Bakersfield is a city in the state of California that covers about 140 square miles near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Valley region. Bakersfield has a desert climate with long, hot, dry summers, and brief, cool, moist winters. A hot and dry climate means extended use of Bakersfield home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating, and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield.

Bakersfield summers are very hot and there are extended stretches of hot weather. There are 108 days with an average of 90°F from April to October. From May to September there are 33 days above 100 °F. Typically, no rain falls from May through September. Winters feature mild daytime temperatures, but frost can occasionally be seen, often accompanied by dense Tule fog and low visibility. A hot 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 Bakersfield 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, prequalified 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 $55 service fee in most cases.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Bakersfield 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 an appliance service agreement in Bakersfield, 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 Bakersfield

Bakersfield lies near the southern "horseshoe" end of the San Joaquin Valley, with the southern tip of the Sierra Nevada just to the east. The city is in the county seat of Kern County. In 2016, Bakersfield had an estimated population of 348,000.

Bakersfield is a significant hub for both agriculture and oil production. Kern County is the most productive oil producing county, and the fourth most productive agricultural county in the US. Important industries include natural gas and other energy extraction, aerospace, mining, petroleum refining, manufacturing, distribution, food processing, and corporate/regional headquarters. Kern County is part of the highly productive San Joaquin Valley, and ranks in the top five most productive agricultural counties in the nation. Bakersfield serves as the home for both corporate and regional headquarters of companies engaged in agriculture industries. Bakersfield also has a growing manufacturing and distribution sector. Products manufactured in the city include: world's largest ice cream plant, central vacuums, highway paint, and stock racing cars. Every five years, Bakersfield hosts a political conference known as the Bakersfield Business Conference.

Bakersfield offers a lot to see and do including events, concerts, comedy, nightlife, family events, sports, museums and much more. Many of the city’s oldest and most historic restaurants are Basque, including Woolgrowers, Noriega's, Pyrenees, Benji's, and Narducci's. The city is known for The Bakersfield Sound, "a twangy style of Fender Telecaster and pedal steel guitar music made popular by hometown country crooners Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra has been performing for over 80 years. Every spring, Bakersfield hosts one of California's Scottish Games and Clan Gatherings. In March, Famoso Raceway holds the annual March Meet nostalgia drag racing event. The city has a number of museums with unique collections. The Kern County Museum holds a collection of regional artifacts. Bakersfield is also home to the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, which has a collection of Miocene era marine fossils collected from the region as well as other displays.

Meadows Field Airport is located in Bakersfield. For freight, the city is served directly by two class-1 railroads, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF).

Kern County is a leading producer of oil, natural gas, hydro-electric power, geothermal, solar and wind power, and is noted for its mineral wealth, including gold, borate, and kernite. Kern continues to be a leader in the renewable energy industry, with over $30 billion in private investment. Recently, County Board of Supervisors and Kern EDC, completed an Economic Strategy officially committing Kern County to the environment, sustainability, and quality of life. Kern County is home to the world’s largest solar plant, BHE Renewables’ Solar Star Project.

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