Baton Rouge is the capital of the state of Louisiana. Baton Rouge has a humid subtropical climate. A warm city, Baton Rouge has constant hot weather throughout the summer months and a mild climate during the winter. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge.

The yearly average temperature for Baton Rouge is 68°F. The average yearly temperature for January is 51°F and 81°F for August. The city's proximity to the Gulf of Mexico exposes the area to hurricanes. The area's yearly precipitation averages 55 inches of rain. The muggier period of the year lasts for 6 months, from April to October, during which time the comfort level is very muggy or miserable at least 28% of the time. Temperature changes with the change in 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 Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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 choose from ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified technicians. By having a home service agreement in Baton Rouge, 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 Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is a culturally rich city, settled by immigrants from numerous European and African nations. The city is the second-largest in the state after New Orleans, with a 2015 estimated population of just over 229,000. The metropolitan area, known as Greater Baton Rouge, has an estimated 2015 population of 830,000.

Baton Rouge is the furthest inland port on the Mississippi River that can accommodate ocean-going tankers and cargo carriers. The ships transfer their cargo at Baton Rouge onto rails and pipelines or barges. The largest industry is petrochemical production and manufacturing. ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge Refinery complex is the fourth largest oil refinery in the country. Baton Rouge also has rail, highway, pipeline, and deep water access. Dow Chemical Company, NanYa Technology Corporation, Louisiana State University, several research hospitals, the film industry, and Southeastern Louisiana University are all big employers in Baton Rouge. The city is home station to the Army National Guard 769th Engineer Battalion.

Baton Rouge is situated on the Mississippi River and represents the best of Louisiana's art and culture. The city has several designated arts and cultural districts, including the Mid-City Cultural District and the Perkins Road Arts District. The city has a growing visual arts scene located downtown. The Baton Rouge Little Theater offers live theater performances. Opera Louisiana is the city’s only professional opera company and The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre is the city’s professional dance company. The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra has been in service since 1947 and currently performs at the River Center Music Hall downtown.

There are many architectural points of interest in Baton Rouge ranging from antebellum to modern. Several plantation homes in the area such as Magnolia Mound Plantation House, Myrtles Plantation, and Nottoway Plantation showcase antebellum-era architecture. The neo-gothic Old Louisiana State Capitol was built in the 1890s as the first state house in Baton Rouge and was later replaced by the 450 feet, art-deco New Louisiana State Capitol which was the tallest building in the South when it was completed. Museums include The Capitol Park Museum, Old Louisiana State Capitol Museum, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the LSU Museum of Natural Science, and the USS Kidd. Baton Rouge hosts many Mardi Gras parades, the largest one held in historic Spanish Town. Other festivals include the biannual Restaurant Week, Greater Baton Rouge State Fair, FestforAll, Louisiana Earth Day, Mardi Gras season, Wearin' of the Green St. Patrick's Day Parade, Bayou Country Superfest, and Red Stick International Animation Festival.

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, located ten minutes north of downtown, connects the area with the four major airline hubs serving the southern United States. Three major rail lines, Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific, and Canadian National provide railroad freight service to Baton Rouge. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the United States in tonnage shipped, and is the farthest upstream Mississippi River port capable of handling Panamax ships.

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