Kingston is a city in the state of New York, just 90 miles north of New York City. On average, there are 175 sunny days per year in Kingston. The climate is warm during summer and very cold during winter. A varying climate means extended use of Kingston home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Kingston 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 Kingston.

In Kingston, the July high is around 85°F. The January low is around 16°F. The city gets 47 inches of rain per year. The average snowfall is 51 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is May. Changes in the temperature that come with the change in seasons, as well as humid weather, 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 Kingston 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 Kingston 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 a home service agreement, 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 Kingston

Kingston, NY is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture. Nestled in Ulster County at the foot of the Catskills in the Hudson Valley Region, Kingston has a 2016 estimated population of 24,000 residents.

Kingston has a thriving arts community, tourist industry, and attractive business park with sites ready for business. It is an ideal location for Tech Entrepreneurs. With its rich history and growing small business and dining scene, Kingston has a vibrant economy.

Kingston has three recognized area neighborhoods - The Uptown Stockade Area, The Midtown Area, and The Downtown Waterfront Area. The Uptown Stockade District was the first capital of New York State. This area is known for its ‘antique’ feel due to the 19th century Victorian architecture and the historic covered storefront walks, known as the Pike Plan. In the Stockade district of Uptown, many 17th century stone buildings remain.

The Midtown Area is known for its early 20th century industries and is home to the Ulster Performing Arts Center and the historic City Hall building. Midtown is the largest of Kingston's neighborhoods, and is home to Kingston High School and both campuses of HealthAlliance Hospital - HealthAlliance Broadway Campus and HealthAlliance Mary's Avenue Campus.

The Downtown area, once the village of Rondout and now the Rondout-West Strand Historic District, borders the Rondout Creek and is home to recently redeveloped waterfront . Downtown, called ‘the Rondout’ is an artist community that was named by Business Week online as one of ‘America's Best Places for Artists.’ It is home to a large number of art galleries.

Kingston was designated as a New York State Heritage Area with a transportation theme. The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Trolley Museum of New York are located on the waterfront. Kingston is home to many historic churches. Also, the Catskill Mountain Railroad, a scenic railroad company, runs trains from Kingston on the former Ulster and Delaware right of way. The city holds many festivals in the Rondout neighborhood, including the Kingston Jazz Festival, the Artists Soapbox Derby, and Drum Boogie. In Kingston’s three recognized area neighborhoods, visitors will find an array of shops, music venues, restaurants, museums, galleries, farmers’ markets, festivals, fine examples of Victorian and early twentieth century architecture, and more.

The Kingston area is served by Kingston-Ulster airport (2ON), located at the western base of the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge. The nearest major airports to Kingston are Stewart International Airport 39 miles south in Newburgh, and Albany International Airport about 65 miles north. CSX Transportation operates freight rail service through Kingston on the River Line Subdivision. Commuter service is available by bus to New York City daily via Trailways of New York.

Ulster County buys over 100% of green electricity from sustainable sources through a combination of renewable energy certificates and utility green power products. Ulster County installed its first photovoltaic (PV) solar array on a county-owned facility, providing roughly 75% of the energy demand for the salt shed operations located at the Ulster County Fairgrounds. The EPA named Ulster County as one of the leaders in green power use and environmental sustainability, most recently ranking the County as the 26th largest green power user on their 'Top 30 Local Government’ list, which represents the 30 largest green power users among local governments in the Nation. The County was recognized as a 2015 Green Power Purchasing leader by the EPA and was inducted into the elite 2016 EPA Green Power Leadership Club for its commitment to purchasing 100% of electricity from renewable energy.

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