Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida's southeastern coast, 28 miles north of Miami. Fort Lauderdale’s climate is a tropical rainforest climate with little seasonal variation in temperature. A hot and humid climate means extended use of Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale summers from May through October are hot, humid, and wet with average high temperatures of 86°F –90°F and lows of 71°F –76°F. Winters from November through April are warm and mostly dry with average high temperatures of 75°F –82°F and lows of 59°F –67°F. A hot and muggy 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 an appliance service agreement in Fort Lauderdale, 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 Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination, with an average year-round temperature of 76°F and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Nestled by the Atlantic Ocean, New River and many scenic inland waterways, the city lives up to its designation as the "Venice of America." Fort Lauderdale’s estimated 2016 population is about 165,000.

Fort Lauderdale has a diversified economy. It now supports a range of industries, including marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, high technology, avionics/aerospace, and film and television production. The city was once mostly known as a spring break destination for college students, but wealthier tourists and cruise ships are increasingly attracted to the area. Nautical recreation is an important tourist industry. The Broward County Convention Center, where approximately 30% of the city's annual visitors go, is located west of the beach and southeast of downtown. The boating industry is also an important commercial and manufacturing sector. Fort Lauderdale is a major fabrication and maintenance center for yachts. With its many canals, and proximity to the Bahamas and Caribbean, it is a popular yachting vacation stop. Major companies based in the Fort Lauderdale area include AutoNation, Citrix Systems, DHL Express, Spirit Airlines, and National Beverage Corporation. The largest employers in the county are Tenet Healthcare, American Express, The Continental Group, Motorola, and Maxim Integrated Products.

Fort Lauderdale is sometimes referred to as "Fort Liquordale" because of its beaches, bars, nightclubs, and history as a spring break location. World-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach offers opportunities for recreation and relaxation. The city’s arts and entertainment district, The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, runs east-west along Las Olas Boulevard, from the beach to the heart of downtown. Las Olas Boulevard has reached international recognition as Fort Lauderdale's centerpiece of fashion, fine dining and entertainment. In addition, The International Swimming Hall of Fame is located on Fort Lauderdale beach, and is home to a large aquatic complex, museum, theater, and research library. The Florida Everglades is one of the most popular sites of interest among visitors to Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, in neighboring Dania Beach, Florida, is the city's main airport. Miami International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport also serve the city. Fort Lauderdale is home to Port Everglades, the nation's third busiest cruise port. It is Florida's deepest port, and an integral petroleum receiving point.

Fort Lauderdale participates in the GoSolar Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge and also has its own initiatives to promote the use of solar power such as installing solar-powered parking meters throughout the City. The Broward Go Solar Rooftop Solar Challenge program empowers teams to undertake initiatives that make it easier and more affordable for Americans to go solar.

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