You may have just relocated to Atlanta and while you may have purchased home insurance because it’s required, you probably bypassed the home warranty. If it wasn’t included as part of your new home, you probably decided to save money by not getting it. However, getting a home warranty is critical, especially in the first couple of years in your home. Even if most major home appliances pass inspection, they still may be on their last leg. The last thing you need after purchasing your home is to have to replace expensive stuff like HVACs, water heaters, furnaces, and other big-ticket items without help.
Home warranties may seem a bit pricey and the cost of a service call can be a bit high but when you own a home, anything can go wrong at any time. Some things are covered by home insurance. However, wear and tear on appliances is not covered by insurance. This is why home warranties can be quite useful.
The average cost range to replace an HVAC system could run between $5,000 to $10,000. If you need a new water heater replacement, you’re looking at a cost range of $550 to $10,000 or more. Having a home warranty will help cut down these repair or replacement prices drastically.
Are you ready to cover your home’s plumbing, HVAC, or appliances in case of an emergency? Check out the home warranty plans with American Home Shield who was recently listed Best Overall on Better Homes and Garden’s Best Home Warranties of 2021. Keep in mind that if you already have a home warranty, you can switch over to American Home Shield. Click the button below to get started with purchasing a home warranty from American Home Shield. Clicking the button lets them know that I referred you.
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Originally published under ARW in September 2021. My relationship with ARW is discontinued.
Mel Childs is the author of this article and the owner of Move Me To Atlanta. She also owns her own writing company in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she has written freelance for various publications, including Bob Vila, This Old House, Lawnstarter, WikiLawn, Homelight, Fixr, LeadsForward, Upscale Magazine, Black EOE Journal, Ancient Origins, and many more.