With long-term use of home appliances and systems in San Jose, California, homes can be at 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 San Jose. San Jose has a subtropical Mediterranean climate and is made up of dozens of microclimates. The city has an average of 301 days of sunshine and an annual mean temperature of 61°F. Summer in San Jose is normally quite dry. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from around 50°F in December and January to around 70°F in July and August. Measurable precipitation falls in the downtown on an average of 62 days a year. San Jose gets 17 inches of rain per year.

A hot and dry climate means extended use of home systems like the central A/C 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 Jose 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 break down due to normal wear and tear.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in San Jose 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 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 San Jose

San Jose is a large city surrounded by rolling hills in Silicon Valley, a major technology hub in California’s Bay Area. It is the largest city in Northern California. With an estimated 2015 population of 1 million, San Jose is the third most populous city in California.

San Jose is the economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley. There are many amenities in the City’s revitalized downtown area including fine accommodations and world class restaurants and shops. The fast expansion of high-technology industries resulted continuous growth in the Silicon Valley. As the centre of technology and technological innovation, the area has received more patents than any other technology region in the US. Technology businesses continue to grow and expand along with the growth of service and support businesses to the industry. According to San Jose’s Office of Economic Development, more than 85% of the region’s new jobs come from companies that are less than 10 years old.

Located in the downtown historic district of San Jose, architectural landmarks are abundant, from the 1883 Italianate-style Oddfellows building to Spanish Colonial Revival structures. The downtown area is home to the Tech Museum of Innovation, devoted to the exploration of science and technology. Other interesting points of interest include: Winchester Mystery House, New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum, Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and San Jose Museum of Art. San Jose offers fun annual events including: Chinese Summer Festival, Cinco de Mayo Festival, Festival of the Arts, Filipino Heritage Festival, Gay Pride Parade, International Mariachi Festival, and Italian Family Festival.

Nearly half of the traffic at San Jose International Airport is business related, making the airport an important factor in the Silicon Valley economy. Revenues from freight shipments average more than $10 million annually. Four air cargo carriers and several air freight services maintain facilities at the airport. Two major rail freight lines and a number of motor freight carriers operate in the metropolitan area.

San Jose uses 6.1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity each year. 78% of this electricity comes from limited, non-renewable resources. Currently, 21% of the electrical power used in San Jose comes from renewable sources. Through partnerships with residents, private sector leaders, and civic organizations, San Jose is working to become a national solar showcase with cutting-edge demonstration projects, residential and commercial bulk purchasing arrangements, and solar-powered public buildings.

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