With long-term use of home appliances and systems in Kansas City, Missouri, homes can be at 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 Kansas City. The summer months in Kansas City are hot and unbearably humid. Winters are cold, with 22 days where the high temperature is at or below 32°F.

Kansas City’s coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 18°F. The average window for freezing temperatures is October 31 to April 4. In July, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 89°F. Kansas City is on the edge of the ‘Tornado Alley’ and its outlying areas are prone to flooding.

Temperature changes with the change in seasons and high humidity means extended use of home systems like the central A/C unit, electrical system, and central heating system. If one of these systems 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 protect home appliances and systems is to have a Home Service Agreement, available to Kansas City residents, from a trusted home service agreement provider such as American Residential Warranty. A home service agreement provides protection against unexpected repair costs for your covered 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 break down due to normal wear and tear.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Kansas City 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 a home service agreement, it will ensure that when a problem arises due to normal wear and tear on a covered system or appliance, it can be properly and quickly resolved without causing financial distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Kansas City

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest. The city had an estimated population of 475,000 in 2015 making it the 36th largest city by population in the United States.

Kansas City was once the second largest meat packing industry in the world. The opening of the Kansas City Stockyards by the railroads transformed the city into an important shipping point for many goods and services. Today, the city is a transportation, medical, and manufacturing center. The Federal government is the largest employer in the Kansas City metro area. More than 146 federal agencies have operations there. One of the largest US drug manufacturing plants is the Sanofi-Aventis plant in south Kansas City. Numerous agriculture companies also operate out of the city.

Kansas City consists of more than 240 neighborhoods. History can be explored through the City monuments and historic sites that showcase various cultures. Kansas City is known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Agricultural Hall of Fame, Huron Indian Cemetery, Strawberry Hill Museum, and Grinter Place State Historic Site are just a few of the city’s important historic sites. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses a world-class art collection. Major attractions include: The Great American Barbecue Contest, the Renaissance Festival of Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival and the Wyandotte Fair. Kansas City is a shopaholics dream. From quaint boutiques, sprawling malls, shops and department stores, to discount outlets and vintage retailers, Kansas City offers all sorts of shopping opportunities.

Kansas City International Airport was built to TWA’s specifications to make a world hub. The airport has always been a civilian airport. Its largest carriers are Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, both having many daily flights in Terminal B.

In 2015, 54% of net electricity generation in Kansas came from six coal-fired electric power plants and 19% came from the state’s single nuclear power plant. In 2015, Kansas ranked 10th in crude oil production among the 50 states, excluding the federal offshore areas. Kansas City joined The City Energy Project (CEP) in 2014. CEP is a national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of large buildings. Kansas has a geographically diverse clean-power sector, with more than six thousand jobs in the Kansas City area.

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