Seattle is a seaport city located on the Puget Sound in the state of Washington. The city’s climate is classified as oceanic or temperate marine, with cool, wet winters and mild, relatively dry summers. A varying climate means extended use of Seattle home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating, and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Seattle 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 Seattle.

The average high temperature in winter varies between 40°F and 50°F, while the daily low temperature is in the high 30’s. In summer, the average daily high is in the upper 70’s, with daily lows in the high 50’s. According to the city of Seattle’s website, it rains 50% of the time in the city. On average, Seattle gets around 35 inches of precipitation each year, with the wettest time falling between October and January.

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 Seattle 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 of $55 in most cases.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Seattle 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 choose from ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified technicians. By having an home service agreement in Seattle, 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 Seattle

Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with an estimated 2016 population of about 659,000. The city is home to a population that is environmentally-conscious and culturally diverse.

Seattle is home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark. The city is also home to many globally-recognized organizations that are headquartered in the region, including: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Starbucks Coffee Company, Costco, Weyerhaeuser, Nordstrom, REI, Alaska Airlines, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Small and minority owned businesses are a flourishing contributor to the Seattle metro economy. The Seattle metro area has a base of strong industry sectors, such as aerospace, information technology, and retail. It’s also a center for innovative industry segments, such as interactive media, music and clean technology. Seattle consistently ranks as one of the most highly educated cities in the nation with 56% of residents having at least a bachelor’s degree.

The Seattle Center has become a leading destination for arts, entertainment and leisure activities. The 74-acre campus is home to The Experience Music Project, The Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, and The Space Needle. The Seattle Art Museum, The Seattle Symphony, and Pike Place Market can be found in downtown Seattle. Historic Pioneer Square, adjacent to CenturyLink Stadium and Safeco Field, is the destination for the Seattle Underground Tour. Among Seattle’s prominent annual fairs and festivals are the 24-day Seattle International Film Festival, Northwest Folklife over the Memorial Day weekend, and numerous Seafair events throughout July and August.

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, locally known as Sea-Tac Airport located just south in the neighboring city of SeaTac, is operated by the Port of Seattle and provides commercial air service to destinations throughout the world. Boeing Field, closer to downtown, is used for general aviation, cargo flights, and testing/delivery of Boeing airliners. The Port of Seattle’s seaport is one of the most diverse in the United States. It is home to a wide range of maritime activities that bring trade to the region and generates thousands of jobs.

About 90% of Seattle’s electricity is produced using hydropower. Less than 2% of electricity is produced using fossil fuels. Water and electric power are municipal services, provided by Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light respectively. Other utility companies serving Seattle include Puget Sound Energy (natural gas, electricity), and Seattle Steam Company (steam).

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