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Old 10-15-2010, 08:32 AM   #1
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I am looking for the best home warranty company.Any recomendations

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Old 10-19-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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The house I bought came with a warranty through American Home Shield. Couple weeks after moving in the hot water tank went. They replaced it without any hassle, the only downside was it happened on a Saturday and had to wait until Monday for someone to come replace it. Overall I was pleased with the experience and just renewed with them for another year since both my furnace and AC are almost 20 years old and are bound to go soon.

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they're all about the same. I've got AHS. my good opinion of them may change depending on how they handle my furnace. (leaking CO,needs to be replaced)

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AHS might be looking better. their heating people just left and they agree the furnace needs to be replaced. (11 ppm of CO leaking) now,it's a matter of seeing just what AHS will do.

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What do they typically charge?
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What do they typically charge?
I'm paying $42/mo.

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What sort of terms do you have? I imagine it would be for a year's commitment? I also assume that you can start and stop the coverage? What other constraints are there on the agreement?

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I don't think you have to commit to anything.

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I took AHS's "cash out" on my furnace,since I don't want any "cheapo" but a good furnace. they're giving me $689. can you believe that? that is what they give their local contractor for a new furnace. what kind of furnace can he get for $689? I guess that's why they called to tell me about all the things they DON'T cover and which I'd have to pay the contractor when he installed the cheapo,came to over $1200.
I'm going with a "Trane" from someone else and I guess I'll just have to be content with the "pittance" they're giving me. at least it's SOMETHING. more than I'd get if I had NO warranty.
BTW,I think they're all the same,don't think other warranty companies would be much more generous.

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