June 30, 2015

Water Heater Repair and Pool Heat Pump Repair

water heater repairHaving your pool or water heater at the right temperature is important to you, and therefore, it is important to us. Home-Tech will go out of our way to repair your appliance needs. What is great about us, is that we repair ALL BRANDS of appliances of pool heat pumps and water heaters, not just a select few like our competitors.

Water Heater Repair When You Need It

We pride ourselves on being there for you during your time of need, especially when it comes to a malfunctioning appliance. We feel for you when you call us and understand that you are in need of fast, reliable and thorough appliance repair. Home-Tech provides electric pool heat pump and water heater repair service when you need it.

Not Freezing . . . Not Scalding

No one enjoys a freezing cold or scalding hot shower. Proper water temperature is a luxury we often take for granted, until we don’t have it. And we want you to have what you want. Let us help you with your water temperature issues, and make sure your water heater or pool heat pump provides you the optimum temperature you desire.

Do you always get the cold shower? In a full household, getting the cold shower means you may have a water heater that is too small for your needs. We have several water heater options in our showroom, and can assist with selecting the right size for your needs. If you are worried about an aging hot water heater, have it checked annually. Routine maintenance on this important appliance is not something home owners think about until its too late.  That’s why Home-Tech has emergency or scheduled appliance repair service when you need it most.

Emergency Service 7 Days a Week

We offer fast, emergency service 7 days a week.  No matter what type of water heater you have, our technicians can determine the cause of the problem and come up with a solution. With our First Call’s On Us offer for appliance repair your save! Your appliance repair service call is covered with the purchase of a Gold Service Agreement from Home-Tech. Call us at 800-800-8356 or Request Service here. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, or come into one of our two showrooms: Fort Myers and Lakewood Ranch.

Service Testimonials Take Two

Service Technician Milt

Appliance Service – April 30, 2012

To whom it may concern:

Milt came to my home today at the time scheduled – just as he did a year ago.  He was clean about his person and about his work.  He wasted no time at all during his visit.  He knew exactly what to do and went to work immediately.  He checked off all actions that he took.  He spoke with good, articulate English.  Milt demonstrates rather clearly that he is a good man, before he became a true professional.  Congratulations to the company for retaining such a fine man as a representative of “Home-Tech”.

Regards –

Len S-, Ed. D.
Bradenton, FL

Take Two

Air Conditioning Service – May 18, 2012

Subject:  My Home-Tech Appliance Service

All to often, people in the service industry field rants and complaints about the service.  As someone in the service industry, I take it upon myself to compliment good service.

I “married into” the Home-Tech service.  My wife has had it since about 1996.  I walked into the greatest idea for a service known to man.  If you own, how you possibly ignore or overlook a company that will insure the repair and maintenance of your appliances?  “Foolish” comes to mind.

We just had Milt come over and look over our Air Condition system.  It’s new, recently replaced by Home-Tech, but we like to give it the “once over” by professionals at the change of seasonal usage.  In fact over the last few years we have replaced just about all of our appliances; Washer and Dryer, Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave etc. and yet we STILL found it prudent to sign up for Home-Tech’s maintenance contract.

Dependability and thorough knowledge are the “highlights”.  You come when you “say” and provide expert service on the various appliances.  It is an “insurance policy” that has always been worth the cost.  Honest evaluation of the appliances and comparable offers for replacement when necessary.

We commend you and the company for the continued drive to excellence in service.


Earl and Linda N –
Sarasota, FL

Frozen Air Conditioning – Overload?

air conditioning units

A malfunction of your air conditioning system happens. It is just one of those things. But, it is one of those things that happens when you least want it to happen. We all know that air conditioning is a very important need for Floridians. We are used to it, look forward to it. When it doesn’t work, we will do anything to get it back.  Of course, your air conditioning never fails at a convenient time.  And many times it is when you have company, like during a summer barbecue. We wanted to discuss a frozen air conditioning unit and what to do about it.

Some Things are Better Not Frozen – Like Your Air Conditioning Coils

The whole purpose of a cookout is to cook and eat outside. But, with the summer temperatures rising, staying outside in southwest Florida just isn’t exactly ideal. The doors to the house keep opening and closing, as you and the food keep going inside and outside. You can barely keep up. And guess what, neither can your air conditioner. Then it quits cooling. You go outside, check on the unit to find that the AC coils have frozen up. Yes, you have frozen air conditioning.

Calling Home-Tech is easy, but telling your relatives may be harder.

What Exactly is the Problem with your Air Conditioning?

A frozen coil occurs when restricted air flows across the coil, which allows the temperature of the coil to drop below 32 degrees and causes the humidity/condensate to freeze. If you have a frozen evaporator coil, shut off your system immediately, as prolonged operation can and will damage the compressor.

We Can Fix Your Frozen Air Conditioning

A Home-Tech Comfort Specialist should be contacted to fully inspect your air conditioner.  You can relax.  We offer emergency service, 7 days a week!  And we repair ALL BRANDS of air conditioners.

Avoid AC Overload

Having your  AC serviced may help you identify and avoid any potential problems. Our Clean & Check will keep your system running at its full capacity.  Also, be sure to keep your doors, sliders and windows closed as much as possible on those hot days. That way, you can enjoy your company, your cookouts and keep cool all through the long, hot summer!

Call Home-Tech for a repair service now and utilize the First Call’s On Us Special.  You will save on the price of our repair service if you purchase a Gold Service Agreement.  You can visit us online, facebook, twitter and pinterest.  Call (800) 800-8356.


Home-Tech Bradenton Location Opens

Home-Tech BradentonMay 25, 2012

Last week, Home-Tech officially opened its doors to the residents of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Yes, the Home-Tech Bradenton location is open! We had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and a day long Open House event. As part of our Open House celebration, we wanted to reward our outstanding Service Agreement members with something special. The something special was an intimate cooking demonstration with My Sarasota Chef, Richard Chaney.

Home-Tech wants to reward its Service Agreement customers with perks and bonuses, as these members are the backbone of our business.  Not only do Service Agreement Members receive discounts on all of our appliances and air conditioning systems, they now receive private event invitations to special parties and sales events at the Ft. Myers and Lakewood Ranch showrooms.

The Cooking Demo

Chef Richard Chaney’s menu was specifically selected, in order to showcase KitchenAid’s  Architect Double Oven, a dual-fan convection oven with steam-assist technology which eliminates the need for manual steps such as basting or spritzing.  With steam-assist , your dishes will maintain the perfect balance of internal moisture and external crispness on their own.  These recipes created by Chef Chaney are healthy and easy to prepare.

Chef Chaney’s Recipes

Chef Richard Ramey Cooking with Home-Tech

Cuban Pork Tenderloin with Mango Lime Salsa on Cuban Bread Crostini

1 pork tenderloin rubbed with Cuban spice
Roasted in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes

Mango Salsa

  • 2 ripe mangos diced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup of diced peppers (red, yellow and green mix)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Mix all ingredients and chill for at least 1 hour for the flavors to mingle

1/4 inch slices of Cuban bread or any crusty baguette, brush with extra virgin olive oil and add a pinch of salt

Place in a 400 degree oven until golden brown.

Floribbean Shrimp En Papillotte

Parchment paper sheet cut into a rectangle

  • Place 3 shrimp on top of 2 citrus slices
  • 1 tsp shallots
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 5 pepper slices
  • Dill, chives, cilantro and thyme, one 2 inch sprig of each
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine

Fold parchment paper edges in a crimping pattern to seal the edge.  Place on a sheet pan and bake in a 400 degree oven for 6-8 minutes.

Upcoming Events

Since we have several working show kitchens, from Thermador, KitchenAid and Whirlpool, we will be hosting many more events in the future.  LIKE us on Facebook to stay in the loop of event invitations. For Sarasota/Manatee residents – LIKE this page.  For Lee & Collier resident – LIKE this page.

Appliance Prizes Galore at Home-Tech Open House

May 25, 2012

appliance giveaway

Home-Tech showed its support for our Service Agreement customers and community leaders by rewarding attendees with the ultimate in appliance prizes: a drawing for a new washer and dryer set AND a full kitchen set that included a refrigerator, range, microwave and dishwasher.

Getting our customers into the celebratory spirit was easy.  We brought out all of the fan favorites like Plinko and the Wheel Spin, providing ample discounts, rewards, gifts and prizes to all of our attendees.  In order to have a Wheel Spin, a customer must have purchased an appliance that day.  To play Plinko, a customer had to purchase a dishwasher.  Now, we know what you are thinking- a dishwasher is an appliance. CORRECT, therefore, after playing Plinko, the dishwasher purchaser also had the chance to do a Wheel Spin too, receiving even deeper discounts.

If a customer purchased a kitchen package, they could pop one of the”prize balloons” that were placed in the kitchen set areas.  Inside of those balloons were discounts, free appliances, and other desirable goodies a kitchen purchaser would have wanted.

Duet Washer and Dryer Giveaway

Our Washer and Dryer Giveaway Winner was Katie Santos.

Click Here to See Katie Win!

Kitchen Appliance Giveaway

Our Samsung Kitchen Bundle Winner was John Stewart.  No, not the one from the Daily Show.  The package was valued at $3,000.


Shopping With Us is Always a Prize

Experience a low-stress appliance shopping experience.  We are not a box store, and we service what we sell.  Our appliance specialists really know our product lines and can recommend the perfect appliances for your kitchen or laundry room.  We have a selection of appliances from Bosch, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Electrolux, Thermador, Samsung, LG, Maytag and more.  These are the brands and models you are looking for.

We are proud to have the only LIVE Thermador kitchen on Florida’s West Coast, and it is really a beautiful display.  Stop in to shop or chat with us about our Gold Service Agreements that cover your appliances.  Service Agreement Members receive even lower pricing and discounts on our inventory.

Home-Tech’s Appliance Specialists won’t push or pressure you to purchase, and are proud to provide a hassle-free experience for every customer.




New AC Unit Installation Very Professionally Done

ac unit installationA few days ago, I had a new AC unit installation by your people. The process started with your sales person, ie Ryan Rambo.  He determined my needs, and then helped me explore my many options.  Once this was accomplished, he followed thru with the necessary paper-work, (permits etc) and returned during the installation.

They Explained Every Step of the AC Unit Installation

A word also for the technicians. Obviously I know very little of AC installations, but I was impressed as they took pains to explain every step, and why & how the new system was an improvement.  The final result was very professionally neat.  As a matter of fact, they left the inside work area neater than when they started.

Having been a client of yours for many years, I have come to expect excellent service.  As usual, I was not disappointed.

Thank you!
R. Vazquez

AC and Appliance Company Lakewood Ranch Grand Opening

AC Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, May 17, 2012 Home-Tech proudly opened the doors of its 10,400 square foot showroom during an official Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  At 8:30 am, Steve Marino, Founder and President of Home-Tech, alongside Manatee County Commissioners Donna Hayes, Carol Whitmore and Robin DiSabatino, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, cut the ceremonial ribbon with a giant pair of scissors.  Our contractor, Manasota Commercial Construction, who built our beautiful Lakewood Ranch showroom, was there to share in the celebration.


The Home-Tech employee-owners were especially proud of this moment.  “It had been a long time coming, and to see this day finally happen was a joyful moment for all of us,” said Corporate Sales Director, Mike Hendershott.  “More than six years of planning went into this Sarasota/Manatee location.”

Following the ribbon cutting, the County Commissioners had a question and answer session with CEO, Steve Marino.  They were quite curious about our employee ownership program, which is very unique to this area.

Working AC Units – See and “Feel the Difference”

AC unitsThe event was an excellent way to showcase Home-Tech’s leadership in the AC field.  Steve Marino addressed this by saying, “Home-Tech is different from other AC companies in this area.  We want to educate our customers about the difference between AC systems so they can make a wise choice.  A large part of the new Showroom has been designated to showcase the different brands of AC that we sell.  Our customers can come in and compare the difference between 3 working AC systems and air handlers.”  The guests of the Open House were quite fascinated by the systems.  One of the guests commented that it was great to see what the air handlers actually looked like and how the plumbing was set up on them.  It gave her an idea of which would fit the best in her home.

Live Kitchen Displays

Of course, all of the brand new appliances in the working kitchens were a big hit too.  Our Service Agreement customers were invited to attend, and many of them had no idea we carried brands like Thermador, Bosch, Whirlpool,  Electrolux, Maytag, KitchenAid, LG, Samsung and more.  They had fun strolling down Refrigerator Row and Laundy Lane.  In each area of the showroom, informative videos played, teaching our customers about the many special features of these brands.

Thank You, Friends!

We wish to thank our friends in the community for attending:

  • Robin DiSabatino, Donna Hayes & Carol Whitmore – Manatee Board of County Commissioners
  • John Barnott – Manatee Building Department
  • Heather Kasten  
  • Marianne Goldrainer -Manatee Chamber of Commerce
  • Lauren Kratsch – Manatee County EDC
  • Lori Basilone – Lakewood Ranch Community Activities
  • Robin Parsons & Amanda Vercheski – Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
  • Brady Chapman & Vera McGill – PACE Manatee
  • Ladd Waldo & Caroline Tanner – Easter Seals of Southwest Florida
  • Jennifer Moss – Florida Public Relations Association
  • Gabriele Vest & Valarie Wadsworth – Sarasota Young Professionals Group
  • Dave Kramer – Leadership Sarasota


Appliance and AC Showroom Open House

Appliance and AC Open House

May 17, 2012

Win Prizes, Discounts on Appliance Purchases and Enjoy KitchenAid’s Live Cooking Demonstration with Chef Richard Chaney

Home-Tech’s new Lakewood Ranch location Open House preparations are in full swing.  The floors are buffed, the windows and appliances shined, and setting up all of the giveaway items is a tough chore!  But, we are ready for it, finally, after a long wait.  We are happy to have our new Lakewood Ranch home, and are finding the Sarasota and Manatee customers very receptive to our beautiful, new Showroom.

Live Cooking Demonstration

Today, we met with Chef Richard Chaney from My Sarasota Chef about the Live Cooking Demonstration he will be conducting on behalf of KitchenAid.  So far, we know that pork loin is definitely on the menu.  Chef Chaney will be utilizing the KitchenAid Architect Series Double Ovens in our Show Kitchen.

Home-Tech Prizes & Giveaways

appliance giveawayNo Open House for Home-Tech would be complete without the Appliance Giveaways!  We have two stellar sets that will go out to two very lucky attendees.  The first is a laundry room set – The Whirlpool Duet Series Washer/Dryer.

4.3 cu. ft. Duet® Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense Ultra – WFW97HEXW

This 4.3 cu. ft. model uses 6th Sense® technology to intelligently analyze your laundry and automatically adjust the features for just the right touch.  The Precision Dispense Ultra has a removable reservoir that can hold enough detergent for up to 36 loads of laundry in a single filling.

Duet® High Efficiency Electric Dryer with Steam Cycles – WED97HEXW

You have plenty of options with this 7.4 cu. ft. electric dryer that features 13 automatic cycles and 6 temperature settings.  The Advanced Moisture Sensing system measures temperature and moisture levels, so the dryer stops itself when clothes are dry to save energy.

Win a Full Set of Samsung Kitchen Appliances

Samsung Kitchen Giveaway at Home-Tech Open House

1.8 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave – SMH1816B

This microwave features a 400 CFM Ventilation System.  Samsung’s powerful ventilation system quickly and quietly eliminates any food odors.  Sensor cooking adjusts the cooking time based on the vapors emitted from the food during cooking and reheating.

5.9 cu. ft. Freestanding Flex Duo Oven with Radiant Electric Range – FE710DRS

Samsung’s Flex Duo Oven gives you both a traditional single cavity range and a double oven in one.  This unique design let’s you easily switch from a large single cavity (5.9 cu. ft.) to two smaller cavities (2.7 cu.ft. and 3.0 cu. ft.), with independently controlled temperatures.  Cook more meals quicker, easier and carefree with five burners for ultimate flexibility.  Get one triple, one dual, two singles, and one warming burner.

24″ Dishwasher – DMT400RHS

Samsung’s exclusive twister nozzle system gets every dish extra clean.  A unique and dramatic upgrade from the traditional straight-line nozzle system, the twister’s powerful rotating effect whips water onto and into more of each dish maximizing our dishwasher’s cleaning performance.

26 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator – RS263TDWP

The Twin Cooling System® maintains humidity and temperature levels that are just right so food stays super fresh.  Improved air circulation is another cool way to keep your food fresh.  Cool air flows out through multiple outlets in every shelf level and provides even cooling throughout the refrigerator.

Attend and Win!appliance wheel

These wonderful prizes can be yours- IF you attend the Open House this Thursday, May 17th.  Spin the Wheel to receive additional discounts on appliance purchases.  And, while you are there, find out about Home-Tech’s appliance repair services, air-conditioning repair service and our Service Agreements for your home.

Directions to Our New Location

Appliance Showroom Map



Home-Tech Opens in Bradenton, Florida

Home-TechSAVE THE DATE – MAY 17, 2012 – Lucky Winner to Receive a New Kitchen Package!

All of us at Home-Tech couldn’t be more excited about the official open house and ribbon cutting for our Sarasota/Bradenton showroom, located on S.R. 70 in the Lakewood Ranch area. We moved into our new building, located at 5205 Lena Road (the road just behind Norman’s Liquor’s) in April and have been getting the showroom, warehouse and offices ready for the public.  And now, we are more than ready.  We are thrilled.

First thing in the morning, we are having our “Official” Ribbon Cutting, to kick off the celebration.  Both the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce will be represented, as well as Manatee County Commissioners.  It will be a proud moment for the construction team, our friends at Manasota Construction, the general contractor.  Nothing says “Open for Business” like a giant pair of scissors.

Serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Lakewood Ranch Home-Tech Location

More than 7,300 of our customers and Service Agreement Members have been invited to the open house, to tour the new showroom and learn about all of the great services Home-Tech provides.  From 10am – 7:00pm, there will be fun activities, a live cooking demonstration in the KitchenAid demo kitchen, door prizes, refreshments and the Spin & Win Mega Wheel of Savings.  The Mega Wheel will have discounts on all major appliance purchases and other fun Home-Tech items.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be available for air-conditioning systems only at this Open House event.

Samsung Kitchen Giveaway Details

Every person who attends has the chance to enter to win the Samsung Full Kitchen Giveaway, worth approximately $2,600.  The set includes:

  • 1.8 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave
  • 26 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator
  • 24″ Dishwasher
  • Range

We are very excited to welcome you, meet you and hopefully make you a loyal Home-Tech customer.  Remember, should you need air-conditioning or appliance repair or sales, think of Home-Tech.  Should you need a new appliance, think of us, and our two beautiful showrooms located in: Fort Myers and Lakewood Ranch. 

Spring Community Events With Home-Tech

Community involvement is very important to the employee owners of Home-Tech.  Here’s what we were involved with the Spring of 2012.

Celebration of Women, CARE Walk/Run and MAR Tech-Tune Up

Home-Tech is proud to be strong supporters of community philanthropic organizations throughout Southwest Florida. Over the past month, we have been busy, appearing at more and more events. From Naples to Palmetto, Home-Tech’s employees have been out in full force supporting our communities.

Our Ladies Rejoice at the Hope Hospice Celebration of Women

Home-Tech at Celebration of Women

Home-Tech at Celebration of Women

Hope Hospice’s Fifth Annual Celebration of Women was an amazing event, one where co-workers, philanthropists, caregivers and friends could recognize all the good we do for each other every day. The theme was Broadway, and was a fundraiser for Hope Kids Care. The children who are a part of Hope Kids live with serious illnesses or grieve the loss of a loved one.  Through this event, those children have a day to celebrate with their families and enjoy moments of joy. Our own women were celebrating at this luncheon, too ~ Sonya Sawyer, Pam Marino, Tracey Hendershott, Margo McQueen, Elise Lipoff Ramer, Sheryl Stahl, Jackie Ryan and Kimberly Riching.  Our ladies enjoyed participating in the Silent Auction, listening to Broadway vocalist, Mark Sanders, while watching a Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show.

We donated a Whirlpool Cabrio High Efficiency Washer and Dryer Set  to the Silent Auction.  The winner was : Judy Fowers!  Congratulations!  The desserts, fashion, women and children were a sight to see. We look forward to participating in this event for years to come.

Home-Tech CARES for C.A.R.E.

Home-Tech at CARE 5K

Home-Tech at CARE 5K

On May 5, Home-Tech was represented at the 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk for the Center for Autism Resources & Education  (C.A.R.E) in Lakewood Ranch.  CARE provides support, education and resources to families and professionals in our community who are facing autism.  It was wonderful to interact with the CARE supporters, Lakewood Ranch community members, as well as Sarasota and Bradenton residents.  The proceeds of the event stay in the community to continually support families with autism.

Tech-Tune Up for Manatee Association of Realtors

Winner of MAR Tech-Tune Up Drawing

Robert B. Grant, Jr. Home-Tech Winner!

On May 2nd, Home-Tech participated in theMAR Tech-Tune Up event in Lakewood Ranch. We had the chance to meet realtors and other exhibitors from our community. There are many who are starting to recognize our trucks and commercials up in the Sarasota and Manatee areas. We are more than happy to inform and educate everyone on the services Home-Tech provides for air conditioning and appliance repair, service and sales.

The winner of our $100 AMEX Gift Card was Robert B. Grant, Jr., a broker for All Brokers Realty in Bradenton.  Thank you, Robert, for coming by our new showroom to see our new appliances and learn more about Home-Tech.