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Old 05-19-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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I'm glad to hear some positive feedback re: AHS since I've read some poor reviews online for all of the companies. Hopefully we will be lucky & never need it, but nice to know it won't be too much hassle if we ever do.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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I got AHS when I got my home, never had a complaint an used them the first year extensively. I did have a small issue with a contractor that they went thru, but when I called AHS about them they quickly gave me another company and resolved the issue.

Regardless of who you go with make sure your warranty includes cost for permits and disposal ( for any A/C work). Most plans cover A/C but not the cost of disposal of freon, etc. which can cost up to $700-800. I had it luckily so I was covered, a friend of mine also had AHS and didn't have that coverage and he had to pay around $800 on top of the service charge.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I would only recommend paying for a home warranty if you don't have the means to cover a major home malfunction i.e. A/C system replacement.

We've had AHS since 2005 with absolutely no regrets. I've had to use the service several times mostly for A/C related problems, but I've also had issues with electrical, plumbing, and the garage door. The service provided was as I expected I can't remember any situation that took longer than 24hrs to resolve once the problem was identified.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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I recommend Home Warranties of America. They offer a 13 month warranty and have always provided my clients with good, prompt service. You might want to check out their website.

BigTex- ALL buyers and sellers are required to sign a "Disclosure of Relationship With Residential Service Company," form whenever a transaction takes place. I have sold many homes (18 so far this year) and during that time ONE Realtor / Company acknowledged they were in cahoots with a warranty company.
Just thought you would like to know that ALL Realtors are not getting kickbacks on warranties. We make recommendations, based on our experiences, because we want our clients to get the very best service. Nothing more.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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I think that these companies are a sham from what I have read, your experiences here and when you read all the fine print that comes with their own advertising.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: 78250
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I think that these companies are a sham from what I have read, your experiences here and when you read all the fine print that comes with their own advertising.
did you get HW on your house in SO?
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think that these companies are a sham from what I have read, your experiences here and when you read all the fine print that comes with their own advertising.
Most people in this thread have reported positive experiences with home warranty companies. Maybe I'm misreading your post.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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did you get HW on your house in SO?
No I didn't. But I was thinking about it, but I changed my mind.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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Most people in this thread have reported positive experiences with home warranty companies. Maybe I'm misreading your post.
You might be right, but even then it's not enough to paint the whole picture of how these companies work, which seems to be leaning towards the consumer not getting their bang for the buck.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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American Home Shield is the one we use as we purchased an older home and so far we have had them replace parts in the A/C unit 3 times, freon recharge also and 3 times for plumbing issues and dishwasher and oven went out and they have taken care of everything in a timely manner. Glad we had this otherwise we would have put out alot of cash.
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