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What is a home warranty?

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • By NextEra Home

What Is a Home Warranty?

What it is.

A home warranty is a service contract that helps cover the replacement or the repair of appliances and systems in your home. It helps protect homeowners from the expenses of unexpected breakdowns due to normal wear and tear up to the applicable coverage limit.

What it isn’t.

Your first question might be, “what's the difference between a home warranty and home insurance?” Home insurance will protect your home against damage or losses that result from unforeseen events like fires, theft and extreme weather. But home insurance will not cover your home’s major appliances and systems when they inevitably fail – whether through everyday wear and tear or other factors like failing parts or lack of proper maintenance.

Home warranty FAQs for homeowners

What is a home warranty plan?

Components of your home’s HVAC system, plumbing system, washers and dryers, for example, are usually the types of systems and appliances covered under a home warranty plan. Unless you’ve been extremely lucky, if you’ve owned a home for a long period of time, you have experienced a break down – and the headache and financial burden it is to have your home’s systems and appliances repaired.

Our ability to minimize the headaches and to relieve the unexpected cost of repair and replacement is where NextEra Home rises above other home warranties. We offer a low $75 service call fee which is among the lowest in the home warranty industry.

What do home warranty plans cover?

Typically, a home warranty will cover the main components in your heating and air conditioning (HVAC) and water heating systems as well as your oven, refrigerator, but you can also cover the following:

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Built-in Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Trash Compactor
  • Sump Pump
  • Interior Electrical System
  • Interior Plumbing
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage Door Openers

Your home warranty supplements your home insurance coverage by helping to protect your finances from when your essential home system components and appliances break down due to normal wear and tear.

To get a clear picture of the cost, take advantage of our free quote.

How our home warranty works

  1. Click here to select your coverage or contact a NextEra Home representative. Our plans are designed flexibly to scale with the specific needs of your home as well as your personal budget.
  2. When one of the items in your contract breaks down, just call us. We’ll schedule a local, service technician from our network to come at a time that works with your schedule.
  3. You’ll pay an initial service fee of $75, due upon the arrival of your service technician.
  4. Repair or replacement expenses of covered items are covered up to the applicable coverage limt.

It’s that simple. Otherwise, just relax with the peace of mind our customers enjoy, knowing that when these breakdowns occur, you won’t be on the hook for all the costs for breakdown of covered items.

You’ll appreciate things like, having your heat on, or having air conditioning again. You’ll love having the ability to wear clean clothes again. You’ll enjoy having your fridge and freezer do what they do best. A home warranty covers the major appliances and systems we often take for granted – until they break down.

Learn more about home warranties from NextEra Home.