Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the state of South Carolina. Columbia has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. A hot and muggy climate means extended use of Columbia 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 Columbia.

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Columbia, South Carolina. The July high is around 92°F. The January low is 33°F. Columbia gets 45 inches of rain per year. A humid subtropical 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 Columbia 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 the homeowner from high costs of unforeseen mechanical failures (applies to their covered appliances and home systems).

At ARW, we offer our customers dependable repair services from one of the nation’s largest network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified home service professionals. We also allow our customers the freedom to use their own trusted, qualified service technicians to perform necessary repairs or possible replacements within their homes. Please call for authorization prior to service being performed. 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 service fee of $55 in most cases

Customers in Columbia with an American Residential Warranty Home Services Agreement 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. By having a Columbia 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 Columbia

Columbia is located approximately 13 miles northwest of the geographic center of South Carolina, and is the primary city of the Midlands region of the state. The city had an estimated population of just over 134,000.

Columbia has a diversified economy. The major employers in the area include: South Carolina state government, the Palmetto Health hospital system, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Palmetto GBA, and the University of South Carolina. Other major employers in the Columbia area include: Computer Sciences Corporation, Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army's largest and most active initial entry training installation, Richland School District One, Humana/TriCare, and the United Parcel Service. Some of the major manufacturers that have facilities in the Columbia area include: Square D, CMC Steel, Spirax Sarco, Michelin, International Paper, Pirelli Cables, Honeywell, Westinghouse Electric, Union Switch & Signal, FN Herstal, Solectron, and Bose Technology. There are over 70 foreign affiliated companies and fourteen Fortune 500 companies in the region. Columbia is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina.

There is much to see and do in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia is home to the South Carolina State House, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, and the Columbia Museum of Art and Robert Mills House. The historic Congaree Vista, a 1,200 acre district running from the central business district toward the Congaree River features a number of historic buildings that have been rehabilitated. Art and culture points of interest include: Trustus Theatre, The Nickelodeon Theater, Columbia Marionette Theatre, The Columbia City Ballet, The South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, The Columbia City Jazz Dance Company, and The Palmetto Opera. The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is South Carolina's only downtown convention center. Koger Center for the Arts provides Columbia with theatre, music, and dance performances. The Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is a sanctuary for more than 2,000 animals housed in natural habitat exhibits along the Saluda River.

Columbia and its surroundings are served by Columbia Metropolitan Airport In addition, the city is also served by the much smaller Jim Hamilton–L.B. Owens Airport. It serves as the county airport for Richland County and offers general aviation.

Local utility companies serve Columbia's energy needs. On June 20, 2017, The Columbia City Council unanimously approved a resolution establishing a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2036.

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