Norfolk is a city located in the state of Virginia. Norfolk has a humid subtropical climate with moderate changes of seasons. A hot and muggy climate means extended use of Norfolk 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 Norfolk.

The City of Norfolk’s summers are consistently warm and humid, but the nearby Atlantic Ocean often has a slight cooling effect on daytime high temperatures, and a slight warming effect on night time low temperatures. The city has occasional days over 90°F. Temperatures over 100°F are rare but can occur. On average, July is the warmest month and August is the wettest month, due to summer thunderstorm activity combined with a rising frequency of tropical activity like hurricanes and tropical storms, which can bring high winds and heavy rains. A humid subtropical 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 Norfolk 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, pre-qualified 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 Norfolk 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 service professionals. 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 Norfolk

Norfolk is bordered to the west by the Elizabeth River and to the north by the Chesapeake Bay. The city also shares land borders with the cities of Chesapeake to its south and Virginia Beach to its east. The estimated 2016 population of Norfolk is just over 248,000.

Norfolk is one of the oldest cities in Hampton Roads and is considered to be the historic, urban, financial, and cultural center of the region. Naval Station Norfolk, the largest Navy base in the world, is located in Norfolk along with one of NATO's two Strategic Command headquarters. The city also has the corporate headquarters of Norfolk Southern Railway and Maersk Line Limited. The waterways serve as a major trade artery for the import and export of goods from across the Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West, and internationally. The Virginia Port Authority, which is headquartered in Norfolk, owns and operates three major port facilities in Hampton Roads for break-bulk and container type cargo. Shipbuilding and ship repair businesses represent a major sector for the city of Norfolk. The revitalization of downtown Norfolk and the construction of a cruise ship pier at the foot of Nauticus in downtown has made tourism an increasingly important part of the city's economy. Top employers in Norfolk include: U.S. Department of Defense, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk City Public Schools, City of Norfolk, Old Dominion University, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, BAE Systems Ship Repair, and Norfolk State University.

There is much to see and do in Norfolk, Virginia. It offers plenty of great entertainment, culture, delicious cuisine and 144 miles of shoreline. There are antique shops, coffee houses and breweries in the historic Ghent district which is just a few minutes from downtown. Norfolk is the cultural heart of the Hampton Roads region. The city has a number of museums and several major performing arts companies. Norfolk also plays host to numerous yearly festivals and parades, mostly at Town Point Park in downtown. The Chrysler Museum of Art, located in the Ghent district, is the region's foremost art museum with an extensive glass collection. Also found are, the Glass Studio, the Moses Myers House, and American neoclassical marble sculptures. Nauticus, the National Maritime Center, features hands-on exhibits, interactive theaters, aquaria, digital high-definition films and an extensive variety of educational programs. Since 2000, Nauticus has been home to the battleship USS Wisconsin, the last battleship to be built in the United States. The Virginia Opera’s main venue is the Harrison Opera House in the Ghent district. The Norfolk Botanical Garden is a 155-acre botanical garden and arboretum. The Virginia Zoological Park is a 65-acre zoo with hundreds of animals on display.

Norfolk is primarily served by the Norfolk International Airport. The city is served by Amtrak's Northeast Regional service through the Norfolk station.

Local utility companies serve Norfolk’s energy needs. The ports in the Norfolk Customs District which is America's largest coal export center, processed more than 35% of US coal exports in 2015. Natural gas provided 39% of Virginia's net generation in 2015, surpassing generation from the state's two nuclear power plants for the first time. In 2015, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy received the first federal offshore wind energy research lease issued by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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