Ann Arbor is a city in the state of Michigan. Ann Arbor typically has Midwestern humid continental climate, which is influenced by the Great Lakes resulting in four distinct seasons. A varying climate means extended use of Ann Arbor home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Ann Arbor homes can be a risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns. For this reason, it is recommended that all homeowners sign up for home service agreements in Ann Arbor.

Winters in Ann Arbor are the coldest time of year, with average highs around 34°F. Summers have average highs around 81°F with slightly more precipitation. The monthly daily average temperature in July is 73°F and 25°F in January. Precipitation tends to be the heaviest during the summer months. Snowfall which averages 58 inches per season, normally occurs from November to April but occasionally starts in October. Temperature changes with the seasons and the humidity means extra wear and tear on home appliances and systems. If your central heating system, central A/C unit or electrical system experiences a mechanical failure due to normal wear and tear, having protection from an expensive repair or replacement is essential because a delay can make living conditions in the home very uncomfortable for everyone, and even unsafe.

One of the best ways to protect home appliances and systems in Ann Arbor is to obtain a Home Service Agreement that’s flexible, affordable, and from trusted provider, American Residential Warranty. A home service agreement provides protection against unexpected repair costs for your covered appliances and systems that would NOT normally be covered under homeowner's insurance. Homeowner's insurance usually just protects you against losses due to natural disasters, theft or vandalism, but would NOT normally cover costs to repair appliances or systems when they break down due to normal wear and tear.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Ann Arbor receive excellent customer service, available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. We also provide immediate service for emergency issues and we will respond to a request for service within 24-48 hours. Customers can select their own service providers or use a technician from ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified technicians. By having a home service agreement in Ann Arbor, it will ensure that when a problem does occur due to normal wear and tear on a covered home system or appliance, it can be quickly and properly resolved without causing financial distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Ann Arbor

Founded in 1824, Ann Arbor was named for wives of the village's founders and the stands of Bur Oak trees. The city’s residential neighborhoods contain architectural styles ranging from classic 19th century and early 20th century designs to ranch-style houses. In 2016, Ann Arbor had an estimated population of 119,000. The greater metropolitan area including Washtenaw County, has an estimated population of 350,000.

The University of Michigan is a major contributor to Ann Arbor's economy. It employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. Employers are drawn to the area by the university's research and development money and its graduates. The city is home to a number of research and engineering centers, including Lotus Engineering, General Dynamics and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The United States Environmental Protection Agency's National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory and the Toyota Technical Center are also located in the city. Additional sectors include: High Tech, health services, biotechnology, medical administration, laboratories, and associated companies. Automobile manufacturers such as General Motors and Visteon are also located in Ann Arbor.

The culture of Ann Arbor, Michigan includes a variety of attractions and events, many of which are connected with the University of Michigan. Many performing arts groups and facilities are located on the University of Michigan campus, including Hill Auditorium, the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, and the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The Ann Arbor Civic Theater, Ann Arbor Ballet Theater, Ann Arbor Civic Ballet, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and Arbor Opera Theater are the most popular art institutions. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, located in a renovated and expanded historic downtown fire station, contains more than 250 interactive exhibits featuring science and technology. Artrain, located on North Main Street, is a traveling art museum located on a train.

Ann Arbor has a strong beer-brewing culture. The city is home to four brewpubs located in the downtown area: Arbor Brewing Company, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, Blue Tractor, and the nationally acclaimed Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales brewpub. Ann Arbor's West Side is also home to Wolverine State Brewing Company.

Ann Arbor Municipal Airport is a small, city-run general aviation airport located south of highway I-94. The Detroit Metropolitan (DTW) Airport is about 25 miles east of the city, in Romulus. Willow Run Airport, smaller than DTW is located east of the city near Ypsilanti serves freight, corporate, and general aviation clients.

Michigan utilities now supply around 10% of the electricity from renewables. In December 2012, the Ann Arbor City Council passed the Climate Action Plan (CAP), setting community wide goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase renewable energy use.

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