If the Major Systems and Appliances in Your Home Aren’t Under Warranty, They Should Be

You know your major appliances and home systems are covered under warranty when you purchase them new, individually, or when you purchase a brand new home and the builder includes a blanket home warranty plan in the purchase price.

But what happens when the warranty period expires on those appliances, or the major systems in your home break down and begin needing repairs? You have a couple of options. You can take care of the matter yourself by searching through the yellow pages or asking a friend or co-worker for the name of a reputable repair person you can call for repairs or, you can purchase a TotalProtect Home Warranty plan.

Since you’ve never had to deal with this type of problem until now, you don’t really know what to expect. How much will it cost? How long will it take to repair it? Can I be guaranteed that the person making the repairs won’t take advantage of me? All of a sudden, the secure world you’ve been living in hits a major road bump. But with a TotalProtect Home Warranty plan, you don’t need to worry about what to expect. It is all spelled out for you in plain terms.

When you sign up for a TotalProtect Home Warranty plan, major appliances such as washers, dryers, microwave ovens, refrigerators and hot water heaters that begin to need repairs, even replacement, will be covered under the same plan, as will your central air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems. You make one call, not to a repairman, but to the TotalProtect claims office, and an appointment with a reputable repairman will be scheduled for you.

When it comes time to pay for the repairs, you pay a small deductible, and the charge for the repairs or replacement item is typically paid for under your TotalProtect Warranty plan. In some cases there may be additional fees but they are set out in the contract you agree to.


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.