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Home Warranty FAQs

What Is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty is a year-long contract between a homeowner and an appliance repair company covering repairs and replacements on major household appliances and systems.
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Why Should I Get a Home Warranty? Do I Need One?

Whether your home appliances and systems are old or brand new, the fact of the matter is that they do break. Just like other technologies, appliances and systems malfunction on their own or break due to user error. Unless these appliances are still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, you’ll have to pay out of pocket for a repair. These repairs can add up and can be frustrating when you can’t count on someone dependable to fix it.

Having a home warranty is a luxury, but it is worth it. After all, most households have at least 8 basic appliances, which typically last around 8 to 10 years. In our experience, each appliance requires between 3 to 4 service calls in its lifetime. If you do the math that equals 24 to 32 service calls in those 8 to 10 years.That’s a lot of service calls, parts and labor charges! Budgeting for these common (yet expensive) repairs will leave you better off.

I’m Selling My Home. Should I Purchase a Home Warranty?

A buyer is more likely to feel confident in purchasing a home if they know their major appliances will be covered. No one wants to move into a new home and worry that their A/C will give out within the first few months, adding to their stress of paying a mortgage.

By offering a homebuyers warranty, you’re showing your potential buyer that you truly care about their home buying experience. A homebuyers warranty will protect your buyer from out-of-pocket expenses due to the wear and tear created while you enjoyed your home. You’re also increasing the chances of selling your home by offering this benefit to the buyer.
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What Does a Home Warranty Cover?

Home warranties will typically always cover your home air conditioning systems and major appliances. From there, you can customize your home warranty to fit your home’s needs. For example, Home-Tech offers additional coverage for pool heat pumps, ice machines, ductless air conditioners, plumbing and electrical.

How Does a Home Warranty Work?

It’s 6 a.m. and you wake up sweating. When you went to bed, your thermostat was set to 72°, so you can’t figure out why it’s so hot. You think to check your air conditioning unit and realize it’s not working. You know this may be a pricey repair and may take time for someone to come out and fix it.

With a home warranty, these two thoughts immediately go away. Because major systems are covered by your home warranty, that means your air conditioning system is included in the price of your annual warranty renewal. Problem solved – you don’t have to readjust your entire budget to account for this unexpected repair. Additionally, because you have a home warranty you’ll be able to pick up the phone and make a quick call for a same-day repair. By that night, you’ll be sleeping comfortably again.

How Should I Choose Which Home Warranty Company To Go With?

There are several large, national companies that provide home warranties. While it may seem like the easiest option to choose one of the big names, local appliance repair businesses also provide home warranties with exceptional customer service.

By supporting a local company, you won’t be dealing with subcontractors who never seem to have the time, knowledge or professionalism to properly help you. Look at a company’s Better Business Bureau rating and reviews before proceeding. This will give you insight into how they treat their customers and how well they complete their repairs.

Also, pay attention to how long the company has been in business for. Look for additional features that make the company stand out. For example, Home-Tech has been serving the Southwest Florida area since 1981 and we’re employee owned. We never subcontract and we’re available 7 days a week for emergency repairs. Features like these should stand out!

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How Much Does a Home Warranty Cost?

Because each home warranty is different, the cost will be different from homeowner to homeowner. Each company is different and each customer’s plan is unique, so it’s best to reach out directly to the company you’re interested in learning more about. There are several options that home warranty companies give when pricing your plan.

Most companies charge an annual fee in addition to a trip charge or a service call. With Home-Tech’s GOLD plan, service calls are actually included! This $0 service call is not offered by many companies and is our most popular plan. But we also have a SILVER home warranty that includes a $99 service call.

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What Is the Difference Between a Home Warranty and a Service Agreement?

At Home-Tech, we use “home warranty” and “Service Agreement” interchangeably. A Service Agreement is the same thing as a home warranty, because it’s still a contract between our company and the homeowner to provide repairs and installation on major appliances and systems. While most home warranty companies use subcontractors, our agreement is directly between our customers and us.

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Peace of Mind
Enjoy the peace of mind of Home-Tech’s quality in-home service.
No Expensive Repair Bills
No more worries about expensive repair bills.
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Convenience of 2 hour time frames for service!
Emergency Service
Emergency Service 7 days a week, including holidays.
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Your own personal liaison to assist you with your service and Membership needs.
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Private, Member Appliance Center with “Cost Discount” pricing or “Gift Coupon Credit(s)” on qualified replacement appliances, discount for standard delivery and installation, and private appointments.
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Peace of Mind
Enjoy the peace of mind of Home-Tech’s quality in-home service.
No Expensive Repair Bills
No more worries about expensive repair bills.
Convenience
Convenience of 2 hour time frames for service!
Emergency Service
Emergency Service 7 days a week, including holidays.
Personal Liaison
Your own personal liaison to assist you with your service and Membership needs.
Member Appliance Center
Private, Member Appliance Center with “Cost Discount” pricing or “Gift Coupon Credit(s)” on qualified replacement appliances, discount for standard delivery and installation, and private appointments.
Member Services Site
Access to our exclusive Member Services site. Schedule service by selecting a two-hour time frame that is convenient for you!

GOLD & SILVER Home Warranties

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Coverage

Home-Tech’s Home Warranties, or as we call them, Service Agreements, cover your home air conditioning systems and major appliances as shown in the coverage photos. It protects you from expensive repair bills when things break down. You can also cover additional equipment like Pool Heat Pumps, Ice Machines, Ductless Air Conditioners and more. We also have valuable Options like our most popular, Plumbing and Electrical.

Request an online FREE Quote for a Home Warranty (Service Agreement) today by completing the form above or call 1-800-800-8356 Ext. 3.

Coverage includes the following:

  • A/C Systems
  • Heating Systems
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Hoods
  • Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Disposals
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Water Heaters

Primary Major Appliances

Covered Kitchen

Laundry & Water Heaters

Covered Laundry

Heating & Cooling Systems

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Home-Tech Members Love Their Home Warranties

Our Members agree that a Home-Tech Home Warranty offers true value.
I always feel good about having a Home-Tech employee come to service my home appliances. I appreciate your employees and how they are treated as employees of a great company in SW Florida. Keep up the good work!
A. Schwindt

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