Upon popular request Review Home Warranties is proud to present its “Vis a vis” section. This is where we take popular companies and match them against each other. The idea is not to give our readers definite answer on which company is better and which company is worse, but rather to highlight the similarities and differences between companies. The concept of comparing companies, although operating in the same field, is tricky. A “home warranty” is a general name that many companies interpret in different ways. Some companies offer multiple home warranty plans, and some have a single plan. Some companies focus their coverage on home appliances, some on home systems, and some even offer outdoor systems.

Compare Top Home Warranty Providers


Our Rating

Monthly Cost

Service Fee

Coverage Cap

States Covered




All 50 states




48 States ex. AK & HI




47 States ex. CA, TX, WA




48 states, ex. WA & CA




47 states, ex. NV, WA, & WI




49 states, ex. HI




47 states, ex. CA, AK, & HI




42 states, ex. AK, HI, MT, NH, ND, OK, SD, & WY




34 states, ex. AK, CT, DE, HI, IL, LA, ME, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NY, ND, RI, VT, & WI

It is also incredibly difficult to compare the costs because they are proportional to the level of coverage you are getting (which items are covered), the limits (how much money will you get to replace a certain item), in which state you live, how new is your house and the appliances within it, and a lot more. In addition to that, you have to remember the concept of deductibles that make a substantial difference in the quotes.

If you’re looking for a trusted, industry-leading home warranty company, we recommend American Home Shield. American Home Shield is an industry leader in providing home warranties, and right now you can take advantage of their current promotions that get you $50 Off and The Service Fee of Your Choice.

Home Warranty or Home Insurance?

In case you are interested in a difference between a home warranty and home insurance, we have it covered. Is there any difference? What is it? How do these two types of home coverage compare? Do you need both a home warranty and home insurance or only one of them is enough? Find the answers to these and other questions in our article.

Home Warranty vs Home Insurance

Another component of home warranties is reviews. Our editorial reviews have aggregated a lot of client reviews from across the internet, but sometimes the numbers don’t tell the entire story. Besides that, about 70-80% of all reviews you read online about home warranties are highly negative. So you have to separate the chaff from the wheat and be able to look into the actual reasons in which people complained about. Another thing that can help you understand more about the company you are dealing with is some background – who owns it, how big is it, how long has it been operating, etc. Does it indicate that new companies like Pride Warranty or Sears Home Warranty are any less good? of course not, it only means they haven’t been put to the test just yet.

 Company vs Company Comparison

 Company 1  Company 2
Choice Choice Home Warranty vs American Home Shield The largest company in the home warranty industry being put head to head with the company that has scored the best score to date by our editors.American Home Shield
TotalProtect TotalProtect vs American Home Shield The industry veteran from 1979 is compared to the industry giant. Which company provides the better protection and what are the differences between them?American Home Shield
First American First American vs American Home Shield Two very similar companies are put into the test, both are owned by large conglomerates and employees thousands of people in the USA.American Home Shield
Editorial Contributors
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Alora Bopray

Staff Writer

Alora Bopray is a digital content producer for the home warranty, HVAC, and plumbing categories at Today's Homeowner. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of St. Scholastica and her master's degree from the University of Denver. Before becoming a writer for Today's Homeowner, Alora wrote as a freelance writer for dozens of home improvement clients and informed homeowners about the solar industry as a writer for EcoWatch. When she's not writing, Alora can be found planning her next DIY home improvement project or plotting her next novel.

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Andrew Dunn

Senior Editor

Andrew Dunn is a veteran journalist with more than 15 years of experience reporting and editing for local and national publications, including The Charlotte Observer and Business North Carolina magazine. His work has been recognized numerous times by the N.C. Press Association and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He is also a former general contractor with experience with cabinetry, finish carpentry and general home improvement and repair. Andrew earned a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a certificate in business journalism. He lives in Charlotte, N.C.

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