Home Warranty Plan Benefits: Save Yourself These Three Unpleasant Surprises

There are so many satisfying rewards to owning your home: from the freedom to decorate and remodel to the tremendous pride you feel in a place that is all yours as well as the investment you are making for your future. It truly is the American Dream. Of course, there’s the other, not-so-fun side of that dream which is home maintenance. Eventually, the air conditioning or heat fails. The plumbing clogs. Maybe an appliance or two breaks down. At this point, you may be asking yourself these three questions: 


1. “It’s HOW much to fix?”  


According to a 2012 nationwide study by Clientize.com, 65% of homeowners who faced a repair or replacement in the past year shelled out more than $840 on average to repair the system or item….and more than $1,200 to replace it. That’s just for one system or appliance. Most homeowners will tell you the moment one thing goes, two or three more seem to follow. A blown AC compressor; damaged refrigerator computer panel or water line break could set you back close to a thousand dollars each. What if they all hit in the same 6-12 months?


Warranty protection prevents a devastating financial hit. With the warranty benefits of TotalProtect®, regardless of whether 2 or 10 covered systems break, you pay just a small service call deductible per visit.1 That’s far less than the high costs you would typically pay for parts and labor.


2. “There are more than 250 listings here: who do we call?”


Unless you have trusted plumbers, electricians, HVAC techs and appliance specialists on your speed dial, chances are, you’ll be stuck searching hundreds of look-alike listings at the worst time – when your food is spoiling, your toilets are clogged or your family is shivering in a mid-winter snowstorm. And if the problem occurs on a weekend or holiday, finding anyone to answer your call just became much harder.


Warranty protection saves you time and provides responsive service when you need it most. Warranty benefits from TotalProtect, include one toll-free number answered by a U.S. based team member 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We send out a pre-screened provider to your home as soon as possible to repair or replace your covered appliance or system to get your home back to normal quickly. 


3. “I have no clue if he can do the job: does he need a license? Does he have the right training?”


Navigating the world of repair companies can be a minefield. Some are not licensed properly or insured, others don’t have the expertise you need. You usually won’t find out until it’s too late – after you’ve wasted your cash and time only to discover you’re still stuck with the same problem – or one made even worse.


Warranty protection assures you trust and peace of mind. TotalProtect pre-screens all providers to make sure they have the expertise needed. We check to ensure that any required licenses are active and that adequate insurance is maintained. We also guarantee every TotalProtect repair for six full months.


Now is the time to protect your wallet against the high costs of unexpected repairs with a comprehensive, low-cost home warranty.


The information in this article is intended to provide guidance on the proper maintenance and care of systems and appliances in the home. Not all of the topics mentioned are covered by our home warranty or maintenance plans. Please review your home warranty contract carefully to understand your coverage.