TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the leaves changing color and footballs in the air, it's time to gear up for fall weather. Homeowners across the country will need to prepare for the upcoming chill by switching from air conditioning to heat so their homes can be warm and cozy. That's fine if everything goes well – but sometimes systems don't cooperate.
Homeowners have no way of knowing when a system leak or general malfunction will ruin the best plans. That's why the Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC) reminds homeowners that purchasing a home warranty can prevent the aggravation that comes with a system breakdown. It's no fun when a chilly room refuses to get toasty.
"A home warranty is the best way to protect your home, and your peace of mind, from costly unforeseen damages," said Timothy Meenan, SCIC executive director. "On a brisk fall night, the last thing you want to worry about is having a broken heater with no coverage for repairs."
Home warranties can shield you from expensive bills and long wait times for repairs. The benefits of having coverage for your home go beyond saving time and money – a home warranty also adds value to your home and is transferable to a new owner.
According to a home sales study last year by American Home Shield, an SCIC member company, homes with warranties sold an average of almost 11 days faster when they were put on the market. Those homes also sold for a higher price, an average of $2,300 more than homes without protection.
"Many real estate deals now include home warranties," said Meenan. "A home warranty provides a double benefit, making your life easier while you own the home and then enhancing its value if you decide to sell."
SCIC provides the necessary tools to find and purchase a home warranty. When disaster strikes, home warranties offer peace of mind. And that will help make sure it doesn't stay cold for long.
For more information on home warranties and to find where to purchase one, visit http://www.go-scic.com.
The Service Contract Industry Council works with key lawmakers across the nation to develop fair and uniform regulations to protect consumers. As a national trade association, SCIC advocates for the regulation of the service contract industry for appliances, electronics, home and vehicles.
SOURCE Service Contract Industry Council