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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1377 Customer Comments & Reviews

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jasmine
Miami, Florida
5/26/2017
My stove repairs were made quickly. The technician arrived on time and was very polite.


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elena
New Orleans, Louisiana
5/25/2017
My sprinkler was repaired within a few days of filing my claim with SHW. The sprinkler contractor was really nice and explained everything to me. He made sure I was satisfied with his work before collecting payment from me.


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kavita
Herndon, Virginia
5/25/2017
Its REALLY BAD. Do NOT buy this. They do not cover ANYTHING. Everything is "not covered". Its really a rip off. I have never posted any reviews about any company before. But I want to warn you, do not buy from here. They keep you on wait for hours for authorization, and interpret every issue as "leak" which is not covered. Check it out yourself: 6.3.6. Air Conditioning (Central). This Agreement covers the primary floor air conditioning unit of the covered home only, provided that the air conditioning unit does not exceed a five (5) ton capacity. This Agreement covers the following air conditioning components: (i) motors; (ii) compressors; (iii) condensers; and (iv) thermostats. This... Read More


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candace
Charlotte, North Carolina
5/24/2017
Select home warranty hired a technician to make some plumbing repairs in my bathroom. The plumber was on time and repaired the plumbing issues. Everything works perfectly now. Thank you.


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Gary
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
5/24/2017
Don't waste your hard earned money on this company. I switched from 2-10 home warranty for a more affordable plan. Well, you get what you pay for. My upstairs A/C quit working in late spring. Called Select HW, and they said they set up a tech to come out. After 24 hrs, no show, no call, no nothing. I called the company they set me up with. The rude person I spoke with said they turned down the work order. I called select and they had no idea, they went on to ask if I knew anyone close by that accepted them????? What! It's selects job to find these service techs. After a handful of phone calls, arguing and wasted time we finally get someone to come out. To wrap it up, our bill... Read More


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carmen
Houston, Texas
5/23/2017
Thank you for taking the time to help me file my claim. The process was simple and my questions were answered. The service technician was on time and made the necessary plumbing repairs. Thanks.


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heidi
Milford, Connecticut
5/23/2017
I filed a claim for my dryer. The repair technician arrived on time and was able to repair my issues. Professional service all around.


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Juan f
Clearwater, Florida
5/22/2017
Don't waste your money! Select Home Warranty will find any way possible to deny a claim and/or pay as minimal as possible. I recently had a claim with them for my AC and the work was $1600.+ , they will direct you to the very fine print on things that are not covered or reasons they are not covered. The fine print basically excludes just about everything. I paid the work out of pocket and after numerous calls and requests to speak to management they only paid $150 towards the works, yes $150! (Remember the work was over $1600.) And they took over 45 days to issue a check. Customer service is a joke, I asked to speak to a manager and I was transferred to someone else who sounded like he... Read More


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carrie
Billings, Montana
5/22/2017
Amazing service. My appliance was repaired quickly. I had no issues since the repairs were made.


Thomas C
Atlanta, Georgia
5/21/2017
Was The worst Company I have ever dealt with in my 51 years on this earth. Now I am from a place were if you don't have anything good to say keep your mouth shut well this company deserves everything that this mouth is going to say. In the beginning they were courteous, accommodating, and even gave me extra coverages and services. little did I know i would have the 3 weeks of purgatory and no clean clothes to boot. first call was nice and after the 11th call and of those 11 3 of their reps hung up on me, or let me say the call got disconnected. i still don't have a washer that works nor has 1, not 1 service provider called me. Not one! nor have Select warranty called me not a single time... Read More



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