American Home Shield Review

American Home Shield Review

Since opening in 1971, American Home Shield (AHS) has been one of the biggest players in the home warranty industry, offering a variety of plans, comprehensive coverage, and customizable pricing.

We spent hours researching the best home warranty brands in America and comparing them based on many factors such as plan coverage, availability and trustworthiness. American Home Shield was ranked as one of the top home warranty companies.

Scroll down to see our thoughts about whether American Home Shield's monthly plan is worth it.

What plans does American Home Shield offer?

American Home Shield has three plans available: ShieldSilver, ShieldGold, or ShieldPlatinum. ShieldSilver covers your heating unit, air conditioner, and plumbing. ShieldGold covers all of the ShieldSilver plans plus appliances such as your washer, dryer, and refrigerator. American Home Shield's most comprehensive plan, the ShieldPlatinum plan covers 23 appliances and provides coverage for roof leak repairs.

These are the items that each American Home Shield plan covers:

All AHS plans include unlimited coverage for major systems. However, there are certain coverage limits for appliances. The coverage limit is the amount your home warranty company will pay for a claim. It is found in your home warranty contract. You will be responsible for any costs beyond the coverage limit.

These are the coverage limits of American Home Shield plans.

  • Appliances $3,000 per appliance coverage limit ($6,000 coverage limit for the ShieldPlatinum Plan)
  • Air conditioning refrigerant: $10 per pound coverage (unlimited refrigerant protection included in the ShieldPlatinum Plan)
  • Code violations, permits and modifications (ShieldPlatinum only). $1,000 per year coverage limit
  • Roof leak repairs (ShieldPlatinum or add-on): Limit of $1,500 per year

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