Best Home Warranty Companies in Arizona

Home warranties can cover the repair or replacement in the event that your home’s cooling system or your pool goes bust. The key is to find the right plan from a top home warranty company that understands the unique needs of Arizona homeowners.

Lending Partner
Trade Service Fee
Average Monthly Cost
Premade Plans
Add-on Coverage
  • America’s 1st Choice
    Trade Service Fee:
    $75–$125
    Average Monthly Cost:
    $30–$40
    Premade Plans:
    4
    Add-on Coverage:
    12
  • First American
    Trade Service Fee:
    $75
    Average Monthly Cost:
    $32–$43
    Premade Plans:
    2
    Add-on Coverage:
    5
  • Choice Home Warranty
    Trade Service Fee:
    $85
    Average Monthly Cost:
    $40–$50
    Premade Plans:
    2
    Add-on Coverage:
    10
  • Cinch Home Services
    Trade Service Fee:
    $100-$150
    Average Monthly Cost:
    $20–$40
    Premade Plans:
    3
    Add-on Coverage:
    6
  • American Home Shield
    Trade Service Fee:
    $75–$125
    Average Monthly Cost:
    $30–$50
    Premade Plans:
    3
    Add-on Coverage:
    6
  • Global Home Protection
    Trade Service Fee:
    $75–$100
    Average Monthly Cost:
    $28–$48
    Premade Plans:
    5
    Add-on Coverage:
    8

In this article

    The 4 best home warranty companies of 2019

    ProviderBasic Plan CostUpgradesBetter Business Bureau Rating
    Platinum Home WarrantyGold Plan costs $779 per year

    Silver and Bronze Plans are $599 per year and $479 per year respectively
    Refrigerators and ice makers are $75 add-ons as are washers and dryers

    Built-in pool and spa coverage is $179
    A+
    OneGuard Home WarrantyAll service calls are $69


    Guardian plan costs $599 annually

    The Centurion plan is $499The Sentinel plan costs $399 per year
    A la carte upgrades are not available

    There are separate plans for existing homeowners

    HomeGuard costs $50 per month

    SystemGuard and Appliance Guard are $38 per month and $29 per month, respectively
    A+
    HomeLife Warranty ProtectionService calls for the basic plan are $150

    Service calls for the prestige plan are $65

    Basic Plan costs $295 per year

    Prestige Plan is $395 annually
    Add-ons abound with this company

    The Elite Upgrade is $85

    Pool Equipment is $185
    A+
    American Home ShieldPrices vary according to zip code and house size

    Combo Plan costs $39.99 per month

    AHS offers a Build Your Own Plan for $34.99 a month

    The Systems and Appliances Plans are both $29.99
    Add-ons include an $18 per month electronics plan and a $13.33 per month pool planB, not accredited

    The 4 best home warranty companies of 2019

    Best in-house staff – Platinum Home Warranty

    In addition to working with their own techs, Platinum does one other thing that clients love: phone calls are answered by a real, live support person who dispatches your service technician and calls to check in on how the service went after it’s been completed.

    Trade Service Fee
    Not Listed
    Average Monthly Cost
    $41.42–$68.50
    Premade Plans
    4
    SimpleScore
    4.5 / 5.0
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    SimpleScore Platinum Home Warranty 4.5
    Average Monthly Cost 3
    # of Extra Coverage 5
    Support Channels 5
    Trade Service Fees N/A
    Number of Pre-Made Plans 5

    “A big difference with Platinum is our in-house technician team,” said Platinum Home Warranty CEO Carol Perry. “Instead of farming all claims out to third party contractors, which is the norm in our industry, we hire our own techs. This allows us to provide a better experience from start to finish and make sure that the person who shows up at your door is trustworthy. When hiring techs, I like to ask — would I trust them in my own daughter’s home?”

    Best service selection – OneGuard Home Warranty

    This Phoenix-based company’s full name is OneGuard Home Warranty + Service Plan, which tells a lot about what this company offers. Yes, it provides cost-effective home warranty plans

    Trade Service Fee
    $69
    Average Monthly Cost
    $30–$56
    Premade Plans
    3
    SimpleScore
    4.2 / 5.0
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    SimpleScore OneGuard Home Warranty 4.2
    Average Monthly Cost 4
    # of Extra Coverage 5
    Support Channels 3
    Trade Service Fees 5
    Number of Pre-Made Plans 4

    Service calls are a flat $69 and the cheapest plan is about $30 a month. What it provides that others don’t are additional, often overlooked services that preserve your home’s value.

    The least expensive plan, ApplianceGuard, includes pest control, termite treatment, weed killing, yard maintenance service, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, re-key and garage remote re-program and pool maintenance. The mid-range and high-end plans, SystemGuard and HomeGuard, add garage door tune-up service and A/C and heating system tune-ups to that long list of offered services.

    Best value – HomeLife

    HomeLife Warranty Protection offers, hands down, the most affordable home warranty plan on the market. For the basic plan, homeowners pay $295 a year. That covers your home’s plumbing, standard appliances, electrical, central vacuum, fans and garage door opener.

    Trade Service Fee
    $65–$150
    Average Monthly Cost
    $29.16–$62.50
    Premade Plans
    6
    SimpleScore
    3.8 / 5.0
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    SimpleScore HomeLife 3.8
    Average Monthly Cost 4
    # of Extra Coverage 5
    Support Channels 3
    Trade Service Fees 2
    Number of Pre-Made Plans 5

    The next most expensive option, the Premium Plan, only costs $395. It includes all of the covered items in the basic option as well as your heating and cooling systems. What really sets HomeLife Warranty Protection apart from its competitors, however, is its array of à la carte upgrades and add-ons. Master tune-up service is $50; control board module repairs are $375. Limited roof leak repair costs $150. The list goes on.

    Best personalized plan – American Home Shield

    American Home Shield (AHS) is arguably the most well-recognized name in home warranties and certainly the largest company on this list. Working with a major home warranty plan provider like AHS has a few key benefits.

    Trade Service Fee
    $75–$125
    Average Monthly Cost
    $30–$50
    Premade Plans
    3
    SimpleScore
    3.6 / 5.0
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    SimpleScore American Home Shield 3.6
    Average Monthly Cost 4
    # of Extra Coverage 3
    Support Channels 4
    Trade Service Fees 3
    Number of Pre-Made Plans 4

    It’s easier to move and keep your coverage, and it gives you access to a wider network of contractors. Depending on the plan, it also can be more cost-effective.

    That being said, the most attractive benefit to Arizona homeowners is AHS’s Build Your Own Plan. With this personalized coverage, you get to pick and choose which systems, electronics, appliances and electronics you want covered on your property.

    American Home Shield Disclosure
    • Over 45 years of helping homeowners.
    • We pay more in home warranty claims.
    • Your new go-to when things go wrong.

    What is a home warranty plan?

    A home warranty plan is a year-long service contract. Homeowners pay a monthly fee in order to have their major appliances, such as their refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer/dryer unit repaired when they break down.

    Home warranty plans, in addition to covering major appliances, also cover different systems within the house, such as electrical, heating, and cooling systems. Prices range according to what the homeowner wants to have covered. It also may vary according to the size, type, and location of the home.

    The plan holder will need to pay a service call fee in order to initiate a repair. That fee and the cost of the repair goes towards the plan’s deductible. After the deductible is met, the plan holder no longer pays any fees.

    How should I choose the right home warranty company?

    It’s not uncommon for realtors to negotiate a home warranty plan into closing for the buyers they represent. Realtors may have a working relationship with a particular home warranty company, which can result in the home buyer getting a better deal on their plan.

    Consumers and existing homeowners can purchase their own home warranty plans directly from a home warranty company. In the event that you’re shopping around for a plan, first compare how much it would cost to repair your home’s major appliances and systems versus how much it would cost to pay each year for a home warranty plan. Once that’s calculated, you can go with whichever option will cost you less.

    Methodology

    SimpleScore

    The SimpleScore is a proprietary scoring metric we use to objectively compare products and services at The Simple Dollar.

    For every review, our editorial team:

    • Identifies five measurable aspects to compare across each brand
    • Determines the rating criteria for each aspect score
    • Averages the five aspect scores to produce a single SimpleScore

    Here’s a breakdown of the five aspect scores and their rating criteria for our review of the best home warranty companies of 2020.

    Why do some brands have different SimpleScores on different pages?

    To ensure the SimpleScore is as helpful and accurate as possible, we developed unique criteria for every category we compare at The Simple Dollar. Since most brands offer a variety of financial solutions, their products and services will score differently depending on what we’re scoring on a given page.

    However, it’s also possible for brands to have multiple SimpleScores. For example, when we apply our methodology to Chase’s stock trading product, it scores a 3.6 out of 5. On the other hand, when we compare Chase checking accounts, it scores a 4.4 out of 5. this is because we each criterion for every category is different to account for different industry standards and product offerings.

    Questions about our methodology?

    Email Hayley Armstrong at hayley@thesimpledollar.com.

    Average monthly cost

    Many home warranty companies advertise a range of monthly costs for their home warranty plans. We took the average of these costs and assigned SimpleScore aspects based on the amount.

    Add-on coverages

    Home warranty usually just covers kitchen appliances and HVAC systems. However, homes have so much more than that. We gave higher scores to home warranty companies that offer a variety of add-ons to home warranty coverages, such as pool, washer/dryer, guest houses and more.

    Customer support

    When it’s time to file a home warranty claim or homeowners have questions, how can they contact support? The SimpleScore rewards home warranty companies with more channels of customer support.

    Trade service fee

    Much like a deductible, a trade service fee is the fee homeowners pay for each service call. The lower the service fee, the higher the score that the brand gets. If the trade service fee was a range or differed among plans, we took an average of the fees advertised.

    Number of pre-made plans

    Sometimes it’s just easier to pick a package and get your home warranty coverage started. That’s why we awarded companies with more premade plans higher scores.