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The NHSCA represents the nations largest and most-respected providers of home service contracts. We solely represent the home service contract (aka “home warranty”) industry, unlike other trade groups that represent automobile services and extended warranties on new retail products.  Our industry is focused on major, household appliances and home systems, with contracts generally covering items such as dishwashers, ovens, disposers, wiring and plumbing systems and most importantly, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC).

Home service contracts provide service to cover the service, repair or replacement of existing systems or products that fail due to normal wear and tear. If it quits working, that is us. We do not sell insurance.  If it is damaged by a falling tree, catches fire or is subject to vandalism, that is insurance. These are mutually exclusive products in all 50 states.

We hope you will find the information in our PRESS KIT to be helpful. If we can provide you with additional information or an association representative to serve as a source for any upcoming features, blogs or columns, please contact us.

 – NHSCA Board of Directors

Lorna Mello, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Old Republic Home Protection Elected President of National Home Service Contract Association. Richard Adams elected VP and John Walsh, Secretary Treasurer. June, 2018 – Lorna Mello, a highly experienced veteran and leader in home service contract sales and marketing was elected President of the National Home Service Contract
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When it comes to home systems and appliances, it’s not personal. We all hear that arcane and rather silly message as we depart an airplane. “Please look around for all your personal belongings and take them with you.”  I always wondered, “Are there impersonal belongings?  Are there “public belongings?”  Is belongings even a word? (It
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The National Home Service Contract Association also reports an increase in consumer knowledge, value & popularity of home service contracts – The National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA), a non-profit 501(c) (6) industry trade organization comprised of member companies representing home service contract providers and consumer interests throughout the United States, announces today that its members sold more than 4 million home service contracts (often referred to as home warranties) in 2015, an 8-percent growth from 2014.

Mike Bartosch Elected President of National Home Service Contract Association Boston, MA, June 10, 2016 – Mike Bartosch, a long time leader in the home warranty industry, has been named President of the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA). Bartosch is President of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty of Denver, Colorado, a leading provider of home warranty
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From Homewarrantyreviews.com – with permission  (2016).  This is a guest post by Arthur J. Chartrand, Counsel, and Administrator for the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA) – from Homewarrantyreviews.com Read original article in full at  homewarrantyreviews.com. Homewarrantyreviews.com (2016)   As homeowners, you have to live under a rock these days not to have certain lifetime or
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Appears official that longstanding law of no sales tax upon initial sale of home service contracts is affirmed. The Washington State Department of Revenue published an Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) on January 12, 2016, ETA 3198.2016 regarding the sales taxation of home service contracts. This ETA has been in discussion for years with the home
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Clean your dryer vent for both safety & better clothes and never leave dryer running when not home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, dryers and washing machines were involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2006-2010. Clothes dryers accounted for 92% of the fires; washing machines
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National Home Service Contract Providers offer advice to homeowners on maintenance tips to prevent fires. Lenexa, KS — Whether you are springing forward or falling back, it’s a good time for homeowners to replace the batteries in their smoke detectors. The members of the nonprofit, National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA) would also like to remind homeowners
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National Home Service Contract Association offers helpful tools allow consumers to select the most reputable providers of home service contracts. (Lenexa, KS)  Contracts are only as dependable as the providers behind them. The members of the non-profit trade association, National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA,) are the leaders and professionals in the home service contract industry
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  National TV Personality Provides Great Tips to Maintain a Happy and Healthy Home KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kevin O’Connor, host of This Old House on PBS recently sat down with the Kansas City chapter of the National Home Service Contract Association to discuss tips for homeowners. Nominated for an “Outstanding Service Show Host” Emmy Award in his debut
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Ovens and air conditioners can fail at the worst possible times. Don’t be the horror story shared by friends and family the next twenty years. In a recent television segment, the NHSCA shows how to prepare the appliances in your kitchen so they’ll be ready for all the food and frolic when your house guests
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National Home Service Contract Association defines terms for homeowners, regulators and the media to keep things straight. (Lenexa, Ks) The purchase of a home may be the largest investment individuals and families will make in their lifetime.  A number of products, such as home service contracts, insurance, builder’s and other warranties exist to help homeowners
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National Home Service Contract Association members provide consumers over a billion dollars in benefits annually. (Lenexa, KS)  Contracts are only as dependable as the providers behind them. The members of the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA) stand behind the home service contracts they provide millions of consumers each year. NHSCA member providers are often able
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We know that buying a home is overall cheaper than renting in most major metros, but now there is evidence that buying a home is a better financial decision than renting for homebuyers who plan to stay in their home for at least two years in half of all U.S. markets. Read more, click here The National
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  Cost of service and repair can be costly according to the National Home Service Contract Association. A home service contract is a good option. (Lenexa, KS) — There are many items to consider when purchasing an existing home. Many buyers, especially those in the market for their first home, look at the sale price to determine
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  Take a few minutes to read and make sure you have properly winterized your home. The NHSCA contributed to a terrific article on SheKnows.com  Read the entire (original and unedited) SheKnows.com by Rolla Bahsous online here. How to get your home ready for the cold season If you’ve already pulled out your winter coat and put
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  Lenexa, KS – When sales in the residential real estate market grow, often resulting in a shift towards a sellers’ market in many areas, no one should forget the basic economics of selling or owning a home. The National Home Service Contract Association reminds home buyers that the true cost of home ownership extends well
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While written in April 2013, this advice from PM is pretty much timeless. Suppose someone is considering buying a home…READ MORE The National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA) is a non-profit 501(c) (6) industry trade organization of member companies serving home service contract providers and consumer interests throughout the United States. For more great industry, media
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Just like winterizing, NHSCA says adding home appliances to cleaning list in spring just as important. Lenexa, KS – The experts with the National Home Service Contract Association advise that cleaning and inspecting major appliances should be at the top of every homeowner’s spring cleaning checklist. “Organizing closets and cleaning windows certainly are typical spring
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Check on potential providers at homeservicecontract.org Lenexa, KS —The National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA) is cautioning consumers to research service contract providers before signing on the dotted line to be assured they are registered and fully compliant with state laws. The easiest and quickest way is to be sure you are dealing with a registered
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  National Home Service Contract Association cautions home buyers about limitations on HVAC testing in colder temperatures Lenexa, KS – The National Home Service Contract Association is cautions consumers purchasing an existing home in the winter that colder temps make it difficult to determine the proper function of residential air conditioning units. HVAC professionals generally caution
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Seller-Purchased Contracts Offer Convenience and Benefit for New Homeowners (Lenexa, KS)  Home sales  can get hot and can slow down in quickly changing markets these days, but a home service contract always makes sense for sellers and buyers. Homeowners should get the most of them. Home sellers very often  purchase home service contracts on behalf
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August 7, 2012 Back in April HomeWarrantyWiz.com published an interview with Counsel for the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA), Art Chartrand. In today’s piece we meet the President of that same association. On behalf of First American Home Buyers Protection Jeff Powell is the current President of the NHSCA and I recently talked with him about his
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MEDIA CONTACT: Art Ansoorian, Ansoorian and Associates • 805-653-1648 • Email (SAN RAMON, CA – Sept. 1, 2012)  By reducing overhead and improving operations, the home service contract industry in California has done what few industries have been able to do – increase coverage without passing the cost along to consumers. “Today home service contract
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National Home Service Contract Association offers advice to homeowners and homebuyers on air conditioner mandates by EPA. (Lenexa, KS). In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency placed into effect a ban on the manufacture of new HVAC systems using R-22 refrigerant. R-22 refrigerant, more commonly known as Freon®, is used in systems such as window air-conditioning units, dehumidifiers,
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HomeWarrantyWiz.com published this interview in 2011 on consumer resources to home warranty consumers   Click to read the original and full  Home Warranty Wiz – NHSCA interview article. The following is an excerpt. Home warranty is a service that is known by many different names. As an industry the generally preferred terminology for services that
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Codes to help consumers identify reputable providers. (Lenexa, KS) In an effort to eliminate confusion and reduce fraud, the nation’s largest trade association in the home service contract industry, the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA),  implemented a coding classification system in 2012 to more clearly identify member companies. The system works best when recognized
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Association Adopts Automatic Renewal Model to Protect Consumer Interests (OLATHE, KS – November 8, 2011) The National Home Service Contract Association has taken the lead to protect consumers from a lapse in coverage by drafting and promoting a model automatic renewal clause for the home service contract industry. In an effort to create a balanced
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NHSCA and Angie’s List Offer Similar Advice, but NHSCA provides vetted and guaranteed contractors. (Lenexa, KS)   Every year, millions of home service contracts (often referred to as “home warranties”) are purchased nationwide—a number growing dramatically every year as consumers seek home care solutions. While a growing number are marketed directly to consumers, the majority of
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The National Home Service Contract Association says to get all the facts before relying on various internet-based services that rank or rate home service contract providers. (Lenexa, KS ) Some internet-based web sites have begun “rating” home service contract providers, but such can be biased or based on a limited and perspectives. The NHSCA cautions consumers
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Homes Service Contract Industry Reaffirms Your Need for a Real Estate Agent (Lenexa, KS) Whether we are in a buyers market like the years following 2007, or in a sellers market as hit high gear  in 2016, real estate agents remain invaluable. A side effect of this seesaw of  economic change is that today’s home
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Lack of use can cause costly repairs, not to mention denied  insurance claims. (Lenexa, KS)   When home sits idle on the market, or vacant for most any reason, lack of proper maintenance or simply lack of use can cause costly repairs or replacements down the road. They may also result in lack of coverage under
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Complaints and Investigation of New York Company Elicit Response by National Home Service Contract Association (OLATHE, KS – January 12, 2009) OIn today’s economy it has never been more important for consumers to verify the credibility and dependability of any company in which they invest or purchase services. The National Home Service Contract Association strongly
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Consumers to Benefit Say Industry Leaders (OLATHE, KS – July 10, 2008) Until recently any contractor licensed in the state of Arizona could sell a homeowner a home service contract that covered items such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, and heating and cooling systems. It doesn’t sound like a problem until you realize that many of
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When the market shift to sellers, buyers need to change their approach. (Lenexa, KS) When the sellers market turns hot, buyers need to be ready to pull the trigger. We recently  interviewed Mitch Miller, an experienced REALTOR with Better Homes and Garden Real Estate. He indicates many home shoppers are often slow to fully comprehend
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