Pittsburgh is a city in the state of Pennsylvania at the junction of 3 rivers, the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio. Pittsburgh lies in the humid continental climate zone and has four distinct seasons. Winters are cold, cloudy, and moderately snowy. Spring and fall are usually mild with moderate levels of sunshine, and summers warm to hot and humid. A hot and humid climate means extended use of Pittsburgh home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh.

On average, there are 160 sunny days per year in Pittsburgh. The warmest month of the year is July, with an average of 73°F. Conditions are often humid and reach an average of 90°F for 9 days a year. Pittsburgh's coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 20°F. Average annual precipitation is 38 inches. Temperature changes with the change in seasons and the humidity 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 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 properly resolved without causing financial distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is known as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. Pittsburgh has an estimated 2016 population of 304,000.

Pittsburgh has shifted its economy to high technology, robotics, health care, nuclear engineering, tourism, biomedical technology, finance, education, and services. Google has research and technology offices in a refurbished 1918–1998 Nabisco factory in a complex known as Bakery Square. The largest employer in the city is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, with about 48,000 employees. Education is another major industry in the region. The largest single employer in that industry is the University of Pittsburgh. Six Fortune 500 companies call the Pittsburgh area home. Area retail consists of over 35 shopping malls, a strong downtown retail sector, and many boutique shops.

Harper's Bazaar named Pittsburgh one of the "Best Places to Travel in 2017". Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of events, scenic views, award winning restaurants, art and culture, and things to do. It’s history can be seen at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Senator John Heinz History Center. Pittsburgh’s art and culture includes Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Downtown Pittsburgh has a14-square-block collection of art galleries, historic theaters, and a free quarterly Gallery Crawl. The city is home to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the world-class Pittsburgh Opera. When it comes to sports, sporting News magazine awarded Pittsburgh the coveted "Best Sports City" title. USA TODAY’s, Reader's Choice poll named Pittsburgh as one of the "Best City for Sports" travel award. The city features the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Pitt Panthers.

Pittsburgh International Airport and Arnold Palmer Regional Airport provide commercial passenger service to the metropolitan area. General aviation is served by the Allegheny County Airport. The Port of Pittsburgh ranks as the 21st-largest port in the United States and is ranked 9th largest in the U.S. by domestic trade. Two trains serve Penn Station: the Pennsylvanian to New York City via Philadelphia, and the Capitol Limited between Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

As of 2014, 51% of Pennsylvania households used natural gas as their primary home heating fuel, while 21% depended on electricity, and 19% relied on fuel oil. In 2015, Pennsylvania ranked second in the nation in electricity generated from nuclear power. The state obtained most of its net electricity generation from nuclear power with 37%. Each year, the City of Pittsburgh purchases 25% of its energy from renewable sources, which is enough to power 3,500 homes per year.

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