Detroit is the largest city in the Midwestern state of Michigan. With four seasons, Detroit and the rest of Southeastern Michigan have a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa). The climate is influenced by the city’s location near the Great Lakes and its position in a major storm track. Climatic variations also emerge from the urban heat island, the effect becoming most apparent at night, when temperatures downtown will remain considerably higher than those in suburban locations. A humid climate and change in temperatures with the change in season means extended use of Detroit home systems and appliances like the AC unit, central heating, and electric system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Detroit homes can be a risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns.

Detroit has hot summers and no dry season. The rainfall in Detroit is significant, with precipitation even occurring during the driest month. On average, there are 183 sunny days per year. The highest temperature in July is around 83°F while the lowest in January is around 19°F. Winters are generally long and cold and storms can bring combinations of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet with heavy snowfall possible at times. Annual snowfalls average around 3 feet, 9 inches. 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 Detroit 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 high costs of unforeseen mechanical failures (applies to their covered appliances and home systems). 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.

Customers in Detroit 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. Customers can select their own service providers or choose between ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified technicians. By having a Detroit 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 Detroit

Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the fourth largest city in the Midwest, and the largest city on the United States – Canada border. As of 2016, Detroit’s estimated population is just over 677,000.

Detroit serves as a major port connecting the Great Lakes to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The City is also known as the traditional automotive center of the world and its name is synonymous for the US auto industry, as well as its musical legacies, which have earned it the nicknames ‘Motor City’ and ‘Motown’. Due to industrial restructuring and loss of jobs in the auto industry, Detroit lost considerable population from the late 20th century to the present. Between 2000 and 2010 the city’s population fell by 25 percent. However, after decades of neglect, Detroit is now reclaiming its place as a cultural and tourist capital.

Conservation efforts managed to save many architectural pieces since the 2000s and allowed several large-scale revitalisations. The Woodward Avenue theatre district is home to renovated theatres and new shows. The Motown Museum is a tribute to the high-energy sound that defined a city and an era. Just outside the City, the Henry Ford Museum showcases the spirit of invention that built Detroit. The Detroit Tigers opened their new stadium, Comerica Park, in 2000 and the Detroit Lions now play in adjacent Ford Field. Greektown is now the happening spot for food and nightlife. The Eastern Market farmer’s distribution center is the largest open-air flowerbed market in the United States and has more than 150 foods and specialty businesses. Detroit is one of 13 American metropolitan areas that are home to professional teams representing the four major sports in North America.

Downtown Detroit’s population of young professionals is growing and retail is expanding. Several major corporations are based in Detroit, including three Fortune 500 companies. The most heavily represented sectors are manufacturing, particularly automotive, finance, technology, and health care. The city of Detroit and other private-public partnerships have attempted to spur the region’s growth by facilitating the building and historical rehabilitation of residential high-rises in the downtown, creating a zone that offers many business tax incentives. On May 21, 2014, JPMorgan Chase announced that it was injecting $100 million over five years into Detroit’s economy, providing development funding for a variety of projects that would increase employment. Motown Motion Picture Studios also produces movies in Detroit and the surrounding area.

Live music has been a staple of Detroit’s nightlife since the late 1940s, bringing the city recognition under the nickname ‘Motown’. Important music events in the city include: the Detroit International Jazz Festival, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, the Motor City Music Conference (MC2), the Urban Organic Music Conference, the Concert of Colors, and the hip-hop Summer Jamz festival.

With its proximity to Canada and its facilities, ports, major highways, rail connections and international airports, Detroit is an important transportation hub. The city has three international border crossings – the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, linking Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), the principal airport serving Detroit, is located in nearby Romulus.

Michigan’s energy resources include natural gas and crude oil, as well as renewable resources. The state has substantial biomass resources. Dams on the state’s many rivers provide hydroelectric power. Michigan’s renewable electricity generation comes predominantly from wind. In 2015, Michigan was 14th among the states in installed wind capacity and 12th in the nation in the amount of electricity generated from wind. The residential sector is the leading end-use energy-consuming sector in the state, followed closely by the industrial and transportation sectors.

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