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What are the most common home warranty claims, and how can you prevent them?

Here’s a question we get a lot: What are the most common home warranty claims? They’re the items you use most regularly, of course — and if they break down, you are likely to feel their loss. So we’d like to help you prevent that from happening.

Out of all the claims America’s Preferred Home Warranty received in 2022, these are the top five items our homeowners requested help with last year:

  • HVAC
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Water Heaters

Any of these breaking down translates into a big interruption in your life — but what can you do to prevent it?

Our blog can help.

A technician maintains an HVAC system

HVAC Maintenance Tips

Your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems keep you cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and breathing comfortably year-round. A little maintenance goes a long way, so check out these articles to keep your HVAC units in peak condition.

Kitchen Appliance Maintenance Tips

We lump your major kitchen appliances together because… well, they’re used all the time! Have you ever experienced a power outage? Then you know how much it hurts to have your fridge, dishwasher, stove, or microwave unavailable for any length of time, let alone for the days or weeks one could take to replace. Use these articles to help keep your kitchen running smoothly, your meals on time, and your dishes from being hand-washed.

A technician maintains a bathroom sink

Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Where’d the water go!? This life-sustaining liquid is so much more than just a beverage: It’s your showers, your sinks, your dishwasher, your instant hot water dispenser, your toilets, and more — and one clog or leak can cause issues in other places. So, help keep your water flowing freely with these plumbing maintenance articles.

Electrical Maintenance Tips

The biggest and most important tip we can give you is to mind your power sources: Make sure you’re not overloading power strips or outlets with more than they can handle. That being said, we can still offer a number of tips to help you extend the life of your electrical systems.

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Last, but definitely not least, we’ve got the source of your scalding showers and pristine dishes: The hot water heater. If you’ve ever taken an ice-cold shower, you KNOW how badly you never want to experience that again! Keep that water steaming with these maintenance tips for gas, electric, and tankless water heaters.

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