With long term use of home appliances and systems in Washington, homes can be at risk of normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns. Washington has two distinct climate zones. Mild, humid, summer days west of the Cascades hardly ever rise above 79°F, and winter days rarely drop below 46°F. The east of the State has warm summers and cool winters. Western Washington experiences frequent cloud cover, fog and drizzle, and the western slopes of the Cascades receive up to 200 inches annual snowfall. Washington D.C. averages 39 inches of rainfall a year.

Temperature changes with the change in season means extended use of home systems like the central AC unit, electric 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 Washington 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, which 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 Washington 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 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 Washington

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is located on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. Washington, DC is a very international city, home to more than 175 embassies and international cultural centers. The demographics of Washington, D.C. reflect an ethnically diverse, cosmopolitan, compact capital city. In 2015, the District had a population of 672 thousand people. Fifteen percent of DC residents speak a language other than English.

Washington is renowned for its neoclassical monuments and buildings, including the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center. Popular attractions include: The DC War Memorial, Washington National Cathedral, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture, Library of Congress, Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Archive, and Washington Monument. Washington is home to an eclectic mix of great restaurants, including: Le Diplomate in Logan Circle, Rose’s Luxury, Central Michel Richard, Rasika, Afterwords Cafe, Toki Underground, and more. The International Spy Museum is the only public museum in America that is all about spies. As well, The Maine Avenue Fish Market has been operating nonstop since 1805, making it the oldest continuously functioning fish market in the country.

Although the District of Columbia uses less total energy than any state but Vermont, its energy use per capita is greater than almost one-third of the states. In 2015, Washington had the lowest average residential retail electricity prices in the nation and the lowest average combined retail electricity price across all sectors. Although not a crude oil producing state, Washington ranked fifth in the nation in crude oil refining capacity as of January 2016.

The District of Columbia has adopted a renewable portfolio standard requiring that 50% of its electricity come from renewable sources by 2032, including at least 5% from solar energy. Only four states have set higher RPS requirements. The Grand Coulee Dam on Washington’s Columbia River is the largest hydroelectric power producer in the United States, with a total generating capacity of 6,809 megawatts. In 2015, Washington was the leading producer of electricity from hydroelectric sources and accounted for 30% of the nation’s utility-scale net hydroelectricity generation.

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