Long-term use of home appliances and systems in Phoenix, Arizona homes creates wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns. Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate, typical of the Sonoran Desert. The city has long, extremely hot summers and short, mild to warm winters. It is located within the sunniest region in the world. Phoenix’s coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 43°F. In July, the warmest month, the average daytime temperature rises to 104°F. On average, there are 299 sunny days per year and the city gets 10 inches of rain per year.

High temperatures and high humidity means extended use of home systems like the central AC unit and electrical system. Twenty-five percent of the energy consumed in Arizona homes is for air conditioning, which is more than four times the national average of 6 percent, according to EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey. If your central heating system, central 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 is to have a Home Service Agreement, available to Phoenix 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.

Homeowners in Phoenix with an American Residential Warranty Home Services Agreement receive excellent customer service 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 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 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 Phoenix

Phoenix is the largest city and capital of Arizona. It is the 6th most populous city in the United States. It’s also the most populous state capital and the center of the Phoenix metropolitan area, or the Valley of the Sun, which is home to over 4.5 million people in 2016. Phoenix’s population in 2016 is expected to have grown to 1.5 million.

Phoenix is the cosmopolitan heart of Arizona and the soul of the American Southwest. The city ranks as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Phoenix is an agricultural, industrial and service center. It is surrounded by 22 other cities in the Valley of the Sun where there are western style homes and sprawling shopping malls. Downtown Phoenix has been revitalized with the new Cityscape complex.

Historic and points of interest in Phoenix include: The Arboretum at Arizona State University, Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum, Arizona Science Center:, Arizona State Capitol Museum, Deer Valley Rock Art Center: 1,500 prehistoric petroglyphs, Desert Botanical Garden: 20,000 desert plants on display, Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum, Heard Museum: Native American Culture and Art., Hall of Flame Museum of Fire Fighting, Phoenix Zoo, and Heritage Square: a city block containing restored homes and museums dating from the late 1800s.

Phoenix is currently home to a number of Fortune 500 companies such as electronics corporation Avnet, mining company Freeport-McMoRan, retailer PetSmart, and waste hauler Republic Services. Honeywell’s Aerospace division is headquartered in Phoenix. Intel has one of their largest sites in the area. The city is also home to the headquarters of U-HAUL International, Best Western and Apollo Group, parent of the University of Phoenix. As well, US Air/American Airlines is the largest carrier at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Mesa Air Group, a regional airline group, is headquartered in Phoenix. The military has a significant presence in Phoenix, with Luke Air Force Base located in the western suburbs.

Phoenix is served by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, one of the ten busiest airports in the United States, serving over 110 thousand people on over 1,000 flights per day. The airport is centrally located in the metro area near several major freeway interchanges east of downtown Phoenix. The airport serves more than 100 cities with non-stop flights.

Arizona’s primary economic activities are not energy intensive, and the state’s per capita energy consumption is among the lowest in the nation. Phoenix’s electrical needs are served mainly by Arizona Public Service, although some customers receive their electricity from the Salt River Project (SRP). The main sources of electrical generation are nuclear and coal power plants. Arizona is home to the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station, the largest nuclear-generating facility in the United States. Arizona ranked second in the nation in utility-scale electricity generation from solar energy in 2015.

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