Protect Your South Carolina Home and AppliancesSouth Carolina’s diverse climate conditions can put your home and appliances through all kinds of strain. The hot, humid summers in this region will have your air conditioner hard at work. Air conditioners both cool and dehumidify the home to keep you comfortable in hot weather. Though the air conditioner isn’t included with a standard home warranty, it is included in a Total Plan from Choice Home Warranty. Your heater, on the other hand, is included with a standard plan, so you’ll enjoy coverage for standard repairs in winter. Ductwork is included in your basic home warranty as well. This is an important consideration, as leaks and damage to ductwork is estimated to account for air loss of around 30 percent in most homes. Caring for your ductwork properly will dramatically improve your energy efficiency. A basic home warranty plan will also offer coverage for kitchen appliances like your oven, cooktop, range, and dishwasher. Plumbing coverage can help you keep your water flowing easily no matter what conditions your home faces. If you live in a rural part of South Carolina, you may have a septic system or well pump to think about. You can choose add-on coverage for these conveniences. You can add coverage for a stand-alone freezer or second fridge to your plan as well. South Carolina is subject to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and thunderstorms. Earthquakes are also a common problem here. The state has approximately 10 to 15 earthquakes a year. Though only three to five of these are easily felt, this type of activity can put added strain on your home. Make sure you’re prepared to handle all your important repairs with a home warranty.
Why is a Home Warranty Necessary in South Carolina?In South Carolina, 40 percent of homes were built between 1990 and 2009. These homes aren’t so old as to suffer the hazards of truly historic homes, but they will be showing their age in many areas. Appliances that may have come new with your home are nearing their first or even second replacement. The average dishwasher lives about 12 years, a standard refrigerator should last around 14, and your electric range will have a lifespan of about 16 years. As your appliances near the end of their lifespans, you’ll likely experience more frequent repair needs. It’s important to address any developing issues as quickly as possible to ensure energy-efficient operation and a long overall lifespan for your essential home appliances. A home warranty is a valuable investment for these items because it covers both repairs and replacements. If your appliance has simply reached the end of its lifespan, your warranty will cover a brand-new item. Home warranties cover you against regular wear and tear, so you can cash in on the benefits in nearly any circumstance. Check your contract for more information on the few cases where repairs may not be covered under your plan.
What Does a South Carolina Warranty Cover?
|Covered Items*||Total Plan||Basic Plan|
|Air Conditioning System|
|Oven / Range / Stove|
|Garage Door Opener|
|Ceiling and Exhaust Fans|
|Pool / Spa||Well Pump||Sump Pump|
|Central Vacuum||Limited Roof Leak||Septic System|
|Second Refrigerator||Stand Alone Freezer||Septic Tank Pumping|
* Click Here to view complete limits of liability and any exclusions. CHW offers service contracts which are not warranties. ** See policy for specifics on response times. ***CHW reserves the right to offer cash back in lieu of repair or replacement in the amount of CHW’s actual cost (which at times may be less than retail) to repair or replace any covered system, component or appliance.