It’s often the first question that comes to mind whenever someone is introduced to the concept of a home warranty:
Are home warranties worth it?
To find the answer, you first need to understand just what a home warranty does, what distinguishes a home warranty from homeowner’s insurance, and most importantly, what the benefits of a home warranty includes... Read more
Every homeowner will eventually deal with an unexpected breakdown. On the other hand, only some homeowners are ready for it.
Rather than viewing a new home warranty as an extra expense, it actually serves as an investment in your future. The costs when you’re not covered are sudden and unavoidable, but the costs when you have a home warranty plan are instead gradual, allowing you to save on hefty expenses later... Read more
Before summer ends, take advantage of the warm weather for more than a vacation. This is the best time of year for easy DIY projects that are fun, relaxing and valuable. Not only can you enjoy a Saturday afternoon in peace, these projects will increase the value of your home, too... Read more
An automatic garage door opener is a wonderful luxury that makes it easy to stow your car away during unpleasant weather conditions. But when your garage door opener is on the fritz – or simply isn’t working at all – that convenience quickly turns to annoyance... Read more
Simple, yet essential, gutters are among the most important and cost-effective means for preventing home water damage. Of course, while gutters have a relatively long life expectancy – ranging from ten to twenty years – nothing lasts forever. Even with proper maintenance, all gutters eventually require replacement... Read more
Renters are a diverse group, ranging from college students looking at their first apartment to families of four who haven’t yet made the jump to home ownership. No matter who you are, it always pays to take a little extra time to budget your finances... Read more
When the time comes to sell your home, you want to get the biggest possible return on your investment. Whether you’ve been there five years, ten years, or even longer, making the most out of your sale is important. Fortunately, there are five home improvements that can increase your home’s value and make it more appealing to buyers... Read more
When it comes to snow days, there’s a distinct polarity between the experience of adults and children. While kids eagerly anticipate school delays and cancellations, adults are left pining for a time when a blizzard meant snowmen and igloos – not hours of cleanup and pricey household maintenance... Read more
The warmth of a home is much more than just the temperature. In the winter, there are some decorations that can make a home feel more welcoming and comfortable without adjusting the thermostat.
Of course, if you are experiencing an issue with your heating system, place a claim today or get your free quote for home warranty coverage... Read more
In the midst of cold weather, we often worry about keeping our homes warm. Depending on how well you take care of it, the average life expectancy of an HVAC system is between 15 and 20 years. Alternatively, the average HVAC repair runs between $70 and $800, so it’s a good idea to keep this system in tip-top shape... Read more
Are you feeling uncomfortable due to a draft in your home? Are you always cold, even though your heat is running around the clock? When we get chills, we often bundle up or crank the thermostat, but both options have downsides... Read more
This time of year becomes expensive for many families. With the holidays approaching, so does colder weather, and that’s why it’s important to save money where you can.
There are many creative ways to save around this time of year, such as deciding to sell your unused gadgets, but the ways we have detailed below apply to all homes – and they really add up... Read more
The moment November hits, there’s only one thing on the minds of every family – Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is all about seeing your loved ones to rejoice over a delicious home cooked meal. In the midst of planning, your oven is surely front and center, but that’s not all... Read more
All homeowners can benefit from shielding their homes from appliance breakdowns with a home warranty. Home warranty protection brings peace of mind while helping you avoid the hefty costs of mechanical issues with your home’s major systems.
When it comes to purchasing a home warranty, there are certain parts of the country where homes could use extra protection and stand to benefit even more than other regions of the United States... Read more
As the season shifts from summer to fall, your home will start to need special attention. Colder weather tends to sneak up on us after we’ve adjusted to the summer months, especially once we start losing day light. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by a shifting priority list with fewer hours to get it all done... Read more
Air conditioning units require special attention as warm weather draws to a close. These are fickle appliances, and when something goes wrong, most of the time you’ll need an expert to fix it. The best way to avoid an issue with your AC is to properly maintain it and to have a home warranty plan that covers the appliance as a backup... Read more
During the summer, we use our appliances a lot. We tend to throw more parties during warm weather, and your home works very hard to keep up.
As the summer comes to a close, it’s important to check on the areas around your house that have experienced the most usage... Read more
You’ve done your research, you’ve saved up, and now you’re finally able to consider whether you’re ready to buy a home.
Since most people believe they’ll eventually become a homeowner, it’s easy to take this decision for granted. Before you buy, slow down and consider whether you meet the criteria to move forward with the next steps for purchasing your new home... Read more
Whether you purchased one yourself or were grandfathered into it when you bought your house, there comes a time when you must renew your home warranty to continue coverage.
When this time comes, these are the three questions you need to ask before renewing your home warranty... Read more
One of the most important aspects of your home is the climate and temperature. If you can’t keep your home cool during the summer, the best-case scenario is that you live uncomfortably. In homes with children and the elderly, the heat can become a serious health issue... Read more
One of the top challenges homeowners face when taking care of a house is simply organizing it. For many, appliance maintenance is hidden behind a mountain of other tasks. Start your to-do list with de-cluttering the busiest parts of your home... Read more
The decision to buy a home is among the most important choices you’ll ever make. Most everyone grows up thinking they’re going to be homeowners one day, but not many seriously consider how they’ll afford their ideal home until it’s too late... Read more
Select Home Warranty is here to help you keep your home in order.
Sometimes there’s no better feeling for a homeowner than giving the place a thorough cleaning. Spring is the perfect time to tackle a refresh for the entire household... Read more
Home warranties save homeowners valuable time and money. When an essential asset in a house breaks (such as an appliance), homeowners are faced with unwanted and unexpected costs. They’re usually also required to spend even more time and money to find a professional that can fix the problem... Read more
If you’re shopping for a home warranty for the first time, it might feel like there’s a lot to take in. Even for those among us who have owned multiple homes and multiple home warranties, some of the perks and advantages might not be immediately apparent until you take a step back and consider just what you’re getting... Read more
One of the most important milestones in life is buying your first home. It’s a time that everyone has dreamed about, imagining the size of the yard and the color of the front door. What most people don’t think about is how to strategically find, purchase, and care for the home... Read more
Working 24/7 to keep your food and drinks preserved, the refrigerator is among the most-used appliances in nearly every American home. That’s why it’s essential that you clean and care for your refrigerator to ensure it’s always operating at its best – especially if you want your food to stay as fresh as possible... Read more
Depending on the size of your family, you may use your washer and dryer anywhere from a few times a week to multiple times a day. So when your washer and dryer aren’t working, it can be a real problem.
Look for these four signs when your washer and dryer should be replaced and get them taken care of before you have to waste any of your time or money at the coin-op laundromat... Read more