Homeownership is much different now than it was even just a few short years ago. Think of smart-home systems that let homeowners check up on and operate household appliances from their smartphones, no matter where they are. Or how about the advent of the programmable thermostat? With these inventions, the need to get out of the car to manually pull the garage door closed or having to get up in the middle of the night to turn the AC down, all went away. But even with the ease and convenience of technology, there is still the possibility for things to break and to need repair.
As a homeowner, you have to deal with repairs. But with home repair plans from TotalHome Warranty from HomeServe, you have a safety net to help with the costs associated with covered repairs. Let's look at six common home repair issues and how home warranty coverage options from HomeServe can help:
1. Laundry room runaround
Some of the problems that you might encounter with your washer and dryer aren't too hard to solve, like clothes that aren't drying because the machine is overloaded or mold and mildew around the washer's door seals and detergent holders. As for broken seals and gaskets that stop the washer from draining properly, you shouldn't be DIYing that (unless it is part of your actual day job).
Purchasing the Appliances Plan or Combo Plan from TotalHome Warranty can help you with the costs of covered repairs for these appliances. You're covered for up to $1,500 each year in service calls handled by expert technicians.
2. Refrigerator issues
As illustrated by The Family Handyman, you can fix something like a refrigerator ice maker by clearing out ice that's blocking the inlet tube and unclogging the saddle valve. But motor failure, serious leaks, malfunctioning condenser coils and other fridge problems are much more complicated. Fortunately, an appliance plan from TotalHome Warranty can allow you peace of mind in dealing with covered refrigerator repair issues.
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3. Microwave meltdowns
While plans from TotalHome Warranty don't cover free standing consumer microwaves, it can cover the higher-end microwaves that tend to be built into your cabinetry or kitchen walls. With an appliance plan from HomeServe, you can check that one off your list of worries.
4. Range life
Your oven and range stove (or cooktop) combination represents the centerpiece of your kitchen, even if you're not that big on cooking an elaborate meal. Heating elements on electric models, finicky valves on gas stoves and similar problems don't just represent obstacles in the path of making dinner – they could be safety risks as well.
Whether your range is free-standing or built in, gas or electric, plans from TotalHome Warranty by HomeServe offer reliable repair and replacement coverage.
5. HVAC repair and replacement
When it comes to air conditioners, central AC systems and other HVAC systems recommend having your system serviced once or twice a year – to keep it running efficiently. The Home Depot, for example, recommends changing air filters every three to six months. But sometimes you lose track of household schedules like this, and then before you know it, there's an issue in need of professional attention.
A Systems Plan (or a Combo Plan for systems and appliances) can cover central air units (except those that use natural gas), in addition to related systems including the heater, ductwork and your attic and ceiling fans. Simply put, when you’re prepared with a plan, you'll have the HVAC help if repairs become necessary.
6. Doorbell disasters
The doorbell is an overlooked household system. But when it doesn't work, you start to appreciate how important it is to everyday home life. When prepared with a plan from TotalHome Warranty, you can call in a pro to fix faulty circuits or whatever else is awry with the bell without being worried about the price tag.
Check to see a plan from TotalHome Warranty is available in your area now!