Select Home Warranty Review


Rating: 9.1 / 10 (Excellent)
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Select Home Warranty is a New Jersey-based company that provides home warranty plans across the United States. They offer three levels of coverage, with optional add-ons to allow homeowners to fully customize their warranties. The company covers all makes and models of appliances and systems. They have a B rating with the BBB.

How is Select rated?

Breakdown

9/10
Coverage
9/10
Reputation
9/10
Contract & Price
10/10
Claims & Service

Overall Rating: 9.1 / 10 (Excellent)

Select Home Warranty’s lack of a term maximum is very attractive, especially when considering their comparatively generous appliance and system limits. They do have a waiting period for service, and require maintenance records, which can be off-putting to some customers. Select is an excellent choice for customers who value savings and flexibility.

Coverage

Key Facts

Plan Types
Combo Plan
Benefit Limit Type
Per Item
Typical Appliance Benefit Limit
$500
Typical Systems Benefit Limit
$2,000

Coverage - 9 / 10

Select Home Warranty offers combination policies that cover 15 systems and appliances, in addition to additional specialty item coverage. With no term benefit limit set, appliances are capped at $500, while systems are limited to $2,000. As a matter of company policy, items will only be covered if they have not been repaired prior to service, or if their malfunction is due to user error.

What does Select cover?

Covered Systems

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Water Heaters
  • Central Vacuums
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ductwork
  • Sump Pumps

Covered Appliances

  • Refrigerators
  • Dishwashers
  • Clothes Dryers
  • Clothes Washers
  • Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops
  • Built-in Microwave
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Stand Alone Freezer

Exclusions

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

Specialty Items

  • Pool/Spa
  • Well Pump
  • Septic
  • Roof Leaks
  • Lawn Sprinklers

Contract & Price

Contract Details

Minimum Contract Length
12 month(s)
Home Inspection Required for Contract?
No
Online Quote/Application

Contract & Price - 9 / 10

In the case of Select’s yearlong base-level contract, no home inspection is required prior to full coverage. For the sake of education and peace-of-mind, this company provides a sample contract and quote calculator on their website. In exchange for a $75 administration fee, they also offer a pro-rated refund if the initial 30 days have expired.

Sample Contract

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

Cancellation Policy

Select reserves the right to cancel the service contract in the event of fraudulent conduct or misrepresentations by the customer, failure to make the required payments, or upon agreement. The customer may cancel the agreement within 30 days from the order date of the agreement and will be entitled to a full refund only if no service has been provided under the contract. After 30 days, the customer may receive a pro-rated refund for the non-discounted annual plan cost. The customer will be charged a $75 cancellation fee, plus any service expenses incurred by Select Home Warranty.

Claims & Service

Claims

Maintenance Records Required for Service?
Yes
Waiting Period
30 days

Contractors & Service

Contractor Selection
In-Network Only

Claims & Service - 9.5 / 10

Once the policy holder has been covered for the entirety of their contract-mandated 30-day waiting period, Select allows access to their in-network contractor services. In addition to requiring maintenance records in order to provide service, Select also insists that they be notified. If they are not, then reimbursement may be forfeited.

Select Reputation

Company Details

Year Founded
2012
NHSCA Membership
Number of Employees
2-10
TrustPilot Rating
6.1 out of 10
BBB Rating
B-
BBB Rating
38
BBB Neutral Reviews
28
BBB Negative Reviews
273
Date Collected
2017-01-26

Reputation - 9 / 10

Select Home Warranty is a relatively small company that is not a member of the NHSCA. In addition to their TrustPilot rating of 6.1 out of 10, this company has held a B- rating with the Better Business Bureau since 2012, backed by 38 positive, 28 neutral, and 273 negative reviews.

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Company Phone
(855) 267-3532
Headquarters Address
1 International Blvd Ste 400, Mahwah, NJ, 07495
Mailing Address
One International Blvd. Suite 400, Mahwah, NJ, 07495
Year Founded
2012

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brianna
Chicago, Illinois
6/5/2017
I filed a claim with SHW for my dishwasher. The repairs were completed on my dishwasher within two days. The contractor would have finished sooner if he didnt need to go purchase a special part. The service was very good. I have no complaints.


Yvette T
Jacksonville, Florida
6/3/2017
I purchase a home warranty, never received my policy, when called asked to resend. they were re sending and mailing it . Guess what, no policy. I called to left spoke with a representative to request a refund, very rude , tried everything in the book to avoid giving me my refund. kept putting me on hold saying let me check. I ask to speak with a manger they disconnect the call. Left several messages and email Johnathan the person who sold me the policy. He never return or responded to my email. I finally called and spoke with Jonathan, he tried to extend my warranty additional months. At this point my first impression is my last. I wouldn't use this company if they offer 50 yrs.... Read More


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Aj
Ventura, California
6/3/2017
Worst company ever. Rude, incompetent and they don't handle a work order. Called for an easy plumbing fix. They told me 2 weeks after calling 20 times, waiting on hold forever, only to be told I needed to find the contractor myself. Waste of time and money. I have paid for their warranty for 5 years, and this was a first time using their service or lack of


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Doug C
Hot Springs, Arkansas
6/3/2017
Absolutely a criminal enterprise. They cheated my 89 year old mother. The contract says they fix leaky water pipes, but when she had one that ran from the water heater under the house to the kitchen sink Select said it wasn't covered because it was not in the house. How many water heaters are "in the house" as compared to the attic , basement ,garage? DO NOT USE THEM!


Yvette E
Gainesville, Virginia
6/2/2017
Do not by any means join this company they are con artists, rude and they do not cover the majority of the items they claim they do. They are very unprofessional and do not care about the average homeowner only getting their monthly fees.


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Lucille B
Brandon, Mississippi
5/30/2017
Do not buy this warranty they are a scam I talked my friend in to buying it and the first thing was they do not pay for freion then mine went out could not be fixed would not replace it then my ice machine went out they keep sending the wrong parts still not fixed so please do not waste your money


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Jacky
Cumming, Georgia
5/30/2017
I purchased a home warranty from this company and it is a complete SCAM. Check out the reviews on the BBB website. I want to give a negative star rating for this company.


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jessica m
Richmond, Virginia
5/30/2017
while they are affordable and their coverage is comparable to everyone else they lack in customer service. claims for a down AC unit take 24/48 for them to even get you on a schedule with someone. If you get your own repair and get paid back by Select it takes well over 30 days to get your money.


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stephanie
New York, New York
5/30/2017
I have filed 3 claims with Select Home Warranty so far. Each claim was handled quickly. My repairs were made all within a reasonable amount of time. Thank you.


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jessica
Columbia, South Carolina
5/30/2017
I filed a claim for my sprinkler system last week. The repairs were made by a licensed professional. The service was very good. The contractor was very professional and explained everything to me in detail. I am happy with Select Home Warranty.



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