Protect Your Pennsylvania Home and AppliancesPennsylvania throws many different weather conditions at its residents. Protecting your home and appliances here means carefully analyzing your unique situation. Those in Philadelphia are in a humid continental climate zone. Summer highs reach into the upper 80s. July is the wettest month of the year with over four inches of annual rainfall, creating warm, damp conditions that will really put your air conditioner to work. Come winter, lows dip into the 20s, so you’ll need a good furnace as well. As you near the mountainous part of the state, you’ll find cooler temperatures and more significant snowfall in winter. In a town like Punxsutawney and you’ll find January lows that average just 17 degrees, with an average high of 81 in July. As you move toward more rural parts of the state, you’ll need to consider more than just your heating and cooling needs for regular home comfort. You may also have additional home systems that manage your water and plumbing needs, like a well pump or septic system. Pennsylvania residents on average use half of their annual electricity consumption for space heating. Nearly a third of home energy use powers appliances, electronics, and lighting. Fifteen percent of electricity feeds homes’ water heaters in Pennsylvania and just 3 percent is used for air conditioning. Make sure all this energy is being put to good use by maintaining energy-efficient home appliances and installations, that use as little power as possible in performing their everyday tasks. A home warranty can help you keep things in top shape by making it easier to schedule repairs and replacements when you need them.
Why is a Home Warranty Necessary in Pennsylvania?Pennsylvania’s historic background also means that it has a lot of older homes. Philadelphia has over 271,000 homes that were built before 1919, giving it one of the largest concentrations of older homes in the country. Nearly 40 percent of homes here were built before 1939, and another 41 percent were constructed between 1940 and 1969. According to the 2009 census, Pennsylvania was second only to New York as the state with the most homes built before 1939. Older homes can offer stunning historic features and the type of built-to-last construction you don’t always find in newer dwellings. However, the appliances and systems in these houses need a little extra care and attention. A basic plan from Choice Home Warranty covers all the essentials, including your plumbing systems, electrical systems, and heating system. When it comes to the appliances in an older home, you’re certainly not dealing with an original installation, but you may find that your products are aging nonetheless. An electric range, dishwasher, or standard refrigerator will likely fail around 15 years of age. Nearing this point, you’ll find yourself facing more frequent repair needs. Your basic home warranty plan covers the oven, range, stove, cooktop, and dishwasher. Upgrade to a Total Plan and you’ll get coverage for your refrigerator, clothes washer, and clothes dryer as well. In Pennsylvania, a home warranty can help you keep even an older home looking and feeling like new. This type of plan ensures that you’re always prepared to make timely repairs and prompt replacements whenever needed.
What Does a Pennsylvania Warranty Cover?
|Covered Items*||Total Plan||Basic Plan|
|Air Conditioning System|
|Oven / Range / Stove|
|Garage Door Opener|
|Ceiling and Exhaust Fans|
|Pool / Spa||Well Pump||Sump Pump|
|Central Vacuum||Limited Roof Leak||Septic System|
|Second Refrigerator||Stand Alone Freezer||Septic Tank Pumping|
* Click Here to view complete limits of liability and any exclusions. CHW offers service contracts which are not warranties. ** See policy for specifics on response times. ***CHW reserves the right to offer cash back in lieu of repair or replacement in the amount of CHW’s actual cost (which at times may be less than retail) to repair or replace any covered system, component or appliance.