Homes in Houston, Texas with long term use of home appliances and systems can be at risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical break downs. Houston’s climate is classified as humid subtropical. Prevailing winds from the south and southeast bring heat and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures often reach over 90°F, including a majority from June to September, with a high of 90°F or above. However, the humidity normally produces a higher heat index. Summer mornings average over 90% relative humidity.

Spring supercell thunderstorms sometimes bring tornadoes to the area. Houston has very high ozone levels and is regularly ranked among the most ozone-polluted cities in the US. Smog, or ground-level ozone, is the city’s chief air pollution problem with the American Lung Association rating the metropolitan area’s ozone level sixth on the “Top 10 Most Ozone-Polluted Cities” in 2014.

Temperature changes with the change in seasons, as well as high humidity levels, means extended use of home systems like the central AC unit, electrical system, and central heating system. If one of these system experience 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 financially protect home appliances and systems is to have a Home Service Agreement, available to Houston homeowners, from a trusted home service agreement provider like American Residential Warranty. A Home Service Agreement provides protection against unexpected repair costs for your appliances and systems that would NOT normally be covered under homeowner’s insurance. Homeowner’s insurance usually just protects you against losses due to natural disasters, theft or vandalism, but would NOT normally cover costs to repair appliances or systems when they breakdown due to normal wear and tear.

Customers in Houston 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. American Residential Warranty customers can select their own service providers or use a technician from ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified service professionals. By having such an appliance home service agreement, it will help to ensure that when a problem arises due to normal wear and tear on a covered home system or appliance, it can be properly and quickly resolved without causing financial distress and extended discomfort.

Home & Lifestyle in Houston

Located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States. Houston is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and its population in 2016 is estimated to be 2.2 million. Houston is multicultural, in part due to its numerous academic institutions and industries, as well as being a major port city. Over 90 languages are spoken in the city. It has among the youngest populations in the nation, partly due to a swell of immigrants into Texas.

Houston is designated as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network and global management-consulting firm A.T. Kearney. There are 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Houston. Three airports served 55 million passengers in 2015, including over 10 million international travelers. Houston is known worldwide for its oil and natural gas industry.

The city also has a large biomedical research and aeronautics industry. Wind and solar renewable energy is also a growing economic sector. The Houston Ship Channel is also a large part of the city’s economic base. The Houston area is the top U.S. market for exports, surpassing New York City in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

Houston has a distinct museum district offering various museums, galleries, and art and cultural institutions. Located downtown, The Houston Theater District, is home to nine major performing arts organizations and six performance halls. It is the second-largest concentration of theater seats in a downtown area in the United States. The Theater District is a 17-block area and is home to the Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas, and parks. Other Houston attractions include the Galleria – Texas’s largest shopping mall located in the Uptown District, Old Market Square, the Downtown Aquarium, Sam Houston Race Park. Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park in Uptown, Chinatown, Mahatma Gandhi District, and much more.

Houston offers nationally recognized dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife, and offers world-class attractions and events. The city is home to more than a dozen distinct shopping areas, with retail that ranges from vintage to high-end designer. Houstonians eat out more than residents of any other city. There are more than 11,000 restaurants ranging from award winning and upscale to delicious deli shops.

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