Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is the capital of the state of Hawaii. Honolulu experiences a tropical hot semi-arid climate with a mostly dry summer season. A hot and dry climate means extended use of Honolulu 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 Honolulu.

Honolulu temperatures vary throughout the months, with average high of 80-90°F and average lows of 65-75°F throughout the year. Temperatures reach or exceed 90°F on an average 38 days annually, with lows in the upper 50s°F occurring once or twice a year. Annual average rainfall is 17 inches, which mainly occurs during the winter months of October through early April. A tropical hot 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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu it will ensure that when a problem does occur on a home system or appliance, it can be quickly and properly resolved without causing financial and personal distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Honolulu

In Hawaiian, Honolulu means “sheltered bay” or “place of shelter.” Honolulu is the most remote city of its size in the world and is both the westernmost and the southernmost major US city. The city had an estimated 2016 population of just over 1,440,000.

Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu, is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major portal into the United States. Honolulu acts as a natural gateway to the islands' large tourism industry, which brings millions of visitors and contributes more than ten billion annually to the local economy. Honolulu's location in the Pacific makes it a large business and trading hub, particularly between the East and the West. The city is also a major hub for international business, military defense, research and development, and manufacturing. Among the companies based in Honolulu are: Alexander & Baldwin, Bank of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Hawaii Pacific Health, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Matson Navigation Company, and The Queen's Health Systems. Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air, and Aloha Air Cargo are headquartered in the city.

Honolulu is a modern city with many high-rise buildings. There is much to see and do in the city in addition to having some of Hawaii's best beaches and world class waves. The Waikiki neighborhood is the city’s center for dining, nightlife and shopping, and is renowned for its crescent beach with volcanic Diamond Head crater. Cultural and visual arts attractions include: Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii State Art Museum, and Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Other notable sites include Hanauma Bay, USS Arizona Memorial, Waikiki Beach, Lyon Arboretum. Bishop Museum, Diamond Head, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, International Market Place, and Kapiolani Park. The city is also home to a number of exotic gardens including Foster Botanical Garden, Lili’uokalani Botanical Garden, and Walker Estate.

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, located at the western end of the CDP, (HNL) is the principal aviation gateway to the state of Hawaii. Kalaeloa Airport is primarily a commuter facility used by unscheduled air taxis, general aviation, transient and locally based military aircraft.

Local utility companies serve Honolulu's energy needs. Hawaii has the most expensive electricity prices in the United States. Solar power in Hawaii grew quickly as photovoltaic panel prices dropped putting household energy generation below the cost of purchased electricity. Hawaii was a pioneer in the development of wind power. Wind power in Hawaii provided 5% of total electricity. Battery-linked wind farms have been built to smooth electrical production. Hawaii is the first state to set a legal deadline for producing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. The state plans to achieve that target by 2045. In 2015, Hawaii generated more solar electricity per capita from distributed facilities than any other state, and solar energy from both utility-scale and distributed resources generated 35% of Hawaii's renewable electricity.

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