ABC is a great example of the type of home warranty advertising that makes people imagine the worst possibilities as they buy a home. Home warranties are pitched by preying on the fears of a large repair bill. The number of systems in your house that you couldn’t fix yourself has multiplied over time. If nothing else, the ABC home warranty claims to offer people the “peace of mind” that if a system breaks you can get it repaired or replaced without having to bear the entire financial burden in the moment. But the number of exceptions, loopholes, conditions and limitations make it seem unlikely that such a warranty is a good investment.

Certified Network of Service Technicians

ABC gives the example of your freezer going out and spoiling all your food. It covers the need to send a “service provider” to repair or recommend replacement of your freezer. You will pay a service fee every time a technician or service provider is called to your house. They make the determination of whether to repair or replace your failed system. In order to make up for this, they provide a large network of service providers for you to choose from, ensuring you get the best possible repair service.

Consider How Much Coverage They Really Provide

ABC provides six reasons for why the warranty is a good investment, and they all center on the unexpected things that can happen to your home and its appliances. Make sure you are fully aware of what is covered in your homeowners insurance, and the specific status of your various appliances, and what ABC is offering to provide you when making a decision about home warranty products. You should also check to ensure that their network of preferred technicians operates in your area so you can gain access to the benefits the service provides.