A Maine home warranty can protect your cooling and heating systems if they break down due to normal wear and tear. In addition, a home warranty connects you with a vetted service provider who can fix your issue quickly and efficiently.
The This Old House Reviews Team analyzed the best home warranty companies in the United States. We then selected the top providers available in Maine based on plans, premiums, service fees, benefits, and more.
Liberty Home Guard
Liberty Home Guard (LHG) is our top pick due to its wide variety of unique add-on coverage options. Add-ons range from pest control services to water softener coverage, making LHG a solid choice for customizable protection. In addition, Liberty Home Guard provides a lengthy 60-day workmanship guarantee.
Pros & Cons
✔ Offers discounts on appliances and second property policies
✔ Provides a $2,000 coverage limit per covered system, appliance, and add-on
✔ Covers working systems and appliances regardless of age
✘ Lacks transparency with service call fee pricing
✘ Doesn’t allow you to choose your own service provider
Plans & Pricing
Liberty Home Guard offers three home protection plans: Appliance Guard, Systems Guard, and Total Home Guard. The Appliance Guard covers home appliances, such as refrigerators and dishwashers. The Systems Guard covers major systems, such as electrical and plumbing systems. The Total Home Guard covers everything in the Appliance Guard and Systems Guard.
LHG also provides coverage for the following optional add-ons: Additional spa, carpet cleaning, casita guest unit, central vacuum, ejector pump, electronics protection, freestanding ice maker, generator, grinder pump, gutter cleaning, in-fridge ice maker, instant hot water dispenser, lawn sprinkler system, lighting fixtures, limited roof leak, pest control, plumbing fixtures, pool and spa, pro-series clothes dryer, pro-series dishwasher, pro-series microwave, pro-series range/oven/cooktop, pro-series refrigerator, pro-series washing machines, re-key services, reverse osmosis water filter systems, saltwater pool, second refrigerator, septic system pumping, stand-alone freezer, sump pump, swamp cooler, trash compactor, water dispenser water line, water softener, well pump, window washing/cleaning, and wine cooler/fridge
Liberty Home Guard assigns a $65–$125 service call fee based on your home’s size, type, your location, and you plan selections. Expect to pay between $49 and $60 per month for a LHG plan.
Learn more: Liberty Home Guard Review
American Home Shield
American Home Shield (AHS) is another solid choice for Maine residents who want comprehensive systems and appliance coverage. AHS provides generous coverage limits per covered item, and it covers working systems or appliances regardless of age. In addition, AHS offers plan flexibility via three coverage plans and three service call fees.
Pros & Cons
✔ Covers rust, sediment, and corrosion damage plus improper modifications
✔ Covers well pump and septic system pumping in ShieldGold plan
✔ Doesn’t require a home inspection prior to granting coverage
✘ Doesn’t offer many add-on coverage options
✘ Charges higher monthly premiums than other providers
Plans & Pricing
American Home Shield provides three plans: ShieldSilver, ShieldGold, and ShieldPlatinum. The ShieldSilver plan covers home systems, such as plumbing and cooling systems. The ShieldGold plan includes all of the coverage of the ShieldSilver plan and adds kitchen and laundry appliances. The ShieldPlatinum plan covers everything in the ShieldGold plan and doubles its coverage caps per covered item.
AHS also provides coverage for the following optional add-ons: Electronics extended warranty, pool and spa, well pump, septic pump, and guest unit under 750 square feet
AHS allows you to select your service call fee of $75, $100, or $125. The higher the service fee you choose, the lower your monthly premium. You can expect to pay between $20 and $90 per month for a plan.
Learn more: American Home Shield Review
Select Home Warranty
Select Home Warranty offers affordable coverage plans and a low $75 service fee. In addition to budget-friendly plans, Select includes roof-leak repair coverage in each plan. Most providers offer roof-leak repair as an add-on only.
Pros & Cons
✔ Provides free roof-leak repair coverage
✔ Offers generous HVAC coverage limits
✔ Covers additional refrigeration and standalone freezers
✘ Limits coverage caps on select systems and all appliances
✘ Excludes coverage for preexisting conditions
Plans & Pricing
Select has three home warranty plans: Gold Care, Bronze Care, and Platinum Care. Gold Care protects six systems, like ductwork and water heaters, while Bronze Care protects eight home appliances like washers, dryers, stoves, and built-in microwaves. Platinum Care includes Bronze Care and Gold Care items, plus garage door openers and plumbing stoppages.
Select Home Warranty offers additional coverage for these items: Second refrigerator, stand-alone freezer, central vacuum, refrigerator ice maker, septic system, lawn sprinkler system, well pump, sump pump, and pool/spa equipment
Expect to pay to pay between $44 and $48 per month for a Select Home Warranty plan.
Learn more: Select Home Warranty Review
Liberty Home Guard, American Home Shield, and Select Home Warranty are the best home warranty providers for Maine homeowners. These companies offer a wide range of options regarding coverage and pricing. Before buying a home warranty, we recommend getting quotes from all three companies to compare coverage, pricing, and exclusions.
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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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