The Best Home Warranty Companies | 2020 ReviewAugust 25, 2020
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Finding the right home warranty can bring you peace of mind while also saving you a lot of money, should you encounter unforeseen issues with a home appliance or system. In our review of the best home warranty companies, we look at trusted providers that offer protection in the event that items in your home break down and require repairs.
Keep reading to learn more about the providers that our research team identified as the top home warranty companies in the industry.
(See a detailed account of our methodology at the bottom of this story.)
Top home warranty companies of 2020
- American Home Shield
- Choice Home Warranty
- Select Home Warranty
- Amazon Home Warranty
- First American
- America’s 1st Choice Home Club
- Total Home Protection
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Best Overall: American Home Shield
Availability: 49 states (all but Alaska)
Years in business: 49
After analyzing more than 25 companies in the home warranty space, we identified American Home Shield as the best home warranty provider. This is largely due to AHS’s stellar reputation, the flexibility it offers with its Build-Your-Own Plan and its quick claims response.
In addition to its Build-Your-Own plan, American Home Shield offers an Appliance Plan (covering refrigerators, dishwashers and other common appliances), a Systems Plan (ideal for important systems such as air conditioning and smoke detectors) and a Combo Plan that covers a combination of systems and appliances. Although customers with an AHS warranty cannot choose their own technician when they need repairs, the many benefits of American Home Shield make this the best-rated home warranty company on our list.
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Covers The Essentials: Choice Home Warranty
Availability: 48 states (all but California and Oklahoma)
Years in business: 12
Choice Home Warranty offers two service plans: A Basic Plan that covers many of a home’s most important systems and appliances, and a Total Plan that provides coverage for all of those same items plus air conditioning systems, refrigerators, washers and dryers. For added flexibility, Choice also allows customers to select add-ons, making it easy to build a plan designed around their specific needs.
While there is a mix of positive and negative reviews on Choice Home Warranty’s Better Business Bureau and Trustpilot pages, many customers stated that they had poor experiences with contractors after submitting claims. Others commended the professionalism and responsiveness of…