Homeowners have the chance to purchase home appliance and system guarantees which are also called Appliance and System Insurance. However, these guarantees are not insurance policies. They are service contracts which protect your home appliances and appliances like heating ventilation, air conditioning, hot water, plumbing and electrical systems. There’s a whole lot of debate among financial advisors and consumer advocates as to whether or not the service contracts make sense. Frankly, the choice is extremely personal based on several factors the main one being, how risk averse are you?
These service contracts do not replace homeowners insurance and would not protect you against fire, a tree crashing through your roof or other perils covered by your homeowners insurance coverage. Service contracts do not provide you some liability coverage in case that somebody is harmed on your premises. Most bashir dawood service contracts require that in order for a product to be insured it has to be properly maintained. This means for items like your furnace and hot water heater you might be asked to generate maintenance records if the system requires major repair or replacement.
Homeowners can select levels of policy.
- Level I may just cover key appliances such as refrigerators and stone.
- Level II may offer more security by covering appliances and heating and air conditioning systems.
- Level III may offer the most comprehensive insurance by covering all of the things in level II as well as homeowner’s entire electrical system and plumbing system.
When Does a Home Appliance and Procedure Warranty Make Sense?
First let us talk when a service contract does not make sense.
- Renters never need a service contract
- Buyers of new homes where major appliances have warrantees and the construction is coated by a builder’s guarantee do not have to get a service contract right now.
If you are a homeowner who does not fall into either of the two categories above you might want to think about purchasing a house appliance and system guarantee. Assuming you get a complete warranty, that is a level III contract, you can expect to pay 350-500 each year. In case you have got a service call you will also cover the neighborhood of 70 as your allowance. Therefore, if you are 1600 stainless steel stove stops working the guarantee company will repair it, and if they cannot fix it they will replace it, for a complete cost to you of 70.