I have been at my home for a little over 10 years now, so things are breaking! Two summers ago my Air Conditioner was on the fritz. It would frequently have to be manually reset. The thought of having to fork over tons of money to have it fixed had me freaking out. I don’t have an emergency fund (more on that in another blog), so if it broke, we’d have to give up food for the rest of the year!
BUT, a friend told me about home warranties. With a home warranty, you pay a monthly fee that covers household repairs for major appliances, plumbing, electrical, etc etc. It is another monthly expense but it is also a peace of mind. I was able to save a a lot money in repairs for my AC. I only had to pay a $100 deductible while they worked on my unit for several days.
Most recently, we had some plumbing issues that was way above my “handyman” level.
As you can see from the pictures above, one of the faucets outside of our house sprung a leak from what is called a hose bib. All of YouTube said it was an easy fix, if all the plumbing was exposed! Not so at our house. As you can see, in order for the plumber to get to the plumbing he had to go through the living room. Looked easy, but not something I could have done myself.
I also had some other issues.
There is a main water line cut off in the front yard that also leaked. Here is a video of the missus trying to cut off the main line. She did more than cut!
So things kept getting worse. Not pictured are some valve leaks in our main restroom sink.
All these issues were fixed with only my $100 deductible, and it is guaranteed for 45 days!
I love my home warranty from American Home Shield. I highly recommend it to any homeowner. If you want to try it, you can use my referral link so that both of us earn a $25 Amazon gift card!