Thank you, Angie's List, for your research and listings!We were recently contacted by one, they wanted to know if we would be interested in doing some of their work in our area, we took a look at their contractor agreement, let me tell you this, what they wanted for us would have done two things if we had accepted their proposed rates / their work. 1 It would have created a situation where even our top technicians would have had no time to properly diagnose problems, and the customer would have received patch repairs just to keep it going versus a solid repair to at the very least help prevent future failures due to conditions that we were supposed to overlook as per the warranty company. 2 We would actually lose some of our regular business customers as a result of the bad reputation we would have gotten from doing work as per the requirements of the warranty company, we would have actually in most cases been subsidizing the cost of the job, as they wanted to lock us into a pricing model from the 1960's. I know I have been in this trade / business for almost forty years, had relatives in the business as I was growing up, so I know. We couldn't even remain in business very long at their rates. On the other hand, we also have GREAT warranty companies out there, we recently have replaced entire HVAC systems as they were in fact non repairable, replaced complete furnaces, and condensing units as needed. In each and every one of these the customer only paid the deductible averaging some $70. 00. I wish I could say which ones are good and which ones to stay away from, but, I simply do not have a budget that can carry a full legal staff to defend these facts, or fight the bad ones when they came after me. But, you, you have the power of choice, as I said earlier, there are some very good ones out there, do your research, read the reviews. The time you put in researching these companies is going to save you the expense of not having done so, and face it, you won't be mad at yourself when you end up feeling like a fool because you believed everything the sales person said to you.
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Let's face it, home warranty is no different than any other insurance, period. If you recognize that you are paying for something that may never be needed going in, then when you have a loss, you recognize the benefit. The 50 70 per loss/claim is your deductible, which you have to pay on any coverage, cell phone, auto, homeowners, etc. Each and every claim is a new loss. With that said, I will say, I had a home warranty on my "home from hell" in California, and Thank God we had it. They paid for a new furnace, new water heater, new well pump, just to mention a few things. Yes, I had to pay my deductible each time, but the $500 600 warranty paid for itself over and over in that home. I would rather have paid the $500 600 and never had to call on them. I would have probably been like everyone else out there complaining that they are a big waste, but when you have a claim that would have cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars, writing a check for the $50 deductible is relatively painless. I found this website while looking to purchase a home warranty on a home we are about to buy, and I will have no regrets, especially if I never need to use it. Take a moment to add up how much you have spent on auto insurance.