Memphis is a city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee that is world famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll that originated there. Memphis has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with four distinct seasons. A hot and dry climate and high humidity means extended use of Memphis home systems and appliances like the AC unit and electric system. Long term use of home appliances and systems in Memphis homes can be a risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns.

Memphis’ coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 31°F. In July, the warmest month, the average daytime temperature rises to 92°F. The driest month is August, and April is the wettest month. July has high levels of humidity due to moisture encroaching from the Gulf of Mexico. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms are frequent during summer, but normally lasting no longer than an hour. If your central heating system, AC 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 Memphis is to obtain a Home Service Agreement that’s flexible, affordable, and from a trusted provider, American Residential Warranty. A home service agreement helps protect a homeowner 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.

American Residential Warranty is the leader in home warranty industry with coverage nationwide. Customers in Memphis 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. Customers can select their own service providers or choose between ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified technicians. By having a Memphis appliance protection plan, it will ensure that when a problem does occur due to normal wear and tear on a home system or appliance, it can be quickly and properly resolved without causing financial and personal distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Memphis

Memphis has an estimated 2017 population of 670 thousand. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, which includes counties in Arkansas and Mississippi, has an estimated population of 1.3 million, making Memphis the second-largest metro area in Tennessee after Nashville.

Memphis is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and the home of the Blues. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio. Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from across the world travel to Graceland to tour the estate. Graceland is the ultimate museum/attraction, not just for Elvis fans but for anyone interested in rock music history. It is one of the most visited private homes in America, with more than 600 thousand visitors annually. Other music landmarks include the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Memphis’ food, music and culture are renowned across the globe. Residents and tourists enjoy mouth-watering Memphis barbecue and other tasty delights on just about every corner. They get to enjoy music, arts, international flair, barbecue at the Memphis in May International Festival, and shop, eat, and party in historic enclaves such as Cooper-Young Historic District and Pinch Historic District.

Although Memphis is renowned for its vibrant music scene, with live music each night on Beale Street and in most areas of the city, its music is not the city’s only export. The City’s airport, Memphis International Airport, is the second busiest cargo airport in the world. Memphis International Airport is home to the FedEx Express global hub, which processes many of the company’s packages. As well, Memphis is located on what they call the four R’s: Railroads, runways, roads, and the Mississippi River. Most goods come through Memphis and its excellent transportation and logistics infrastructure. The City is also home to several Fortune 500 companies, including AutoZone, International Paper, and FedEx, as well as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Memphis Grizzlies.

Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) is the nation’s largest three-service municipal utility, serving nearly 421,000 customers. Since 1939, MLGW has met the utility needs of Memphis and Shelby County residents by delivering reliable and affordable electricity, natural gas and water service. Natural gas is the most popular means of residential heating in the MLGW service area. MLGW provides natural gas to nearly 320,000 of its customers in Shelby County. As well, Customers have a variety of renewable power options through programs offered by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), MLGW’s power supplier.

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