Madison is the capital city in the state of Wisconsin. Madison has a humid continental climate characterized by variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance. A humid climate and varying temperatures means extended use of Madison 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 Madison.

High temperatures in Madison in the summer average in the lower 80’s°F, reaching 90°F on an average 12 days per year, and often accompanied by high humidity levels. Winter temperatures can be well below freezing with moderate to occasionally heavy snowfall and temperatures reaching 0°F on 17 nights annually. Summer has the greater amount of annual rainfall, but winter still sees significant precipitation. A varying 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison, 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 Madison

As of July, 2016, Madison's estimated population of 253,000 made it the second largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 82nd largest in the United States.

Wisconsin state government and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are the two largest Madison employers. However, the city’s evolving economy has been transitioning from a government-based economy to a consumer services and high-tech, particularly in the health, biotech and advertising sectors. Technology companies in Madison include Google, Microsoft, Broadjam, a regional office of CDW, Full Compass Systems, Raven Software, and TDS Telecom. Biotech firms include Panvera. The contract research organization Covance is a major employer in the city. As well, Oscar Mayer has been a Madison fixture for decades.

There is much to see and do in Madison. The main downtown thoroughfare is State Street, which is lined with restaurants, espresso cafes and shops. The Great Taste of the Midwest craft beer festival is held the second Saturday in August. Every April, the Wisconsin Film Festival is held in Madison. Several city venues offer live music nightly - from the historic Barrymore Theatre and High Noon Saloon on the east side to small coffee houses and wine bars. In the summer, Madison hosts many music festivals. The biggest music acts usually perform at the Orpheum Theatre, the Overture Center, or the UW Theatre on campus.

Museums in Madison include the UW–Madison's Chazen Museum of Art, Wisconsin Historical Museum, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, the Madison Children's Museum, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Madison also has many independent art studios, galleries, and arts organizations, with events such as Art Fair Off the Square. The central downtown is home to more than 1,500 businesses, including shops, boutiques, restaurants, and financial, law and communications firms. The shopping, business and cultural district has nearly 300 retail, restaurant and entertainment establishments, the majority locally owned.

Madison is served by the Dane County Regional Airport. Most major general aviation operations take place at Morey Field in Middleton, 15 miles from Madison's city center.

Madison’s local utility company provides electricity and natural gas service to the city. In support of improving the local solar climate, the City has improved the permitting process and zoning codes to encourage solar projects. In June 2016, the City of Madison unveiled an updated MadiSUN Program, featuring a group purchase program for rooftop solar and an affordable solar energy loan.

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