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Check out this free tool to estimate your home maintenance costs

By Mike Wheatley | August 19, 2016

Leading home warranty review, rating and comparison website, has announced an all new feature which allows customers to estimate costs involved in maintaining a typical American household. The tool, which is called the Home Maintenance Calculator, has been made live and is now available for use to better make an informed decision in purchasing a home warranty which protects the budget from unnecessary costs.


The team behind the website discovered that homeowners were often undecided about whether or not they actually need to purchase a home service contract. The need for the Home Maintenance Calculator stemmed from this very issue and is designed specifically to address this. For homeowners who are facing doubts about the need for a home warranty plan, this intelligent tool will provide an estimate of the cost required to maintain their home and whether or not a home warranty plan will be beneficial to them.

The tool takes into account seven major factors which chiefly include the age of the home, appliances in it and approximate repair/ replacement costs. The Home Maintenance Calculator then provides an estimate of the amount required to maintain the entire home. Based on this figure, the tool recommends whether or not an appliance warranty is required.

To use the calculator, the user needs to set the movable marker to appropriate values on the scale for every parameter. Once that is done, the graph appearing on the right will display the difference in the cost to maintain your home with and without a home warranty.

The graph has been designed to be very easy to interpret. If the graph indicates that the cost to maintain a home is higher without a home warranty, it might be a direct indication that the homeowner might find it beneficial to have a home warranty plan. Likewise, lower cost without a home warranty indicates the lack of necessity of a home warranty.

The tool is absolutely free of cost and hence is expected to attract many potential home warranty customers. The website also offers a free quote tool which allows the user to obtain an estimate of the cost required to purchase a home service contract from various top-rated companies. All that the user needs to do is provide a ZIP code and fill up a simple form with street address, full name, phone and email and get free quotes.

Mike Wheatley is the senior editor at Realty Biz News. Got a real estate related news article you wish to share, contact Mike at [email protected].
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