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American Home Shield Home Warranty – AHS repair professional and AHS member in kitchen 

American Home Shield® Home Warranty


#1 Home Warranty Company with more than 2 Million Members

Your Home Doesn't own you.

Be confident and in control with American Home Shield.

Coverage for up to 23 Home Items Icon

Coverage for up to 23 Home Items

Including parts of the systems and appliances you rely on every day
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My Account

Easy online portal for service requests and plan management
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Nationwide Network of Pros

Trustworthy and there when you need them
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Member Perks

Discounts on home services and seasonal maintenance

See the plan agreement for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Coverage limits and charges for non-covered items may apply.

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What do we cover? More than you think.

Our home warranties protect parts of up to 23 systems and appliances, and you can customize your plan with additional coverage for swimming pools, electronics, and more.

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Heating & Air Conditioning
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Electrical Systems & Accessories
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Plumbing Systems & Accessories
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Kitchen Appliances
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Laundry Appliances
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Roof Leak Repair
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Maintenance Services
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Additional Coverage

Plans for every stage of homeownership

American Home Shield offers plans designed for homeowners, as well as real estate-edition plans designed for home buyers and sellers.
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Staying in your home?

Find the plan that fits your home and budget.
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Buying or selling a home?

Get real estate-exclusive plans and pricing.

How To use your home warranty

For members who purchased a home warranty for their current home, there is a 30-day activation period before you can start using your plan. If you purchased your warranty through a real estate transaction, your warranty is active at closing.*

*When home sellers add the Seller Coverage Option, their coverage begins immediately. Subject to $1,500 cap for all trades during the listing period; renewable upon review at the discretion of American Home Shield for a 6-month period, up to 12 months. **In some locations, members might have the option of choosing their own contracted Pro.
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All home warranties are not created equal. Our Shield Assurances are always included, even in our base plans.

That means you get coverage for:

Normal wear and tear
Improper installation or repair
Insufficient maintenance
Rust, corrosion, or sediment
Mismatched HVAC system
Older items, no matter their age
Unknown pre-existing breakdowns
Items without maintenance records
Duplicates of the same item, like that extra A/C unit
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30-Day Workmanship Guarantee

If you have an issue with your completed repair within 30 days of service, we’ll send a Pro back out for free.

See the plan agreement for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Coverage limits and charges for non-covered items may apply.

Help Control Out-of-Pocket Expenses.

Without a home warranty, it can cost a lot to repair or replace the systems you rely on. 

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Air Conditioning
can cost to you
up to $5,000
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can cost you
up to $6,000
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can cost you
up to $1,500
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can cost you
up to $1,700

Repair/replacement cost is the eightieth percentile as reported in a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2022 by ClearVantage for American Home Shield.  

You could pay THOUSANDS for a single repair or replacement — or a fraction of that cost for an entire year of coverage with American Home Shield.

Do the math with our savings calculator.

Answer a couple of questions about your home to find out how much you could save with a home warranty.

Savings Calculator
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What Is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty covers (or helps pay) the costs for repairing or replacing systems and appliances when they stop working. The service contract for a home warranty is one year. Home warranties are meant to complement your homeowner’s insurance to cover things that insurance doesn’t, such as improper maintenance and normal wear-and-tear.

A home warranty from American Home Shield® offers even more benefits than a typical home warranty. Members enjoy perks such as discounts on new appliances and services like pre-season HVAC maintenance, tech set-up and installation, and more.

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Why should I have a home warranty?

It’s inevitable. At some point, your appliances and home systems will likely break. And American Home Shield is one of the best ways to protect you when it happens. If an item can be fixed, we help cover the cost of repairs. If it can’t be repaired, we replace it. Our plans are a great way to save money, as well as time spent looking for help.

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What type of things do home warranties cover?

American Home Shield covers your important systems such as the major parts of plumbing, electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems. We also cover laundry appliances, kitchen appliances, and more so you have more protection and value than a single appliance warranty.

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Is it worth having a Home Warranty?

Take this into consideration. If you have an air conditioning unit that needs to be repaired or replaced, the costs from your pocket can be up to $3,800 if you don’t have a home warranty. However, if your air conditioner is covered by American Home Shield, your costs would only be your pre-determined Service Fee – $100 or $125. Or we will replace it if the unit cannot be repaired, based on the home service plan coverage you selected.

See the plan agreement for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Coverage limits and charges for non-covered items may apply.


More than 2 million members trust us to protect their home and budget.

Real members. Real testimonials.

People across the country love the protection an American Home Shield® home warranty provides, and our testimonials prove it.

Our plans get top marks from industry pros.

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Since 1971 we have provided comprehensive home warranty plans for American consumers, being the first of the many home warranty companies that have imitated us ever since. Our promise is simple: the peace of mind and convenience that homeowners expect the market leader. A fixed service fee, a single number to call when things go wrong, expert customer service representatives, a comprehensive yearly service contract, and a reasonable home warranty cost.

Both ends of a real estate transaction can benefit from being home warranty customers: for the seller, a home warranty can increase the confidence of prospective buyers and increase the price of the property or make the sale easier. For the buyer, it ensures that the repair or replacement of appliances and potentially expensive repairs of home systems are covered by a service provider.

Renewing your home warranty after the one-year contract is up is just plain convenient. As an American Home Shield member, if something in your well-maintained household decides to throw a wrench in your day-to-day operations, submit a service request, and we’ll send a qualified Pro to your door. And with our 30-day workmanship guarantee, renewing your home warranty is almost a no-brainer.

If you’ve just purchased your home, review the inspector report and see if there are any red flags. If some appliances or home systems might have future issues or that they’re older models, you might want to look into how much buying new ones would cost. A home warranty also covers things like normal wear and tear and protects your budget in the event of a breakdown. Find out if there are existing warranties on your appliances, and exactly what they cover. Sometimes appliance warranties only cover defects - this is where a home warranty can help.  

American Home Shield believes in being transparent when it comes to our home warranty coverage. Our plans cover up to 23 key home systems and appliances, and we offer optional add-on coverage to meet the needs of your individual household. We’re here to protect your budget and your sanity when items in your home break down. Shop our plans

We use qualified, independent, trusted Pros (also called service contractors in your plan agreement) from our nationwide network, and they're regularly evaluated by customers like you to make sure they're meeting our standards and providing excellent service.

No. You can purchase a home warranty from American Home Shield without an inspection or maintenance records.

To find the best home warranty company for you and your home, compare companies and plans and choose the coverage that fits your needs. American Home Shield offers three different plans. The ShieldSilver™ plan is for homeowners who want to cover the must-haves like heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing, and electrical systems. The ShieldGold™ plan is perfect for anyone who wants to live life with less interruptions, especially in the laundry room and kitchen, with coverage for the main systems and appliances you use every day. And with the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, you get coverage for just about everything: key components of 23 major home systems and appliances, plus premium features like Roof Leak Repair Coverage, double the coverage amount for appliances, and a free HVAC Tune-up. No two homes are the same, and that’s why we have options – so you can find the plan that works for you.  


Yes, click on the following link to review our home warranty contract. AHS Sample Contracts.

Yes. We don't care how old your home, systems, or appliances are - our home warranty protection will cover them.

For home buyers and existing homeowners, coverage begins once you purchase your new home warranty plan. You are charged for your home warranty plan 30 days after you sign up, making your coverage and plan start date begin at the time of purchase. There is no waiting period for seller coverage.

You can request service 24/7, either online or by calling 1-888-691-2854.

Need help?
Talk to our Shield Agents 24/7.

New Jersey Residents: The product being offered is a service contract and is separate and distinct from any product or service warranty which may be provided by the home builder or manufacturer.