Most people who are buying a new home are all aflutter with the excitement that comes with becoming a homeowner. Even if this isn’t your first time being a homeowner, the feeling of newness that comes with buying a new home is enough to get anyone motivated about the new chapter in their lives.
With that being said, before you start picking out curtains and throw pillows, it’s important to take care of some other essentials so that you truly have peace of mind. You don’t want to leave your new house exposed to various perils if an emergency should arise. That’s why it’s important to have home insurance but also to take out a home warranty policy. Many homeowners haven’t heard of a home warranty, despite how useful it is in caring for home essentials and appliances. If you’re new to the world of warranties, you’re not alone. Let’s take a look at how a home warranty may serve you well.
1. Take care of your appliances with ease.
An insurance policy will take care of your house in case of certain emergencies—a hurricane, a flood, a tornado, or a fire—but it won’t necessarily have you covered for the normal wear and tear that your home (and everything inside it) experiences. You likely have a few appliances in your home, right? Definitely a refrigerator, a freezer, and a water heater, and probably a dishwasher, microwave, and air conditioner as well.
Well, these appliances may wear out in time. At that point, you’ll need a technician to come care for them, which can cost far too much. Especially considering that most Americans don’t have an emergency fund, this is a smart idea. Investing in a home warranty means that you don’t need to worry about the service fee for an air conditioner technician—it’s already been paid for. Plus, home warranty companies will know about all the best local technicians and contractors. For example, home warranty companies in Utah will have you covered for the best local services in Salt Lake City or St. George.
2. Don’t worry about figuring out service calls.
As mentioned above, a local home warranty company will be able to help you figure out technicians, contractors, plumbers, and all the rest for your various home systems. There are plenty of Fresno plumbing companies out there, but they won’t all give you the best plumbing service, and they won’t all come with years of experience in everything from faucets to water heaters.
If you have a plumbing emergency, you don’t want to spend time comparing offers an estimate options, do you? No, you want your Fresno home to be dry the next day, or even today! With a home warranty, you can know that your faucets will be cared for by the best plumbing service there is and that you don’t need to waste time on calculating offers while your sink overflows.
3. Get quality service every time.
Don’t want to spend hours and hours reading Yelp reviews for plumbers or air conditioner maintenance technicians? Of course not—no one does. When your cooktop or dryer is on the fritz, you just want to be able to call one number and know that your coverage options include quality service every time. If you hire someone and don’t have a great experience, you don’t have much recourse besides leaving bad customer reviews. With a home warranty, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that anyone who comes to care for your home appliances has been vetted for excellence.
Becoming a homeowner is a wonderful time in life. Make it even more wonderful by reaching out to a home warranty company for a free quote and seeing about your coverage options.