in business for 50 years, also offers add-ons such as roof leak repair, an electronic protection plan, in-ground pools and spas, septic pumps and well pumps. You can also choose between service fees of $75 to $125.

American 1st Choice Home Club offers a silver plan, a platinum and gold plan and a systems plan. Plans range from $518 to $709 per year and require a service fee of $75 to $125. The Platinum plan provides coverage for 18 systems and devices. The Home Warranty Company offers 24/7 customer service and other benefits, including free credit monitoring and family emergency services. The company even offers discounts on home security, household items, kitchen appliances, and more.

Homeowners can also hire their own contractors or choose from America’s 1st Choice Home Club database of technicians. The company warrants parts and labor for the life of its membership. Its Platinum residential warranty coverage includes service for washers and dryers, kitchen appliances, HVAC systems, water heaters, electrical systems, plumbing stops, duct work and more.

Garland K. Long