American Home Shield
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American Home Shield Coverage Options

ShieldSilver : $39.99 per month ($479.88 per year)
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
ShieldGold : $39.99 per month ($479.88 per year)
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Laundry Appliances
ShieldPlatinum : $64.99 per month ($779.88 per year)
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Laundry Appliances
  • Roof Leak Repair
  • FREE HVAC Tune-up
  • Unlimited A/C refrigerant
  • Coverage for code violations and permits
Optional Add Ons
  • Electronics Protection Plan
  • Pool and Spa
  • Roof Leak Repair
  • Guest Unit
  • Septic Pump
  • Well Pump
Notice: In addition to the monthly premium, you can expect to pay a $75 - $150 service call fee every time you file a claim. This fee is paid directly to the contractor when they come to assess a broken appliance or system.
State Coverage Info:
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

American Home Shield Details

Home Warranty Costs Coverage that fit your budget. Plans that fit your life.

American Home Shield is a longstanding provider of home warranty services. The company has steadily expanded over 50 years and now boasts more than two million members nationwide.

American Home Shields offerings are standard for the industry, with a breadth of coverage that includes 23 different home appliances and systems. Homeowners can choose among three predefined plans ShieldSilver, ShieldGold. and ShieldPlatinum.

ShieldSilver, the least expensive plan, covers 14 home systems, including plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems ShieldGold features this same coverage but also includes protection for nine kitchen and laundry appliances. ShieldPlatinum has the most robust coverage. Homeowners get all the benefits of ShieldGold and also receive coverage for roof leaks, HVAC tune-ups. refrigerant, and local code violations.

American Home Shield offers some plan add-ons. though not as many as other home warranty providers, such as Liberty Home Guard. Homeowners signing on with American Home Shield can customize their policies to include coverage for pools and spas. guest units. septic pumps. and well pumps The company also offers an electronics protection plan through Allstate This plan covers virtually all home electronics (except for cell phones), but customers can purchase it only in conjunction with one of the American Home Shield plans described above

Homeowners can purchase an American Home Shield home warranty virtually anywhere in the United States. The company operates in every state except for Alaska. though there are some coverage limitations in Hawaii as well.

Like other home warranty providers, American Home Shield provides real estate warranty services. These are specialized plans that a realtor will usually purchase for a buyer or seller of a home Real estate plans may have reduced prices, but new homeowners must sign on to a plan within 90 days of closing to realize those savings.

American Home Shield reviews can be mixed. While some customers rave about the company's services. others balk at high service fees. slow response times. and a workmanship guarantee limited to only 30 days. The company currently has a B rating from the Better Business Bureau.

What's Covered?

Covered ItemsShieldSilverShieldGoldShieldPlatinum
Heating and Cooling Systems Yes Yes Yes
Electrical Systems Yes Yes Yes
Plumbing Systems Yes Yes Yes
Heating and Cooling Systems Yes Yes Yes
Kitchen Appliances No Yes Yes
Laundry Appliances No Yes Yes
Roof Leak Repairs No No Yes
FREE HVAC Tune-up No No Yes
Unlimited A/C refrigerant No No Yes
Coverage for code violations and permits No No Yes
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