April 25, 2014

Air Conditioning Maintenance Is Vital – Way to Go, Joe

Air Conditioning Maintenance ServiceWe’re not blowing hot air here.  AC maintenance is vital!  Did you know that if you are a GOLD Home-Tech Service Agreement Member you automatically receive an annual air conditioning maintenance check up as part of the program?  In this Florida heat, where your ac is running practically non-stop all the time, it’s important to protect your investment and take advantage of this Clean and Check/inspection which Home-Tech provides at no additional charge.  And, remember to change your filters monthly to ensure your system will run efficiently.  Call (800) 800-8356 Ext 2 to learn more. If you would like to comment about service you’ve received recently from a Home-Tech representative please visit us on Facebook.  We’d love to hear your stories.

Today we share some customer testimonials all about Joe!  Attaboy, Joe!

To whom it may concern -
I had my A/C checked and an outside surge protector added on Monday.  Joe was the service person.  I just wanted to again thank  him for such great service and on his prompt arrival.  We need more knowledgeable people like him to deal with our everyday problems.
C. Parson, Naples FL

Polite and Pleasant

Joe was here to do our annual air conditioner cleaning and service.  He did an excellent job and was most polite and pleasant.  He even crawled under the sink to try to help me fix the detergent bottle that was leaking.
V. Heitman

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Today Joe came for our annual air conditioning servicing.  He did his usual outstanding job.  Thank you all at Home-Tech for making our lives easier.
J. Favata, Pelican Preserve

Very Knowledgeable

Joe did a very good job with my a/c unit the other day, answering questions from me, etc.  Very knowledgeable, pleasant and had the good appearance of a Home-Tech employee.  Thanks!
E. Graves

Very Thorough

Want to let you know that we had Joe perform the annual air conditioning maintenance on our unit.  He was very thorough, competent and professional.

A. Boccone, Naples, FL

A Credit To Your Company

Dear Sir:

My annual A/C service was conducted by Joe yesterday.  He was very courteous, polite and thorough.  A credit to your company.


D. Haley

Absolutely Fabulous!

Last week Joe came to my house to perform an annual A/C inspection.  He was absolutely fabulous!  He performed his duties, had a fabulous attitude and left each area clean and free of debris.  As a property manager, I know the value to good workers as a means of representing my office.  For this reason I wanted to send a note to let you know Joe did a fabulous job representing Home-Tech!

K. Neill

5 Stars

To whom it may concern:  This morning we had a very pleasant experience with your tech named Joe.  He did an annual service to our AC.  We would like you to know that Joe was very professional and courteous.  He explained some anticipated problems, but did not push any additional work that had to be done immediately.  Joe gets 5 stars in our book and we’ll certainly request his service when we need additional work on the A/C.


B. Rustick, Ft Myers Beach, FL

Highly Recommend Joe

Yesterday, I was scheduled for routine AC inspection and service.  Joe came to my home in the early afternoon as expected.  He efficiently inspected the AC system, both the inside air handler and exterior compressor.  All was found to be in good condition.  He performed the work in an expeditious manner and was in/out in a timely manner.  He provided feedback on the condition of the system, and was very friendly and efficient.  Highly recommend Joe.


J. Linebarger

Very Thorough Inspection

Today we had our air conditioner annual checkup.  Joe was our serviceman.  He did a professional job of checking everything out.  He was pleasant in his manners and upon completion of the a/c inspection discussed with me what he found in his checkup.  A very thorough inspection.  I absolutely would like to have him do our next annual inspection.  Thank you.

L. Hjalmquist

A True Asset

I just wanted you to know that Joe serviced my air conditioning system and he was very kind, considerate and took his time to make sure the system was running properly.  He is a true asset to your firm.  As they say, “Atta Boy” Joe!

R. Nardi


Give Seasonal Tenants a Warm Welcome with Home-Tech Service Agreement

It’s that time of year again. Time to spruce up the furniture, make everything merry, bright,  and just right for your seasonal guests and tenants. As much as your guests may want to enjoy a worry-free time, condo and home owners can do even more to make their stay the best it can be, with a service agreement from Home-Tech.

Stress Less with Home-Tech

Imagine what it would be like for you, as the owner, to not receive another phone call about a broken dishwasher or air conditioner leak. Your tenants can just call Home-Tech, and a licensed technician will come out and perform the service. Here is the best part, with a Gold Service Agreement there is  NO SERVICE CALL FEE and no fee for parts and labor, service charges or deductibles. And, you have the luxury of unlimited service calls.

Be the best landlord you can be. Provide peace of mind for your tenants, and let them enjoy their time here, instead of wasting it inside the condo waiting on a repairman. Our service agreements cover your major home appliances, air conditioning, and even plumbing and electrical.  If you are the type of landlord or property manager that is on the road and hard to reach, your tenants won’t have to worry with trying to track you down when a repair needs to be made. Give them the only number they need, 800-800-8356.

Service Agreement for Condo Owners

Here is what makes a service agreement great:

  • home tech gold service agreementPriority scheduling for appointments
  • Emergency service included
  • No limit on service calls
  • Annual air conditioning Clean and Check included

The Gold Service Agreement covers: (1) Air-Conditioning System, (1) Heating System, (1) Refrigerator, (1) Icemaker (including replacement, in covered refrigerator), (1) Microwave, (1) Range, (1) Dishwasher, (1)Disposal (including replacement), (1) Washer, (1) Dryer and (1) Water Heater (electrical system only). 

This premier level of service rivals any home warranty. What makes a Home-Tech’s service agreement the best choice for your condo is the high level of customer service we provide. Home-Tech is a local, employee-owned company, and we perform the repairs, not a subcontractor. You are getting a Home-Tech employee-owner when our repairmen show up at your door. Our technicians are background checked, drug tested and highly trained.

Trust Home-Tech, we’ve got you covered. Call today to speak with a Service Agreement representative to learn more about our plans, 800-800-8356 or sign up for a service agreement online.



Service Agreement Vs Home Warranties – No More Guesswork

firstcall-nochargeImagine you are a home buyer or home seller and your Realtor pulls out a large stack of home warranties and service agreements for you to review.  They tell you to select appliances from column A, two items from column B, and for an upcharge, three from column C.  Purchasing a warranty or service agreement should not be like purchasing a value meal at a chain restaurant, right? 

Home warranty plans offer a variety of coverage on many different items in your home.  Each company’s plan is different and the fine print can be complex.  The choices are confusing.  It is hard enough when you are considering buying one for one property, but what if you manage multiple properties and have renters?  How do you keep all of the appliances and air conditioners running at their best?

One plan stands out!

The best solution for one home or many is the Gold Service Agreement from Home-Tech.  It covers all of your major home appliances, air-conditioning/heating and water heater. These are the most important and expensive systems in the home to have replaced.

Home-Tech’s Service Agreement Has No Competitor

  • We are a local business that can respond to you quickly.
  • We are based in Fort Myers and Lakewood Ranch
  • Home-Tech is employee-owned.
  • Our technicians that come out to do the work on your air conditioning or appliances have a stake in the success of our company. 

Did You Know

National home warranty companies will send out a  subcontractor. They call a bunch of subcontractors and then whomever is available will come to your home.  Sometimes, they can come from as far away as Orlando to service your home in Sarasota.  It can take days to get on their schedule.

Exceptional customer service

Why Go with Home-Tech Gold?

  1. Home-Tech is locally owned and the others aren’t.
  2. Home-Tech sends out Tech Specialists who are employee-owners of Home-Tech.
  3. Home-Tech employees are criminally background checked, drug tested, highly trained and NATE certified.
  4. There is No Service Call Fee.
  5. There is No Parts or Labor Fee, and No Deductible.
  6. A Home-Tech Gold Service Agreement includes annual air conditioner maintenance.
  7. Home-Tech provides emergency service, 365 days a year, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  8. Home-Tech is licensed and bonded, and adheres to the state requirements regulated by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

Read the Fine Print of Other Home Warranty Plans. 

 Be careful.  Ask questions.

Do You Have Service Agreement Questions?

Our Service Agreement department representatives are awaiting your call.  They can walk you through the details of our plans and take the guesswork out of the entire process.

You can trust Home-Tech, as they have been serving southwest Florida for 33 years.  Ask your neighbors for a referral.  Chances are good many of them have been our Service Agreement customers for many years.

You can feel good about selecting Home-Tech and know if you have a problem, you can call 800-800-8356.  We will send a Technician right away and fulfill our promise -  Service that Works!

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Service Agreements for Home Sellers

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Service Agreement – Man Arrested for Selling Fake Service Warranties in Port Charlotte

Is it too much to ask for ethical service with your Service Agreement or appliance warranty program?  Just this past Tuesday, we posted about the Today Show’s story on unethical air conditioning and appliance repairmen. The next day, a Home-Tech employee came across this story on NBC 2′s website: Man arrested for selling fake appliance warranties.  This is another prime example of a rip-off and scammer that reflects poorly on our industry.

This story is reposted from NBC-2.com:

A 36-year-old Punta Gorda air conditioner repairman was arrested on Tuesday for selling a fraudulent warranty to a Port Charlotte woman.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman on April 13th complaining about being scammed by Nathan Sasse.

The victim said she hired {OMITTED COMPANY NAME} to service her air conditioner in January. When she asked about renewing or extending her appliance warranty, Sasse told her he had a friend who could provide service warranties cheaper than Sears, and handed her a brochure with the company name, “Service and Security Excellence.”

Later that month, Sasse returned to the woman’s home and she provided him with a $400 check to purchase the SASE warranty.

A representative contacted the woman in February and told him that Sasse had been fired from the company for stealing from them and that the warranty she purchased from him was likely a scam.

On May 22nd, detectives with the CCSO Economic Crimes Unit contacted the Florida Division of Corporations on the status of SASE and were told it was a “rejected filing.”

The Charlotte County Tax Collector’s Office said they had no listing for SASE, and the Florida Department of Financial Services said home warranty sales are required to be licensed.

Sasse was arrested Tuesday on charges of grand theft and violating licensing requirements to sell home warranties.

If anyone has purchased a warranty from Sasse and his fake company, you’re asked to call CCSO at 941-639-2101.

The Home-Tech Level of Protection – We’ve Got You Covered

With a Home-Tech Service Agreement, we provide you with peace of mind.  Not only is every technician NATE certified and background checked,  but Home-Tech’s license requirements protect our customers.  As a licensed Florida company, we adhere to stringent state requirements regulated by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation according to regulations defined in Chapter 634, Part II, Service Warranty Associations.

Florida licensed since 1985, Home-Tech:

  • Maintains cash deposits and/or surety bonds to ensure performance
  • Maintains sound financial stability
  • Reports all Service Agreements sold and premiums collected to the State of Florida
  • Submits to audits by the office of Insurance Regulations every two or three years
  • Holds reserves of all premiums collected until the expiration date of the Service Agreement

A Home-Tech Service Agreement Holds Up

For one low annual fee, you get unlimited service calls, including parts and labor at no additional charge on your covered air conditioning system and major appliance repairs with Home-Tech’s Gold Service AgreementThere is never a deductible and an annual air conditioning clean and check is included!  With a Gold Service Agreement, you can expect to receive emergency service, 7 days a week and free replacement of your air conditioner and appliances.  You can trust Home-Tech.  We fix it right, the first time.

Service Agreement vs. Necktie This Father’s Day

Which Gift is Best For Father’s Day?

Another Tie for Father’s Day?

Next to mothers, fathers are the most important people in our livesHome-Tech loves to celebrate all the great Dads living in Southwest Florida, and of course, we want to give you a great Father’s Day gift idea, one that provides convenience, peace of mind and savings for your Dad.  Of course, we are recommending you purchase one of our Service Agreements.  While this may seem like an unconventional gift, it actually makes a lot of sense.  It is something he won’t want to take back and can appreciate and use to the fullest.

The Service Agreement vs. The Necktie

The old staple for a Father’s Day gift is the necktie, baseball tickets, golf club or grill tool set.  All of these make great gifts, but are they really something that he can use and rely on every day?  Will they make his life easier?  Lets do a comparison:

The Necktie

  • Dresses up a suit
  • Fits in any drawer
  • Brought out on special occasions
  • Is a gift you have given before, right?  Admit it?

The Gold Service AgreementService Agreement

  • Covers (1) Air-Conditioning System
    (1) Heating System, (1) Refrigerator, (1) Icemaker (including replacement, in covered refrigerator), (1) Microwave, (1) Range, (1) Dishwasher, (1)Disposal (including replacement), (1) Washer, (1) Dryer and, (1) Water Heater (electrical system only)
  • Keeps his air conditioning running perfectly all year long so he can be comfortable.
  • Saves your Dad lots of money on costly service calls, and appliance and air conditioning repairs.
  • Provides him with peace of mind because he knows just who to call everytime – Home-Tech!
  • Gives him more free time to spend on the golf course, instead of trying to fix it himself or wait around for service people who may or may not be dependable.

The Best Gift for Dad

Clearly, the Gold Service Agreement is the better choice.  Look at it like this.  Your Dad is always saying, “The best gift you could give is just spending time with me.”  Well, you can spend more quality time with him when he is not worrying about his appliances and air conditioning.

Best of all, he will brag about you to all of  his friends, because he will be so happy with our service.  Others aren’t fortunate to know about Home-Tech’s Service Agreements.  Be a sport, tell your friends!   Spread the word!  It truly is a win-win for parent and child.

For more information on Home-Tech’s Service Agreements, call us at 800-800-8356 or visit us onlineEven if you live in another state and your Dad lives in Southwest Florida you can order him a Service Agreement online.

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Service Agreement Protection for Home Sellers

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A Real Estate Agent’s Dream

If you are a Seller’s Agent in Southwest Florida, you and your client will both benefit when you assist them in purchasing a Service Agreement from Home-Tech.  How?

  • Your Seller will have peace of mind.
  • Buyers will have fewer concerns, making your listing easier to sell.
  • The Service Agreement VALUE will set your listing apart from the other listings in the MLS.
  • There is the convenience of working with a top notch company if an air conditioning or appliance repair is needed during the listing time period.
  • It’s a helpful tool during the contract negotiation.
  • Your happy Seller is bound to refer you.

Peace of Mind

Sellers can be anxious about many things during the sales process.  They have to prepare their home, stage it and then keep it in pristine condition.  They worry if their listing price is right, how fierce the competition is, time on the market, how many showings they are getting and what buyers think of their home.  They also have concerns about the economy and if the right buyer is out there for them.  Many of them have moved on and are now in their next home.  Taking care of their home air conditioning system and appliance repairs from afar can be a great concern and expense.  The Service Agreement from Home-Tech takes one of their main concerns out of the equation.  Any needed repairs can be taken care of immediately.  We offer emergency service, 7 days a week.  The homeowners do not even need to be there.  And most importantly, the crippling worries over the high costs of repair or replacement are gone.

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Buyers Concerns Alleviated

Many Buyers are limited by budget, their loan considerations and just don’t want to have to hassle with appliance or air conditioning replacement or repair costs when they are in the market.  Buyers are more likely to choose a home with the security of a Service Agreement in place, especially a well known commodity like Home-Tech’s.  Get your Seller more offers and expedite the selling process.

Beat the Competition

Set your listing WAY apart from the MLS competition with help from a company that provides concierge-type service.  There are a many different kinds of agreements and home warranty companies on the market, but they don’t offer what Home-Tech does.  Many Southwest Florida residents have experienced the difference of having a clean-cut technician show up, that same day, within a two hour time window, and reliably and efficiently make needed repairs.  Our technicians repair every brand of ac and appliance.  Our customers have many reasons to recommend us to their friends, but they always talk about their excellent service experience.  You’ll feel good recommending the BEST to your client.

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With the flexibility of three different plans to offer, we give you the tools to help each and every Seller have the coverage that pertains to their situation.  If they want full coverage they can go for the GOLD.  If their appliances are brand new, they might just want to purchase our COOL VALUE coverage to take care of their ac systems.  With three different, simple plans and pricing, you will find it easy to explain to your clients and get them on board.  Clients can sign up online, in minutes, at www.home-tech.com.

The After Glow

You will have a happy Seller and they will stay happy.  If an ac or appliance repair is needed during the listing time period, Home-Tech will repair it.  We also offer plumbing and electrical coverage.  Our Agreements are transferable.  So after the sale closes, if there are problems, you will not have an upset client or Buyer’s Agent calling you.  Home-Tech will handle it with the new homeowner.  Best of all, your Seller is bound to refer you to other clients because of the smooth transaction and “after” period.

If you have any questions about our Service Agreement, please call us.  We have specialists standing by, ready to help.  1-800-800-8356.