Knoxville is a city in the state of Tennessee with a humid subtropical climate, although due to the higher elevation, it is not quite as hot as areas to the south and west. A hot and humid climate means extended use of Knoxville 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 causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns. For this reason, it is recommended that all homeowners sign up for home service agreements in Knoxville.

Knoxville summers are the warmest time of year, with daily average temperatures in July at 78°F, and an average of 36 days per year with temperatures reaching 90°F. Winters are generally much cooler and less stable, with occasional small amounts of snow. The driest month is October with about 2 inches of precipitation and about 5 inches in March, the wettest month. A humid sub-tropical 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, even unsafe.

One of the best ways to protect home appliances and systems in Knoxville 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 service agreement. 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 Knoxville 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 in Knoxville, it will ensure that when a problem does occur on a covered home system or appliance, it can be quickly and properly resolved without causing financial and personal distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Knoxville

Often described as a ‘hidden gem’, Knoxville is the largest city in East Tennessee and ranks third largest in the state. Knoxville had an estimated population of about 186,000 in 2016.

Knoxville has a diversified economy with major sectors that include Government, Professional Service Sector, Education, Health Care, Retail, Leisure and Hospitality, and Manufacturing

Over 700 manufacturing establishments are located throughout the Knoxville area. The Knoxville area is home to over 180 shopping centers and factory outlets, and over 2,400 retail establishments. The University of Tennessee is classified by the Carnegie Commission as a university with "very high research activity". Knoxville's economy is enhanced by the presence of the Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters. The city also remains an urban center for mining in the Cumberland range.

Knoxville offers a lot to see and do with its art and culture, historical monuments, live music, outdoor adventure, and shopping. Alex Haley Statue is the magnificent statue honoring Alex Haley, author of “Roots,” who made Knoxville his home. The American Museum of Science & Energy has one of the world's largest energy exhibitions. Candy Factory & Victorian Houses is a 19th century building which was once a candy factory, but now is home to Bradley's Chocolate Factory candy and gift shop. Cradle of Country Music Tour is a downtown walking tour highlighting the early development of country music in Knoxville. Other points of interest include: Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville Museum of Art, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, and Star of Knoxville Riverboat where visitors can enjoy the scenic Tennessee River aboard an authentic Sternwheel Riverboat which offers lunch, sightseeing, dinner and party cruises.

Knoxville and the surrounding area is served by McGhee Tyson Airport. Rail freight in the city is handled by two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern, and one shortline, the Knoxville and Holston River Railroad. Knoxville is an international port connected via navigable channels to the nation's inland waterways and the Gulf of Mexico. Most commercial shipping on the Tennessee River is provided by barges.

The local utility company provides electricity, water, and wastewater management to Knoxville residents and businesses. It purchases its electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). TVA’s energy sources include both renewables and non-renewables.

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