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Alison Sawyer Atlanta, GA

Vendor Selection - for every issue we reported, AHS sent an inefficient and inept vendor to service the problem. In every single instance, we had to call for the vendor to be re-deployed because they did not fix the the issue the first time. In most cases it was impossible to get the vendors on the phone, even during business hours. We ended up having to hire our own companies to get the job done, essentially rendering the warranty useless. Customer Service - the customer service center for AHS is staffed out of the Phillipines. Staff are robotic in their responses, reading from a script, and not understanding (or empathizing) with the concerns of the customer. They follow policy to a fault - allowing the company to protect itself from refunds or legal issues even in situations where they would be better served by admitting a failure to properly serve and addressing the consumer concerns. Our experience has been so poor that we will be cancelling our contract before a full year has been reached. With leaders from companies like Amazon, Lyft, etc at the helm, I would expect a better level of service, but AHS is simply not meeting an acceptable standard.

2 years ago

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Patricia M Waddell

Request sent to local service company right away and I was contacted quickly to set up appointment for service. Great not having to hassle with all the arrangements.

2 years ago

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Cathy Appelbaum Naples, FL

I called about my disposal that was not working. They had someone out in 5 days and the disposal was replaced. I am very pleased with the service I received.

2 years ago

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FP Harleysville, PA

Forget AHS. Not worth it. I've had it for years and just cancelled. Over the past few years a lot has changed: a) AHS has become very aggressive in denying claims, some of the revised contractual language (e.g. improper installation) is so vague, the can deny anything. b) the service fee, which was once $40, is up to $75. For that amount you can pay a contractor directly more many repair calls. c) the quality of the contractors dropped significantly; good contractors simply don't want to work with warranty companies. d) Contractors learned and collude with AHS to game the system: They will find something that "is not covered" to increase their income. Because you already paid them $75, you may be tempted to accept, and they will grossly overcharge. For example: gas for the air conditioner is not covered, and they will charge you as much as $90 for each pound of freon. A 30 pound cylinder refill of freon costs less than $200 to the contractor.

2 years ago

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Ed Dallas, GA

I purshased the AHS warranty to cover my heating and air conditioning systems. I was made aware today that AHS only covers part of the repair of the "heating system". AHS has declined to provide the necessary replacement of the heating system control panel. Whenever the thermostat calls for heat the entire system shuts down because of this part that needs to be replaced. I am now being forced to pay an additional $450 to replace this panel myself. I've already paid AHS $685 dollars for their partial warranty. Do not trust that their brochure covers these "systems". It covers only parts of these systems.

2 years ago

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Pamela C Wilson Leesburg, VA

In the middle on the coldest days of winter in Virgina, my heat pump stopped working. I called AHS for service. Initially the company they connected me with said they could not help me for several day. So I called AHS back and said they needed to find another company as the first company didn't have anything on their schedule to service my heat pump. So then about 30 minutes later the same company called me back and said they would come service my heat pump on that day. The technician came out for 10 minutes and said it was the sequencer that was broken and left. Never said when he would come back or how he would fix the problem. Days went by with no response from this company. I finally called them and they said they had ordered a part and did not know when it would be in stock. All this time I have NO HEAT! I went a week without heat and finally hired another company to come out and they fixed my heater in 1 visit and I had to pay for it myself. It was not the sequencer that was the problem it was a contact switch. I requested to have my co pay refunded and AHS refused. Then I said I was cancelling my service with AHS and they hung up on me. So I tried to cancel the service online and there is no way to cancel it online. I had to dispute the charges with my CC for both the service call that did not fix the heater and any recurruing charges to AHS!!!! I'm shocked that this company ever gets good reviews and my experience has been a COMPLETE nightmare! Don't ever consider using them .

2 years ago

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Sophie Long Beach, CA

Our hot water heater broke December 30th. American Home Shield sent a plumber out to assess Jan 4th who said we needed a replacement. AHS wanted a second opinion, so they scheduled another plumber to come out a week later, on Jan 10th. This plumber said we were missing pieces and AHS said we'd have to pay $1,300 out of pocket because it wasn't covered under our plan. The missing piece was the wind screen (basically made of foil and not essential to the functionality of the water heater). We replaced the missing part and AHS had a THIRD plumber come out a days later (Jan 15) who said it needed to be replaced but there were necessary "upgrades" that would cost $550 to replace. These "upgrades" cost less than $50 in materials (flex tubes and vent). Meanwhile, we have no hot water for most of January and resorted to taking cold showers. It's impossible to get anyone who is competent there and you'll waste hours on hold telling multiple people the history of your issue with them being unable to do anything about it. AHS is a scam and hires contractors that are incompetent and lazy. I wish a watchdog could shut them down so that people aren't scammed out of money and time.

2 years ago

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Gail M Simpson

I am more than happy with my experience with American Home Shield. The response time is excellent and I appreciate the treatment I receive from the company representatives.

2 years ago

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Rez Lake Forest, CA

FRAUD ALERT! American Home Shield and its network of service companies are conducting an organized fraud! My furnace made a sound suddenly Friday night and stopped blowing hot air! I called the American Home Shield as my home warranty and submit a service request the next day. They assigned me Metropolitan Heating and Air Conditioning to come and check, once they been assigned I looked them up on Google and saw all the bad reviews! I got worried and I decided to call AHS first thing on Monday to ask for another company. But to my surprise, Metropolitan called the same day and said they had an opening and could come over to take a look at the furnace in an hour! I thought wow, that was fast and sounds great!because it was really cold and I didn't want to spend the weekend with no heater! So I agreed and I thought maybe those couple of 5 stars are truer! He came in, acted very friendly and nice, opened the closet door to furnace, took a picture, closed the door and wrote on a paper that the unit needs to be replaced and gave me a copy and said he will submit it to the warranty company and it might take 7-10 days for replacing the unit, and he left, the whole thing was under 5 minutes! He DID NOT EVEN TRY to turn on the unit and see if it was working or not or what was the problem! I got really worried but then I fooled myself maybe he is very experienced! And sure enough, as everybody else mentioned on those bad reviews, I got a call from AHS saying your claim was rejected because the technician believes the problem was pre-existing!!WHAT? I asked, "based on what evidence? Do you mean that we've been in freezing cold weather with no heater for months?? NONSENSE!" She had no answer and simply said that this is what the technician reported and we will go with that! She then said we can send another company for a second opinion but if they say the same thing there is another $100 service fee, I asked her who would be the other company because I want to Google them before having them come in, she gave me another name and when I searched, guess what! Same reviews! I asked for another company, the same thing! she gave me 5 different names and they all had the same bad reviews about people paid the service fee for nothing! That is where I realized it's an organized fraud! They are just looking for the $100 service fee! $100 for 5 minutes doing basically NOTHING! That is good money! After that, I called Metropolitan to simply ask based on what he concluded that it was pre-existing? And sure enough, he did not answer and never returned my calls! I told the story to a friend of mine, he referred me to another technician that he knew, the guy came in and in 20 minutes fixed the furnace by replacing some wires for $180! My furnace is working even better than before now! I called them to cancel the contract, they give you a number to call to cancel and no one answers that phone!!! As the other reviewer suggested, I'm going to file with the state for this fraud as well! And I recommend everyone to do the same so we can stop these guys from rubbing people!

2 years ago

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Karen G Alexander City, AL

Horrible experience with AHS and with K & S Plumbing in Pelham AL. Have to wait on hold for very long periods of time and never got called back as the customer service reps promised. Multiple visits from plumber to fix a water heater and when I asked AHS for a different plumber they proceeded to send the SAME guy out. He flooded our bathroom and caused damage. Now I can’t get a supervisor from plumbing company to call me after 1 full week of trying. Extremely disappointed with both companies! Addendum: Recieved a call from the plumbing company and was asked to send photos and an estimate. Looks like they are trying to make the situation right.

2 years ago

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Traci Murrells Inlet, SC

I have been a loyal customer to AHS for 4 years. I have limited need to call for service repair. I unfortunately had to make call for service for my HVAC system. The contractor that AHS sent out to repair, miswired the system and caused the EMERGENCY heat to run continuously. This caused our electric bill to be 5 times the normal charge and caused overheating that burnt out our electric board. This is causing me to incur a repair cost of another $1000. I have made numerous calls to AHS to make this right. They deny any liability and refuse to refund any money. I asked to cancel the policy and spent another 2 hours holding to cancel the contract which entailed the representative hanging up on me. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A WARRANTY FROM THIS COMPANY!!! HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE IF YOU DO HAVE A PROBLEM!

2 years ago

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Stephen Strenk Miami, FL

I used my home warranty policy at American Home Shield to rekey the locks on my home. The third-party locksmith (that American Home Shield provided) told me that 4 of the locks were "smart locks" and for that reason, he'd have to charge $25 extra. I called American Home Shield and spoke with an employee named Sweet who explained American Home Shield absolutely covers smart locks. I relayed that information to the Claims Review department - all they have done is explain to me what a smart lock is and that they will not refund the money that I was erroneously charged. The average time I waited on the phone was north of 1 hour. It took weeks to responses back each time I called, which come via mail (not email and not phone). Consumers beware - American Home Shield are a low cost alternative and the service is terrible. They will cheat you out of money and they will try in every way to get out of reimbursing money they duly owe.

2 years ago

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Deb Krieger Oviedo, FL

I’ve been a customer of American Home Shield since 2010. At first, their service was decent, however within the past 4 years or so, it has gone way downhill. I had an issue with my air conditioner in June. They sent a company out who did not fix anything. I asked AHS to send a different company who was actually competent , but they wouldn’t. I tried to get the A/C company they sent to me to come back, but they would not answer their phone for days! After a week of no A/C in the middle of summer in Florida, I called my own company who came out that day and fixed it. I paid $850 out of pocket. (Also, a couple of nights hotel charge) I called AHS to cancel my policy, they connected me with someone in Customer Retention. He told me he would reimburse my $850. After numerous calls and e-mails as of January 2019, I have not received anything, but I have been paying my AHS fee for the past 6 months since June! I am on hold with AHS now (earlier today I was on hold for 1 hour 14 minutes). I talked with the billing department (the only thing I could reach) she could not give me the name of a manager nor could she cancel my policy. She said I have to call back the Retention Dept to cancel!! (Currently on hold for an additional 34 minutes, so far)

2 years ago

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Pooja Trussville, AL

Horrible service. Called in Nov 2018 for a broken dishwasher. The contractor sent out did not do anything the first day. Then came back two weeks later to again order a useless part and admitted he did not know anything about this dishwasher. Then he ordered a computer board for it. Weeks go by and I called the company and they said they called us if we wanted the money for the part. We never received this call. Thus the part was not ordered. Then two months later we get a call saying this part will not be here for another two months. This company and contractor are a sham and are not fixing anything. Save your money because you will end up calling your own contractor. Also when you call to discuss anything you will wait on the phone for over an hour.

2 years ago

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Stephen Risdon Glendale, CA

When we purchased our current home, we were encouraged to sign up for a home warranty service. American Home Shield was recommended to us by our realtor. This was because we knew that certain things in the house - plumbing, HVAC, etc. - would likely need repairs along the way and having this warranty, we were told, would help keep the cost down. We did call the AHS over the three years we have been in the house for plumbing issues mostly. Generally speaking, these visits were diagnostic and less repair. In other words, they mostly just told us what was wrong instead of fixing the problem. Perhaps the fault for this lies with the technicians that they partner with, but ultimately, AHS is responsible for poor service. The straw that broke the camel's back for us was the combination of another lame diagnostic by a marginally qualified HVAC technician and the poor customer service at AHS that we received when we challenged the assessment by the technician. The agreement we had with AHS was a warranty on the equipment around the house AS IS. We shouldn't be responsible if equipment at our house was poorly repaired by a previous owner, which was the case with our HVAC unit. Instead of trying to work with us, AHS flat out refused to entertain the fact that we had not touched or attempted to repair or HVAC system. Instead, they put my wife on the defensive and implied that we had broken the HVAC system ourselves. This is basic flawed customer service. So we have cancelled our home warranty. Even the cancellation process was unnecessarily convoluted. In my opinion, you are throwing your money away if you choose to go with AHS. Save this money and spend it on quality equipment and repairs.

2 years ago

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Arabinda Samantaraya Buffalo Grove, IL

My water heater stopped working and after waiting 1 hr 17 minutes on the phone I was able to catch hold of a customer care executive of American Home Shield. AHS sent a technician to fix my water heater on 12/18. The technician did a quick fix and left. The very next day, water heater stopped working again, after calling the technician, his company asked me to pay $150 to fix the issue. AHS charged me $75 as service charge and the vendor charged me $150. Total I had to pay $225. This is utter non sense. I have taken the insurance for peace of mind but it is a nightmare now. I have been waiting on the call for the long time, nobody is bothered to call me. American Homeshield is the worst company I have ever experienced. I am not understanding why I should pay $225 to fix the water heater after paying monthly insurance fees. I went to google and I saw a new water heater is costing around $550.what is the point of having this kind of insurance company. I am waiting for someone a senior level person from american homeshiled company to call me and resolve this issue soon.

2 years ago

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Bygolly Green Cove Springs, FL

I have had it American home Shield for several years and every year I’ve become more more disappointed I never spend less than 40 minutes on hold when I need to call and I’ve taken days and days off of work waiting for repair man to show up that never do last time I waited three days for my stove to get fixed I filed a better business complaint they said they refunded me the service fee which they did not and they dropped my coverage now because I complained about them they are by far one of the worst companies I have ever dealt with in my life sub par professionals that they send out to the professionals that don’t even come when they’re supposed to

2 years ago

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JJ Littleton, CO

Terrible company. Allow me to count the ways in which they are terrible. 1) Erroneous charges: they continue to attempt to bill us for services that were never rendered (side note: the services weren't rendered because their contractors never showed up as promised). 2) Customer service and communications with clients is broken -- answers to questions change depending on who you talk to in customer service. It seems they have outsourced their call center to people who are disconnected to what's actually happening on the ground. 3) They rarely hit their promised service windows and attempt to reschedule. 4) Poorly chosen contractors of low quality. The plumber they sent wasn't helpful at all; basically shared "tips" that you could Google on the internet. The oven repairman gave us wrong information that contradicted what the manufacturer recommended. 5) Not much is covered by this "warranty" at the end of the day. Save yourself the headache and hire your contractors directly.

2 years ago

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David

I would not recommend this company. I was a member for over two years and made one claim last month. My water heater broke on a Thursday and I immediately placed the call at 4pm. AHS states I will here from a contractor within 48 hours. O Tuesday at 6pm I get a call from the scheduled contractor. Safe to say, even though the contractor was nice he did not not come to my house till Thursday, 1 full week after I lost hot water. Then after he evaluated the heater he provided AHS a quote. within that quote I needed to pay an additional $1200 out of pocket, not including the $133 service charge. The contractor then informed me that he would not be able to do the work for two weeks do to a scheduled vacation. He advised me to get a cash payout. When I spoke with AHS they informed me that through them I would have to pay $1400.00 out of pocket. My cash payout was $546!!! Eventually unsatisfied with this I cancelled my account and took the $546. Today I received the check which to no surprise was not $546. They sent a check for $470. The representative stated I owed the contractor $75.00 for coming to the house. They took that out of my cash payout. I was not happy to say the least. In no situation would I ever recommend this company.

2 years ago

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Mark Jimmerson Diamond Bar, CA

Waited on hold for 2 1/2 hours to complain to a manager about their unprofessional contractor's claims that my sink was repaired even though the contractor never showed up to my residence. I have a home security system that did not record any such visit alleged by the contractor. AHS will not refund me my $100 deductible nor will they reprimand the contractor. I'm cancelling my contract with AHS and would strongly advise anyone considering this company to stop and go with some one else. Oh. after waiting on hold for over 2 1/2 hours I hung up as it was apparent they were not going to pick up the phone.

2 years ago

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Disgusted Phoenixville, PA

Customer service with this company is horrible, an insult, and a joke. If you want to purchase a home warranty, you can get someone right away. However, if you have a service issue, prepare to wait a long time on hold until you can reach a representative. I have been without a refrigerator now for over a week, waiting for AHS to “authorize” the replacement parts needed to fix my refrigerator. Tonight, after waiting on hold for 26 minutes, someone finally answered the line, stated that he was going to look at my account, and put me back on hold,. That was 10 minutes ago, and I’m still on hold. This will be the last year that I deal with this company. I already had to throw out hundreds of dollars worth of food, and our neighbor has my wife’s insulin in their refrigerator. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY.

2 years ago

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judirh bravo Tampa, FL

customer service lacks of training. i first called them 10/12 when i dropped a pot on my glass cooktop. because changes in their practices , i wanted to make sure the accident was covered. i was told yes after waiting for over 27 minutes for an agent and then 15 more minutes for her to review my contract: so after her review she said it was covered and open the service request and was charged the $75. Repairman came 4 days later. He called me 11/1 to tell me that he submitted the paperwork but was waiting on AHS. Well first, the do not notigy you back that there is a problem with the service request even though they have email and phone numbers, second the cst gave the wrong information and last but not least the supervisor tells me they the ve of my third call that he is doing me a favor for refunding the $75 charged the day they open the SR. Worst customer service !

2 years ago

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Kristen S. Madison, WI

We are now over 6 weeks without an oven because AHS keeps having contracted technician try new parts, with 10-14 days between 3 technician visits and each time requiring me to take a full day off of work to wait in the "8-5" window for service. Was told one week ago that if the next part didn't arrive within 48 hours and fix the problem, oven would be replaced. The part arrived but didn't work. Two separate agents at AHS acknowledge that I was told the oven would be replaced as a result, because it is in "the notes", but they say AHS won't honor that commitment and is sending another technician out...in 10 days. Worst service experience in a long time. Why have this insurance at all? We're at the point of just going to buy a new oven out of pocket because this experience has been so bad. By what measure of company success is it okay to take 2 months to fix an oven?

2 years ago

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Rod Glisic

American Home Shield is the worst company I ever had dealt with. When my A/C broke in the middle of June's heat in Arizona, they left me and my family in brutal AZ temperatures above 105 degrees 3 days waiting before they sent their 'expert' A/C company. When their so called 'tech' arrived first he made sure that he got his $125 service fee covered. Then, he hardly took time to check the A/C unit before telling me that he needs to order a part and it will take anywhere between 10 - 15 business days before he can come back with the part to install it and have the unit fixed. Of course, I told him that I did not want to have any business with him or with AHS any more. My friendly advice to you is to do yourselves a favor and forget about the American Home Shield and give your business elsewhere to some serious professionals who will care about you.

2 years ago

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Lou Lake Worth, FL

What a disappointment. Being in the military I was stationed all over the country which I carried American Homeshield for many of the homes we lived in. I always paid my dues on time and never caused any issues. Now that I’m retired, after 23 years, a few months ago we moved to Florida and bought a home with a pool. The heater on my pool went out. I called AHS for service and paid my deductible. Turns out I need a full replacement which is about 2 to 3 thousand dollars. They denied me because they said it was chemical related which goes against the hazardous material clause on their contract. I told them of course it’s chemical related because it’s a pool and the water has chlorine. I guess chlorine falls under hazardous material. Then why allow me to add a pool to a warranty? The person they sent to check my pool crushed the pipes leading to the heater and now I can’t operate my pool. AHS says it’s not their problem and the pool guy they sent won’t fix what he broke. I called several AHS reps and explained my situation. I told them I’m not only a loyal customer of many years, but I’m also a wartime Army Veteran with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. They didn’t care and said they won’t help me. Now I’m out of options and have to not only fix the original problem, but also pay to fix the problem from the technician AHS sent. Customer care is big to me. The fact they used chlorine as an excuse for the hazardous material clause of the contract shows they’ll find loop holes to save from paying 2 to 3 thousand dollars. I’m sad for their lack of ethics and their lack of customer care.

2 years ago

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John Concord, NC

Absolutely the worst company I have ever dealt with. Do not use them, they are a scam. My refrigerator stopped cooling properly to the point that food has to be thrown out. They have sent repair people out 6 times and performed various repairs and it still is not cool. They are now saying that the refrigerator is "mechanically" working so they can not replace it although the temperature is 12-15 degrees above normal and food is spoiling. This process has been going on for 2 months. The repair companies they send are a joke and are unprofessional, rude, and never repair the problem. Then they say you have used all of your allowance for that appliance and they can not replace it. Do not consider using this scam company.

3 years ago

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Karen Hopkinsville, KY

These are the worst people I've ever dealt with in my life. The wait times are ridiculous to speak with a representative, and then when you get someone on the phone they can't help or pass you off to someone in another department that is always closed. My air conditioner broke, I've been waiting almost six months as they continuously ordered parts that did not work. I then contacted them after receiving a rate increase in the mail. Only then was advised regarding my work order, and after complaining about the service, that there had to be modifications in order to complete the repair and that I needed to pay $600 to have it repaired. Are you kidding me? I'm canceling as soon as this is resolved.

3 years ago

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Cancelling NOW! Phoenix, AZ

An issue arose with my hot water heater and just as many other reviews have indicated they denied my claim. I have devoted countless hours to this issue, sitting on hold, speaking with Reps in a foreign country, dealing with a service company that literally spent 3 minutes looking at the hot water heater only to state that, I'll have to write this up to send to your insurance, give me a few, then sit in his truck and drive off. I haven't heard a word from anyone for 2 1/2 days later until I called AHS to find out what is going on THEN they tell me it was denied and it will cost approximately $1000 to repair. Naturally, they have charged me the $100 deductible, for nothing in return. I can't keep pursuing issues with them at the rate of the time consumption it requires so I asked to cancel the policy then, they ask if I want a second opinion. No, I'm done, cancel the policy because I am cutting my losses. I will never pay this kind of money without first checking BBB website and picking an A+ company in the future. Now I know.

3 years ago

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David Rosenfield Plano, TX

We were provided with a home warranty as part of the sale of the home. Within 3 months the water heater was leaking and required a replacement. Despite most all items to be replaced were explicitly covered by the contract, the plumbing contractor told us that as part of their replacement they needed to replace non-covered items. The contractor required us to pay for replacement of items that were clearly not damaged such as water line, gas connections, and vents. They purposely jacked up the costs of these ancillary items such that our cost for these ancillary items approximated the cost of replacement without a home warranty, and they told us that they would not perform the replacement without these items.

3 years ago

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Dan Keaton Baton Rouge, LA

AHS is the worst company that I've ever had to deal with in my life. AC broke, logged request for service on line and they sent Total Air Care the next day so I thought the service was going to be great. Total Air Care diagnosed a bad compressor. It is now one week later and I can't get AHS to approve the diagnosis so Total Air Care can come and fix it. I have talked to multiple people at AHS and none of them can help me. I am routinely told by AHS that someone will jump on the problem and call me back with a resolution. I have yet to receive a call back from AHS. I call them multiple times a day to check on it and keep getting told that they are working to get the order approved but nothing ever happens. I am know 8 days without an AC and still don't have approval for the work to be done. Once approval is done, they will have to order a part and then schedule the service. No telling how long this will take. I have given up and called a local AC repair shop and they are coming fix my unit tomorrow. It has been a week with AHS and they haven't even authorized the work to be done. I have paid over $1,000 in premiums and now I am getting nothing for it. Whatever you do, do NOT use American Home Shield.

3 years ago

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Carole Ireland Harmony, NC

Negative 5 stars!! Be careful regarding submitting service request online. Just for submitting a REQUEST, you will be charged and if you have auto draft set up for your contract, they will drain your account if you don't keep an eye on it. We received NO SERVICE. We submitted a request, but AHS never called us so we ended up fixing it ourselves, but the $106 for a REQUEST was taken from our account. On another occasion, they could not find a company to work on our AC. We had to find someone, they still charged $106 and did not reimburse us even though we had an authorization number. Stay far away from this company unless you like paying for services you NEVER RECEIVED!! VERY UNHAPPY.

3 years ago

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Christal Castellanos Chula Vista, CA

If I could select ZERO stars I must definitely would! The WORST experience ever! I placed a service request on a Friday morning, I had service technician at my home same day because I agreed to be worked in to their body schedule between 5-7pm. The service technician Malek was extremely nice however when his supervisor showed up it was a different story. He didn't speak English well so it was difficult for him to explain to me what was going on with my AC. After a difficult conversation it was relayed tht I needed to replace my unit. Malek wanted to go into my attic to chk my furnace along with some other things the supervisor didn't want to do it. They proceeded to speak in Arabic while directly standing in front of me. The supervisor stated some one from their company would contact me with a quote for AC replacement and they left . I waited 2wks didn't hear anything from anyone I called American home shield and they asked why I waited so long to contact them and asked if I contacted the AC company directly. I told them I had and left several messages with no return call. They said they would reach out to them and find out what was going on and they had to leave a message as well! I was charged a $100 service charge for something tht never took place. The reason why I made the service request was because my AC wasnt working. I didn't need a service tech to come out and tell me tht but I was still charged. I have now opted to leave AHS because they are full of BS and they do not provide any service period!

3 years ago

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Lorenzo Union City, GA

If I could rate this company negative 0 I would . First , I have been with American Home Shield for almost 9 years . In the 9 years I only needed them twice . The first time it was for a plumbing issue and they informed me that the service I needed wasn't covered . I accepted that and moved on . A few days ago I needed repair to my Ac unit and once again its not covered . I canceled the policy . What am I paying for ? In 9 years only attempted to use twice and both claims not covered .Cheaper to just pay out of pocket . Customer service is awful. Long wait times . They will say let me connect you to that dept then after waiting for 3 to 4 minutes the rep will come back and say I can not connect you but I can give you the direct number

3 years ago

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Cheryll Bowman-Medhin Raleigh, NC

Please don't be fooled by the commercials! I currently have 2 properties insured with AHS. However, after 26 years of paying a good amount of money to the company and out of pocket to other contractors and being forced to pay even more to maintain units and appliances that are no longer worth repairing or risking illness to keep them, I have decided to discontinue my contracts with AHS. I have read the many complaints about American Home Shield and preferred to believe that AHS would not want to make known to me or to any potential customers that their treatment of loyal customers is unreasonable and unfair. However, it is! During our most recent routine AC tune-up we were informed that the system was flat, and needed more coolant and a capacitor to be replaced . After replacing the capacitor (for which I paid) the AC unit was still unable to function and we were losing the cooling function from the other AC unit. We then had to contact AHS because we found that our contracted maintenance company was no longer an AHS vendor so we were referred to yet another vendor and basically told the same thing. This contractor even called a representative to provide information about replacing the unit that we currently had. Prior to this, each technician that came to repair or perform a maintenance check on my AC units made it a point to warn me that my systems were old and leaking and needed to be upgraded or replaced because the refrigerant required would, at some point, no longer be available to support them, not to mention they were no longer working properly. I really did not have much choice. I was offered a much more affordable price for the same AC units and quality of work than was offered by their vendors but received no assistance from AHS. The long response times from the AHS contractors, the considerable wait times and the multitude of transfers from one person to the next and the misinformation I received or lack thereof, were significant factors in my decision not to renew my contract with American Home Shield. As someone said, they are fine for "little" repairs but don't rely on them for anything significantly serious or costly..".You cannot be sure with the Shield!"

3 years ago

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Deana Dutcher

We have had American Home Shield for about 20 years on this home. Our dishwasher went out a few months ago. Still no replacement installed yet. AHS is claiming that building codes had changed over the years and to replace the dishwasher will require a modification to our home to facilitate the new dishwasher. WHAT A SCAM! Of course building codes have changed! We have been paying for AHS for nearly 20 years. Our new dishwasher is still in the box, sitting in my living room.

3 years ago

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Suzette Rockland Sawyer, MI

Absolutely the worst company I have ever done business with. Every single time I have called I've been on hold for over an hour. They tell you they'll call you back and they don't. The repair service companies they use are horrendous. I had someone come out to fix a leaky gas pipe, he didn't even check to see if it was leaking after he "fixed" it, he didn't turn the gas back on and said I could do it. The plumber they sent out didn't do anything. I mean that literally, he did nothing. He said he couldn't fix a leak if he couldn't see it, he was literally standing in a puddle of water from the kitchen sink when he said it. This company is a total scam. Class action lawsuit, anyone?

3 years ago

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George Little Morrow, OH

I live in a major metropolitan area and have had two incidences where I contacted AHS. The first time it was to fix my furnace that had died in sub-zero weather. The second time it was to fix my gas stove. In neither case were they able to find any repair company desperate enough to take their contract. After weeks of being told "any day now" they finally allowed me to get my own contractor for each. As to the furnace, they decided after the fact that the part that went bad should have been replaced as part of normal maintenance (the repair guy laughed at that). In the case of the stove they decided my $800 2 year old stove was only worth $200 instead of the $400 it took to fix it so reimbursed me only $200. I should also mention that in both cases it took me hours of my personal time to make call after call to get an update as to status. Overall not a scam but darn close to it.

3 years ago

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Lisa Sunland, CA

They have horrible customer service reps. It seems they are in a scam with the contractors as the contractor from on time plumbing in Van Nuys California will say you need modifications but they seem to pray on your desperation and tell the customers you need these extra things so they can charge you almost ten times the service fee. This is exactly what they seemed to have done to use. The plumber upsold is making us believe we needed this stuff to get the water heater replaced. In the interim, I truly believe they have deals with plumber if they can upgrade us and sell upgrade at extremely elevated costs. It’s disgusting! I am fighting it, but olannok adding to all their bad reviews all over the Internet. My suggestion is do not use this company!

3 years ago

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Gabriel Long Beach, CA

This is the worse company I have ever worked for.. the companies they work for are horrible and they don’t ever call you back when they say they will.. I have been waiting to replace an oven for over 3 months.. and once it was ready to be installed they sent the wrong size because of the technician that didn’t measure the place correctly and that’s the offer they gave.. now I am stuck paying 80 dollars to restock the oven back up.. not only do I have to wait over 3 months... now I have to pay 80 more and continue to wait “perhaps another 3 months” for them to install the new one.. this company turned out to be worse than The other I left for being incompetent as well.. I am so very not pleased with their customer service, and the courtesy of owning their mistake.. am done with them will cancel the policy ASAP..

3 years ago

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Michele McGill-Maiden DeSoto, TX

I have had Ahs for 4 months and I am very displeased with them and their contractor. My washing machine broke I called it in the contracor came out to fix the washer, he said it needed a drain hose they ordered it. It took a week to come in. When they came back the 2nd time to put the drain hose in then they told me it needed a new motor. They then came out again because it still was not working this time I was told it needed a transmition and a timer. Its been 3 weeks still have not shown up with the Transmition or timer. I called AHS and told them their contractor to fix the washer was incompetent because they still have not figured out what is wrong and I still have no working machine and it has water in it because it didnt drain after the 2nd visit. I was told the parts would be in on 4/18/18 and the contractor would be back out to repair the washer, they did not come and no one called. So now it has been over 3 weeks still no working washing machine this is pathetic, I do not recommend them to anyone, terrible terrible service. Unhappy customer Cedar Hill TX

3 years ago

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G Shreveport, LA

Trouble with AC line freezing up AHS sent their construction/AC co to repair it the guy did not find the leak or repair it made several calls I finally I had to pay myself AC co he found leak said the leak caused it to freeze I self paid my own co the leak was repaired unit now working fine AHS now sent letter to cancel co tract I am a 30 yr customer this is how they treat long term customers sucks sorry co

3 years ago

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PATRICIA SUTHERLAND Daytona Beach, FL

THIS IS NOT TO BE BELIEVED!!!!MY CONTRACT # IS 219218642 .I AM A RETIRED WIDOW AND TOOK THIS TO ASSIST ME IN FUTURE REPAIRES IF NEEDED.MY A/C WENT OUT DEC.10 I CALED AHS AND WAS REFERRED TO TOTAL AIR.APPT DEC.17 WAS TOLD I NEEDED FREEON.OVER 2 WEEKS LATER TOLD NEEDED NEW A/C ,PAY UPFRONT.OK CALLED MANY TIMES NO ANSWER.FINALLY REC'D CALL JAN 10 WILL INSTALL 1/17.MY BIRTHDAY I SAID OK AND CANCELLED FRIENDS AND FAMILY GETOGETHER.INSTALLED A/C 'BUT' PUT THE ROOF CONDENSER ON ANOTHER OWNERS CONDO.DIDN'T KNOW IT BUT WAS SURE THE A/C WASN'T UP TO PARR WAITED FOR INSPECTION 'FAILED' TRIED TO CALL TOTAL AIR TO NO AVAIL.FOUND THE CELL # OF THE SUPERVISOR OF INSTALLER AND CALLED.FINALLY RECEIVED CALL BACK FROM TOTAL AIR NOW WE ARE IN FEB.ON2/12 INSTALLER CAME AND PUT CONDENSER ON ROOF AND TOLD ME ALL WAS WELL HOWEVER I TOLD HIM I COULDN'T PUT IN A FILTER BECAUSE IT WAS COVERED BY A PIPE THAT THE INSPECTOR WAS THE ONE WHO FAILED IT ALSO PIPE WORK HAD TO BE REDONE.NOWSUPPOSEDLY ALL WAS 'DONE;I CALLED AHS COMPLAINED AGAIN AND ASKED FOR 'SOMEKIND' OF CREDIT DUE TO ALL THAT I WAS PUT THROUGH AND WAS TOLD THE NEIGHBOR THAT THEY MADE A MISTAKE ON GOT A WHOLE 'NEW' SYSTEM 'FREE' DUE TO THEIR ERRORS.WHAT?????AND THAN HUNG UP ON ME..I CALLED TOTAL AIR AND BOTH REPRESENTATIVES I SPOKE TO AGREED THAT A CREDIT SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ME FOR ALL THE AGRAVATION I HAD BEEN PUT TO..NOW ONE MORE 'BETTER' TODAY I WAITED 'AGAIN' FRO ANOTHER INSPECTION GUESS WHAT???????IT FAILED AGAINI HAVE NEVER COMPLAINED LIKE THIS BEFORE BUT I WANT 'ALL' TO KNOW THAT THE COMMERCIAL ON TV THAT SAYS AHS ????DON'T BE TAKEN IN!!!!!THANK YOU .

3 years ago

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E. de Castro Vallejo, CA

Worst home warranty company! 1) Customer Service - “zero” /no star rating. Minimum wait time when calling is 30 min - 1 hr! It’s like that every time I’ve called! 2) Service Fee - $125 too high and I don’t like paying upfront to AHS to pass on to vendor. I don’t trust they pay vendor all the $ money and on time. Also I would prefer getting receipt from vendor not a AHS. I did not receive a receipt from a AHS or service call in January. 3) Warranty - of recent kitchen sink disposal. No boxes were checked off or noted on vendor service receipt. I have asked AHS customer service to help me obtain this two times already. To date, I still have not received anything in writing from their vendor. I’m so dissatisfied, I am actually shopping around for a different company. Unless a AHS can step up their service, I will most probably cancel my policy. Dissatisfied customer!

3 years ago

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Beth Johnson Allen, TX

We have had AHS for several years. This year has been the worst for them. We called about a ceiling fan not working. They sent out an electrician from A-Z Electric. He determined that the fan would need to be replaced. I specially asked the electrician if the replacement fan would be exactly the same with all the features. He replied yes and that AHS would contact us if something went wrong. Never heard from AHS but A-Z Electric called and stated they would be here to install the fan. No problem. The electrician came and told my husband that the fan was like the one being replaced. After installing the fan my husband realized the new fan was loud and cheap. The electrician claimed he was only doing what AHS instructed him to do. I contacted AHS. Spoke with April. I then asked to speak with her supervisor. She kept me on hold for 37 minutes before telling me one was not available but would call me back. It’s been over 2 weeks so I guess no one will be returning my call. If this is what I am to expect from them going forward I will not renew my contract.

3 years ago

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D. Daniels Midlothian, VA

I would not advise anyone to get AHS. I have had problems with my Washing Machine since December 2, 2018. The machine has been tearing out clothes and we keep getting the drain code, The tech that came out after about a week and thought he fixed it which was not the case. After he came out it began leaking onto my floor. They came out again and thought it was the seal, it took 2 weeks to get the part. When they replaced it they never ran the washer. When I got home and tried to use it, it was still leaking. Called AHS again the guy came out a week later and they thought it was the drum. Tech said it wasn't worth fixing and he would let AHS know. Of course they ordered a drum after a week they came out on Super Bowl Sunday and were at my house from 11 am to almost 10 pm and the drum didn't fit. Still not fixed no response until today and now they want to offer us $600 to get out of their hair instead of replace the washer. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. DO NOT USE AHS.

3 years ago

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Hussein Plano, TX

I had to pay for two tickets to fix one problem. The swimming pool equipment was not repaired on the first trip by Expert Pools and so the service technician wrote that the plumping needs repair on a second trip. AHS understood that the house plumping needed repair and decided that a second fee would apply. I tried to explain but no one would listen and understand.

3 years ago

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Homer Rodriguez Austin, TX

We have received prompt contacts from companies identified for our service requests. As long-time AHS customers, we have had good experiences in each of our repair and replacement needs.

3 years ago

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Dave Preciado Elk Grove, CA

Took 10 recent visits and the two companies to repair heating system - totally unacceptable. South Placer heat/air company provided poor service and highly recommend they not represent AHS in the future. Heat/air technicians need to be more technically knowledgeable.

3 years ago

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Doris Jouini San Antonio, TX

Washer went out. Contracted company took days to come out. Tech was was great though, going on 3 weeks without a washer waiting for a part to come in, though no fault of contracted company, said it was American Home that authorizes the parts

3 years ago

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Bill Amarillo, TX

The contractor sent by AHS had to come back 4 times before they resolved the issue. When they finally decided to fully replace my faucet it was done with a cheaper brand and materials AHS is terrible when you want to speak with an actual representative. Too much automated call menus, too long on hold, website won’t allow feedback or additional information to be added

3 years ago

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