April 24, 2014

While You Putt and Pitch – Home-Tech Masters Appliance Repairs

Golf DayLast week, America celebrated National Golf Day, but we all know that if you live in sunny Southwest Florida and you love golf, EVERY day is Golf Day. The Masters Tournament — featuring a great Sunday afternoon with green jacket winner Bubba Watson and runner-up, Jordan Spieth, was this past weekend and golf is in the air – and if one of your appliances needs some work on its drive, Home-Tech won’t make you miss your tee time by sitting around and watching the Golf Channel while you wait for a repairman to show up. Home-Tech customer service will set up a time for your repair and you will get a call from your technician to let you know when he will be there.

You’ll Have Time for all 18 Holes

We know your time is precious and when it’s a gorgeous day on the course and there’s a beverage cart nearby, we want you out there, swinging away and giving Tiger a run for his money (okay, maybe that’s a stretch). We want to see you in your Ian Poulter-inspired pink plaid pants, a lime green shirt, and a white belt as you honor your favorite sport on a bogey-free day, hammering birdies, and trying not to throw your putter down in despair. That’s why so many SW Florida homeowners love being Service Agreement Members. They love the convenience of knowing who to call, when we’ll get there, and that your appliance repair will get done right the first time!service vehicle

Lightning Fast

While you don’t want any lightning strikes while you are on the course, we do know that you’d like a lightning fast appliance repair. Home-Tech has been providing fast, emergency service for 33 years – and we serve in five Southwest Florida counties. Unlike other companies, we won’t make you waste what could have been a great day on the golf course while you wait for one of our expert technicians. So, grab your clubs, get to the greens, and worry about your swing – not your appliance repairs.

Delizio! Hot Pizza Appliance (ALF-PZA-NG)

pizza oven fresh pizzaYou’ve heard of the age-old rivalry between New York and Chicago — which city makes the best style of pizza? New York City pizza lovers swear by a flat, crispy crust with plenty of sauce and grease — the slices are so big, that New Yorkers fold them in half and eat them as they rush down the busy streets of the city. But, head west to Chicago — and it’s a different story. Pizza chefs in the Windy City are loyal to deep dish pizza. Almost like a casserole, its thick, chewy, warm dough topped with thick stringy cheese is beloved by Chicagoans and they insist theirs is the BEST.

Alfresco Pizza Oven – Fun and Practical For Your Outdoor Kitchenpizza oven

As the debate rages on, we here at Home-Tech are ready take on BOTH of those big cities to declare that the best pizza is made by our costumers — in their own back yards with one of the most fun appliances we have to offer: The Alfresco Natural Gas Outdoor Pizza Appliance (Oven model number, ALF-PZA-NG). We’ve all seen outdoor grills, ovens, even refrigerators — back yards and patios aren’t just Hibachis and lawn chairs anymore — and this outdoor pizza oven takes parties and outdoor dinners to a whole new level.

State of the Art Pizza Cooking

The Alfresco Outdoor Pizza Oven has plenty of room for your homemade pizza at 30″ wide and with stainless steel double doors. Inside, there’s an infrared hearth heating system and a ceramic gas log rear burner — that’s a whopping 40,000 BTUs of cooking power! That means your large, authentic oven-fired pizzas are hot and ready in just 4 minutes. In addition to a ceramic tile surface that allows your pizza to be cooked evenly, there’s also the internal oven light, which makes it ideal for night time cooking.

fresh hot pizza from pizza ovenGreat Price!

So, whether you like your crust thick or thin, with lots of pepperoni, or no anchovies — now is the time to check out the Alfresco Pizza Oven at Home-Tech. It normally sells for $8,374, but currently, we have it for just $5,599 in our appliance showroom. Watch out New York and Chicago — the best pizza in America will be coming from the backyards of Southwest Florida!

Home-Tech Announces European Appliance Break Through!

washer2The newest in technology and innovation has come EXCLUSIVELY to Home-Tech. We’re thrilled to report that Home-Tech is the only appliance retailer in the United States to carry the latest in innovation and technology from the brand new French Appliance Designer, Avil Trompier.

While Avil Trompier is new, the design company, located in Menteur, France is already receiving rave reviews and accolades in the appliance industry — and Home-Tech is introducing the La Laundry Extraordinaire!

It Does Everything

The experts at Avil Trompier have been working on this inventive new washer and dryer package at their headquarters in Menteur, France since 1996, and finally, they’ve unveiled a machine that has the appliance industry amazed. You simply load your laundry in and push a button as a dispenser senses how much water and detergent is needed and fills automatically. After the rinse and spin cycle is complete, the La Laundry Extraordinaire becomes a dryer, with air coming from small holes in the barrel.

But, That’s Not All

French designers were able to add a whole new element! After the laundry is dry, a component within the machine then separates and folds everything in the La Laundry Extraordinaire. When this process is complete, your freshly folded laundry is rolled out onto a conveyer belt. But before you have to put it away, grab a chair and pull it up to La Laundry Extraordinaire as something truly revolutionary happens (leave it to the French to come up with something so fabulous). Slide your bare feet up to La Laundry Extraordinaire and sit back as prosthetic, life-like hands emerge from inside the machine to give you a one hour foot massage. Yes, that’s right — Avil Trompier has you covered in every way!

Note: Avil Trompier is easily translated into English (Avil is French for April; Trompier is French for Fools). Happy April Fool’s Day from Home-Tech — and let’s hope somebody comes up with La Laundry Extraordinaire SOON. Meanwhile, Home-Tech has you covered for all you appliance needs.

 

 

 

 

 

March Madness – Home-Tech Appliance Style

appliance-money-wheelThe college basketball world is well into the hoopla of March Madness and our very own Florida Gators get to dance at the Sweet Sixteen Party this week (chomp, chomp!) and while we here at Home-Tech are rooting on our respective teams, we’ve also got some very merry March Madness of our own happening in the world of state-of-the-art appliances and serious savings for you. So, come on down to the court and let’s shoot for some cash back!

Run and Gun With Rebatesappliances - electrolux - laundry

You can score a $100 rebate with the purchase of a qualifying Frigidaire refrigerator or range if you make a run to Home-Tech by March 31st. Also, playing only during the month of March, a $300 rebate with a purchase of qualifying Electrolux Laundry Pairs – and trust us, that’s no foul. You get a bonus free throw when it comes to Bosch appliances – that means up to a 10 percent rebate of qualifying Bosch Kitchen Packages. You’ll hear the swishes when you get those rebate checks or gift cards!

bosch kitchen packageDon’t be a Bench Warmer

There are more money shots where those came from in one of our two appliance stores, and when you score, Home-Tech has your back with our Service Agreement Program. So dribble on down to one of our appliance showrooms and let one of our best team members show you what March Madness means at Home-Tech!

 

Appliance Cleaning 101

Appliance Cleaning 101Happy first day of Spring! It’s officially Spring in Southwest Florida and since most of us shudder at the phrase “spring cleaning”, we at Home-Tech have decided to go with spring sparkling instead! It’s time to make those beautiful appliances of yours sparkle – not just on the outside, but on the inside, too. While students get to be out of school and on spring break (by the way, why don’t adults get a spring break? It should be mandatory!), it’s time for us to open our notebooks and get to class for Appliance Cleaning 101. Maybe you don’t feel like cleaning your appliances because they are so old and broken down. If that’s the case stop by one of our showrooms and pick out some new shiny, sparkling ones.

Delving into the Dishwasher

First, run an empty cycle with white vinegar in the detergent cup to wipe out lime deposits. Next, do the same with powdered lemonade – the citrus agents help get rid of stains. Use a small vacuum attachment to clean the dust out of fan slats.

Meticulous Microwave

Fill a coffee mug with water and fresh lemon slices – put it in the center of the microwave on high for three minutes; wait another three minutes. The steam from the lemon water will not only cut odors, but also loosen grime for easy cleaning. A handy way to clean the turntable wheels is with an old toothbrush.

bad smell in refrigeratorResplendent Refrigerator

Wipe down the inner walls with vanilla extract on a paper towel – a simple and easy way to eliminate odors. Make sure you take out all removable shelves and drawers for a good soak in warm soapy water. Use a vacuum attachment to clean the coils behind the fridge where pet hair and dust accumulate. A great way to clean underneath is with a yardstick – just attach some duct tape to the end and swipe back and forth –- not only will it pick up the dirt – you might just find that earring that you lost last year.

Wonderful Washer

The best way to keep your washer clean and running properly is to not use too much detergent.  Home-Tech recommends you use HE detergent and only half as much as the detergent companies suggest.  If you have a front load washer, we recommend you wipe down the seal around the door with bleach occasionally to help discourage the growth of mold.  Both washers and dishwashers can use a good cleaning with Affresh or Washer Magic.  We sell it in our showrooms.

Delightful Dryerwasher cleaner

Your dryer needs TLC especially around the vent area.  Be sure to keep your lint trap clean and have your ventilation system professionally cleaned to prevent a build up of lint.  It’s a true fire hazard.

Clean Air

Now that our air conditioners will likely start running full-time for the next several, warm, humid months — call Home-Tech for a thorough inspection and clean and check. When you purchase a Gold Member Service Agreement – this service is included.

Sparkle this Spring with Home-Tech!

Man Finds Leprechaun In His Refrigerator!

refrigerator leprichaunThis just in – Mick O’ Malley of Southwest Florida opened his refrigerator on St. Patrick’s Day to find a wee, green leprechaun lurking inside. Upon discovering the alleged mythological creature, O’ Malley immediately alerted local police. According to Officer Brian O’ Callahan, O’ Malley was pretty shook up, “Me and the missus had a few friends over for St. Pat’s Day,” he explained. “I went to the ‘fridge to get another Guinness – it helps the corn beef and cabbage go down, ya’ know – and there he was! He had a little pipe in his hand and he looked real cheerful – he was doing a little jig on top of my case of beer!”

Man Fails Sobriety Test

Suspicious, Officer O’ Callahan issued a field sobriety test on O’ Malley and determined that his leprechaun sighting was the result of too many spirited adult beverages. “I’m Irish, too,” said Officer O’ Callahan. “On St. Patrick’s Day, revelers have been known to see little green men. We’re used to these reports.” Officer O’ Callahan advised O’ Malley to drink several glasses of water, take two Advils, and head to bed.

Avoid Leprechaun Sightings With The Keginatorrefrigerator leprichaun 2

For not that much green, beer connoisseurs and St. Patrick’s Day partiers can cut the fridge out altogether with True’s Beverage Dispenser available at Home-Tech. It’s perfect for a keg of beer, thus earning the name “The Keginator”. With two convenient taps, and an ice cold cooling system, you won’t have to open the door and risk seeing any dancing leprechauns (they still may be there, but you won’t see them, trust us). You don’t need the luck of the Irish to learn more, just your cheerful Home-Tech Rep — where your pot of gold awaits you! And remember the old saying: “An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at Home-Tech.

The Bachelor and His Refrigerator

bachelor freezerThe three-hour season finale of the “The Bachelor” was last night with two ladies remaining, vying for the indecisive heart of Venezuelan hunk, Juan Pablo Galavis. Which lady did you root for? Someday maybe he will marry and have his life change forever – and that includes his refrigerator.

A Bachelor’s Appliances Could Be As Lonely as He Is

Whether it’s a bachelor friend, a son or brother on his own, or a dude that rooms with other dudes – guys’ refrigerators can often be barren wastelands. Some are filled with only a plethora of condiments for all the take-out they consume; others boast beer, beer, and MORE beer; still others are filled with bottled water (to take on runs and work-outs) and half-eaten pizzas (to eat cold for breakfast). Oh, how we hope that Juan Pablo’s woman will fill his soul AND his refrigerator.

Use it Or Lose Itbachelor refrigerator

At Home-Tech, we know that if you’re living like a bachelor, you’re probably using your appliances sparingly. A single guy (or gal) might use the microwave often, but the stove doesn’t get the same kind of attention. Instead of giving it a rose and sending it on its way, it’s important to turn it on once or twice a month to keep it in running order. Same as your dishwasher; hopefully you’re recycling all those paper plates and red solo cups, but it’s necessary to keep your dishwasher healthy and lubricated by running it now and then.

Revving Things Up

Seasonal residents wonder why their appliances break down when they’re very sparingly using them (because they are hardly here). Not often using them can be a part of the problem. If you have friends or neighbors checking on your Florida home while you’re up north during the summer, it’s not a bad idea to have them rev up your appliances.

You Don’t Have to Go It Alone When You Have Home-Tech

We are here for you every day of the week if any of your appliances stand you up. Home-Tech considers refrigerator repair an emergency. We don’t want you to lose your fridge contents if it stops cooling. So give us a call for service. We won’t show up in a limo, but we will arrive as soon as possible to do your refrigerator repair.

Bosch Unveils Their Brand New Kitchen Appliance Packages

bosch elegant garden kitchenHave you been loving your Bosch dishwasher and waiting for the day you could get a whole kitchen full of Bosch appliances? Well, that day has come! Bosch has long been a leader in the appliance industry. Their dishwashers are known for excellence and innovation, while their washer & dryers are compact, sleek, and fast. As Bosch — with its German engineering, commitment to quality, and solid reputation enters into full kitchen appliance packages — Home-Tech is thrilled to offer Bosch’s exciting new line and designs.bosch kitchen package

Home-Tech Partners with Bosch

Are the appliance experts at Home-Tech excited about this news? You bet! “Home Tech as always considered Bosch to be a leader in innovation and quality, primarily in the kitchen area of appliances.  We chose to partner ourselves with BSH because they produce some of the highest quality dishwashers and cooking products in the marketplace.   Our service level on them also has been one of the lowest of all the brands, proving that their design and performance have always been very strong.  Our technicians really like the quality and the ease of service of all the BSH products; Bosch, and Thermador, “ said Mike Hendershott, Home-Tech Inside Sales Manager.

Expanding to Kitchen Appliancesbosch coastal kitchen

The new full kitchen appliance package line-up by Bosch will feature more than 100 new products in cooking, ventilation, and refrigeration — and the leaders at Bosch couldn’t be more proud. Micaela Shaw, Brand Manager for Bosch home appliances says, “The 2014 Bosch Kitchen brings the best in European design to offer streamlined, functional design that proves the perfect balance of form and function.”

bosch uptown studioRemodel Your Kitchen at Home-Tech With Bosch

Sleek, modern, and with precision technology, these new products include refrigerators, stoves, sinks, microwaves and more. There’s the Modern Gourmet Kitchen, the Uptown Studio Kitchen, the Coastal Kitchen, the Elegant Garden kitchen and even more beautiful packages to choose from. Let one of our Appliance Experts help you choose which Bosch kitchen is perfect for your Florida home and lifestyle. Then, sit back and let us take care of free delivery and installation. We’ll even come out and measure for you! Plus our Service Agreement gives you the security of knowing we’re there for you for any service needs, seven days a week. The 2014 Bosch Kitchen brings the best in European design to deliver what consumers desire in appliances that will be in their home for years, while Home-Tech brings you the expertise, reliability, and service. It’s the perfect combination.

Maytag Announces New Maytag Appliance Repair Man

maytag manMost of us grew up watching the popular Maytag commercials featuring “the loneliest guy in town”, the sad-faced, but always friendly, Maytag Appliance Repair Man. Maytag’s appliances were so well put together, that he didn’t have a thing to do (except complain about being bored). Jesse White originated the good-natured sad sack and starred in the television commercials from 1967-1988.

Well, now it’s time to make room for a brand, spanking, new, hunkalicious Maytag Man.

Millennium Maytag Man

This year, Maytag introduces us to a new Maytag Man for the millennium (gone is the word “repair”) — and he’s NOT your mother’s Maytag Man — this one is buff, chiseled, and comes with a dry wit. Played by actor Colin Ferguson, the new Maytag Man not only tells us about the excellence of the appliance — at the end of each ad, he actually becomes the appliance. This is a hip, new Maytag Man who’s so busy inhabiting various machines, that he never gets lonely or bored. Look for him in different commercials to become a refrigerator, an oven, and a washer and dryer – all while wearing the familiar blue uniform. As the tagline suggests, “It’s what’s inside that matters.” And what’s inside is a hot new Maytag Man. To see one of the fun new ads, just visit our Facebook page.new maytag man

Your Home-Tech Man

Here at Home-Tech, we’ve got 50 shades of guys to take care of your every need and you never know which hottie will be ringing your doorbell. With our Service Agreement membership, you never have to worry about appliance repair, because our expert technicians — who aren’t just a bunch of pretty faces and rolling biceps — know what they’re doing. Plus, they’re available and at your beck and call 7 days a week for your air conditioning and appliance service, saving you thousands of dollars versus hiring outside repairmen. So, enjoy the busy, young, new Maytag Man on TV, but know that your “Home-Tech Man” is busy too (we are in over 300 SW Florida homes a day) but always just a phone call away, live and in person.

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.

Fabulous Future Aheadac sales sarasota

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.