My furnace is over 20 years old, has been involved in a major lawsuit for leaking CO, and my warranty company refuses to replace it. When I asked them how much it would be to pay out if I just want to buy a new furnace myself, because hey, don't want the family and I to die from Carbon Monoxide poisoning in the middle of the night, they tell me the payout is $60. This for a part that I can't find for less than $250. We have small children, it is mid winter and currently we have been without a furnace now for a week and counting, while the warranty company continues to order parts and repair when we have had 3 separate HVAC pros recommend replacement, not to mention one of their own techs refused to work on this unit. Home warranties are a complete waste of money, unless you don't mind being nickeled and dimed to death and living with appliances that are continually dying, and lets not forget dangerous!I have documented all of this and if my family and I dies from CO poisoning, I have made sure my surviving family will sue my home warranty company. We will not renew our warranty when it comes up, but will instead save the money toward a new furnace.
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After requesting service for my A/C breakdown on 5/16/18, the contractor assigned to me went unresponsive to my calls for repair for 8 days. I then found another contractor that completed the repair, and sent an invoice to AHS dba HSA for the repair. They then began sending notices in the mail stating that my claim would not be covered due to a "pre existing condition. " My blower motor did NOT break down due to a pre existing condition. It has worked perfectly for over 5 months since the day we moved in, evidenced by its performance in both heating and cooling up until the day of breakdown. My entire HVAC system has not had any malfunctions whatsoever prior to the motor breakdown on 5/16/18. This was definitively an acute and sudden breakdown that falls under the contractual coverage of my home warranty. Finally, I got approval again after hours on hold to have the first company back, and they are only covering about 2/3 of the cost, based on a clause in the contract that applies to refrigerators, not HVAC. I'll be filing complaints with BBB and our state Attorney General's office for consumer affairs, and considering a small claims action to recover the cost they refused to pay. Avoid these guys. Their market is real estate agents, who use this to sell clients as protection for their new home.