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Home Warranty in Alabama

Alabama MapIf the condenser unit of your air conditioning system goes out, do you have the $3,000 you will need to replace it? What if the whirlpool tub in the master bath stops working? Many Alabama residents are finding that coverage by home warranties gives them invaluable peace of mind in helping with the costs of unexpected homeowner expenses.

A basic home warranty plan typically covers a broad range of household systems and appliances, ranging from sump pumps to ceiling fans. If you also have a pool or central vacuum that you want to be included in the coverage, an enhanced plan will suit your needs. In terms of home repairs, paying a small premium per year could potentially save you thousands in the long run.

As an informed consumer, there are several things you should do as you are checking into home warranties. First, know what is covered. Experts recommend choosing at least three different companies and comparing their plans. The basic plan offered by one provider may cover the water heater, but not the septic system. A similar plan offered by another company could cover both. Read the coverage provisions and be aware of what each includes before making a decision. Second, understand the limits each home warranty company places on specific systems. Coverage may be limited to a specific dollar amount depending on the system or appliance. Third, you may need to pay for additional coverage if you want things such as your pool or the garage door opener covered under the warranty. Home systems that are more expensive to repair or replace generally cost extra to be included in the warranty. Be informed and understand the coverage your plan provides.

Who should consider home warranties as essential? First-time home buyers don?t usually have extra financial resources to take care of unplanned costs, so spending a small amount per year for home protection makes sense. For a person selling a home in a competitive market, providing a home warranty in the package could be the key to making a quick sale. And for owners of older homes, placing appliances and systems under coverage may defray expenses significantly. There are home warranty companies that can meet the needs of just about every homeowner in Alabama.


Possible tornado hits small Alabama city's downtown

WETUMPKA, Ala. - A possible tornado caused significant damage Saturday to a small Alabama city's downtown, leveling several buildings after an intense storm passed through the area. Wetumpka Mayor Jer...

Published:  Sat, 19 Jan 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Georgia Southern beats South Alabama 88-86 in OT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Tookie Brown scored 26 on 10-of-17 shooting, Montae Glenn added 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Georgia Southern held on in overtime for an 88-86 victory over South Alabama on Satur...

Published:  Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:52:00 GMT

Short-handed South Alabama falls to Georgia Southern, 88-86 in OT

A South Alabama team playing without its two best guards took Georgia Southern to overtime before losing 88-86 at the Mitchell Center on Saturday. Jaguars point guard Kory Holden missed the game entir...

Published:  Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:25:00 GMT

Agnew's half-court shot wins it for North Alabama

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - Christian Agnew hit a half-court shot as time ran out to give North Alabama a 63-62 victory over Stetson on Saturday. After Stetson's Kenny Aninye missed two free throws with 5.7 ...

Published:  Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:10:00 GMT

Report: Alabama has strong interest in current Tennessee assistant

A Tennessee assistant could be switching sides for the Third Saturday in October. UT insider John Brice shared Friday that Alabama has strong interest in Volunteers safety coach and special teams coor...

Published:  Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:51:00 GMT

No. 3 Vols rally past Alabama, make case to lead AP Top 25

Grant Williams scored 21 points, and No. 3 Tennessee rallied past Alabama 71-68 on Saturday for its 12th straight win and a chance to climb atop the AP Top 25. After No. 1 Duke lost to Syracuse on ...

Published:  Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:35:00 GMT

Tornado tears through Alabama town, destroying homes and trapping residents

A tornado roared through central Alabama on Saturday, destroying several homes and leaving families trapped in their basements. The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday afternoon that a tornado ...

Published:  Sat, 19 Jan 2019 21:22:00 GMT

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