What is the Difference Between a Home Warranty and Equipment Breakdown?

What is the Difference Between a Home Warranty and Equipment Breakdown?
What is the difference between a home warranty and equipment breakdown? In this blog I will review the differences and similarities between 
equipment breakdown insurance coverage and a home warranty. 


Equipment breakdown coverage is an endorsement that can be added to a homeowners’ policy. There are no square footage limits and coverage is available nationwide. Equipment breakdown coverage losses must be sudden, direct, and accidental. Wear and tear are excluded from equipment breakdown coverage.  To get broken equipment fixed, equipment breakdown policyholders can call their own trusted repair vendor to get their equipment fixed.  


The home warranty is a standalone service contract. You do not need an existing homeowner's policy to be eligible for a home warranty. There are square footage limits, and it may not be available in certain states. Home Warranties cover normal wear and tear, however, accidental damage to an appliance or a component is not covered. When an item breaks under a home warranty, the homeowner calls a toll-free number or requests service online. The home warranty company will then assign a local repair professional from their network of approved contractors to come out to the home. It is also important to note that a home warranty can provide general maintenance and home services that most people are looking for, while equipment breakdown is only relevant when the appliances cease to function.  


Both equipment breakdown coverage and home warranties cover common appliances and systems that people use in their homes. Some of the appliances that may be covered by both are garbage disposals, washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, ovens, well pumps, water heaters, etc.  

We can quote a Home Warranty for you! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter.  


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Disclaimer: These monthly blogs contain general information and may be subject to change. Policy language may vary by insurance carrier, so please refer to the specific policy in question. The Claims Advocate does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any claim or loss and in no way guarantees coverage for claims. 

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