Older Appliances Are Often Covered, But Maintenance is Key
After you’ve successfully helped your client buy a home with a new Systems and Appliances Service Agreement (commonly referred to as a home warranty) they may be wondering whether those older appliances are covered.
Well, are those appliances covered? The answer will vary from one warranty provider to the next. Here are some of the things you need to know to answer this important question accurately.
Are your Buyers’ Old Appliances Covered? It Depends
Because terms and conditions vary so much from one warranty provider to the next you’ll need to encourage your clients to read through their coverage documents very carefully. 2-10 HBW’s Service Agreement does cover old appliances, and here’s our answer to this concern, straight from the Knowledge Center:
Does it matter that my home systems and appliances are very old?
No. As long as your covered systems and appliances are operating properly when you purchase the Service Agreement, they will be eligible for repair or replacement when they break down.
So as long as the appliances are in working order when the Service Agreement is purchased, the homeowner can enjoy the peace-of-mind that comes with this helpful home protection.
The Importance of Maintenance with Home Warranties
Even if a Service Agreement covers older appliances that doesn’t mean that homeowners can skimp on regular maintenance.
A Systems and Appliances Service Agreement does help protect homeowners from financial catastrophe if a home’s most important systems and appliances break down or need to be replaced. However, a Service Agreement isn’t very helpful if the issues were caused by a lack of proper maintenance. That’s why it’s so important to remind your buyers that they still need to take great care of their HVAC system, dishwasher, refrigerator and all other major systems and appliances.
Suggest that Buyers Create a Home Maintenance Schedule
Creating a home maintenance schedule is a great way to stay on top of things, so be sure to recommend that homeowners create their own calendar. Our guide to creating a preventative home maintenance schedule is linked above, and it’s an excellent resource for homeowners looking to create their own house health routine.
A Home Warranty Service Agreement can provide comfort, especially for new buyers, because they know that they’ll be protected from any unseen problems… even if their appliances aren’t brand new. Visit 2-10.com to find out more!