From cooking meals to cleaning clothes, we rely on appliances every day. But these appliances aren't immune to malfunctions or breakdowns. The cost of repairing or replacing a broken appliance can quickly add up and put a strain on your budget. That's why many homeowners opt for protection plans—because when breakdowns happen, they not only protect their appliances, they protect their wallets too. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of having an appliance protection plan and why it's a decision you don't want to overlook.
What is an appliance protection plan?
It’s a safety net for your trusted household appliances. If you’ve ever had a fridge or washing machine give up on you, you know how frustrating it can be. Having a protection plan helps take the hassle out of appliance repairs and getting a replacement if you need one. Depending on the provider you choose, the cost of an appliance protection plan can be as low as $1 per day, so you won’t have to break the bank to keep your home running smoothly.
How can an appliance protection plan help you?
Should one of your appliances break, help is just a call away—and you don’t have to pay a ridiculous amount of money to get it.
Whether you pay annually or monthly, a protection plan may be a great deal considering the price of appliance repair or replacement—especially if you have a lot of other appliances that deserve protection too.
If you're still not sure about whether to get an appliance protection plan, here are four reasons why you may end up regretting not having one:
1. Costly repairs
Being hit with unexpected repair bills is no one’s idea of a good time.
Appliances are prone to wear and tear over time, and breakdowns can happen when you least expect them. You may think that your appliance is covered by a warranty, but those are typically only helpful if the issue is manufacturer-related and if the warranty hasn’t already expired. (Spoiler alert: they often do without you noticing).
If the warranty is expired and you don't have an appliance protection plan, you'll be responsible for covering the costs of any repairs or replacements out of pocket. These expenses can add up quickly, especially for high-end appliances or those that require specialized repairs. By having a protection plan, you can alleviate potential financial burden and have peace of mind knowing that you can get quick service so you won’t have to go without your essential appliance for weeks or months.
2. Unforeseen breakdowns
No matter how well you maintain your appliances, they can still break—and there’s no way to predict when.
Imagine waking up to a malfunctioning refrigerator or a leaky washing machine just before a big family event. Having an appliance protection plan ensures that you'll have access to prompt, hassle-free repairs or replacements, so you can focus on what matters.
3. Shorter appliance lifespan
Appliances aren’t cheap, so no one wants to have to pay to replace them unless they have to. With regular maintenance and timely repairs thanks to a protection plan, your appliances are more likely to perform as they should, for longer. This not only saves you from the hassle of dealing with appliance issues but also lets you get the most out of your investment.
4. Unnecessary stress
We all have so much going on—from school to work to family events and finding time to finally catch up on our favorite shows. No one wants to deal with the stress that comes along with a broken appliance. If you have a protection plan, you don’t have to.
With Asurion Appliance+®, you can get hassle-free coverage for your new appliances and the existing ones in your home, regardless of the brand or where you bought them. Plus you’ll get 24/7 troubleshooting support to keep your appliances running as they should when you need them the most. Learn more about Asurion Appliance+™ coverage and how you can get total peace of mind protection.