A home warranty may cover certain systems like central air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, and water heaters, as well as appliances like refrigerators, stoves, washers, and dryers. For a complete list of what a 2-10 HBW home warranty covers, check out our systems and appliances page.
Yes. If the covered system or appliance is in working order when you purchase a 2-10 HBW home warranty (i.e., doesn’t have a pre-existing problem), age doesn’t matter.
Generally, homeowners can get a home warranty in one of four ways.
1. The homeowner buys one for themselves.
2. A real estate agent buys it for the buyer at closing.
3. The home seller buys it for the buyer as an incentive.
4. A friend or family member buys it for the homeowner.
There is a 30-day waiting period before you can request Service. If you purchased a home warranty in a recent real estate transaction or are renewing your home warranty, you may immediately use your home warranty.
A home warranty is an annual contract that can help reduce the costs to repair or replace covered systems and appliances that break down from normal wear and tear.
Homeowners insurance covers loss from incidents like fire, storms, or vandalism. The coverages provided by a home warranty and homeowners insurance typically don’t overlap and often complement one another to provide comprehensive protection.