Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia with a humid subtropical climate consisting of short, mild winters and very hot, humid summers. A hot and humid climate means extended use of Augusta home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating, and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in 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 Augusta.

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Augusta, Georgia. The monthly daily average temperature in Augusta ranges from 45°F in January to 82°F in July. There are 82 days reaching or exceeding 90°F and 5 days reaching 100°F annually. A humid subtropical climate 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 Augusta is to obtain a Home Service Agreement that’s flexible, affordable, and from a trusted provider, such as American Residential Warranty. A home service agreement helps protect homeowners from the high costs of unforeseen mechanical failures of their covered appliances and home systems, and the plan provides licensed, pre-screened, pre-qualified service technicians to assess the situation. If the issue is due to normal wear and tear or mechanical failure and it is a covered item, then the appliance or system will be repaired or replaced within the terms and conditions of the plan. For covered repairs the homeowner will only have to pay a nominal service fee of $55 in most cases.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Augusta 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 service professionals. By having a home service agreement, 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 and personal distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Augusta

Augusta is approximately two hours east of downtown Atlanta by car on the I-20. It is the principal city of the Augusta–Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which as of 2015 had an estimated population of just over 590,000, making it the second-largest metro area in the state after Atlanta. The estimated 2016 population of Augusta is just over 198,000.

Augusta is a regional center of medicine, biotechnology, and cyber security. Top employers include: Augusta University, Medical District of Augusta, Savannah River Site (a Department of Energy nuclear facility) and the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, which oversees training for Cyber, Signal Corps, and Electronic Warfare. Companies that have facilities, headquarters or distribution centers in Augusta include: CareSouth, T-Mobile, Covidien, Solo Cup Company, Automatic Data Processing, International Paper, Teleperformance, Sitel, E-Z-GO, Elanco, Club Car (Worldwide Headquarters), John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg's and Delta Air Lines' baggage call center. In 2016, it was announced that the new National Cyber Security Headquarters would be based in Augusta, bringing as many as 10,000 cyber security specialists to the Fort Gordon area.

There is much to see and do in Augusta, Georgia. Augusta’s Downtown Historic District encompasses most of downtown and its pre-Civil War area. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The Augusta Museum of History includes exhibits from golf to soul singer James Brown. The Augusta Riverwalk runs along the Savannah River. Nearby, the Morris Museum of Art is dedicated to the art of the American South. Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring. The Masters brings over 200,000 visitors from across the world to the bright green Augusta National Golf Course. Parks and recreation sites include: Riverwalk Augusta, Augusta Common, Augusta Canal, and Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Augusta and the surrounding towns have the finest boutique and antique shopping. Residents and visitors will find original works of art, prints, and posters from Artists Row, a collection of galleries, studios and custom-frame shops on Broad Street. Downtown Augusta is home to many of Augusta’s most popular attractions, locally owned restaurants and nightlife. The city has award-winning restaurants and local favorites that serve up everything from comfort food to innovative fusion selections.

The closest major airport to Augusta, Georgia is Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (AGS / KAGS). This airport is 8 miles from the center of Augusta.

Local utility companies serve Augusta’s energy needs. In 2015, Georgia ranked 8th in the nation both in net electricity generation and in retail sales of electricity. For 2015, Georgia’s four existing nuclear reactor units accounted for 26% of the state’s net electricity generation. Coal accounted for 29%, natural gas accounted for 39%, and renewable energy, including hydroelectric power, contributed 6%.

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