First American Home Warranty Review

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First American Home Warranty is a California-based company founded in 1984 for the purpose of providing home warranty products and services in the United States. They provide coverage for home systems and appliance repairs for homeowners, sellers, buyers, and real estate agents. The company is BBB-accredited, with a B rating, and a four-star TrustPilot score.

How is First American rated?


Contract & Price
Claims & Service

Overall Rating: 8.5 / 10 (Excellent)

With more than 30 years of experience, First American has proven itself a leader in the home warranty industry. The company serves over 450,000 customers across the nation, offering year-round repair and replacement services, even on holidays. Some of the most attractive features of First American home warranty plans are their comprehensive coverages, standard prices, and lower-than-average service call fees. First American is an excellent option for anyone looking to protect their homes for a reasonable price and receive quality service 365 days a year.


Key Facts

Plan Types
Combo Plan
Benefit Limit Type
Per Item

Coverage - 10 / 10

First American offers two plans, the Basic coverage and Premier coverage. While their basic coverage protects mainly kitchen appliances, their Premier plan offers complete protection for all main home systems as well as appliances. In line with most businesses in the industry, however, they will not cover cosmetic damages, damages due to improper maintenance or installation, and any known or unknown pre-existing conditions. Coverage amounts differ by contract, yet their limits range around $3,000 in the aggregate for kitchen refrigerators, $1,500 for heating systems, and $500 for ductwork, which are substantially higher than comparable companies.

What does First American cover?

Covered Systems

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Water Heaters

Covered Appliances

  • Refrigerators
  • Clothes Dryers
  • Clothes Washers


For a full list of First American exclusions, check out this page.

Specialty Items

  • Pool/Spa
  • Well Pump

Contract & Price

Contract Details

Annual Premium
Starting at $288
Minimum Contract Length
12 month(s)
Online Quote/Application

Contract & Price - 8 / 10

Annual premiums with First American can range from $288 to $468, quite reasonable within the home warranty industry. The company extends a standard 12-month contract term and allows customers to obtain quotes and enroll online. Contracts seem to have different cancellation policies according to geographical location, so customers are advised to read their warranty agreements thoroughly before signing. For instance, Texas residents may cancel their plans within the first seven days of coverage for a full refund, whereas Virginia residents have 20 days to cancel and receive back the entirety of their payment, provided they have not filed any claims under said contract.

Sample Contract

First American provides a sample contract for potential customers on its website: First American Sample Contract

Claims & Service


24/7 Claims Department?
Waiting Period
30 days

Contractors & Service

Contractor Selection
In-Network Only
Service Recall Period
0 days

Claims & Service - 8 / 10

First American has some of the most affordable service call fees in the industry, which range from $50 to $65, depending on the plan selected. The company also offers a vast network of pre-screened contractors and technicians, as well as a 24/7 claims department. Although their service offer is similar to that some competitors, it must be noted that First American contracts are short and easy to understand, which is another feature that potential clients will surely appreciate.

First American Reputation

Company Details

Year Founded
NHSCA Membership
Number of Customers
Number of Employees
TrustPilot Rating
7.0 out of 10
BBB Rating
BBB Rating
BBB Neutral Reviews
BBB Negative Reviews

Reputation - 7.5 / 10

First American is a BBB-accredited business with a B rating and composite score of 2.82 out of 5 stars based on 321 customer reviews. Although they have received a considerable amount of negative client feedback at the Better Business Bureau's website, the agency has granted them accreditation based on their commitment to making a good faith effort to resolve consumer complaints. Additionally, the company is a member of the NHSCA and holds a noteworthy Trustpilot score of 7.0 (Great).

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Company Phone
(800) 992-3400
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 7248, Santa Rosa, CA, 95407
Year Founded

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303 Customer Comments & Reviews

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Okley P
Kemah, Texas
Hard to get ahold of. You have to go thru torture listening to this person ask you questions that take forever, then they tell you "Oh were sorry we are closed!!!" Call back tomorrow!!! Have had an issue with my pool for 6 weeks unresolved due to stupid people at First American Home Warranty. Horrible service. I have 3 houses with them and looking to change asap!!!! Don't use this company.

Eric S
Los Angeles, California
The pro, every time I needed a repair - it got fixed or replaced. My biggies issue with them is that I had no choice in provider, it could take weeks for someone to come out, every provider that they contracted with had terrible ratings and customer service and didn't seem to care since I had no choice but to use them and any time I would call First American they would say there's nothing they can do since it's already been assigned.

Michael D
Gainesville, Texas
August 10th still no AC and hot as the place the devil lives! About a month ago my AC went out. I contacted First American and they found a contractor to administer the repairs. The unit need a new compressor. About 3 days after the visit from the contractor they got the okay from First American to start the work and the contractor "claimed" they ordered the part, it would be here in three days. Three days came and went no calls or updates from EITHER party. My wife called on day number 4 and the contractor told her that the part had not been shipped yet. The secretary blamed the parts vendor and said she was having it shipped out right away. I seriously doubted the problem was with the... Read More

Our Partner
8.5 / 10
  • 24/7 support whenever your appliances fail
  • Large network of independent prescreened contractors and qualified technicians
  • In business for over 30 years
  • Good coverage on home systems
  • Does not cover pre-existing issues
  • They will replace items that fail if they can't be fixed regardless of age, make or model