Tampa is a major city located on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf of Mexico. The Tampa Bay area has a humid subtropical climate with warm and humid summers with frequent thunderstorms, and drier winters with freezing temperatures occurring every 2–3 years. A hot and humid climate with fluctuations in temperature means extended use of Tampa home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating, and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Tampa 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 Tampa.

Tampa’s coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 52°F. In August, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 90°F. The driest month is November with about 2 inches of precipitation and August is the wettest month with about 8 inches. More than a quarter of the energy consumed in Florida homes is for air conditioning, which is more than four times the national average. 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 Tampa 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.

Customers with American Residential Warranty Home Service Agreements in Tampa 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 between ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified technicians. 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 Tampa

The city of Tampa is part of the metropolitan area that is most commonly referred to as the “Tampa Bay Area”. It is home to some of the world’s top-rated beaches. The 2016 population of Tampa is estimated at 335,000. The population of the Tampa Bay Area is estimated at 3 million people as of January 2017.

Tampa is a city with a major business center at the core of its economy. Tampa Bay is home to 19 corporate headquarters, eight of which are Fortune 1000 companies. Diversification has been critical to the success of the local economy. The city has experienced a lot of growth in industries defined by technology and innovation. These industries include: manufacturing, financial and shared services, defense and security, life sciences, and agribusiness. The area also has companies specializing in homeland security and defense, logistics and distribution, medical devices, high tech electronics and instruments, and port/maritime.

Tampa is known for its museums and other cultural attractions. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is the largest performing arts complex south of the Kennedy Center. Besides enjoying Tampa Bay’s many beautiful beaches, millions of people experience Busch Gardens annually. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The Lowry Park Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the Southeastern United States. Other major attractions include the Florida Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and Big Cat Rescue. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a top dining and nightlife destination. Award-winning gourmet establishments serve everything from fresh seafood to the Southeast’s top craft beer.

Florida was second only to Texas in 2014 in net electricity generation from natural gas, which accounted for 61% of Florida’s net generation. Coal accounted for almost 23%, the state’s nuclear power plants accounted for 12%, and other resources, including renewable energy, supplied the remaining electricity generation. In part because of high air conditioning use, Florida’s retail electricity sales to the residential sector were second in the nation after Texas in 2014.

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