Colorado Springs is a city in the state of Colorado at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado Springs has a semi-arid climate and its location just east of the Rocky Mountains permits a fast warming influence from chinook winds during winter with drastic daily variability in weather conditions. Varying weather patterns means extended use of Colorado Springs home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating, and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in 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 Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs has abundant sunshine year-round, averaging 243 sunny days per year, and receives about 16 inches of precipitation annually. The city is one of the most active lightning strike areas in the United States. Summers are warm, with July averaging 71°F and 18 days of 90°F+ highs annually. Due to the high elevation and aridity, nights are usually relatively cool. Winters range from mild to moderately cold, with December, the coldest month averaging 3°F. A semi-arid 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 Colorado Springs 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 service fee of $55 in most cases.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs

At 6,035 feet, Colorado Springs stands over 1 mile above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher and lower. The city covers 195 square miles, making it the most extensive municipality in Colorado. In 2016, Colorado Springs estimated population was 456,000.

Colorado Springs was ranked number five by U.S. News & World Report on the 2016 list of ‘Best Places to Live in the US’. Its economy is driven mainly by the military, high-tech industry, and tourism. A large segment of the military industry is concentrated on the development and operation of various projects for missile defense. With its close ties to defense, the aerospace industry has also enhanced the economy. A large percentage of Colorado Springs' economy is based on manufacturing high tech and microelectronic equipment. Tourism is the third largest employer in the Pikes Peak region, with almost 5 million visitors coming to the area annually. As well, medical marijuana outlets operate in Colorado Springs. As of 2015, there were 91 medical marijuana clinics in the city.

Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak which rises above 14,000 feet on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Dubbed ‘Olympic City USA’, the city is home to the United States Olympic Training Center and the headquarters of the United States Olympic Committee and the United States Anti-Doping Agency. In addition, 24 of the United States' national federations for individual Olympic sports have their headquarters in Colorado Springs.

There is much to see and do in Colorado Springs. The city's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services manage 500 acres of trails, which are 160 miles of parks and 105 miles of urban trails. The Urban Trail system within Colorado Springs consists of more than 110 miles of multi-use trail for biking, jogging, roller blading and walking. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual invitational automobile and motorcycle hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak, every year on the last Sunday of June.

Colorado Springs features more than 55 incredible tourist attractions, including America’s only mountain zoo. Colorado Spring Fine Arts Center is home to the Taylor Museum of Art, Bemis School of Art and SaGaJi Theatre. Located downtown in the restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum builds a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak Region by preserving and sharing cultural history. The city's Garden of the Gods Park features iconic red-sandstone formations and mountain views. The Dinosaur Resource Centre offers unique and spectacular dinosaurs including T-Rex, raptors, giant flying and marine reptiles, huge carnivorous fish and life restorations. Colorado Springs is home to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and the headquarters of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is a city-owned public civil-military airport 6 miles southeast of Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, Colorado. It is the second busiest commercial service airport in the state.

Colorado's vast fossil fuel resources include the Niobrara Shale with resource estimates running as high as 2 billion barrels of oil. In 2015, 60% of the electricity generated in Colorado came from coal, 22% from natural gas, and 18% from renewable energy. Colorado's Renewable Energy Standard requires investor-owned electric utilities to provide 30% of electricity sold from renewable energy sources by 2020, with 3% coming from distributed generation. In 2015, Colorado’s grid-connected solar photovoltaic capacity of 599 megawatts was the ninth largest in the United States, and the state obtained more than 6 times as much net generation from utility-scale solar facilities as it did just 5 years earlier in 2010.

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