Homes in Atlanta, Georgia with long-term use of home appliances and systems can be at risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns. Georgia is one of the few states where at least 30% of household energy consumption is used for space heating and at least 10% of the energy consumed in homes is used for air conditioning – compared to the national average of 41% for heating and 6% for air conditioning, according to EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey.

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Atlanta. Despite having a mild climate, Atlanta does experience all four seasons. The average annual temperature is 61°F. Atlanta’s coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 33°F. In July, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 89°F. The driest month in Atlanta is October and March is the wettest month. Atlanta gets 52 inches of rain per year.

Changing temperatures with the change in seasons and high humidity mean extended use of home systems like the central AC unit, electrical system, and central heating system. If one of these systems experience 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 is to have a Home Service Agreement, available to Atlanta residents, from a trusted company like 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 breakdown due to normal wear and tear.

Customers in Atlanta with an American Residential Warranty Home Services Agreement, 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. American Residential Warranty customers can select their own service providers or use a technician from ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified service professionals. By having such an appliance protection plan, it will ensure that when a problem arises due to normal wear and tear of a covered system or appliance, it can be properly and quickly resolved without causing financial distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Atlanta

Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, The 2016 Atlanta population is 463 thousand. There are 3,485 people per square mile (population density). The average household size is 2.25 people. 23% of people are married, with children. 26% have children, but are single. Compared to the rest of the country, Atlanta’s cost of living is 1.8% higher than the U.S. average.

Atlanta is the major commercial and transportation hub of the southeast United States. The city plays a role as a transportation crossroads, both for ground and air transport since Atlanta originates more flights than any city except Chicago. Atlanta has had great success economically as it is home to Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines and more recently a vital regional and headquarters business center for large corporations. Home offices for Home Depot, UPS, CNN and Bellsouth are in the area. The service, communications, retail trade, manufacturing, finance, and insurance industries lead the city’s economy. The convention business is also important.

In Atlanta, fine dining, shopping and rich history, together with wonderful attractions, create a city with Southern charm. There are weekly farmers’ markets, many authentic ethnic eateries along Buford Highway and dynamic restaurants that include establishments run by celebrity chefs. Atlantans love their festivals, big music festivals, seasonal festivals, arts festivals, film festivals, beer festivals, and culinary festivals. Major attractions include Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, Grant Park, and the Carter Presidential Center. As well, Atlanta is a major educational center, with many prestigious universities and colleges, including Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia State University. Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University are important historically black colleges.

Atlanta is the first city in the Southeast to pass legislation targeting energy reduction in commercial buildings. In April, 2015 The City of Atlanta announced that it has adopted a comprehensive energy policy that aims to significantly reduce citywide commercial energy use by establishing a framework for energy performance monitoring and systems maintenance.

You could be losing thousands on home repairs without a home warranty plan. Customize your plan with ARW today.