If you’re considering purchasing a home warranty, you may be wondering if they’re worth the investment. As a real estate broker and homeowner, I can confidently say that home warranties are worth it. In this article, I’ll explain my personal experience with a home warranty, what it covers, and how it has benefited me as a homeowner.
My name is Brian Johnson and I work as a real estate broker at Windermere. If you have any questions about real estate or are in need of an agent, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
I decided to purchase a home warranty after seeing a flyer for America’s Preferred Home Warranty in my office. Windermere endorses this particular warranty and, as a trusted company, I decided to give it a try. The cost for the warranty was about $50 per month.
So what does this home warranty cover? It covers a variety of systems and appliances in a single family home, including the central air conditioning and heating system, water heater, dishwasher, built-in oven, refrigerator, range cooktop, garbage disposal, microwave, septic system, attic and exhaust fans, electrical systems, plumbing stoppages, garage door opener, sump pump, roof leaks, and much more. Essentially, it covers most of the major systems and appliances in a home.
Now, let me tell you about my personal experience with this home warranty. Last winter, I had an issue with my central heating system. It was freezing cold outside and my heater wasn’t working properly. I called the home warranty company and they sent out a technician to assess the problem. It turned out that I needed a new heating system, which would have been extremely expensive to replace on my own. However, because I had a home warranty, the company covered the cost of the replacement and I only had to pay a small deductible.
The process was simple and efficient. I called the company, they sent out a technician, and the issue was resolved in a timely manner. Without a home warranty, I would have been stuck with a broken heating system and a hefty repair bill.
In addition to the issue with my heating system, I also had a problem with my water heater last summer. Again, I called the home warranty company and they sent out a technician to assess the problem. It was determined that I needed a new water heater, which was also covered by the home warranty.
In both of these instances, my home warranty proved to be invaluable. It saved me thousands of dollars in repair costs and the process of using it was straightforward and easy.
In conclusion, home warranties are worth it. As a homeowner, it’s important to protect your home and your budget from unexpected repair costs. A home warranty can provide peace of mind and financial protection, as it covers a variety of systems and appliances in your home. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to invest in a home warranty, consider my personal experience and the benefits it has provided me as a homeowner.