Tucson is a city in the state of Arizona. Tucson has a desert climate with two major seasons, summer and winter, plus three minor seasons: fall, spring, and the North American monsoon. Tucson has hot summers and temperate winters. A hot and humid climate means extended use of Tucson home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in Tucson 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 Tucson.

Summer in Tucson typically has daytime temperatures that exceed 100°F and overnight temperatures between 66°F and 85°F. Late and mid-summers are characterized by higher humidity, cloudy skies and frequent rain. Tucson gets 12 inches of rain per year where the number of days with any measurable precipitation is 31. The monsoon can begin any time from mid-June to late July, with an average start date around July 3. It usually continues through August and sometimes into September. During the monsoon, the humidity is much higher than the rest of the year. Extreme temperatures and the high 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 Tucson 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 Tucson 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 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 Tucson

Tucson is a city in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert surrounded by multiple mountain ranges, including the Santa Catalinas. Tucson had an estimated 2016 population of just over 526,000 while the Tucson metropolitan area has an estimated population of 994,000.

Tucson is a large and growing Sun Belt city. The University of Arizona is currently the second largest employer in the city. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base provides many jobs for Tucson residents along with the US Army Intelligence Center, and has led to the development of many high-tech industries, including government contractors. Most jobs to be created during the next few years are expected to be in education and health services; leisure and hospitality; professional and business services; and trade, transportation and utilities. Employment increases in manufacturing is partly due to growth in the aerospace sector.

Tucson has a modern downtown with a small historic district, surrounded by suburbs laid out in a grid. The city’s history is reflected in its turn-of-the-century architecture, historic neighborhoods, museums and the Mission San Xavier del Bac, a still-functioning 18th-century mission. The student population at University of Arizona, gives Tuscon a college-town atmosphere. Mexican, Spanish, and Native American influences provide a Western flavor that can be seen in Hispanic barrios, and the prehistoric Native American remnants.

Tucson has a vibrant art and culture scene. The city has its own Ballet company, professional theater, symphony, and opera company. It is home to 215 art groups and more than 35 art galleries in the downtown area alone. Tucson’s natural history and cultural heritage are on display in the 30 plus regional museums. Tucson offers world-class golf resorts, horse riding, wilderness hiking, exploring desert flora and fauna at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and pre-Columbian and other art at the Tucson Art Museum.

Tucson International Airport (TIA) is located 6 miles south of the city's center. TIA is the second largest commercial airport in Arizona, providing nonstop flights to 15 destinations throughout the United States. Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Tucson three times weekly in both directions. Cycling is popular in Tucson due to its flat terrain and dry climate.

Tucson's primary electrical power source is a coal and natural gas power-plant managed by Tucson Electric Power. The City of Tucson is committed to using energy wisely. Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) is a program where the City issues bonds to finance new solar installations. Solar electric power is generated at numerous facilities around Tucson.

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