American Home Shield vs. Amazon Home Warranty (2020)

Home Service Research Team
·8 min read

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Deciding between a home warranty plan from American Home Shield and Amazon Home Warranty? In this article, our review compares these two companies on their coverage plans, pricing, and customer reviews, and helps you determine which company offers the best home warranty for you and your home. Continue reading for a detailed analysis of each of these providers.

To get a free quote from American Home Shield, call 844-529-9298 or complete this form. For a free quote from Amazon Home Warranty, call 866-605-8194 or fill out this form.

In this article:

  • American Home Shield vs. Amazon Home Warranty Comparison

  • Pros & Cons

  • American Home Shield Coverage Plans

  • Amazon Home Warranty Coverage Plans

  • American Home Shield vs. Amazon Home Warranty Cost

  • Customer Reviews

  • Conclusion

  • Frequently Asked Questions

American Home Shield vs. Amazon Home Warranty Comparison

American Home Shield

  • Get a free quote: Visit site

  • Our rating: Best Overall

  • Number of plans: 3

  • Premium cost: $50–$60 per month

  • Service fee: $75–$125

  • State availability: All but AK

  • BBB rating: B

  • Years in business: 49 years

  • Get a free quote: Visit site

  • Our rating: Best Customer Service

  • Number of plans: 3

  • Premium cost: $40–$49 per month

  • Service fee: $75

  • State availability: All but CA, IA, MO, OK, and WA

  • BBB rating: B

  • Years in business: 10 years

  • Longest-running home warranty company

  • Offers coverage for items with unknown pre-existing conditions

  • Holds a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation and a B rating

  • Offers only five optional add-ons

  • Offers 19 optional add-ons

  • Offers one month of free coverage when customers sign up for a plan

  • Provides 24/7 customer service

  • Doesn’t have an online chat function for easy use

  • Has only 10 years of industry experience

  • Septic pump

  • Pool and spa

  • Well pump

  • Guest unit up to 750 square feet

  • Electronics extended warranty

  • Refrigerators

  • Ranges/Cooktops

  • Ovens

  • Dishwashers

  • Built-in Microwaves

  • Free-standing Ice Makers

  • Built-in Food Centers

  • Clothes Washers and Dryers

  • Garage Door Openers

  • Trash Compactors

  • Air Conditioning

  • Heating

  • Ductwork

  • Built-in Exhaust/Vent/Attic Fans

  • Main Breaker/Fuse Panel Box

  • Doorbells/Chimes

  • Interior Electrical Lines and DC Wiring

  • Smoke Detectors

  • Ceiling Fans

  • Central Vacuum

  • Interior Plumbing Line Leaks and Breaks

  • Plumbing Stoppages

  • Toilets

  • Faucets

  • Plumbing Fixtures and Valves

  • Whirlpool Tub Motors and Components

  • Water Heaters

  • Instant Hot/Cold Water Dispensers

  • Garbage Disposals

  • Exhaust hood

  • Ceiling fan

  • Instant hot water dispenser

  • Garbage disposal

  • Attic fan

  • Bathroom exhaust fan

  • Doorbell

  • Kitchen fan

  • Whole-house humidifier

  • Additional microwave

  • Central vacuum

  • Well pump

  • Wine refrigerator

  • Secondary refrigerator

  • Water softener

  • Sump pump

  • Septic system

  • Lawn sprinkler system

  • Additional central AC unit

  • Additional central heating unit

  • Pool and spa

  • Additional washer/dryer

  • Ice maker

  • Limited roof leaks

  • Sump pump

  • Washer and dryer

  • Dishwasher

  • Refrigerator (with ice maker)

  • Freezer

  • Microwave ovens

  • Oven/range/stove/cooktop

  • Trash compactor

  • Hot water heater

  • Ductwork

  • Jetted bathtub

  • Garage door openers

  • Air conditioning system

  • Heating system

  • Plumbing system

  • Electrical system

  • Doorbell

  • Kitchen fan

  • Exhaust hood

  • Bathroom exhaust fan

  • Ceiling fan

  • Instant hot water dispenser

  • Attic fan

  • Garbage disposal

  • Monthly premium: $49.99 to $59.99

  • Service fee: $75 to $125

  • Monthly premium: $42.00 to $52.00

  • Service fee: $75