Choice Home Warranty Review

Expert Review By: Patricia Barnes

The Gist

Choice Home Warranty is a well established home warranty company with a large base of long-term customers. Many reviews highlight how people have moved from other companies, to Choice because of their excellent customer service and their cost effective premiums.

With their no-fee, flexible warranty transfer, Choice Home Warranty is best for landlords, realtors and homeowners who may be selling their home in the near future.

Visit Choice Home Warranty
Phone icon  (800) 918-4902

Choice Home Warranty Highlights

  • A new contractor “work order dispatch system” pledges faster service to customers.

  • Customers can access a home maintenance checklist and sign-up for home maintenance reminders.

  • 24/7 customer service call center.

Pros

  • All Choice Home Warranty plans are 100% transferable so you can pass it onto your buyer if you sell your home during the warranty period.

  • High reported levels of satisfaction with customer service.

  • First month free - no matter what length service contract you purchase.

  • Call center open 24/7.

Cons

  • Any commercial grade equipment or systems in your home are not covered. For example, if you have a “Viking professional series range” in your kitchen, coverage will be limited to a set dollar amount.

  • Exclusions include issues caused by rust, power surges etc. which may come as a surprise to customers who have not read the terms and conditions thoroughly.

Transparency

Choice Home Warranty clearly displays their terms and conditions on their website so you are able to evaluate them before obtaining a quote or speaking to a customer service representative.

They also clearly state that although they are called Choice Home Warranty, the actual product offered is, technically, a service contract and not a warranty.

Choice home warranty home page

Choice Home Warranty’s Coverage

The Choice Home Warranty website provides a clear chart detailing what is covered by their plans. There are two plans - ‘Basic’ and ‘Total’. The ‘Basic’ plan is misnamed because it actually covers a vast number of household systems and appliances. The ‘Total’ plan covers everything within the ‘Basic’ plan plus air conditioning, your refrigerator, washing machine and dryer.

You can also choose additional items for optional coverage. These items include septic systems, central vacuum system or a pool/spa.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions are clearly laid out on the Choice Home Warranty website and although they may be considered restrictive, they are no more so than the other top service providers in the industry.

The customer is required to pay a $60 service fee to the contractor when they arrive at the service address - this is on a par with most other home warranty providers.

Choice Home Warranty's Prices

PLANBASICTOTAL
Monthly$33.33$40
Yearly$370*$450*

* Free first month

Packages and Plans

Choice Home Warranty offers two packages for its customers to choose from. While both can be customized with additional protection for items not covered in the service plan, the core protection on offer will be more than enough for most American homeowners.

ITEM

BASIC

TOTAL

Oven
Range
Stove
Cooktop
Dishwasher
Microwave
Garbage disposal
Garage door opener
Whirlpool bathtub
Ceiling fan
Ductwork
Water heater
Plumbing
Electrical
Heating
Air conditioner 
Refrigerator 
Clothing washer 
Clothing dryer 

 

  • Basic Plan covers most home appliances and essential system

    • $33.33/month or $370/year + free first month

    • Appliances covered: oven, range, stove, cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, garage door opener, whirlpool bathtub, and ceiling fan.

    • Essential systems covered: ductwork, water heater, plumbing, electrical and heating.

  • Total Plan includes everything from Basic Plan PLUS additional coverage.

    • $40.00/month or $450/year + free first month

    • Additional coverage for your air conditioning, refrigerator, clothes washer and clothes dryer.

Both packages can include, for additional fees, warranties for your pool, spa, central vacuum, well pump, sump pump, roof leak, freezer, septic system and septic tank.

Customer Service

In order to provide the best possible customer experience, Choice Home Warranty has recently built a brand new customer service center. Their highly trained customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Multiple customer testimonials speak of the initial interaction with the telephone reps being one of the main reasons for choosing Choice Home Warranty. The staff are rated highly for their patience, explanations and willingness to help their customers.

Contractors

Choice home warranty service contractors

Choice Home Warranty has recently launched a new automated dispatch service that acts like “an Uber for contractors”. Once service calls are received and entered into the system, the nearest qualified service technician is allocated to the customer. This ensures that customers get the fastest possible service and suitable contractors are matched with the work as soon as they are available.

To Sum It Up

Choice Home Warranty has proved very popular due to their outstanding customer service staff and their willingness to devote time and effort to their customers. The new dispatch system means contractors are dispatched more quickly and repairs are made in a timely manner.

Visit Choice Home Warranty
Phone icon  (800) 918-4902

About Choice Home Warranty

Choice Home Warranty has been providing a unique customer service since 2008. Growing in popularity every year, their innovative dispatch system and state of the art customer service center are testament to their dedication to continual improvement.

Industry: Home Warranty Plans

Founded: 2008

CEO: Victor Mandalawi

Founder: David Seruya

Geos: Nationwide

Links to social pages:

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/choice.home.warranty

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChoiceWarranty

  • Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Choicehomewarrantycompany/posts

Home warranty reviewer Patricia Barnes

Patricia Barnes

Patricia Barnes is a freelance creative writer with 7+ years of experience in the home warranty industry as a claims adviser.

Last Updated: April 2017

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