Richmond is the capital city of Virginia. Richmond has a warm temperate climate and a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and generally cold winters. A hot and muggy climate with cold winters means extended use of Richmond 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 Richmond.

On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Richmond, Virginia. The July high is around 89°F and high temperatures reach or exceed 90°F, approximately 43 days out of the year, while 100°F temperatures are not uncommon. The coldest weather normally occurs from late December to early February, and the January daily mean temperature is 38°F. Damaging storms occur mainly from snow and freezing rain in winter and from hurricanes, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms in other seasons. A warm temperate climate and 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond

Richmond is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. In 2016, Richmond was the fourth-most populous city in Virginia with an estimated population just over 223,000. The Richmond Metropolitan Area has a population of 1.2 million, the third-most populous metro in the state.

Richmond's economy is predominantly based in law, finance, and government sectors, with federal, state, and local governmental agencies. The city is home to both the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, one of 13 United States courts of appeals, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks. Fortune 500 companies, Dominion Resources, and WestRock are headquartered in the city, with others in the metropolitan area. Richmond is a prominent hub for advertising agencies and advertising related businesses. The city is also home to the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park (a facility for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies). Richmond is becoming known for its food scene, with several restaurants in the Fan, Church Hill, Jackson Ward and elsewhere around the city. Departures magazine named Richmond "The Next Great American Food City" in August 2014. Craft beer and liquor production is also growing, with twelve micro-breweries; three distilleries, Reservoir Distillery, Belle Isle Craft Spirits and James River Distillery, were established between 2010 & 2014.

There is much to see and do in Richmond, Virginia. A newly revitalized downtown includes the Canal Walk, a new Greater Richmond Convention Center, and expansion on both VCU campuses. The performing arts center, Richmond CenterStage, is a complex that includes a renovation of the Carpenter Center and a new multipurpose hall, a community playhouse, and arts education center. Museums include: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Science Museum of Virginia, Children's Museum of Richmond, Virginia Holocaust Museum, and the Old Dominion Railway Museum. Richmond is home to museums and battlefields of the American Civil War. The city is also home to many monuments and memorials, most notably those along Monument Avenue. Richmond's City Code provides for the creation of old and historic districts so as to "recognize and protect the historic, architectural, cultural, and artistic heritage of the City. Richmond has a significant arts community with some as formal public-supported venues, and some as local privately-owned galleries, private music venues, and non-profit arts organizations. Virginia Repertory Theatre is Central Virginia's largest professional theatre organization, and The Altria Theater is the city-owned opera house.

The Greater Richmond area is served by the Richmond International Airport located in nearby Sandston, seven miles southeast of Richmond. The Richmond area also has two railroad stations served by Amtrak.

Local utility companies serve Richmond’s energy needs. Virginia established a voluntary renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to encourage investor-owned utilities to procure a portion of the electricity sold in Virginia from renewable energy resources. The RPS goal is for 15% of base year 2007 sales to come from eligible renewable energy sources by 2025.

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