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RISMEDIA, March 6, 2008-Home Warranty of America announced the availability of one of the first-ever green home warranty options in the nation. According to HWA, real estate professionals can now offer their buyers a comprehensive home warranty from HWA with the option to purchase GreenPlus. This new option provides replacement of the appliances and systems shown below with Energy Star rated products, if the unit cannot be repaired.

Clothes Washer
Heating System (with 90% efficiency)
Water Heater (with a tankless water heater)
Oven, Range, Cook Top

“This is an incredible breakthrough in the home warranty business. It means that many of the thousands of replacements we handle each year for our customers with these appliances and systems will upgrade to much more energy efficient units, helping to save money for our customers. It will also reduce energy consumption and positively impact the environment through less greenhouse gases” said David Sobel, vice president of sales, Home Warranty of America.

“We know from Energy Star that if just one in 10 homes used Energy Star qualified appliances, the change would be like planting 1.7 million acres of trees. We believe real estate professionals and consumers want this and so do we. It can only be a win-win for all of us,” said Marc Roth, president & CEO, Home Warranty of America.

The company says that HWA has made GreenPlus also available through its direct-to-consumer home warranty programs to expand its reach and impact. This allows those consumers not selling or buying a home to also participate.

“We want to be a part of reducing greenhouse gases and saving our customers real money. Doing our part in this global action is imperative to secure our children’s and grandchildren’s futures,” added Sobel.

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) can account for up to 45% of a homes energy costs. Energy Star HVAC equipment can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs. Source:

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The company says that GreenPlus is now available to real estate professionals in Texas, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. It will be available nationally by April 1, 2008.