As a homeowner, you do the best you can to budget for household repairs. However, if a major appliance or system—say, your heating or your washing machine—suddenly gives out after years of normal use, you could suddenly find yourself facing thousands of dollars in repair bills. If you have to replace the appliance, that’s usually an even greater cost.
Fortunately, home warranties cover both repair and replacement costs for covered items that break down due to normal wear and tear, no matter how old they are. Many nationwide and local providers offer these residential service contracts, but which is the best home warranty in Kansas City? Here, we’ll list our top five choices, along with the best quality of each company.
Top 5 Home Warranty Companies in Kansas City
The highest-rated home warranty companies in Kansas City include these:
American Home Shield
American Home Shield is our pick for the best overall home warranty company in Kansas City. This provider has the longevity in the industry and the comprehensive coverage to protect your home.
American Home Shield Plans
American Home Shield offers three plans, allowing you to purchase coverage for just your household systems, your appliances and systems, or both with some extra benefits.
You can also purchase additional coverage for pools, spas, well pumps, septic pumps, and guest units.
American Home Shield Prices
As with all home warranties, you’ll pay a monthly premium and a service call fee for every contractor visit. With American Home Shield, you can adjust these costs relative to one another and select a service fee of $75, $100, or $125. A lower service fee means a higher premium and vice versa. If you select the $75 fee, these will be your premium costs.
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Liberty Home Guard
Liberty Home Guard has an A rating from the Better Business Bureau—the highest rating of any company on this list. In part because of that rating, we consider it our most trusted provider of home warranties in Kansas City.
Liberty Home Guard Plans
As with some other companies, Liberty Home Guard offers one plan that covers systems, one that covers appliances, and one that combines them both.
It’s worth noting that Liberty Home Guard’s list of additional coverage options includes key items and services not available from other providers on this list.
- Pool and spa
- Additional spa
- Gutter cleaning
- Floor/carpet cleaning
- Sump pump
- Septic system pumping
- Limited roof leak
- Pest control
- Central vacuum
- Standalone freezer
- Second refrigerator
- Well pump
Liberty Home Guard Prices
Liberty Home Guard also offers a below-average $60 service call fee. Here are the premiums you’ll pay for every month (or year) of your home warranty.
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Select Home Warranty
For the budget-conscious homeowner, Select Home Warranty offers both low premiums and a low deductible, or service call fee.
Select Home Warranty Plans
Select Home Warranty’s Bronze Care plan is the lowest-priced plan on our list that covers a washer, a dryer, and a refrigerator.
All plans come with limited roof leak coverage, though Select Home Warranty doesn’t offer any other options for additional coverage.
Select Home Warranty Prices
Select Home Warranty’s service call fee ranges from $60-$75, depending on your location. The company’s premium prices, even for the Platinum Plan, barely exceed $1 a day.
Contact Select Home Warranty by filling out this quick form to get a free, personalized quote.
America’s First Choice Home Club
America’s First Choice Home Club (AFC Home Club) is a great choice for homeowners who want pricing flexibility. AFC Home Club offers four plan options, which is more than the typical two or three plans offered by other providers, and a flexible service call model that lets you choose the price and the package that best fits your home’s needs.
AFC Home Club Plans
AFC Home Club offers four plan options: the Silver Plan, the Systems Plan, the Gold Plan, and the Platinum Plan.
AFC Home Club offers several add-on options:
- Built-in microwave
- Central vacuum
- Double oven
- Electronic coverage
- Hot water dispenser
- Ice maker
- In-ground pool
- Septic system
- Stand-alone freezer
- Sump pump
- Tankless water heater
- Well pump
AFC Home Club Prices
AFC Home Club offers a flexible service call fee model. You can choose a $75, $100, or $125 service call fee. The higher service call fees will result in lower monthly plan prices; the reverse is also true.
To request a custom quote, call 877-755-1115 or use AFC Home Club’s simple quote tool.
First American Home Warranty
While First American Home Warranty‘s prices aren’t the lowest on our list, we find they provide the most value relative to the appliance coverage you’ll receive.
First American Home Warranty Plans
In the mountain states, First American offers three home warranty plans. Note that even the Basic Plan covers both systems and appliances.
The First Class Upgrade option, which comes with the Value and Eagle Premier Plans, is an addition that includes coverage for things like code upgrades and repair of improper installation and modification. Most home warranty companies don’t cover those situations. First American also offers some other add-ons.
- Additional refrigeration (up to 4 units)
- Pool and/or spa equipment
- Septic tank pumping/system (includes grinder pump)
- Well pump
First American Home Warranty Prices
With a standard service call fee of $75, First American offers reasonable premium prices to Kansas City homeowners.
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While American Home Shield is our best overall pick for a home warranty in Kansas City, other nationwide providers have a lot to offer. For responsive and convenient customer service, consider Liberty Home Guard. First American Home Warranty is our pick for best value, and Select Home Warranty provides comprehensive protection for homeowners on a budget.
Our Rating Methodology
The This Old House Reviews Team backs up our home warranty ratings and recommendations with a detailed rating methodology to objectively score each provider. We conduct research by speaking with company representatives, requesting quotes, analyzing sample contracts from each company, and conducting focus groups and consumer surveys. We then score each provider against our review standards for coverage, value, trustworthiness and transparency, availability, and customer service to arrive at a final score out of 100.
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