What Is A Home Warranty?

While many homeowners define home warranty coverage as an optional, “nice to have” feature, one or two typical appliance or system malfunctions can quickly change their perspective:


According to The National Association of Realtors, there is a 60% chance that at least one key home system or appliance will fail in any year – and that average repair costs will be $900.

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 the average cost to repair or replace one item!

What is a home warranty? A significant money-saver

If you compare the low cost of a comprehensive TotalProtect® Home Warranty plan against the cost of even a single air conditioning, plumbing or appliance repair, the savings advantages are clear. Compare the savings against a total system replacement or even two repairs – and there’s no question at all that a warranty can pay for itself multiple times over.

What is a home warranty? It prevents stressful hassles

While a TotalProtect home warranty can save you significant cash over the cost of repairing and replacing each malfunctioning system and appliance, perhaps the most powerful benefit is convenience. TotalProtect eliminates hassles for you, too:

1. No frantic night or weekend calls to find an available technician. TotalProtect is available 24/7 — even on holidays and weekends! We are always here to take your call and will dispatch a pre-screened service provider as soon as possible.

2. No worries about qualifications. Every Service Partner in our network pre-screened for your protection. We provide you the service partner’s contact information so you can schedule an appointment at your convenience.

3. No aggravations over substandard work quality. We stand behind our providers’ work with a six month guarantee.


What is a home warranty? It’s affordable and smart

See what satisfied TotalProtect customers say: A TotalProtect Home Warranty is the best choice to safeguard your home and budget!

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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.