Durham, North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers, cool winters, and warm to mild spring and autumn. A hot and humid climate means extended use of Durham home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating, and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Durham 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 Durham.

On average there are 220 sunny days per year in Durham. Summer temperatures range from 80°F to 100°F. The city receives abundant precipitation, with thunderstorms common in the summer. The region sees an average of 7 inches of snow per year, which usually melts within a few days. A hot climate with high humidity 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 Durham 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. 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 $55 service fee for most cases.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Durham 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 Durham, 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 Durham

Durham is the centre of the 4-county Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area and in 2016 had an estimated population of 263,000.

Duke University and Duke University Health System are Durham's largest employers. Other institutions like NC Central University plus eight colleges and universities provide Durham with many highly-skilled, specialized workers. Durham transitioned its 20th century economic landscape largely based upon tobacco and textile products to a thriving technology and research economy. High tech and traditional manufacturing is growing. Google for Entrepreneurs partnered with American Underground in Durham after recognizing the city as one of the key tech hubs in the US. There is a creative culture of artists, brewers, writers, restaurateurs and more. Notable dining establishments are mainly located in the Ninth Street, Brightleaf, and University Drive areas. There is an abundance of restaurants in and around the downtown area, including several new restaurants in the American Tobacco District.

Durham is home to the nationally known Scrap Exchange, the largest non-profit creative reuse arts center in the country, and the Nasher Museum of Art which has produced nationally recognized traveling exhibitions of global, contemporary art. The city is the venue for the Bull Durham Blues Festival and other events such as: jazz festivals, plays, symphony concerts, art exhibitions, and many cultural expositions, including the American Dance Festival and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Carolina Theatre, a center of Durham's culture, presents concerts, comedy and arts in historic Fletcher Hall and Independent and repertory film in its cinemas. Durham has a diverse local music culture where Artists' styles range from jazz, hip-hop, soul, folk, americana, blues, bluegrass, punk, and metal and rock.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is located 12 miles southeast of Durham. Amtrak operates a daily train between Charlotte and New York City which stops at the Durham Transit Station in downtown Durham.

North Carolina’s electricity generation is mainly produced by coal, followed by nuclear power and natural gas. In 2015, North Carolina was the fourth-largest producer of electricity generated from solar photovoltaics (PV) among the states; almost all of the solar generation occurred at utility-scale facilities operated by independent power producers. In 2015, 7.1% of North Carolina’s utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources. All of the generation came from conventional hydroelectric power, biomass, and solar energy.

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