- Monthly premium cost
- $29.99 to $69.99
- Service call fee
- $75, $100 or $125
- Labor guarantee
- 30 days
- 49 states (not Alaska)
American Home Shield has excellent reviews from reviewers on ConsumerAffairs and some of the most comprehensive coverage on the market. AHS does not require a home inspection, and you can get a plan at any time, regardless of the age of your home’s systems and appliances. For the price, it's one of the better options.
Several positive reviews highlight the company’s prompt services. “AHS is easy to deal with. We just call them and they do the work in the background. We're so busy, so it really helps our lifestyle,” a reviewer in South Carolina said.
“We've used them at least three times for air conditioners, refrigerators, and electrical. And everyone and the people that have come out have been fantastic,” a reviewer in California said.
Other reviewers say AHS is “very simple” to use and offers a “one-stop plan” for homeowners.
Base plans from AHS start at $29.99 to $69.99 a month. You can choose between a $75, $100 or $125 deductible, but be aware this affects your monthly cost — when we were comparing prices, switching to a $125 deductible raised the price for the ShieldSilver plan from $29.99 to $49.99.
- ShieldSilver covers 10 major systems, including heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing.
- ShieldGold covers 18 appliances and systems, including kitchen and laundry equipment, heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing. The ShieldGold plan caps appliance repairs at $3,000 per year for each appliance.
- ShieldPlatinum is American Home Shield’s most comprehensive plan. It includes roof leak coverage (up to $1,500 annually). It also raises the annual repair limit to $6,000 and adds other benefits.
AHS offers an electronics extended warranty for $14 a month and add-on coverage for pool and spa, well pump, septic pump, guest unit and roof leak repairs. Prices vary, but be aware your chosen deductible may affect the monthly cost of add-on coverage.