The benefits of an American Home warranty plan include appliance discount programs, a $25 Amazon.com gift card when subscribers refer friends, discounts on family brands such as Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Terminix, Furniture Medic and Amerispec, and access to monthly home-related tips. Typically, American Home warranty plans save its subscribers from extra, unforeseen costs on repair and replacement of home items regardless of their brand or age, notes American Home Shield.
Some of the home systems covered by these plans include air conditioning and ceiling fans, smoke detectors, electrical repairs, doorbells, and garbage disposals. In addition, the plans also cover specific appliances including built-in food processors, refrigerators, garage door openers, dishwashers and trash compactors, says American Home Shield.
Optional add-ons are covered at an extra cost per item. These add-ons include swimming pools or spas, well pumps, water softeners, and septic pumping. The warranty plans also feature a trade-service call fee that is categorized, as of 2016, into three levels: $75, $100 and $125. There are two primary home warranty plans: Combo and Build Your Own Plan. Combo covers every system and appliance at a monthly cost of $14, whereas the Build Your Own Plan covers at least 10 items, states American Home Shield.