While having an extended warranty can sometimes save you appliance repair costs in the long run, the smart consumer will want to research before buying an extended warranty for a new appliance.
Be aware that it’s rare to find appliance warranties providing full repair or replacement of all parts. Know what the warranty does cover and whether it includes labor and shipping, or in the case of a large appliance, a home service call. Buy only from a trusted source and always read the entire policy.
All HVAC (Heat, ventilation and air conditioning) systems require some routine maintenance. If you have the skills and expertise to do it yourself, and can perform the routine maintenance on a schedule, you might save some money. Otherwise, a plan from a trusted HVAC company is often advisable.
HVAC service agreements start with a basic plan and can go up in level of service and price. Basic usually includes a seasonal HVAC checkup and only cover the labor costs associated with the routine service. Any worn parts or consumables (such as the air filter) will cost extra.
The next level of coverage usually includes checkups, repair parts and priority service.
The premium level of contract likely includes checkups, repair parts, emergency service and priority service. This can be useful for those who are risk-averse and budget sensitive.
Minor faucet drips or running toilets can use hundreds of gallons of water each month, raising your water and sewer bills. And few homeowners want to deal with a real plumbing crisis.
Examples of services that may be a part of a plumbing maintenance agreement include:
- Annual plumbing inspection
- Routine maintenance
- Extended warranty on repairs
- A percentage of savings on any service
- No overtime charges
- Priority service day or night; 24 hour emergency service
The right service decisions can save you headaches and money down the line. We’re happy to help you evaluate your options through Allen Tate Home Services.