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American Home Shield

Home Warranty Plans & Coverage

A woman adjusting the heat in her home via a thermostat
A woman adjusting the heat in her home via a thermostat

Heating Systems

Heating Systems Warranty Coverage

If staying warm and cozy at home during cooler weather is your thing, thank your heating system. Having the right coverage can make it a lot easier to keep it up and running. Rather than panicking when you discover a covered problem, you can simply place a service request online or call American Home Shield®.

The covered item limit is $5,000. However, the covered item limit for the following types of heating systems is $1,500: glycol, hot water, or steam circulating heating system, any water heater which supplies heated water to such system(s), geothermal and/or water source heat pumps. American Home Shield will cover up to $1,000 should the contractor need to cut through concrete to access any HVAC system components.

Included with these homeowner plans

Shield Silver

Shield Gold

Shield Platinum

Heating Systems warranty coverage details

All parts and components of permanently installed heating systems up to a 5 ton capacity of the following types:
Geothermal units
Package units
If repair or replacement is needed, we'll cover upgrades to maintain compatibility and/or compliance with SEER, HSPF, or refrigerant standards
Heat pumps
Hot water or steam circulating heat
Electric baseboard
Not Covered:
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
All parts and components of geothermal systems located outside or under the covered home’s main foundation
Fuel storage tanks
Window or portable heating units
Radiant cable heat
Fireplaces, grain, pellet, coal or wood heating units
Home purification systems
Ultraviolet lights

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all 3 of our home warranty plan options cover parts and components of heating systems up to $5,000 per unit during your 1-year agreement term. Please see the plan agreement for more detailed coverage information, limitations and exclusions.

All 3 of our home warranty plans cover parts and components up to $5,000 per heating unit (per 1-year agreement term) for forced air (gas, electrical, oil), geothermal, wall mounted heaters, floor furnaces, package units, heat pumps, and more. Please see the coverage details on the page above or the plan agreement for more information on limitations and exclusions.

Yes. We cover parts and components of older systems and appliances no matter their age, as well as unknown, preexisting breakdowns. You can also purchase an American Home Shield home warranty without an inspection or maintenance records. 

If we can’t repair your covered heating system, we’ll replace it subject to your plan's $5,000 per system limit and the other limitations and exclusions included in your plan agreement.

Once your coverage begins (30 days after you sign up for your new home warranty plan) you can request service 24/7 online via MyAccount or call 1-888-691-2854 during standard business hours to request service.

Our best home warranty plan is the one that’s right for you and your home. The ShieldSilver plan covers the parts and components of your key systems like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. ShieldGold covers all of the above systems plus your laundry and kitchen appliances. And with ShieldPlatinum, you get coverage for just about everything: parts of home systems and appliances, plus premium features like roof leak repair coverage, unlimited AC refrigerant, and one free HVAC Tune-up per agreement term. No two homes are the same, and that’s why we have options – so you can find the plan that fits your needs.

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Other home systems we cover

We protect the big and little things that keep your home running and humming

  • Air Conditioners
  • Ductwork
  • Interior Electrical Lines
  • Built-in Exhaust Fans
  • Main Breaker & Fuse Panel Box
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Doorbells
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Interior Plumbing Lines
  • Water Heaters
  • Toilets
  • Faucets & Valves
  • Built-in Jetted Tub Motor & Parts