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.

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!

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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!

 

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.

Appliance Repair – Two Thumbs Up

attaboy_sealblueHome-Tech technicians are highly trained in appliance repair and air conditioning repair.  That’s right!  We handle both! Today’s customer testimonials are about Brian and Ryan.  We invite you to review Home-Tech’s service on Google, our Facebook page or Yelp. We appreciate hearing from you.  Thank you!

Service Way Beyond the Others

Service Tech Boss!
I just wanted to note service done by 2 of your Techs that went way beyond what techs normally do. Had so much problems last year that it was a relief to get Techs that was so concerned, knowledgeable and understood us as people and just not a ticket number to do in the shift! So I want to commend you for sending 2 of your best! Brian and Ryan!
Sincerely:
 
J. Romesberg, Cape Coral FL

Gold Star and Two Thumbs Upappliance repair

Brian  just left after a visit to repair our old(ish) Thermador oven. He arrived precisely when he said he would, and was pleasant and very professional. He even double-checked that he’d shut the access panels to our circuit panel. I give him a gold star and two thumbs up!
C. Vilks

Very Professional

This email is to let you know that Brian arrived on time, was very professional,  and very personable. In my opinion, those three traits are very rare these days, especially  to find  all three in one person!  The fan on my A/C unit would not stop running and he replaced the thermostat and now it works great!  “Atta Boy”  Brian and 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.

Knock the Daylight Out of Savings on Appliances and More

appliance savingsOn March 9th at 2 a.m., we spring forward an hour, which means longer days filled with Florida sunshine (uh-oh! Time to get swimsuit-ready – yikes) and, most importantly, major savings at Home-Tech.

Reluctant to Spring Forward?

If you’re reluctant to spring forward, you can always fall back with our fabulous Fall Back Plan – a Home-Tech Service Agreement. It’s the perfect solution to repairs that happen when you least expect them and it saves you thousands of dollars – money better spent on a springtime beach getaway somewhere where you’ll find fruity frozen beverages with umbrellas in them!

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We knock the daylight out with even MORE savings with our First Call’s On Us offer. This means no charge on your first service call when you need a repair. With our First Call’s On Us special Home-Tech will cover this repair up to $200 when you purchase our popular GOLD Service Agreement. We’d much rather see you out and about enjoying the longer days rather than sitting at home worrying about a repair that could have been costly.

kitchenaid refrigeratorMoney Back Rebates

As if we hadn’t knocked the daylight out of savings enough, we’ve got a few more punches left. How about a $100 rebate on a qualifying Frigidaire Refrigerator or Range (valid until 3/31/14)? Or a $300 rebate on Electrolux Laundry Pairs? See all of the appliances rebate offers at www.home-tech.us.

 Spring-Pic2Open House

There’s plenty more appliances and air conditioning savings where those came from and to introduce you to them, we’re hosting a fun Open House at our Fort Myers Showroom on Saturday, April 5th with exciting appliance giveaways and awesome savings. So, save the date and stay tuned for more info, as Home-Tech keeps on knocking the daylight out of savings!

Home-Tech Private Appliance Sale

appliance wheelPrivate and Just for YOU! At Home-Tech in Bradenton, in our exciting showroom, we’re rolling out the red carpet for our favorite customers, our members, at a private sale this Saturday, Feb. 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Be sure to bring friends along for the fun.  You are sure to see something you will fall in love with.

Washers & Dryers, Kitchens and More

You’ll save on a variety of our featured appliance brands like Bosch, Maytag, Whirlpool, and G.E. Whether it’s a refrigerator, washer/dryer combo, air conditioners, or an entire kitchen package, our appliance specialists will be on hand to help you choose the best product for your home and lifestyle.

Refreshments and Fun

We employee owners at Home-Tech love our members, so you can expect refreshments, a festive pressure-free environment, and lots of smiles. Plus, you can enter to win a Whirlpool Washer & Dryer Set (a $1,600 value!) or a G.E. Artistry Kitchen Package worth $2,500!

Spin the Wheel!

Once you choose your favorite appliance to be delivered and installed in your home for free, we invite you to spin the wheel for even more savings! For instance, you could get lucky and score 15% off your entire purchase. Or you could get even luckier and hit the Double Play – that means you get to spin TWICE and receive both discounts, Not only that, we’re happy to share special coupons with you at $100 off a purchase of $499 or more (excludes service agreements) and $500 off towards the purchase of an air-conditioning system.

A Sparkling Saturday of Sales

It’s private, it’s fun, and it means big savings at your Home-Tech appliance showroom in Bradenton at 5205 Lena Road. For more info, call 941-751-9992 or 1-800-800-8356. Or visit our Facebook page for more info and special sale coupons. See you Saturday!

 

Six Appliance Repair Happy Customer Testimonials

attaboy_celebratewhiteyellowHome-Tech Service Agreement members recommend us to others because of  our knowledge of air conditioning and appliance repair.  Today’s customer testimonials are all about Shaun.  When you request service from Home-Tech a friendly, knowledgeable, well trained technician like Shaun will show up and get to work solving your appliance repair problem. You can read more testimonials from our customers on our Facebook page and we encourage you to give us a review on Google as well.

Favorably Represents the Company

Attaboy to Shaun! Shaun replaced my garbage disposal today. He is a very professional and courteous young man. He showed his expertise by quickly evaluating our problem and replacing the disposal. He worked very quickly and neatly. Shaun is truly an asset to Home-Tech, and favorably represents the company!

Very ThoughtfulAppliance Service Tech

Shaun  came out to our house with regard to the water filter replacement in our Samsung refrigerator. This was due to contradictory information provided by the Samsung manual and the instructions with the filter replacement itself. Because of the discrepancy, we sought out the advice of Home-Tech. When Shaun arrived, we explained the situation and he immediately provided us with the answers necessary to change the filter and then proceeded to do so. He also explained a few other things to us about the filter and its replacement time and function. He was prompt, courteous and very knowledgeable. He was the first technician to remove his shoes prior to entering out home. We found that to be very thoughtful. Immediately after completing the work and leaving our home he returned to remind us that there may be residual air in the water line and it would take a short while for that to clear. He was absolutely right. We continue to be very pleased with the level of attention we receive from Home-Tech as service contract holders.
L. Friedman

Extremely Pleased with Your Service

I am writing in response to our service today. Shaun has been to our home before on other calls and  feel very confident in his assessment of situations and also provides direction on other issues (back flow issues, etc).  We are extremely pleased with your service and the staff you send out.  So much that I referred my in-laws to you and they recently renewed their agreement.

Thank you,
R. Mercado, Fort Myers, FL

Solved the Appliance Repair

Hi,
I just wanted to let you know of the excellent service performed by Shaun on or dishwasher today.  He solved the problem and placed a larger clamp on the water hose to prevent the problem from happening again.
Shaun was very professional and courteous – you have a very valuable employee!
W. Massey, Ft. Myers, FL  33908

He’s a Good Guy

Shaun was the tech who came today. He was prompt, polite, professional, and clean. He fixed the problem, he’s a good guy.

J. Orsino

Not Rattled by Appliance Repair

What a relief to have Shaun so efficiently and quickly fix the broken part on my washing machine.  He is a very pleasant young man who didn’t even seem rattled to be arriving at our house after quitting time!!

C. Shaw

 

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.