Furnace Home Warranty Coverage

Furnace Home Warranty Coverage

Furnace breakdowns can have a chilling effect on enjoying home ownership. Thankfully, a home warranty plan from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) can get your heater humming and your house toasty in time for winter.

Why purchase a home warranty plan for your furnace?

Your comfort and your life depend on a working heating system. When your furnace breaks down, it’s inconvenient, expensive, and potentially dangerous.

A home warranty plan from 2-10 HBW can keep you on track, on budget, and safe.

When you have a plan through a home warranty company like 2-10 HBW, you get access to a qualified network of contractors. That means less time and frustration searching for someone to fix the problem.

A home warranty plan can also save you a lot of money. Furnace breakdowns can be complex and expensive. A home warranty can reduce your costs to a small Service Fee.

What could you pay for a furnace breakdown without a home warranty?

Furnace Home Warranty Coverage

Furnace

Repair cost

$425

Replacement cost

$2,030

Repair and replacement costs based on 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty internal claims data and market data from our purchasing department.


Which parts of my furnace does a home warranty commonly cover?

Covered heating components*

  • One (1) centrally ducted gas or electric system
  • Thermostats – all types
  • Interior gas supply lines

Excluded heating components*
Steam, hydronic, hot water, geothermal, and other water-source systems (available with HVAC Surplus Option); glycol systems; high-velocity systems; coal- or wood-burning equipment; fireplaces; fuel oil lines; fuel oil or propane gas storage tanks; freestanding or portable heating units; flue venting; zone controlled and energy management systems; registers; grills; filters and ductwork. All Components of each aforementioned Item and/or system.

*Coverage and excluded components listed are shown as example coverage. Purchasing additional options may remove some exclusions. Refer to your Home Warranty Service Agreement for specific coverage details, exclusions, and dollar limits.


What’s wrong with my furnace?

Helpful hints and solutions for troubleshooting common furnace breakdowns.

To get the most out of your home warranty plan (and to save your Service Fee for the toughest-to-solve breakdowns), you’ll want to do routine maintenance!

To the right, we’ve included some troubleshooting tips for when your furnace breaks down. Please be careful! Your furnace, which is part of your HVAC system, is complex.

If you aren’t 100% confident in troubleshooting your furnace breakdown, don’t.

Fortunately, if you have active furnace coverage with 2-10 HBW, we can help! Just log in to your Homeowner Portal account at 2-10.com/homeowner or call customer service at 800.775.4736 to file a claim (after checking your service contract, of course).

NO HEAT
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
No power to the heater  
Check and reset breaker
The blower belt is broken
Replace the belt
The pilot light is out (gas only)
Reset the pilot light
NOT ENOUGH HEAT TO ROOMS
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The filter is dirty
Replace the filter
The registers are dirty
Clean the registers
A register is closed
Check and open all registers
Blocked ductwork
Check and clear ductwork
Separated ductwork
Repair with duct tape
Duct damper position problem
Adjust room dampers
Blower belt is loose
Tighten blower belt
SOOT IN THE HOUSE
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
The filter is dirty 
Replace the filter
The ducts are dirty
Have the ducts professionally cleaned
Heat exchanger may be cracked or damaged
Call a qualified service provider
FURNACE IS MAKING AN UNUSUAL NOISE
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
A pulley may be loose 
Check and tighten all pulley screws
Blower motor belt may be worn out
Replace the belt and adjust the tension
Blower motor bearings are dry
Oil the bearings

How can I make my furnace last longer?

Keeping up on maintenance helps increase the life span of your furnace.
 How can I make my furnace last longer?

The average furnace lasts about 17 years*

Furnace maintenance tips

  • Leave your house IMMEDIATELY and call your gas company if you smell gas.
  • Check your filters every month and replace as necessary.
  • Have your mechanical systems serviced annually.
  • Clean your ductwork before each heating season.
  • Call a licensed technician if you have a blower unit that’s making excessive noise.
  • Clean and dust your radiators and heating vents, and inspect your radiators for any signs of leakage.
  • Bleed air from your radiators annually.
  • Check the exhaust pipe on your gas furnace for any loose connections.

*Average life span data from National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity, Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.

Protect your furnace with a home warranty today!

Protect your furnace with a home warranty today!

If you’re ready to protect your home without breaking the bank, purchasing a home warranty from 2-10 HBW with furnace coverage is easy! Simply click the button below and fill out the form to receive your free, no-obligation quote.

Why choose a home warranty plan from 2-10 HBW?

Homeowners

41 years of the industry

Real Estate Pros

We've covered over
6 million homes

Builders

Over $430 million in claims paid