Home Warranty Protection is Important when Working Remotely

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The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in the not only the era of remote work, but it also led to the “great resignation.” It meant that people who got used to working at home no longer wished to return to an office environment when the government issued the go-ahead back in early 2022.

But working at home, while convenient, means you are causing more wear and tear on your home-sweet-home than normal. This is especially true if you, your partner, and even an adult child or two are all working from home. The electricity and HVAC systems are in use 24/7, plus the kitchen and laundry appliances are doing double and triple duty. 

With this in mind, you can expect more appliance and system breakdowns than ever before, which in the short and long run can be expensive. Also, if you plan on putting your house up for sale soon, you need to stay on top of these repairs. In a word, you need a home warranty.  

Says the experts at Cinch Home Services, a home warranty provides financial protection against having to pay out-of-pocket expenses in the event that an item covered in your agreement suddenly requires repair or replacement. 

But what is a home warranty when selling a house? It is peace of mind, and it is security. It means even if you and the entire family are working and recreating at a home you plan on selling in the near future, any damaged systems and appliances are covered from damage until the day you move out. These include refrigerators, stovetops, wasters, dryers, HVAC components, and more. 

In fact, you should not hesitate when it comes to getting a home warranty whether you plan on selling or not. According to a recent article by CBS news, a very good home warranty will offer an additional layer of protection to assist with covering repair, service, and replacement costs for appliances and systems that these days, are overworked thanks to the Zoom Meeting Generation. 

Home warranties differ from existing warranties that come with appliances. It’s also different from home insurance. It’s the extra coverage you will need when suddenly facing unexpected repairs or replacements in your existing or new home. This is especially helpful if you are currently out of job or surviving only on part-time “gig” work.     

If you believe a home warranty is essential in your life, you should shop around for the best products that match your home’s needs and wants. 

4 Important Reason for Purchasing a Home Warranty Today

If you plan on selling your house, and you’ve been spending a lot of time working remotely at home, here are four reasons to purchase a home warranty according to CBS News: 

  1. It will save you cash. If you are not sure about the condition or warranty status of your major appliances and systems, a home warranty will eventually save you precious cash. This is true for older appliances and systems that will no doubt break down when you least expect or afford it. 
  2. Unlimited amount of repair calls. If you’ve secured yourself a good home warranty contract, it will feature an unlimited number of repair calls. For instance, if one of your appliances is plagued with a bad part, even if it’s relatively new, more than one repair call might be needed to make the fix. Keep in mind, you will need to check to be certain there aren’t additional fees attached to the repair professional visit as stated under your home warranty contract. 
  3. If you and your family live and work in an older home. If your home is not new, it can be hard to get a grip on how old the appliances and major systems are, and if they are still under manufacturer warranty. For old homes, the warranties will have almost certainly expired. This alone is reason enough to purchase a home warranty now.  
  4. Saving time. Knowing you can call one place for correcting major issues and making repairs will help you save the time it takes to hunt down the right professional for the job. If you have a home warranty, you simply call the warranty provider, and they take care of scheduling the right contractor who can take care of your issue at your convenience. This is important if you work at home since you don’t want to have a lot of background noise that goes with a system repair if you’re engaged in an important Zoom meeting. 

Whether you work remotely at home, or plan on selling your house soon, or both, you need to secure the peace of mind that comes with purchasing a home warranty. Your wallet will thank you for it.