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Old 11-03-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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I have a home warranty for my Tampa home that will be running out soon and I am price shopping. I have an AC that is older and may go at some point so I am wondering if anyone has had success with a home warranty company replacing the AC; if so, what company and were there limits on the amount paid out, etc? If they refused to pay, that would be of interest too.

Thanks,
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: The Villages, Florida
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I have a home warranty for my Tampa home that will be running out soon and I am price shopping. I have an AC that is older and may go at some point so I am wondering if anyone has had success with a home warranty company replacing the AC; if so, what company and were there limits on the amount paid out, etc? If they refused to pay, that would be of interest too.

Thanks,
I assume you bought one the warranty when you bought the house, which was previously owned by someone else. I also assume that the AC is original to the house. If I am correct, I'd say that the warranty won't cover it because it has lived it's useful life. I think it is your responsibility to replace the AC.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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I have a home warranty for my Tampa home that will be running out soon and I am price shopping. I have an AC that is older and may go at some point so I am wondering if anyone has had success with a home warranty company replacing the AC; if so, what company and were there limits on the amount paid out, etc? If they refused to pay, that would be of interest too.

Thanks,
No such thing unless the unit is flat out dead.
We are going through this right now, had the service tech come out, paid $60, and all he did was put freon in the unit and left. He did not check for leaks, or anything else. They will milk it until the warranty period is over so they don't have to replace it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I have a home warranty for my Tampa home that will be running out soon and I am price shopping. I have an AC that is older and may go at some point so I am wondering if anyone has had success with a home warranty company replacing the AC; if so, what company and were there limits on the amount paid out, etc? If they refused to pay, that would be of interest too.

Thanks,
Most warranty companies have a $1,500 limit on AC repairs. One company has a $5,000 limit. Make sure you ask what their limit is.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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Most warranty companies have a $1,500 limit on AC repairs. One company has a $5,000 limit. Make sure you ask what their limit is.
You mean until they replace it? or the AC they'll replace it with has to be within that price range?
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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You mean until they replace it? or the AC they'll replace it with has to be within that price range?
The max they will spend on repair or replacement.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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AHS has replaced them when they broke down and couldn't be fixed but they will try to fix them as often as possible to avoid replacing them.

We dealt with a diffferent home warranty and the owner had to pay a very low amount for a service call but when the A/C broke down they din't cover a new unit as she thought they would do.

AHS has been very good so far. This month we had a water heater breaking down at a rental propety and within one day they pulled the permit and replaced a very large water heater for only $ 75.- that the owner had to pay.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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The max they will spend on repair or replacement.
Thanks! I'll have to call and ask them that now.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:12 AM
 
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Thanks! I'll have to call and ask them that now.
Any pre condition is not covered if discovered. I would suggest to call to a general number without giving out your account number and just ask a question so they don't flag your account...(not sure if they will flag it but I can see how certain questions at a certain time can raise a flag)
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:18 AM
 
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Any pre condition is not covered if discovered. I would suggest to call to a general number without giving out your account number and just ask a question so they don't flag your account...(not sure if they will flag it but I can see how certain questions at a certain time can raise a flag)
Ohh, ok. Thanks for the tip.
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