Old Republic Home Protection
Originally posted by toyotatech
I am purchacing a home with a 22yr old Rheem ac unit and furnace. I am considering a home warranty from Republic. Does anyone have any recommendations on whether these warranties are worth the money. The homeowner is willing to provide the warranty, but if these warranties are rip -offs I would rather have the money to apply to a new system. Any recommendations are appreciated.
I'm a network contractor for Old Republic, they are a reputable Home Warranty Company. The policy covers normal wear and tear it does not cover issues of lack of maintenance like a dirty evaporator coil, animal damaged equipment, lack of service.
Have your equipment completely gone over by a HVAC contarctor ot jsut a Home Inspector, they only think they knwo what thier looking for with thier infared thermometers.
One of the most frequent issues I come across is a homeowners request for service having only been in the home a week to find pre exisitng conditions not covered.
So be safe have the equipment proffesionally inspected and then maintain it. In the event you have a failure, you're Home Warranty company will repair or replace it.
Just keep in mind it is a warranty against normal wear and tear. So many times a home owner feels because their system is old, I shuold condem it and replacwe it. If that were the case, there wouldn't be Home Warranty Companies.
There are certain non covered cost associated with a system replacement. I recommend inthe event you suffer a failure that requires system repalcement and there are non covered issues, such as code upgrades, ect.; that you understand what the contractor is charging for and that he does it.
If your unhappy with the service cntractor call OR, they are there to assist you..
An example is a current work order... We've replaced a rooftop packaged heatpump and reducted the entire house. The old system was 30+ years old not feasable or economically smart to repair it and the duct work was sad, sad...
I'm happy to be working for Old Republic they are one of the better warranty Companies out there. I would invite you to visit their website http://www.orhp.com/homeowners/index.cfm