4 Reasons to Purchase an Extended Water Heater Warranty

Erin Easley

Written By Erin Easley

Published 11/11/21
Reasons to Purchase an Extended Water Heater Warranty

Your water heater is a complex and essential home system. It’s responsible for heating your home’s water, which you may not recognize how vital this is until a breakdown occurs. You can forget about laundry, showers, and cooking until it's repaired. Breakdowns in your water heater can be an inconvenience at best and hazardous at worst. There are obvious warning signs that alert you it's time to repair your water heater, and you don’t want to wait to repair it. 

In general, both repairing and replacing a water heater can be costly. The best way to shoulder the cost of this expense is with an extended water heater warranty. If you want coverage of more than just your water heater, though, consider a home warranty. A home warranty is a service contract that covers the cost of repairs and replacements for your home’s systems and appliances when they break down over time from normal wear and tear. This article will outline some of the reasons why you should seriously consider a water heater covered under a home warranty.

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Why purchase an extended water heater warranty?

1.  An electric water heater warranty saves money.

An electric water heater warranty is not necessarily something that comes with the purchase of a new water heater. If there is a manufacturer’s warranty that comes with the water heater, it usually lasts 30 days after purchase and doesn’t extend the full lifespan of the water heater. Many extended warranties will last up to ten years. It’s usually after the ten-year mark, though, that you’ll notice it’s time to replace a water heater or make the repairs. That said, an extended warranty will help shoulder the cost of repairs and replacement, but consider a home warranty instead. A home warranty doesn’t come with a time limit and it provides comprehensive coverage beyond just your water heater.

The cost of parts plus labor of repairing a water heater can range from as little as a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, depending on the type of water heater and the damage needing repair. A home warranty will cost the monthly premium of your plan plus a flat rate service fee for each repair. A Liberty Home Guard home warranty can cost as little as $1/day and an average $365/year. This price is already less than the cost of labor for repairing your water heater. Fee caps to repair this item may apply, but again, you can still save hundreds of dollars on repairs with a home warranty.

2. A warranty will offer necessary protection of your water heater.

A home warranty will provide the necessary protection for your water heater when it breaks down. This is not an item you want to troubleshoot on your own to fix. This is a complex system and requires a skilled technician. Repairing it the right way will avoid any potential fires in your home. When you notice the signs that it’s time to repair this item, a home warranty can provide the qualified technician to do the work of repair.  Liberty Home Guard works with only licensed technicians and all repairs come with a 60-day workmanship guarantee. A home warranty is more than just a money saver. 

3. A water heater warranty is easy to use.

We can’t stress enough how valuable a water heater is to your home. Finding a licensed technician to do the repairs can be a hassle that most homeowners would rather not deal with. A home warranty not only saves you money, but it saves you time as well by arranging for the technician to diagnose the problem and complete all the necessary repairs. 

4. A warranty can cover more than just your water heater. 

You could invest in an extended hot water warranty or you could choose a home warranty, which offers more comprehensive coverage. For example, at Liberty Home Guard there are 3 major plans to choose from  -- the Appliance Guard, the Systems Guard, and the Total Home Guard. Each plan is flexible, with a list of add-ons that could apply to your plan if you choose. While a hot water heater warranty only covers this one item, a Liberty Home Guard home warranty could protect these home systems:

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Ductwork

  • HVAC 

  • Hot water heater

These are the appliances that a Liberty Home Guard home warranty can cover:

  • Refrigerator

  • Dishwasher

  • Oven

  • Garbage disposal

  • Built-in microwave

  • Garage door opener

  • Washer and dryer

  • Ceiling and exhaust fan

Liberty Home Guard offers the most optional add-ons in the industry because we understand that each home has unique needs.

Warning Signs that it’s time to fix your water heater

If you are confident in your ability to complete simple repairs of your water heater, with a little guidance, try water heater troubleshooting. Otherwise, save the more complicated repairs for a licensed technician. Here’s a list of warning signs that it’s time to get your water heater repaired or replaced:

  • The smell of gas: If you smell gas, turn off the gas if you know how to do this and call the fire department.

  • The smell of rotten eggs from your water. This is actually the smell of a proliferation of sulfate bacteria in your water heater.

  • Your water is not heating up.

A Liberty Home Guard home warranty will provide you with the hot water heater protection plan that will save you money and time. Don’t skimp when it comes to protecting this vital home system. Contact Liberty Home Guard toll free at (866) 225 - 7958 for a quote on a hot water heater protection plan today. 


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