Long-term use of home appliances and systems in homes of San Antonio, Texas can be at risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns. San Antonio has a transitional humid subtropical climate. The weather is hot in the summer and warm or mild in the winter. Winter is subject to descending northern cold fronts with cool to cold nights and warm and rainy in the spring and fall. San Antonio gets about 33 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 220 sunny days per year in San Antonio. The July high is around 95°F.

Temperature changes, with the change in seasons, mean extended use of home systems like the central AC unit, electrical 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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 or use a technician from ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified service professionals. By having such an appliance protection plan, 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 San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas, officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populated city in the United States and the second-most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1.4 million in 2016.

San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. From the Missions to the Hill Country, San Antonio offers many things for visitors and residents to see and do, ranging from major theme parks to the River Walk lined with restaurants, patios, galleries and shops. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1,836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Hemis Fair Park’s 750-ft. Tower of the Americas overlooks the city.

The U.S. armed forces have numerous facilities in San Antonio: Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base (which constitute Joint Base San Antonio), and Lackland AFB/Kelly Field Annex, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley located outside the city. Kelly Air Force Base operated out of San Antonio until 2001, when the airfield was transferred to Lackland AFB. The remaining parts of the base were developed as Port San Antonio, an industrial park and aerospace complex.

The San Antonio International Airport is located in uptown San Antonio. It is the 6th busiest airport based on passenger boarding in Texas and 45th in the United States. It has two terminals and is served by 10 airlines serving 44 destinations including six in Mexico. San Antonio is becoming the smart choice for new and expanding companies from around the world because of its strategic geographic location, economic stability and growing workforce. Not only does San Antonio boast a pro-business environment, decreasing costs through incentives and industrial policies, but the city also offers a low cost utility portfolio including renewable energy options.

The big companies in San Antonio include Petco, Oracle, Microsoft, Medtronic, H-E-B, Whataburger, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas and more. San Antonio’s top employers support a diverse economy – a mix of established financial services, a growing biomedical and biotech sectors, a booming new energy sphere, a flourishing IT and cybersecurity field and a manufacturing sector that produces everything from aircrafts to Toyota trucks.

The average residential electricity rate in San Antonio is 15.85% less than the Texas average rate of 10.98¢/kWh. The average (residential) electricity rate in San Antonio is 22% less than the national average rate of 12¢/kWh. San Antonio is home to CPS Energy, the largest municipally-owned, vertically integrated, gas and electric utility company in the United States. CPS Energy is now employing more renewable resources to generate San Antonio’s electricity.

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