With long-term use of home appliances and systems in Birmingham, Alabama, homes can be at 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 Birmingham. Birmingham has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers, mild winters, and abundant rainfall.The city is located on the heart of a Tornado Alley known as the ‘Dixie Alley’ due to the high frequency of tornadoes in Central Alabama.

Birmingham has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. January has a daily mean temperature of 44°F and there is an average of 47 days annually with a low at or below freezing. July has a daily mean temperature of 82°F. Highs reach or exceed 90°F on 55 days per year and 100°F on 2 or 3 days. Precipitation is spread over the year, sometimes falling as snow during winter.

Temperature changes with the change in seasons and humidity means extended use of home systems like the central A/C unit, electrical system, and central heating system. If one of these covered 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 in Birmingham is to obtain a Home Service Agreement that’s flexible, affordable, and from trusted provider, 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 break down due to normal wear and tear.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Birmingham 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 a home service agreement, 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 Birmingham

Birmingham is the most populous city in the state of Alabama. In 2016, the city had an estimated population of 212,000.

Home to more than 40 thousand businesses, Birmingham has grown into a medical research, banking and service-based economy, making it one of the nation’s most livable cities with a vibrant downtown, a growing loft community, and an excellent culinary scene. A few of the largest employers include: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama Power Company, Compass Bank, AT&T Telecommunications, Inc., American Cast Iron Pipe Co. Inc., Children’s Hospital, and Regions Bank. The city is the only place in the world where all three raw ingredients for steel (coal, limestone, and iron ore) occur naturally within a 10 mile radius. Birmingham is also home to many construction and engineering companies.

The Birmingham area is now widely known for its antique shops. Trendy malls with high-end shops are popular shopping destinations. There are dozens of new art galleries with a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and fine art. The city is home to several museums and numerous cultural festivals showcasing music, films, and regional heritage. Birmingham has 99 historic neighborhoods and is often referred to as the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is the permanent home of some of the Civil Rights movement’s most powerful images, including photojournalist Spider Martin’s pictures of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. There are more than 500 food establishments in the Birmingham area, and include full service restaurants, cafeterias, fast food outlets and hotel and motel dining establishments.

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport serves more than 3 million passengers every year. With more than 160 flights daily, the airport offers flights to 37 cities. Birmingham is served by three major railroad freight lines: the Norfolk Southern Company, CSX Transportation, and the BNSF Railway.

Almost 40% of Alabama’s electricity is generated from coal, most of which is shipped from Wyoming, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Alabama’s two nuclear power plants provide more than a quarter of the state’s electricity. Alabama has substantial natural gas reserves as well as large coal deposits. Alabama ranked 8th in 2015 in net electricity generation from renewable energy resources, including hydroelectric power. In 2015, conventional hydroelectric power supplied 75% of Alabama’s generation from renewable resources. In 2015, Alabama ranked 5th in the nation in electricity generation from biomass, much it from wood and wood waste from the state’s forest products industry.

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