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Is a home warranty worth the added annual cost? If your home and most of its appliances aren’t brand spanking new, a home warranty can save you a ton of money on high-cost repairs and even replacements in some cases. But which home warranty company is right for you? We’ll give you the lowdown on Old Republic Home Protection (ORHP; and no, I don’t believe Jedi’s need home warranties 😉 to see how they stack up against their competition. You’ll find key features, plan options, pros, cons and what customers have to say.
- 24/7/365 service request hotline
- Their website’s “Homeowner Central” allows you to: register your plan, request service, access the name and phone number of the service provider, check the status of service requests, view service history, and more
- Member of the National Home Service Contract Association
Old Republic Home Warranty Plans
Below is a list of the systems and appliances included in the Old Republic Home Warranty coverage. Other covered appliances and systems vary widely based on the state you live in and the specific plan you purchase. Their website has state-specific plan information readily available. It’s extremely important that you read all the terms and conditions of every warranty plan before you sign up.
- Heating Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Water Heater
- Garbage Disposal
Below is a sampling of online reviews from Old Republic Warranty customers to give you their perspectives (both good and bad).
I have been involved in real estate for the past 17 years. First as a property manager and now as a real estate agent. It is essential to have a home warranty company I can count on as a realtor that I can present to my clients when they are buying a home, or want to add it later. Old republic has been very well liked by my clients and they have been very fair in their repairs. Brian M., Trustpilot, 6/20/2022
There are many home warranty companies in the marketplace and I highly recommend Old Republic for your home warranty company. They are easy to reach, quick in finding excellent service folk, reasonably priced and always accessible. I have maintained my service contract for many years with this same company, BY CHOICE, and the service continues to be reliable and good. Have heard stories of other similar companies and not one seems to maintain the same standard of providers that I’ve experienced with Old Republic, and that’s why I am taking the time to write this review. – Jane, Consumer Affairs, 1/2/2018
I had to replace the water pressure regulator as it was faulty. A couple of service providers came but all of them were very unprofessional. They took days and days to respond. When you wanted to talk to plumbing dept. to check status, they never answer. Very frustrated. I have put the claim three weeks ago. Still work was not done? Ananda, Consumer Affiars, 5/18/2022
Very pleased with service except for needing to follow up to get replacement refrigerator reimbursement. Calling in took in excess of 1 hour on hold waiting for representative; and I had to do this two times. I received a satisfaction review survey before my case was concluded. Service was prompt other than that so there should be resolution not needing customer to make contact with ORHP, or more appropriate timely update to plan holder. – Dorothy, Consumer Affairs, 6/18/2022
Is A Home Warranty Worth It?
Check out this video to see if you still want to invest in a home warranty — and to understand why it can be worth it!
Old Republic Home Protection Vs American Home Shield
- AHS has a build your own plan option, Old Republic doesn’t.
- Old Republic is available in 23 states. American Home Shield is available in 49 states.
- It’s more difficult to find positive customer reviews for Old Republic than it is for AHS.
Old Republic’s DIY Advice?
Old Republic Home Protection’s website gives you some great advice for DIY quick fixes for your home systems and appliances. It’s always a good idea to see if you can figure out a minor problem on your own rather than paying a technician $75+ for a service call (even when you have a home warranty). And The Family Handyman has some easy tips to help you out.
But when major repairs or replacements are needed, it’s often wise to have a home warranty plan to save you the added cost and hassle. Compare ORHP to other home warranty providers to see how they stack up to other companies in your area.