April 18, 2014

Best Air Conditioning Clean and Check Reviews

Air Conditioning GaugeMany of our seasonal residents are getting ready to head back up North for the Spring and Summer. Before you leave your home here you may want to call Home-Tech and schedule your annual air conditioning Clean and Check of your system. If you’ve never hired Home-Tech to perform air conditioning service before you may be curious as to what to expect.  We’ve shared some reviews from our customers and there are many many other reviews throughout our website.  If you would like to share about a service experience with Home-Tech we invite you to visit our Facebook page or give us a review on Google.

Thorough Air Conditioning Check

I had my annual service check done today by your tech Chris.  He was thorough and very pleasant.  He also took the time to explain several features of my HVAC system and other appliances.  Excellent!

C.Romero, Naples

Prompt, Polite and EfficientHome-Tech Air conditioning repair

We just had the good fortune of having your service rep Joe service our central air conditioner. Joe took the time to explain to this novice (me) exactly how the system worked, what he was doing and how to set it up for optimum performance once we head north for the summer. He was prompt, polite and efficient. You can be proud of him as a representative of your company.

Regards,
B. Heaslip, North Fort Myers. FL.

air conditioning repair ductAnnual Cleaning and Maintenance for Two AC Systems

Home-Tech,

Today your representative, Chet, came to our home to conduct the annual cleaning & maintenance for our two A/C systems.  Based on our past experience, we have found every one of your people to be exceptionally good representatives of your Company.  However, today our experience with Chet established a new “benchmark” that others will have difficulty meeting in the future!

Chet arrived on time and with a pleasant greeting when he introduced himself.  He was well dressed and spoke well.  Throughout the process of cleaning and servicing our A/C system he was careful to put down a sheet to catch any falling dust and dirt and even used a dust rag before opening the hatch in the ceiling of my wife’s closet to make certain that no dirt fell on her clothes.  He kept us informed of his progress and answered all of our questions directly and intelligently.

You are most fortunate to have Chet as a member of the Home-Tech Team!

L. Pearce, Ft. Myers Beach, FL

Very Neat and Cleaned UpAir conditioning repair line set

I am writing to let you know that Chris was at our home this morning doing our annual check-up of our air conditioner and furnace. He was very personable and efficient. He explained all he was doing to my husband and what he needed to do to help maintain our AC/FUR. He was very neat & cleaned up after himself. Chris’s work ethic is excellent (kind, prompt, helpful, neat). He is a good ambassador for your company. We were more than pleased with Chris. Thank you.

B. McCormick, Fort Myers, FL

Very Helpful With Routine Maintenance

Gentlemen, just a note to say that your technician Jason came to our home yesterday to do a preventive maintenance check on our A/C units. He was prompt , courteous , neat in appearance , communicative and very helpful , pointing out some areas where I can help with routine ongoing maintenance of our system. He did a very thorough job.
R. Haller

New Customers

We are new customers and today we had our first visit from home-tech to check our air conditioning system. I cannot say enough about the technician, Jason. He was very pleasant and thorough with his inspection. Jason also explained everything to us and the condition of our system. Thank you for having such a conscientious and friendly employee.

Sincerely -
W. Flemming

Satisfied with Home-Tech’s Air Conditioning Repair Service

attaboy_celebrate3Our technicians get a lot of fan mail about the job they do for appliance repairs or air conditioning repairs.  We want to thank our customers for the constant flow of feedback that comes in. It makes all the employee owners of Home-Tech feel good to see that our customers are happy with our service.  Today’s comments are about Steve and Shaun.  Way to go, guys.  If you would like to share any feedback with us we encourage you to review us on Facebook or give us a Google review.  Thanks so much.

 

Very Impressed

Just wanted you to know that we are very impressed with your Technician Steve. His tech knowledge, attention to details, problem solving is superb. His inter personal skills are great. He is a valuable employee of Home-Tech and we wish him great success.
A. Capoor -Venice, FL

Quick TroubleshootingAir Conditioning Gauge

I want to give Steve an AttaBoy for quickly troubleshooting and fixing our AC problem today. I would also like to give an AttaBoy to Home-Tech for sending someone out so quickly to fix our AC. I am always very satisfied with Home-Tech. No question I will renew the contract when it comes time for renewal soon.

A. Rothman -Sarasota, FL

Service Agreement TechniciansConducted Themselves as Employee Owners

Shaun and Steve were at our home today to do repairs on our air conditioner. They conducted themselves in a very professional manner starting with introducing themselves, describing the work to be done and approximate time to do it,  and proceeding to performing the work in an efficient manner.

They conducted themselves as I’m sure you would expect employee/owners to do so.

A happy Home-Tech customer,

J. Keller -Fort Myers, FL

Home-Tech Nominated for Uncommon Friends Award

about us service agreements steve marinoWe at Home-Tech are thrilled to spread the news that we’re one of three nominated finalists for the prestigious Uncommon Friends Business Award! The winner will be announced at a glittering gala at Harborside Event Center on March 26th. Home-Tech Founder and CEO, Steve Marino says, “We’re absolutely honored to be one of the finalists. We pride ourselves in our commitment not only to the customer, but to the community as a whole.  I believe if we are awarded this honor it will be partly because of our mission statement and the way we fulfill it every day. ”

High Recognition For Ethical Business Practice

According to the Uncommon Friends Foundation, the award is presented in recognition of the critical importance of ethical leadership in today’s businesses and will be presented to the business that exemplifies the highest standards of ethical behavior.

Giving BackMission Statement

For more than a decade, Home-Tech has given back to a variety of Southwest Florida non-profit organizations. Sponsorships include Golisano Children’s Hospital of SW Florida, The American Heart Association, The Eden Autism House, PACE Center for Girls, Partners in Breast Cancer Care, and many more. Home-Tech serves the 5 counties in Southwest Florida with locations in Fort Myers, Sarasota, and Naples.

“Home-Tech is an employee-owned company,” says Marino. “Because our employees are owners, there is a high standard of ethical behavior and accountability to our customers and the communities in which they live.” A spirit of adventure, a sense of purpose, and a commitment to positive values and unending personal growth are the building blocks of the Uncommon Friends Foundation Inc.

If You Go

Tables and individual tickets are available, as well as sponsorships. Tables of eight are available for $750; individual tickets are $100.

For information, call 337-9503 or visit uncommonfriends.org.

 

 

Home-Tech Bradenton/Sarasota Promotes Jon Hayo Air Conditioning and Appliance Manager

Jon Hayo headshot2Home-Tech CEO and Chairman, Steve Marino is pleased to announce that Technical Rep, Jon Hayo has been named General Manager of the Home-Tech north service region.
“We knew we had a real winner with Jon,” says Marino.  “He was born and raised in Sarasota and has been in the business for over 35 years and most important, his overall passion and professionalism in customer service made him the perfect fit for employee owned Home-Tech”.

Sarasota Native

Hayo graduated from Riverview High School in Sarasota and went on to the University of Florida. Hhe’s proud of his two daughters – Taylor, an F.S.U. graduate, and Sarah, currently enrolled at the University of Florida. Jon has been married to his wife Tammy for 30 years and has been working in the air-conditioning industry most of his life.

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Jon joined the Home-Tech team three years ago and is thrilled with the growth of the north store, “Our philosophy is to do things right,” he says. “It’s an old school approach, to really get to know our customers – and with our service agreement plan, we can do that.”

Hayo is looking forward to a bright future with Home-Tech, “I’m excited. We’re striving to grow – and we’re very fortunate to have some of the very best air conditioning and appliance techs in the industry.”
The Home-Tech north store is located at 5205 Lena Rd. in Bradenton. Call 941-751-9992.

You can view all of Home-Tech’s appliance products at www.home-tech.us  or visit www.home-tech.com to learn more.

Air Conditioning Service Included with Gold Service Agreement

air conditioning serviceOur Service Agreement Members are always pleased with the value they get out of their agreement.  Part of the value of being a GOLD member is receiving air conditioning service – a  clean and check for free annually. It’s really important to have your ac unit thoroughly checked.  It’s also important that you take the time to do your part and change your ac filters.  Today’s customer reviews are all about Matt. If you’ve had a service experience with a Home-Tech technician and would like to share about it you can do so on our Facebook page or give us a Google review. We are always glad to hear from you.

Pleased with Service

We had Matt service our air conditioning and furnaces yesterday. He was excellent and we could not be more pleased with our service.  He explained everything that needed to be done, was neat and was done in a reasonable time.
R. Nate
Bonita Springs, Fl. 34134

Excellent Experience

I just wanted to send a quick email to say that the technician who came out to do our Air conditioning service and install a safety float switch was extremely professional, helpful, and friendly.  He did a great job and was very thorough.  Our experience with Home-Tech, since signing up for a service agreement, has been excellent: one of the best decisions we have made as home-owners.

Thank you!

M. Hamer, Sarasota, FL

Pleasure Doing Business

Matt left me the AttaBoy card and asked me to take a few seconds to email you about our satisfaction with his work on the AC system and the heating system.
It was a pleasure to do business with Matt.  He explained to me thoroughly what he was doing and we discussed the length of time left for the AC system–3 or 4 years–which is good news.  He showed me how to change the filter on the AC unit and told me how frequently that should be done. He told me what to expect with the aging hot water heater…signs that indicate trouble…like leaking water. He was very courteous –shook my hand, told me his name, made eye contact throughout.  Matt’s a very poised young man.
S. Ennis

Answered All Questions

Matt came today to service our air conditioner/furnace as part of our service contract.  He was very nice and helpful.  He answered all questions and was very patient and respectful.  He was very good at explaining what he did and documented everything. He represented the company well.
Sincerely
F. Lanciotti
Fort Myers, FL 33967

Eliminate the Hassle of Appliance and Air Conditioning Repairs

Service Agreement TechniciansSo . . .  it’s the day before Christmas.  What do you do if  you need appliance or air conditioning repairs?  Heaven forbid it happens on Christmas Day! Frostbite! Don’t worry, just give Home-Tech a jingle, of course. Not many companies have technicians who are trained to repair both air conditioning and your major appliances.  But that is what Home-Tech is all about – service that works.  Our technicians are trained to handle these diverse problems. So with one service call you can have many different repairs taken care of. And we take care of our customers even on holidays! Best of all, with one of our popular Service Agreements you never have to worry about paying a repair bill again!

Today’s customer testimonials are about Shaun.  Attaboy, Shaun! If you have had a service call with Home-Tech and would like to review us please do so at Google or on our Facebook page.

 

Service Agreement Eliminates Hassles

Hi Home-Tech,
A brief note to say thank you for your continued great service.  Shaun  came to my condo today to replace a motor in my air conditioning unit and was great!  Joel was great too when he came out on Tuesday to diagnosis the problem. Thanks again – my service contract with you eliminates so many hassles that I wouldn’t want to deal with throughout the year!
Best
L. Hitchcock

Conscientious of Our Home

Your technician Shaun, just left our home after repairing our dishwasher. He was courteous, informative and very professional. In addition, he presented himself well and was conscientious of our home. He took his shoes off and asked us for a towel before placing a tray on our new kitchen floor. He also presented the service plan to us and  impressed upon us its value…notwithstanding, I had already spent $170 on this service call so the service plan really only cost me $295.00.
It would seem to me that he is a credit to your company. I hope you take care of him appropriately. And no, he’s not related to us…

D. Ivey
Naples, FL

Showed Initiative and Flexibility

Hi,
I’m sending a quick note to let you know that our refrigerator was repaired by technician Shaun today.  He was personable, efficient and a pleasure to have here taking care of the three problems with the appliance.  There is not always a simple formula to get the job done, and he showed initiative and flexibility by contacting the manufacturer to get past an obvious problem with the fix they had recommended.
We’re glad to have had Shaun on the job.
Cordially,
C. Ganjamie
Naples, FL

Pleasant and Efficient

Hi,

Shaun arrived when he said he would.  He was aware that I had to leave by a certain time, so he made sure to get everything accomplished by then. He did maintenance on both air conditioners and, after repairing the washing machine, he analyzed the problem and ordered the necessary part. He has a neat appearance, is courteous, pleasant and efficient. I would give Shaun excellent marks in all departments.  He is the kind of employee we would like to have in our business up north.

B. McCormick

Shaun, addressed our issue re:clothes dryer. He was persistent and got to the problem and ordered a part necessary to fix. He is polite, courteous, and a good representative for your company.

Thanks,

J. Certa

The Best Appliance and Air Conditioning Blogs

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Home-Tech has produced a lot of helpful appliance and air conditioning content this year for our customers through our company blog. Many of the blogs have been read by thousands and thousands of people and all over the world! We thought with the year wrapping up it would be a good time to share the ones that have been the most helpful and most popular. The list below is ranked by popularity. Check out other blog articles in our complete blog archive.

Best of Air Conditioning – 2013 Best AC Systems for Southwest Florida

In this blog post we talked to the air conditioning experts at Home-Tech, our tech reps, to see which systems they were recommending to our customers and why.  There is a lot of good information in this blog about the different high quality systems on the market today.

Best of Appliances – 2013 Best Top Loading Washing Machines

One of the great things about being a customer with Home-Tech is that we know which washers are the most reliable because we are repairing them every day.  We only sell the most reliable brands and the best models.  This blog is helpful if you are researching a new top loading washer. We know which ones you should get.

Air Conditioning – New AC System = True Savingsac sales experts

Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?  This customer shares his story of how he invested in a new ac system installation with Home-Tech and how much money he is actually saving monthly since he made the commitment.  We love happy customer testimonials and our blog is full of them.  Thanks, customers for sharing! You are always welcome to comment on our Facebook page and review us on Google.

Air Conditioning – A History Lesson

We know there are a lot of history buffs out there. It’s fun to read about how things were invented. This blog about Willis Carrier was so popular we’ve decided to write about the history of some other common appliances in your home for 2014. So stay tuned.

steam2Self Cleaning Ovens Get Steamy – An Evolution in Appliances

Now we get to the titillating blogs. No one enjoys cleaning their oven. So anytime there is a fresh way to do it we take notice, right? The steamy title probably didn’t hurt the popularity of this blog either.

Preventing Induction Oven Cooktop Breakage or Cooktop Repairs

Induction cooking is back in a big way. There are lots of questions about how it works and what to do about cooktop damage or breakage. This blog addresses all of this and more. There is a safety checklist included with tips to help you prevent breakage.

3 Sizes of French Door Refrigerators for All Spaces

This blog is helpful if you are shopping for a new French door refrigerator. Home-Tech’s showrooms are loaded with them and you can shop online as well.

Air Conditioning Installation – Which Systems are Best According to Dave Montejunas

If you are going to buy a new air conditioning system wouldn’t you love to sit down and pick the brain of  one of the leading ac technicians in the country? Well that’s what this blog interview does. It gives you the inside scoop – observations from one of the best. That’s why this blog has been so popular. Many people feel lost when trying to make this important of a decision. At Home-Tech, we guide you every step of the way.

2013 Top Kitchen Trends: Accessorizing Appliances with Color

Color, white, black, stainless steel; what is everyone doing these days with their kitchen remodels?Inquiring minds want to know. This blog delves into this topic with the help of a local designer. The Viking product line is featured.

So there you have it – the best appliance and air conditioning blogs of 2013.  It will be very interesting to see what 2014 will hold for all of us in the world of air conditioning and new appliances. We can’t wait and we’ll be writing about it for sure.

 

 

 

AC Repair Reviews Are Good

 

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Worthwhile AC Company

This is just a quick note to let you know how impressed I was with the A/C technician, James  who serviced my A/C for its yearly inspection this a.m.  James was very cordial, upbeat individual who did his checking and followed through with all details in connection with my A/C inspection. He found one problem which he readily fixed giving me the feeling of security with my A/C performance. It was a pleasure having him do my inspection, ac repair and seeing how knowledgeable and courteous he was with my questions.
You should be proud of this employee as he helps make your company what it is – a worthwhile A/C company with great service.  Each and every time I have had to contact Home-Tech I have had great response tiime and very accommodating individuals to follow-up with my service.
Keep up the good work.
–A. Schwindt–

Kind and Courteous

I am writing this customer ac repair  comment on behalf of Ingrid, an elderly women of 81 years.  James was the service man who came to her house and serviced her A/C unit.  James was well trained, did a thorough job and was kind and courteous to Ms. Hesel.  This young man represented your company well. Thank you for your attention in this matter.
o/b/o  Ingrid

Conscientious

Tech Name: James
Very courteous. Conscientious. Did a thorough job and made good recommendations. Glad he came and notified when he would arrive. As usual, Home-Tech is a terrific company.
K. Milstein
Lehigh Acres, Florida

Professional Yet Approachable

To Whom it May Concern,

James was great to work with when he came to inspect my HVAC system last Friday. He conducted himself in a very professional yet approachable manner. He also called me in advance to give me plenty of time to be there when he arrived. Bravo James!  Keep up the good work!

Dave Coats

A Great Employee

This is to let you know that James did an outstanding job today fixing our A/C. He finished the job in half the time he thought initially it would take. Clearly  a great employee. Thanks for taking care of us.

U. Abele

 

Count on Home-Tech’s A/C Service

Air Conditioning Maintenance ServiceDid you know that you should have A/C service on your unit at least once a year?  Home-Tech offers the best Clean and Check in the business.  Did you know that when you are a GOLD Service Agreement Member, the cost of that Clean and Check is included in your coverage (a $129.00 value)?  Today’s customer testimonials are about one of the many of our technicians who handle our a/c service calls.  Attaboy, Joe!  If you would like to share about a service experience you’ve had with Home-Tech please visit our Facebook page or give us a review on Google.

We Can Always Count on Home-Tech

Hello “Atta Boy”-
We have been using “Home-Tech” for approximately 10 years.  Today Joe was here to do A/C service on our unit and to add a surge protector to our house.  He is very friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. The service from Home-Tech is great and we have recommended them to our friends and family.  Other companies in Florida should follow their example as to how to treat customers.  It is no wonder they are very successful.  We know that we can always count on “Home-Tech”.
Very Satisfied Customers,
C Huffman, Estero, Florida

Very Pleased with Home-Tech

We wanted to thank you for sending Joe  to inspect our air-conditioner last Friday.  He was very good and explained in detail what he was doing.  We are very pleased with Home Tech.
P. Miller, Naples, Florida

An Asset to the Company

Joe came to service our air conditioner.  Joe was within 15 minutes of the promised time of arrival and immediately began the servicing.  Joe was extremely polite and courteous and it was a pleasure to work with him.  He explained very nicely every phase of his service and answered all my concerns very clearly.  I would say that Joe is an asset to your company.
Respectfully,
G. Krumenaker

Lots of Attaboys

Joe came out this afternoon to work on our air conditioner and refrigerator.  Joe’s an excellent representative of your company and you should be quite proud of him.  He’s efficient, knowledgeable, thorough and very personable.  We give him lots of Attaboys.
B. Gruenwal, Sarasota, FL

Never Been Unhappy

Joe did our annual A/C service today. Nice, amicable, professional and interesting. He finished the job quickly and efficiently, hope he will do our service on another house next month. Thank you Home-Tech, never been unhappy.
D. Marconi, Bonita Springs, FL

13 Year Relationship With Home-Tech

Your tech, Joe deserves an attaboy for his care and efficiency in his maintenance and knowledge while performing our annual a/c maintenance. It is associates like him that keep our confidence in our 13 year relationship with Home-Tech. Please note that this email is being submitted genuinely. We have not been bribed in any way nor are we related. We are expecting that when Joe is promoted he will still be available to oversee the new employees who service our units.
J. Goodman

Represents Home-Tech Well

Good morning -
Yesterday your service tech Joe came out to our home for our annual inspection of the air conditioning unit. Received call from office to expect service tech between 10 and 1.  Joe called ahead and said he would be arriving in 30 minutes.  Joe arrived much sooner, got to work, checked the air handler visually and electrically.  Checked the condenser for pressure. Answered questions that I had. Very friendly and businesslike.  I think he represents himself and the Home-Tech company well.  Any other questions you have you may contact me.
C. Richard, Leigh Acres

Extremely Helpful and Very Polite

I just want to let you know I just had my first appointment with your Home-Tech technician and we were so pleased with his knowledge about a/c service.  He was extremely helpful and very polite. I knew I made the right choice leaving Broward Factory and switching to Home-Tech. I even got a surge protector.  Broward never recommended that to me. Thanks again.
Kathy K -

Air Conditioning Duct System – Should You Replace It?

air conditioniong duct replacement oldHave you ever noticed the air conditioning duct system in your home?  Do you know where it is located? Most duct systems in southwest Florida are located in the attic and/or between walls and floors.  These systems are installed during the “rough in” phase of home construction.  Little thought is given to replacement or repair of these systems when they’re installed.  This creates a real challenge when duct systems break down, leak or become undersized for today’s high efficient air-conditioning equipment.  Like most bids in new construction, the contractor awards the job to the lowest bidder.  Low bids rarely result in high quality material and workmanship. The time to look into replacing your duct system is when you are replacing your air conditioning system.

What’s The Cost?air conditioning duct system

The cost of air conditioning duct replacement varies, based on the difficulty, but be prepared to add 40% to 60% on top of the equipment cost.  Replacing duct systems is a labor-intensive job under the worst working conditions.  Attic temperatures can be about 130 degrees.  The work area is a tight, confining space and it can be filled with fiberglass materials.  Duct mechanics must be trained and skilled in air flow design and installation. When choosing a company to do the work, this is not a place to cut corners.  At Home-Tech, we have the best in the business; skilled craftsmen that ensure your job is completed to the highest standards.

Should You Replace Your Duct System?

Maybe or maybe not.  Many existing duct systems are adequate to accept new air conditioning systems.  To transition your new air conditioning system to your existing duct system, Home-Tech includes the cost of minor duct work adjustments and new duct material in all our estimates.  Your Home-Tech Comfort Specialists will give you the facts about the condition and size of your current duct system.

We wanted to share a customer testimonial from a recent installation so you could get an idea of how we do our work.

air conditioning duct replacementThey Cared About Our Home Throughout the Process

Re:  A Durant/S Tomaino
All New Duct Work

Dear Mr. Marino,

Recently we replaced all the duct work in my mom’s home through Home-Tech.  The project lasted four days and during  that time we had Josh and Steven there each day along with several others who were in and out.  Everyone who entered our home and worked on the project was great, but we wanted to let you know how much we appreciated Josh and Steven.  Not only did they seem to really know what they were doing, they also clearly cared about our home throughout the process.

Josh and Steven were very professional, but they were also friendly.  That friendliness opened the line of communication for us, and we felt free to ask questions or make comments.  We were thankful for that opportunity because we had a lot of  questions!  Their willingness to discuss various options or ideas I had was beneficial and because of that we added a little additional work.

Having people in your company like Josh and Steven is an asset.  I would not hesitate to open our doors to Home-Tech again because of our interaction with your team.

God’s blessings!

CALL NOWair conditioning duct replacement in attic

You might be ready to talk to some experts about getting a new air conditioning system and perhaps a new duct system.  We are happy to give you a FREE consultation.  Comfort Specialists from Home-Tech are always available to visit with you.  Call (800) 800-8356.  If you’ve had a duct replacement done by Home-Tech and would like to review us, please make a comment on our Facebook page or give us a Google review.