With long-term use of home appliances and systems in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania homes can be at risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns. Philadelphia has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. Under the Köppen climate classification, Philadelphia falls in the northern periphery of the humid subtropical climate zone. The city’s coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 25°F. In July, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 85°F. Philadelphia gets 47 inches of rain per year.

Temperature changes with the change in seasons and humidity means extended use of home systems like the central AC unit, electric system, and central heating system. If one of these systems experience 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 is to have a Home Service Agreement, available to Philadelphia residents, from a trusted home service agreement provider such as American Residential Warranty. A home service agreement provides protection against unexpected repair costs for your covered appliances and systems that would NOT normally be covered under homeowner’s insurance. Homeowner’s insurance usually just protects you against losses due to natural disasters, theft or vandalism but would NOT normally cover costs to repair appliances or systems when they breakdown due to normal wear and tear.

Customers in Philadelphia 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. American Residential Warranty customers can select their own service providers use a technician from ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified service professionals. By having an appliance service agreement, it will ensure that when a problem arises due to normal wear and tear on a covered system or appliance, it can be properly and quickly resolved without causing financial distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous city in the United States. Widely known as Philly, but formerly known as the City of Philadelphia, it is also called the ‘City of Brotherly Love’’. It is estimated that the population of Philadelphia in 2016 is 1.5 million.

The original capital of America, Philadelphia has a history rich with culture and symbolism. The city has one of the nation’s greatest concentrations of historic sites, and is a melting pot of races, traditions and immigrant cultures. It is the home to the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence, both tributes to the city’s revolution.

There are distinct attractions in Philadelphia, including: Eastern State Penitentiary, The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and the United States Mint. There are also unique activities and attractions such as the zoo and aquarium. Philadelphia is known for its expansive murals and Philly cheesesteaks. It is a city with an appreciation for the arts and culture – with its wide range of art galleries, boutiques and museums. The city has a vibrant nightlife, shopping, and stellar restaurant scene. However, businesses that specialize in everything from online shopping to hand crafted furniture are proving that Philadelphia has much more to offer than just cheesesteaks. Some of Philadelphia’s big employers include: SEPTA, Temple University, US Airways, Independence Blue Cross, Vanguard Group Inc., Giant Food Stores LLC, Comcast Cablevision Corp., ACME Markets Inc., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, and Urban Outfitters.

Philadelphia International Airport is a hub for Midway Airlines and US Airways. It also services the other major U.S. carriers, including American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, TWA, and United. Penn’s Landing is the largest freshwater port in the United States. Together with facilities in southern New Jersey and Delaware, it makes up the Ports of Philadelphia, operated by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority. The jointly operated port complex handles the East Coast’s largest volume of international shipping freight.

In 2015, renewable energy accounted for 4% of Pennsylvania’s net electricity generation. As of 2014, 51% of Pennsylvania households used natural gas as their primary home heating fuel, while 21% depended on electricity for heat and 19% relied on fuel oil.

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