With long-term use of home appliances and systems in Austin, Texas homes can be at risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns. The climate in Austin is warm and temperate. The city has 300 days of sunshine per year. Austin’s weather doesn’t normally see huge extremes, although the change between hot and cold or dry and wet can happen so quickly that it can seem like an extreme change. Austin’s climate has a long, hot summer, warm transitional seasons, and a short, mild winter. Austin averages 34 inches of annual rainfall and it is distributed mostly evenly throughout the year, though May and June are generally the wettest months.

High temperatures and high humidity means extended use of home systems like the central AC unit and electrical 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 Austin residents, from a trusted home service agreement provider such as 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 Austin 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 on a covered system or appliance, it can be properly and quickly resolved without causing financial distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Austin

Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, Austin is the capital of Texas, the 11th largest city in the United States, and the 3rd largest state capital. The population of Austin in 2016 is estimated at 931 thousand, which is an increase of more than 3% over the last census in 2010. In addition, Austin is the youngest big city in the US per capita with 90 thousand total college and university students.

Austin is known for its legendary live music, vibrant restaurant scene and unique culture. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, unique shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces. The Austin metropolitan area serves as a center for academic, political, research and technological activities. The city has more fine restaurants and clubs per capita than any other U.S. city. Austin is home to the University of Texas, one of the top schools in the US as well as many other acclaimed colleges such as St. Edwards and Concordia University. Professional and amateur sports venues and events in Austin include the Austin Ice Bats, Texas Wranglers Football and the Round Rock Express.

Austin’s booming economy was ranked number two in the nation in growth in 2015, according to Federal data. The city is home to several big Fortune 500 companies, including Dell and Whole Foods Markets. And, the massive University of Texas is one of the largest campuses in the country. The engineering and computer science programs have generated many local tech businesses. Austin is often called the “Silicon Hills” because of the many technology companies that have chosen to make their home here. Austin counts 3M, Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Google, Facebook, AMD, Applied Materials, Cirrus Logic, Cisco Systems, eBay/PayPal, Bioware, Blizzard Entertainment, Hoover’s, Intel Corporation, National Instruments, Samsung Group, Silicon Laboratories, Oracle Corporation, Hostgator, and United Devices among the many top companies and largest employers with operations in Central Texas. Austin is also emerging as a hub for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies – the city is home to about 85.

South Congress is a shopping district stretching down South Congress Avenue from Downtown. This area is home to coffee shops, eccentric stores, restaurants, food trucks, trailers and festivals. It prides itself on “Keeping Austin Weird”, especially with development in the surrounding area. Some annual events include Eeyore’s Birthday Party, Spamarama, Austin Gay Pride, the Austin Reggae Festival, Kite Festival, Texas Craft Brewers Festival, Art City Austin, and Carnaval. The three day Austin City Limits Music Festival has been held in Zilker Park every year since 2002. Austin also has many odd statues and landmarks, such as the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue, the Willie Nelson statue, the Mangia dinosaur, the Loca Maria lady at Taco Xpress, the Hyde Park Gym’s giant flexed arm, and Daniel Johnston’s Hi, How are You? Jeremiah the Innocent frog mural.

Austin is the largest city in the United States to be served by only one Interstate Highway. The city’s airport is Austin–Bergstrom International Airport. Austin Executive Airport serves the general aviation coming into the city, as well as other smaller airports outside of the city centre. Austin Energy is a publicly owned utility providing electrical power to the city of Austin and surrounding areas. Austin Energy’s total generation capacity is more than 3,000 megawatts provided by a mixture of wind power, solar power, biomass, natural gas, nuclear power, and coal.

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