4 Reasons All Families Should Invest in Home Maintenance Plans

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Your household has many appliances and other amenities that are important to your day-to-day life. Unfortunately, these useful household features can and do break. Repairs can be inconvenient and expensive. A home maintenance plan just might be the solution to your household repair problems.

 

General Home Warranty

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Home warranties are most often offered during the sale of a house. They are meant to serve as an incentive to attract more buyers at higher offer prices. Home warranties are useful not only for new home buyers but also for existing homeowners. Although home warranty inclusions will vary among different policies, some cover all basic household appliances, such as washer, dryer, dishwasher, and oven. There are also home warranties that cover specific systems, such as plumbing and electrical systems.

 

If you think a home warranty might be right for your household, make sure you consider all your options. Evaluate the age of your appliances versus the cost of the warranty. Consider the process of claiming a repair. Some warranty companies require that you pay out of pocket and then reimburse you, while others cover the repair up front.

 

HVAC Maintenance Plan

Your HVAC system is one of the most important elements of your household. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In fact, a broken HVAC system during an extremely cold winter is not only uncomfortable but can also be dangerous.

 

An HVAC home maintenance plan can protect you with 24/7 emergency repair services, HVAC maintenance, and routine filter replacement. These preventative maintenance services can help maintain the value of your HVAC system while also reducing the likeliness of an untimely broken HVAC unit.

 

Pool Maintenance

Having a pool in your backyard can be a lot of fun. It can also be a lot of work as you have to regularly clean and filter the pool water. Making mistakes during cleaning can get costly and take away from your pool time.

 

Signing up for a pool maintenance plan can take the work out of an activity that should be entertaining. Not only will it reduce the chances of needing an expensive repair, but it will also give you more time to actually enjoy the pool.

 

Roof Warranty

Roof warranties are often given after the full replacement of a roof. Sometimes they are transferrable with the sale of a house. Replacing a roof is one of the most expensive repairs you will make in your house. A roof warranty backs the durability of your new roof.

 

As always, it’s important to evaluate the specific conditions of your roof warranty. Understand the replacement process and what type of damage the warranty covers. For example, some roof warranties don’t cover storm damage. Others may not cover tree or branch damage if the surrounding landscape is not properly maintained.

 

Household warranties can save you a lot of money over time. Purchasing a warranty will give you the peace of mind that comes with being protected from untimely and costly repairs.

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