Here at Landmark Home Warranty, we wonder: when is the most stressful time of the year? Is it Valentine's Day? With the pressure to have a significant other, and more importantly keep that significant other by giving gifts, diamonds and declarations of forever love, February 14 is a great contender. Is it maybe the summer months? You can look out your work window for days on end and see how beautiful it is outside and know you're not going to leave until at least 5 p.m. Or maybe it's the winter holidays. Everyone knows how stressful those are, with the parties, friends, food and mass amounts of relatives coming into town, plus all of the money spent on presents. Okay, so actually we just decided there isn't a single-most stressful time of the year. The whole year is hectic!
We're hiding in here until we're not stressed anymore. Expect to see us ... never.
A lot of every-day hassle comes from things you can't control. You don't know if your boss is going to give you a one-day deadline for a huge project. You don't know if your car is suddenly going to break down on the freeway. You don't know if you're going to come home and your kids will have torn apart your entire house. Those are things you can't control.
If you own a home there is a lot that can be nerve-wracking. Your furnace or air conditioner goes out? Having a plumbing problem? A broken oven or dishwasher? Owning a home comes with those stresses, but luckily there is a way to never have to worry about them again!
No ... it's not by becoming a forest-dwelling hermit.
To save yourself stress, purchase a home warranty!
Home warranties provide peace of mind for many homeowners, because they will repair or replace a majority of home systems and appliances when they break or stop working from normal wear and tear.
Make sure not to confuse home warranties with a homeowner's insurance policy. The two are very different. Home insurance covers damage from leaking pipes, fire or flooded basements. A home warranty covers the repair or replacement of the home system or appliance that caused the leak, fire or flood in the first place.
The best home warranty you can buy is one that has great coverage with great service. Be wary of extremely low prices, especially because that means the contract most likely with have low limits on your repairs and replacements. Also make sure to look up home warranty reviews to see how the service compares to other home warranty companies. Remember to look closer at grades, stars and rankings on home warranty reviews. Home warranty companies with hundreds of negative reviews should probably be avoided, even with high grades. Every company will have some bad reviews online, but with home warranty reviews, you can judge good home warranty companies on if they have a small amount of negative reviews.
Company A has 2 bad reviews ... and Company B has 1,495. Which one should I choose?!
You can experience the Zen of a home warranty if you purchase one for your home. Imagine not having to worry about if an appliance like a dishwasher goes out! All you have to do is call the home warranty company, and they will send a trusted contractor to your home to fix the problem-causing appliance. You will pay a small deductible to have the contractor repair or replace the appliance. That saves a homeowner hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
So this year, instead of being stressed to the max, make sure you control one part of your life: your home systems and appliances. Get the Zen of a home warranty and breathe easy, especially with Landmark Home Warranty!