Home Warranty Education

Water Heater Warranty Plan

Written by Whitney Bennett

​​​​​​​Learn what a water heater home warranty covers and how to purchase it to help protect your home's water heater.

What is a Water Heater Home Warranty Plan?

So many parts of a home are dependent on having hot water. Washing clothes, dishes, or even yourself in a shower all require warm water and going without just isn’t an option! When a hot water heater goes out, not only do homeowners have to deal with the stress of being without warm water for an extended period of time, but they also have to find and coordinate with a contractor to get their water heater fixed. This is where a hot water heater warranty can step in and save a homeowner some significant stress.

A home warranty plan helps homeowners when the inevitable breakdowns of a home’s systems and appliances occur. A home warranty plan isn’t just a water heater warranty — it covers the main home comfort systems like the plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systems and some of a home’s major home appliances. However, water heaters are a major part of the plumbing home warranty coverage!

The home warranty company has a list of qualified plumbing contractors who can diagnose water heater failures. As long as the failure is covered under the home warranty contract, the home warranty company will pay for the repair or replacement of the water heater. If this is the case, the homeowner only has to pay for the service call fee.

What is Covered Under a Hot Water Heater Warranty?

​​​​​​​What a water heater warranty covers.

Home Warranty plans cover a range of systems and appliances, but an important portion of Landmark’s plumbing home warranty coverage is the water heater. All of Landmark’s most basic plans include the following hot water heater warranty coverage:

  • Gas water heaters (up to 70 gallons)
  • Electric water heaters (up to 70 gallons)
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Failure caused by sediment, rust or corrosion.

Depending on the state and type of plan, there are some plans that offer even more hot water heater warranty coverage.

If a homeowner has a plan with Landmark that has hot water heater warranty coverage, they just need to give Landmark a call when the water heater fails from normal wear and tear. Landmark will then send one of their qualified contractors to diagnose the hot water heater. If the failure is covered, all the homeowner will have to pay is the service call fee.

Benefits of a Hot Water Heater Home Warranty Plan

​​​​​​​The benefits of purchasing a water heater warranty plan.

A plan from Landmark that includes the hot water heater warranty can be a huge benefit to a homeowner. Water heaters generally last for an average lifespan of about ten years, according to the National Association of Home Builder’s Study of Life Expectancy. Once that ten year mark hits, the average cost to repair a hot water heater without a warranty is between $216 - $901, and the average cost to replace it without a water heater warranty is between $751 - $1,398, according to Home Advisor’s True Cost Guide. If a homeowner has a Landmark Home Warranty plan with a hot water heater warranty and the hot water heater fails from a covered problem, all the homeowner will have to pay is their plan’s service call fee!

Which Home Warranty Plans Should You Pick for Water Heater Coverage?

Landmark Home Warranty offers multiple home warranty plans that include a hot water heater warranty within them.

If you’ve lived in your home for longer than 30 days, you can choose between two main plans:

The Home Systems Plan, which offers coverage on a home’s electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems. This includes the coverage discussed above with a hot water heater warranty. 

The Total Protection Plan, which includes everything in the Home Systems Plan, but adds coverage on the home’s main appliances, such as the refrigerator, oven, and washer and dryer.

If you’re ready to purchase one of these plans, then…

Order a Water Heater Warranty Plan from Landmark Today!

If you’ve lived in your home less than 30 days, or if you’re currently in the process of purchasing the home, you can look at Landmark’s real estate plans. These plans offer the same hot water heater warranty coverage discussed above in the most basic of plans.

If you live in Idaho, Oregon, or Utah, you can get coverage on water heater expansion tanks by selecting the Complete Plan

If you’re ready to purchase one of these plans, then…

Order a Water Heater Warranty Plan from Landmark Today!

Landmark Home Warranty plans cover the repair or replacement of many of your home's system components and appliances when they break down but may not cover the entire system or appliance. The items listed on this page may be subject to other terms and conditions. This page is not to be used as a form of a contract. Download our brochure for details on what is covered, excluded, and any limits for each system and appliance.

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