Nov 5, 2019

Why Should I Buy a Home Warranty?

Why Should I Buy A Home Warranty?

In order to assess whether buying a home warranty is a good choice for you, it is important that you know what a home warranty is. It is also fundamental that you have a good understanding of how a warranty can offer you protection as a homeowner. Let’s talk about what a home warranty is and how it can benefit you so that you can make the right choice when it comes to buying one!

What is the Difference Between a Home Warranty and Homeowners Insurance?

It is a very common misconception that home warranties are similar to insurance policies. In fact, home warranties and homeowner’s insurance are very different. A homeowner’s insurance policy covers the costs of major issues such as fires and certain types of water damage that compromise the structure of a home. A home warranty, however, is focused on offering valuable discounts on repair and replacement services. 

What is a Home Warranty?

Home warranties act as a contract between a homeowner and a home warranty provider that covers the essential components of your home ranging from plumbing and electrical systems to appliances such as refrigerators. Most home warranty providers offer a variety of different plans for homeowners to choose from ranging from a basic plan to more costly plans that offer additional coverages.

How Does It Work?

Homeowners that choose to purchase a home warranty receive major discounts on repair and replacement services based on agreements between their warranty provider and licensed service providers. When you experience trouble with a major component in your new home, you can notify your home warranty provider to report the issue. If your selected plan covers the issue, your home warranty provider will then send out one of their approved service providers to take a look.

If the dedicated service provider finds that the needed repairs or replacements are covered under your plan, they will then complete the necessary work. As a homeowner, you will be subject to a very small service fee and your home warranty plan will cover the additional costs.

Who Benefits From a Home Warranty?

Now that you have a clear understanding of what a home warranty is, you may be wondering if you would benefit from one. In order to answer this question, we need to talk about who is most benefited by a home warranty. If you consider yourself someone who doesn’t have the immediate funds to cover unforeseen emergency repairs or want to build up a robust emergency fund, a home warranty will be especially beneficial to you. 

At the same time, home warranties are especially valuable to those who don’t consider themselves especially handy when it comes to home repairs. While some of the more common issues that may arise during your time as a homeowner are fairly simple and don’t demand much in the way of technical knowledge, larger issues can be particularly troublesome. Even if you are confident in your abilities as a handyman (or handywoman), some of the larger issues you could experience can be made much worse if you make a mistake during the repair process.

A home warranty is also great for people that don’t have time to deal with the hassles of home repair or simply don’t want to deal with it. Home warranties mean that skilled professionals will handle these issues for you, making the entire process easy and stress-free for you as a homeowner!

If you find yourself in either of these groups, you may find that you would benefit highly from the purchase of a comprehensive home warranty plan like those offered by Fixd. While home warranties may demand more of your hard-earned money up front, they could save you a lot of time, money, and headache long-term. 

What are the Benefits of a Home Warranty?

The benefits that you will receive from a home warranty plan are largely dependent upon the plan that you purchase. The coverages offered are contingent upon your selected plan and while even basic plans offer a valuable amount of financial protection to you as a homeowner, premium plans can return serious savings when issues arise.

To give you a good idea of the benefits that you can receive from a comprehensive plan, let’s look at the features found in the various plans that we provide at Fixd. At Fixd, we value you as a homeowner and believe that simple home repair and replacement services have been overly complicated and tedious for far too long. That is why we seek to do things differently and have crafted a series of home warranty plans that are designed with your needs as a homeowner in mind.

In-house Service Technicians

As a homeowner, it is likely that you have a lot on your plate on a daily basis. At Fixd, we recognize that your time is valuable and we don’t believe in cutting corners in regards to the service technicians that we send to correct your home repair and replacement issues.

Too often, third-party service providers are selected on the basis of saving the warranty provider the most money- not with the homeowner’s needs in mind. This commonly results in inexperienced and ill-equipped service providers that do little to address the issues at hand in a timely and efficient manner. With a Fixd home warranty plan, this unnecessary risk is eliminated entirely.

Reputable Background Checked Technicians

So why are we so confident in the abilities of our in-house service providers and third-party technicians? To put it simply, we’ve done our research. Every service technician supplied by Fixd undergoes an extensive background check process. In this way, we confirm their reputability, professionalism, and efficiency of each and every one of our service technicians.

As a homeowner, you deserve the peace of mind that your home warranty plan has you covered and our background check process ensures that your service technician is all business. This results in serious savings when it comes to your time and money. 

Transparent Pricing

One of the biggest benefits that you will experience when choosing a plan from Fixd is upfront, transparent pricing. Whether you are a first-time homeowner or are experienced working with disappointing home warranty providers who ripped you off in the past, a Fixd warranty plan delivers peace of mind.

The pricing of every Fixd home warranty plan is available for your review on our website. When it comes to the price of a Fixd plan, what you see is what you get. We will never charge you unexpected fees and you can rest easy knowing that you are protected by a plan that never costs more from one month to the next.

Effortless Warranty Management

In the chaos of everyday life, you should never settle for a home warranty plan that lacks features that make the management of your home warranty plan easy. That’s why each Fixd plan comes with the user-friendly Fixd mobile app.

Available in both iOS and Android, the Fixd app puts the power of home warranty management directly into your hands. Along with thousands of satisfied customers using the Fixd mobile app to manage their home, you have access to a variety of useful Home Services features including:

  • Appliance Repair and Replacement
  • Electrical Repairs
  • Garage Door Repairs
  • HVAC Installation, Repair, and Maintenance
  • Locksmith Services
  • Plumbing Installation and Repairs
  • Pool and Spa Repair and Maintenance
  • Smart Home Equipment Installation

How a Home Warranty From Fixd Can Save You Money

Ready to select the best home warranty plan for your new home? Feel free to take a look at each of our home warranty plans to make the best choice for you. At Fixd, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all standard in regards to the coverages and pricing that best suits a new homeowner. That’s why our plans are designed for every budget.

On average, Fixd home warranty plans have been shown to save homeowners $1,030 per year. We are confident in the benefits that we can provide homeowners and that’s why we offer the Fixd 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Have questions? Need a little assistance in selecting the best home warranty plan for you?

Contact us today. We’ll be happy to help.