As a homeowner in Hawaii, having a home warranty can protect your systems and appliances when they break down due to normal wear and tear and give you peace of mind by ensuring that your home items will be repaired or replaced when an issue arises.

To help you throughout your home warranty buying process, the This Old House Reviews Team reviewed the best home warranty companies in Hawaii so that you can skip the research and go straight to buying.


Hawaii’s Top 3 Home Warranty Companies

The highest rated home warranty companies in Hawaii include:

Our team examined the leading home warranty providers in Hawaii and narrowed them down by looking at factors such as pricing, plans, reputation, customer service, and more. These are our top three picks in more detail.


American Home Shield

American Home Shield (AHS) is a veteran in the home warranty industry with more than 45 years of experience and 1.8 million customers nationwide.

Pros & Cons

✔ Customizable plans and service fee
✔ High coverage caps for systems and appliances
✔ 24/7 customer service
✔ No limit to the number of repairs during the coverage period

✘ Repairs are only guaranteed for 30 days
✘ Doesn’t offer many optional add-ons

Plans & Pricing

American Home Shield has three plan options to choose from: ShieldPlatinum, ShieldGold, and ShieldSilver. ShieldPlatinum is best for comprehensive coverage, ShieldGold is best for a basic combo plan, and ShieldSilver is best for covering major home systems.

AHS also provides coverage for the following optional add-ons: Electronics extended warranty, pool and spa, well pump, septic pump, guest unit under 750 square feet

In general, AHS plans cost between $40 and $58 per month. The company also allows customers to select a service fee of $75, $100, or $125. The higher the service call fee you choose, the lower your premium will be.

For a free quote from American Home Shield, fill out this online form or call 844-529-9298.

Learn more: American Home Shield Review


Choice Home Warranty

For Hawaii homeowners on a budget, consider Choice Home Warranty (CHW). Although CHW only offers two home warranty plans, a Basic Plan and Total Plan, its extensive list of add-ons still allows you to customize your coverage.

Pros & Cons

✔ Large number of add-on options
✔ Coverage for systems and appliances regardless of age
✔ 90-day repair guarantee

✘ Doesn’t let customers choose their own contractor
✘ Customers can’t customize their plans

Plans & Pricing

Choice Home Warranty has two plans: Basic and Total. Both plans cover major systems and appliances, but the Total Plan includes coverage for your air conditioning, refrigerator, clothes washer, and clothes dryer.

You can also add the following add-ons to your plan: Pool and spa, well pump, sump pump, central vacuum, limited roof leak, septic system, second refrigerator, stand alone freezer, septic tank pumping

Choice Home Warranty’s service call fee is $60–$85 per claim in addition to your plan’s monthly or annual cost. In general, customers will pay between $41 and $50 per month for a plan from Choice Home Warranty.

For a free quote from Choice Home Warranty, fill out this online form or call 929-400-6165.

Learn more: Choice Home Warranty Review


Select Home Warranty

Select Home Warranty offers three plans that are all more affordable than similar plans offered by Choice Home Warranty and American Home Shield.

Pros & Cons

✔ Provides free roof coverage
✔ Offers discounts on purchases for several years of protection
✔ Has awards from Consumers Advocate, Consumer Affairs, and more

✘ Doesn’t cover fixtures
✘ Low coverage caps

Plans & Pricing

Select Home Warranty has three plans: Gold Care, Bronze Care, and Platinum Care. Bronze is best for appliances, Gold is best for major systems, and Platinum is best for comprehensive coverage.

You can also opt into getting additional coverage for these items: Second refrigerator, stand-alone freezer, central vacuum, refrigerator ice maker, septic system, lawn sprinkler system, well pump, sump pump, pool/spa equipment, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, switches, outlets

If one of your covered items breaks down, you’ll pay a service fee of $75 when a service contractor visits your home and repairs or replaces the item. In general, customers will pay between $52 and $58 per month for a plan from Select Home Warranty.

For a free quote from Select Home Warranty, fill out this online form or call 888-370-3956.

Learn more: Select Home Warranty Review


Our Conclusion

The This Old House Reviews Team recommends American Home Shield, Choice Home Warranty, and Select Home Warranty for Hawaii homeowners looking for home warranty. Before purchasing a home protection plan, we recommend getting a quote from all three providers to see what coverage, pricing, and benefits each one can offer you and your home.


Frequently Asked Questions

Our Rating Methodology

The This Old House Reviews Team is committed to providing comprehensive and unbiased reviews to our readers, and we aim to provide transparency in our review standards and research process.

Our research process includes speaking with representatives from more than 40 home warranty providers, requesting quotes, and asking clarifying questions to gain insight into each provider’s benefits and downsides. We also analyze sample contracts from each company to understand specific coverage terms.

To rate companies, we apply the data we have gathered to our review standards. These standards are on a 100-point scoring system, which is detailed below:

  • Coverage (35 points): Providers are scored based on breadth and depth of coverage. We focused on key home systems (HVAC, plumbing, and electrical), essential appliances (refrigerator, ovens, and laundry machines), and unique coverage items (such as roof-leak coverage and code violation allowances). Coverage scores are weighted by taking into account coverage caps and other limiting factors, meaning providers with greater range of coverage and higher coverage caps score the highest.
  • Value (30 points): A company’s plan value is a reflection of how well it serves the customer in comparison to what the customer pays for the policy. We accounted for monthly costs, service call fees, and cost flexibility (such as customizable service call fees, discounts, and multi-year policies).
  • Trustworthiness and Transparency (21 points): Trustworthiness and transparency are a reflection of how well the provider considers the customer’s interests. We scored items such as the length of workmanship guarantees, online availability of a sample contract, policy change flexibility, and ease of cancellation. Additionally, we scored items that reflect industry reputation and customer satisfaction, including analyzing brand reputation across the Better Business Bureau and third-party customer review aggregators.
  • Availability and Service (14 points): Quality of customer service is key to customer satisfaction. We dug into each provider’s guaranteed response times, claims processes, service flexibility, emergency availability, and more.

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