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It's important to carefully review the components of a home warranty plan before you sign a contract.(Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Maggie T. of Vienna, Va.)

7 components of a good home warranty

Home warranty companies are the number one most complained about category on Angie’s List. If you decide to purchase a warranty, look for the components of a good home warranty before signing the contract.

Home warranties

Year after year home warranty companies have topped the Angie's List most complained about category list, with nearly half of member reports in this category rating these companies unfavorably. The key behind this appears to be an expectations gap between the companies and their clients regarding what is covered and whether service calls on covered items are entirely free.

Verify your home warranty company before signing a service contract. (Photo courtesy of Darien Wilson)
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If you need home warranty advice, review these tips to understand how they work. Start with a reputable company and understand the contract.

Offering a home warranty when selling a house is a great way to garner interest in your property. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
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A home warranty is a good marketing tool for a home seller. Before you offer one to a potential homebuyer, make sure you do your research on the company.

A home warranty came in handy for this member when a water line burst. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member John D. of West Vancouver, British Columbia)
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Home warranties don't always come with the kind of robust protection and security homeowners expect. Here's a quick breakdown on the real costs, and real benefits, of purchasing a warranty for your home.

Angie's List
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A home warranty, or home service contract, provides service, repair or replacement on a home’s major systems and appliances for a usual term of one year. They've also topped our list of most-complained about categories for three years running.

Angie's Answers

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First, call your insurance company and tell them you do not want any proceeds paid to the contractor under your policy as you are not going with them.  This way they can not collect money on your behalf.  Insurance will typically have you sign a form for release of funds anyway but this is a good extra step to make sure your signature isn't forged.  Second, call the contractor and tell them you will not be needing their services afterall.  Did your husband pay a deposit?  If so it may be non-refundable.  Then follow up with a certified letter. 

 

An email as well doesn't hurt but some states don't yet recognize email as a form of communication for legally binding documentation.  This may have changed and I'm sure more states do recognize them as I haven't followed that topic elsewhere as much as I used to.  The contractor's office should be local.  A sure fire way to ensure they got the message is to deliver the letter to the office of the contractor and have someone at the office sign a duplicate stating it has been recieved and read.  There's no arguing whether they received it or not by doing that.

 

Hopefully you've learned your lesson about high pressure sales techniques and storm chasers looking for a quick buck.  Some people find out a much harder way.  While these guys may be legitimate you should always do your homework on a contractor before signing the contract.  Unless you have water running out of the house and the work has to be done on the spot it's not so much of an emergency that it can't wait until the next day.

 

Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX

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Consider going to library an reading Consumer Reports rating on home insurance companies in your area.  For affordabilty elect the highest deductable you can stomach.  This will lower your premioum, I went thru Costco, they and Sam's Club can be a valuable resource for home and car insurance. Shop on line with your needs to save money.  Unless you have major assets forget large policy. For your gutter and roofing needs see my blog.
Jim Casper 

Home Warranty reviews in Plain

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The man I bought my condo from provided this warranty. They sent out an
electrician to repair a broken light switch (it took several days for
him to come). He didn't repair it properly and had to come back to fix
it again. He told me there would be no charge for the second trip, but
he told the warranty company that it was a new job, a new repair, and of
course they couldn't wait to charge me another fee. My explanation
that it was the same switch and that he hadn't fixed it right the first
time fell on deaf, greedy ears. Needless to say, I haven't renewed the
warranty!

- ANTHONY C.
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I am filing a complaint with the Alabama Attorney General. AHS is trying to settle with my for $150 -- that is the check they cut me -- but they will not return my calls or emails when asking for details as to how they came to that figure.
- Teresa E.
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On August 14, 2014, my mother and I purchased two homes warranty from
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. I was giving one month free because I recommended my mom. I was told anything wrong with any of my services under warranty to contact them as soon as possible for repair. I was told my warranty will start after a month and fully covered except $45.00 service call fee to be paid to their technician. On September27, 2014, my A/C and heating system stop blowing cool air. I called them on the 29th of September, 2014 and a technician was assigned to my case. He came to my house requested the $45.00 and $30.00 more to run a leak test. He found a leak in the coil system. I call the company the same day and I was told not to worry because the technician sent them a report that indicated my A/C and Heating system has been well maintained. On September30, 2014, I call them to find out when my system will be fixed. I was told by supervisor: Ms.
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ID#8231 that my claim was denied because of rust in the coil. I told her my coil color is copper where that rust came from? I requested to speak to her boss and she told me none of them is available and my call be returned in 24hrs. I'm still waiting. I request a denied letter and was told that denied is done over the telephone only. The warranty booklet they sent me have not mentioned anything of what they claimed. Their advertisement said:" we give you warranty without anybody come to your home, "' You are cover after a month from date of the contract" and much more
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to take your money. They are the worst of worst!
- SCHUBERT C.
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Called
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for the repair of broken garage door opener. Landmark contacted Lake Woodlands Garage Door for the service and I paid the $60 contractor visit fee. Lake Woodlands Garage door completed the repair by replacing the entire unit. Wonderful service from both companies. No Hassle to get the repair complete.
- Deborah T.
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I'm not typically review writer, but the abysmal service I have received through One Guard must be shared. My wife and I purchased what we thought was a great home warranty from a great provider. We had a refrigerator repair request that we put in for on 4/16/14. It wasn't completely repaired until 8/6/14. After sending two inept repairmen to my home I paid another trade service fee just to get a different company to come to my home. We literally soaked up water from underneath our refrigerator for four months waiting on One Guard and their contracted partners to provide service.
In
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we placed a service call for our pool piping which I observed looked deformed in some places. They had a gentleman come out two different times (after paying two different trade service fees) and render two different opinions on why the swelling of the pipes had occurred. He initially said that the water feature pump valve was left open with no water flow causing the pipes to swell. The next time he came out he stated that the pipes had frozen due to ice. That's interesting because we purchased the home in March and live in Dallas, TX. The pipes didn't freeze in March. One Guard assured me they would resolve my matter and couldn't believe it took four months to resolve the issue with the refrigerator. Of course today I received an email (not a call as promised) stating that a second opinion had been received and the pipes had swollen because the water pump had not been maintained with proper water level. Keep in mind that my wife and I use a pool service to clean our pool and have never altered the pump timers as they are computerized and on timers. we've literally never touched the pool pump equipment. We know nothing about it. I have receipts where we have paid a service since the week we moved in. They have never touched the waterfall pump on/off switch.
Needless to say it is evident that the One Guard plan covering "Pre-Exsisting" conditions isn't worth the paper it's printed on. This company provides lack
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customer service and even poorer repair work. I still believe
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can be a good value, but go elsewhere if you don't want to be taken for a ride.


- Lewis M.
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I requested the AC contractor who sold us the unit and is an AHS vendor. For the first time, the AC contractor said that he could not perform the job as the air handler was outside and required access by ladder. His insurance would not allow him to use a ladder. No work was done. We solved the problem ourselves another way. Then, yesterday I got a bill from AHS for $75.00. I called to complain and they said "too bad" the guy came out. You have to pay. Read the contract. I am beyond disgusted. I am a long time customer. They knew that my unit was outside. The AC contractor did not update his profile with AHS to indicate that he could not perform all types of repairs. They charge for the contract and for every visit, and that makes it a very expensive option. Since a contractor can simply decide on the spot that there is some reason why he should not do the work it becomes even more prohibitive.
- CHARMAINE H.
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I am the realtor that called to find out what features this warranty service would provide. REF: Acct: 237871 The sales person said it provides excellent service and includes replacement of an A/C unit if it is not reparable.

Next - the A/C failed, and after 3 weeks of requesting service, (over that time they sent out 2 different technicians) the homeowner suffering evenings in 90(+) Tampa FL heat, they finally came to the conclusion that, after researching their contract, they found that they are not responsible to fix a unit that the A/C compressor and the air handler are not matched. They never took any steps to be certain that they could in-fact provide warranty service to that device.
So, like most insurance companies and warranty companies, they are just taking your money and finding ways to not support the warranty that they offered - citing the fine print. Neither they nor the homeowner took any steps to determine if the unit - much less
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- is totally serviceable under the terms of their warranty. A pitiful excuse for a home warranty company.
- Peter R.

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