Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The climate of Boston is mainly a humid continental climate, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters. A hot and humid climate and changes in temperature with the change in seasons means extended use of Boston home systems and appliances like the AC unit, central heating, and electric system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Boston homes can be a risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns.

According to the National Weather Service, the average high for Boston is 59°F and the average low is 43°F. In the winter, the first freezing temperatures usually occur in early November. Cold weather usually fades by early April, and the City typically enjoys a colorful spring with moderate temperatures. Summer’s humidity can make it difficult to take long walks through the city. If your central heating system, AC 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 Boston is to obtain a Home Service Agreement that’s flexible, affordable, and from a trusted provider, American Residential Warranty. A home service agreement helps protect the homeowner 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.

Many home protection agreements can be customized and allow for homeowners to add a wide variety of coverage to their plan. Additional refrigerators, ice makers, washers, dryers, pool, spa equipment, well pumps or additional heat/air conditioning units can all be added to a policy. Plus, electronics coverage, sewer line and water line plans are also available. By having a Boston appliance protection plan, it will ensure that when a problem does occur due to normal wear and tear on a home system or appliance, it can be quickly and properly resolved without causing financial and personal distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The key role it played in the American Revolution is highlighted on the Freedom Trail, a 2 ½ mile walking route of historic sites that tells the story of the nation’s founding. The city of Boston is home to an estimated 667,137 people in 2016, although the Greater Boston area is home to an estimated 4.7 million, making it the 10th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Boston is one of the most historically rich cities in the United States. The City has a wealth of museums, with everything from The Museum of Fine Arts to the Boston Fire Museum, and there are many places for residents and visitors to watch plays, films, and concerts. Climb the 294 steps up the famous Bunker Hill Monument for one of Boston’s best views. Visit the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. Boston also offers world-class dining and shopping options as well as local, artisan, and ethnic favorites.

Boston is placed among the top 30 most economically powerful cities in the world. There are over 50 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area, including Harvard and MIT. Boston’s colleges and universities make a significant impact on the regional economy. The City attracts more than 350 thousand college students from around the world, who contribute more than $5 billion annually to the city’s economy.

The Greater Boston metropolitan area has the sixth largest economy in the country and 12th-largest in the world. The city is home to a number of technology companies and is a hub for biotechnology. The Route 128 corridor and Greater Boston continue to be a major center for venture capital investment. In January 2016, The General Electric Corporation announced it will move its global headquarters from Fairfield, Connecticut to the Seaport District in Boston. GE citied factors including Boston’s pre-eminence in the realm of higher education. Tourism also composes a large part of Boston’s economy, with more than 1.4 million international tourists visiting the city in 2014.

Boston is a major seaport along the United States’ East Coast and the oldest continuously operated industrial and fishing port in the Western Hemisphere. Logan Airport, located in East Boston and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), is Boston’s principal airport. Nearby general aviation airports are Beverly Municipal Airport to the north, Hanscom Field to the west, and Norwood Memorial Airport to the south. Massport also operates several major facilities within the Port of Boston, including a cruise ship terminal and facilities to handle bulk and container cargo in South Boston, and other facilities in Charlestown and East Boston.

Massachusetts does not produce any energy resources and must import other fuels, such as natural gas and petroleum products, via pipeline, ship, rail, and truck from other parts of the U.S., Canada and internationally. Massachusetts generated 64% of its electricity from natural gas and 7% of its electricity from coal in 2015. Also in 2015, 9% of net electricity generation in Massachusetts came from renewable energy resources, almost two-thirds from solar, wind, and biomass and more than one-third from hydroelectricity. Massachusetts is working to open offshore areas for wind as well as on shore areas that are deemed suitable for wind power such as areas in Western Massachusetts like Mount Tom. Solar is also expanding but tends to be more of an individual installation for a residence or business then a mass production model though that is changing, with several solar farms across the state.

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