Select Home Warranty Review


Rating: 9 / 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
9/10
Claims & Service

Overall Rating: 9 / 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 / 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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973 Customer Comments & Reviews

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Sean M
Norfolk, Virginia
1/15/2018
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!! This place is a SCAM! 1st complaint: Wife clogged the kitchen sink on thanksgiving - called Select Home Warranty - 5 days later someone came out 5 hours late for the appointment - wasn't able to unclog the sink. Said he would have to call the warranty for approval for someone else to try. NEVER heard back from anyone - 2 weeks later we were able to finally get it fixed but on our own. 2nd complaint: We are covered under plumbing - but when the temperature outside dropped our plumbing started making weird noises and we lost water pressure in our 2nd bathroom all together - we submitted a claim online to Select Home Warranty on January 9th - never heard from them... Read More


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Marina W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1/15/2018
I must tell you, I have been probably one of your longest clients being with you for almost 15 years. 5 years in New Jersey, and almost 8 years in Maryland until my most recent move. As such a long time customer I want to outline why I continued to be a customer with them over such a long period time. 1)The plumbing service has came in handy on several occasions where a pipe for no real reason started leaking. 2)I have had a large roof leak on my first home and the roof was completely patched. 3)My appliances have always been covered and fixed, namely the microwave which has broken in three situations. The staff on call has always been very friendly and accept emergency calls without... Read More


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Aless
Asheville, North Carolina
1/15/2018
Why do people have to jump through all of the burdens to get paid a simple claim?? And then when they ask for reinburstment for a year they have paid but are not using you still charge them a $75 fee??


Debbi C
Phoenix, Arizona
1/14/2018
So far this has been terrible customer service. I have waited almost a month to get my washer fixed and to have anyone contact me other than to say my claim has been assigned. First time it was assigned I waited a week to have the repair service call me. They did not return my calls. I was assigned another service this past week but as yet have had NO ONE call me. Calling the claims number only results in being transferred around and at least a 15 minute hold period. Unfortunately I paid for three years and I wish I hadn't!!


Mary B
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
1/12/2018
WARNING!!!!! If you are considering purchasing a home warranty, PLEASE DO NOT USE SELECT HOME WARRANTY. I did my research and they were rated #1. We purchased their warranty in July 2017, needed help with refrigerator in November2017. Contacted them, followed their rules, contacted the person they gave us to use. It needs a fan motor. Now in January 2018 they tell me they will pay for part, but no installation and no labor cost. This applies to any repair you need a new part to fix your problem. From a fan motor to your refrigerator or a new heat and air unit. We also had a part break of our garage door opener, because it was a part that sits on the rail and raises and lowers the door they... Read More


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Jon R
Dallas, Texas
1/12/2018
As Usual the serviceman was very good and his competence showed. He came and asked where the problem was and went to work and did a very thorough job. My AC unit was also checked and they also sent me a very good plumber when temperture was not right.


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Nate M
Asheville, North Carolina
1/12/2018
Last request with Select Home Warranty serviceman, sadly started at 8pm right before Christmas. The SHW rep calmed me down and said I would get a call. Mandi called me and told me to go under the sink and block the water until he got there. While he was in my home he had to blow torch the pipe and repair the leak so that it would stop. I am grateful even on Christmas someone could come.


Harvy S
Lincoln, Massachusetts
1/11/2018
They pay very slowly when I had an eligible reimbursement--I'm still waiting for a check after 6 weeks and many promises from them that a check is already in the mail. They don't have contractors readily available in my town, near a major city, so I have to call my own service provider (not the first time this has happened). They cover little of the very few claims I have made to them.


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Benjamin H
'Ewa Beach, Hawaii
1/11/2018
The success rate of repair and scheduling through their website has been pleasing. On several occasions I got call backs in a couple hours and usually the appointment was set to a couple to four days later. Contractors come clean and don't make messes a d of course what's important: they do the job right.


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Ridley E
Boston, Massachusetts
1/11/2018
Yesterday my heat wouldn't come on and the cold front made it very painful here. I want to thank you for sending someone out so quick who found the problem and was kind enough to not only fix it but take preventative measures.



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