Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina known for its universities, including North Carolina State University. Raleigh experiences generally moderate temperatures during spring and autumn. Winters are mild and wet, and summers are typically hot with warm and humid nights. A hot and humid climate and changes in temperatures with the change in seasons means extended use of Raleigh home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating, and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Raleigh 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 Raleigh.

Raleigh gets 45 inches of rain per year. Summer daytime highs average in the upper 80’s to low 90’s with warm and humid nights in the upper 60’s. Raleigh receives an average six inches of snow in winter. Freezing rain and sleet also occur most winters, and occasionally the area experiences an ice storm. 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 Raleigh 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 a 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.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Raleigh 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, are ensured 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 Raleigh

Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The estimated 2016 population of Raleigh was 404,000. The population of Raleigh MSA in 2015 was 1.3 million.

The number of technology and scholarly institutions, including North Carolina State University, around Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham make the area known as the Research Triangle. Raleigh is number one on the 2015 Forbes List for, “the best place for businesses and careers”. Raleigh’s industrial base includes: banking/financial services, electrical, medical, electronics and telecommunications equipment, clothing and apparel, food processing, paper products, and pharmaceuticals. The city is a major retail shipping point for eastern North Carolina and a wholesale distributing point for the grocery industry.

Raleigh has a very diverse art and cultural scene. The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts can accommodate almost any size performance, including a symphonic music hall. Visitors and residents can view original plays in theaters and in the parks, watch the Carolina Ballet, listen to the North Carolina Opera or North Carolina Symphony. Raleigh is home to three major state museums: The Museum of Art, Museum of History and Museum of Natural Sciences. The city offers a variety of well-known retail stores, boutiques and locally-owned shops. Residents and visitors can visit the Raleigh Flea Market or the more than 30 antique stores across the area. There is lively nightlife in the Capital District, Fayetteville Street district, Glenwood South, Moore Square district and the Warehouse District.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), consistently ranked among the most efficient airports in North America, serves Raleigh and the Research Triangle Region. RDU’s two main terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, currently offer more than 400 daily arrivals and departures on eight major airlines and low-cost carriers, with 40 other airports connected by non-stop daily flights.

Total energy consumption per capita in North Carolina is in the lowest third of all states in the nation. North Carolina is one of the nation’s top producers of electricity from nuclear power. The City of Raleigh works to promote emerging renewable technologies, create new job opportunities and cultivate local businesses and entrepreneurs.

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