May 22, 2015

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!


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 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.

Sweet Appliance Packages. Cook Up Valentine’s Day Dinner in Style.

appliance packages kitchen hometechThere you two are, standing in this gorgeous, shimmering stainless steel kitchen with wine glasses in hand. The smell of roasted duck is wafting in the air as you feed your Valentine a crisp piece of bruschetta with ricotta, honey and lemon on it. It’s perfect. Your dessert is already chilling in your spacious refrigerator. The tablet is set, the candles are lit and you think to yourself, yes, this is the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner.

Can’t you just see it now? Now, imagine trying to prepare all of this in the kitchen you have right now. Depressing, isn’t it? Well, its time to make that dream a reality, and Home-Tech can help by showing you the best kitchen appliance packages, with the best rebates right now. Both KitchenAid and Bosch have beautiful stainless steel packages available, at affordable prices. The three hottest packages are: KitchenAid’s Standard 4 Piece Stainless Steel package, the upgraded 4 Piece Kitchenaid Package featuring Induction Cooking, or the 5 Piece Bosch Package featuring Double Wall Ovens and Glass cooktop. 

A Romantic Start to a Culinary Love Affair

  • Kitchenaid Superba French Door Refrigerator Stainless
  • Kitchenaid Superba EQ Integrated Dishwasher Stainless
  • Kitchenaid Stainless Smoothtop Convection Range Freestanding
  • Kitchenaid Stainless OTR Microwave

Our first package is nothing short of hot and steamy. Keep your chocolate at just the right temperature in a Standard-Depth French Door 29 Cu. Ft. 36-Inch Width Architect® Series II, (KFIS29BBMS). And after dinner, focus on more important things, like your Valentine, and let your Superba® Series Dishwasher with 4 Cycles and 6 Options – (KUDS30IXSS) do all the work. With this package, your Valentine will think you are smart and sexy because this appliance package qualifies for a mail in rebate up to $1,000!

Kitchen Packages for the More Decadent Valentine

  • Kitchenaid Professional French Door Refrigerator 29 cubic ft.
  • Kitchenaid EQ Fully Integrated Dishwasher
  • Kitchenaid Freestanding Smoothtop Induction Range
  • Kitchenaid OTR Premium Microwave with Hidden Vent

You know your Valentine will love that roast duck you’ve prepared for her on the KitchenAid Freestanding Architect® Series II Induction Range with True Convection Oven Even-Heat™ (KIRS608BSS). Imagine what else you and your Valentine could cook up with a range like this. As an additional delight, the warming drawer has a slow cook function that performs like a crockpot. These beautiful appliance packages will never rival the beauty of your special someone, but you will save $722 when you purchase these appliances as a set.  And that is sexy!

Bold, Vivacious and Bosch

  • Stainless 800 Series French Door Refrigerator 
  • Stainless 800 Series Convection Double Wall Oven
  • Stainless 500 Series OTR Microwave
  • Stainless Integrated Bosch Acenta Dishwasher
  • Stainless/Black 500 Series 36″ Electric Smooth Cooktop Glass

Yeah, this is way better than a box of Whitman’s and gas station roses any day! This appliance package is like Moet White Star and Godiva, but better. Nothing shines like stainless (except a diamond, of course). Never before has cooking a Valentine’s meal felt more like a luxury than a chore because of the effectiveness and convenience of the Bosch 30″ Double Wall Oven 800 Series (HBL8650UC). With 14 specialized cooking modes, getting your gourmet meal to cook to perfection is now much easier. The added bonus of this package is the 15% rebate you receive from Bosch when you purchase 3 or more pieces of qualifying Bosch appliances! Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!

The Ultimate Gourmet Kitchen

Do you have a professional type kitchen in mind, but are on a home kitchen budget? Home-Tech’s appliance experts are available to assist you. We have the appliance brands you want and package deals you expect. Need us to measure? No problem. Call us anytime to set up your one-on-one consultation with a Home-Tech expert at 800-800-8356 or shop our online showroom day or night.

Bosch Appliances for Your Kitchen

bosch coastal kitchenJust imagine preparing your meals in a beautiful stainless steel Bosch kitchen. A Bosch appliance package is not only sleek, stylish, and efficient, but also your kitchen will be the envy of all your friends and neighbors. For a change, your mother-in-law might want to help out with the preparations, just to cook on these appliances.

36″ Standard Depth French Door Bottom-Freezer 800 Series – Stainless Steel – B26FT70SNS

  • VitaFresh Food Preservation with automatic humidity and temperature control keeps food fresher, longer
  • All level LED lighting
  • Frameless Exterior Ice and Water Dispenser with LED Illumination
  • SteelTouch Controls

30″ Electric Slide-in Range 700 Series – Stainless Steel – HEI7052U

  • Genuine European Convection with Advanced Circulation System (ACS)
  • Bridge Element
  • ClearTouch Electronic Oven Controls
  • Stainless steel framed cooktop

500 Series – Stainless Steel 30″ Over-the-Range Microwave – HMV5051U

  • 1.7 Cu.Ft. Large Oven Capacity
  • Eight Convenient Automatic Sensor Programs Simplify Cooking for Great Results Every Time
  • Two Speed Vent with up to 300 CFM Power
  • OTR Microwave Design-matched for Use in Combination with Bosch Range or Cooktop

Want to Learn More About These Appliances?

The sale prices on these Bosch appliances can be obtained with your Home-Tech Service Agreement Membership.  Bosch’s appliances are so efficient and high performing that Good Housekeeping has given their entire 2012 product line the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.  If you are unfamiliar with Bosch, come into one of our showrooms to try out their appliances. Any of Home-Tech’s  highly trained Appliance Specialists can give you a briefing on the benefits of Bosch, the advantages of an appliance package as well as let you try before you buy. Call today to schedule a demo – 800-800-8356. 



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Bosch Dominates Dirty Dishes- Appliances that Get it Done

Appliances, even dishwashers, are not created equal. With Bosch, you not only get the dishes done, you get a J.D. Power and Associates Award-Winning dishwasher, rated the highest in customer satisfaction. And, to top it off, there is an up to $200 rebate on Bosch dishwashers at Home-Tech now through November 25th.

Bosch Dishwasher Rebate Details

To view the rebate form, click here.

  • Offer valid October 27, 2012 – November 25, 2012.
  • Buy any eligible Bosch Dishwasher and receive a Bosch Visa Prepaid Card worth up to $200.
  • Eligible units must be current models listed on the rebate form.
  • This rebate may not be combined with any other Bosch Manufacturer Rebates.
  • Not eligible at Lowe’s, Sears & Best Buy

The Dish on Bosch

Bosch appliances are in high demand because they are top performers. Home-Tech knows Bosch dishwashers are not only sleek in design, but are noted as the quietest and most energy efficient in every price class. With only 39 dBA, this is the quietest dishwasher on the market. How about food for thought?  Bosch dishwashers use fewer than 200 kilowatt hours per year year and less than two gallons of water per load. This exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements for water by 125% and can save you up to 436 gallons of water every year!

Appliances Invented for Life, by Bosch

Check out the features on the Bosch 24″ Recessed Handle Dishwasher 800 Plus Series:

  • ActiveTab™ Tray Optimizes Detergent Dissolving
  • Water Softener Ensures Perfect Cleaning Results
  • dishwasher bosch rebate appliancesAquaStop® Plus 4-Part Leak Protection Works 24/7
  • Load Size Sensor Automates Wash Temperature
  • 4 Wash Cycles and 2 Options
  • Sanitize Option eliminates bacteria and enhances drying results
  • Variable Spray Pressure
  • EcoSense™ Reduces Energy Usage by up to 20%
  • Half Load Option for Small Loads
  • Multi-Function LED with Remaining Time
  • 24 h Delay Start Timer
  • Express Wash – In 30 Minutes or Less
  • Auto Delicate Wash for Fine China
  • Glass Care Cycle for Fine Glassware
  • 15 Place Setting Capacity
  • VarioFlex™ Plus Racks for Flexible Loading
  • RackMatic® Plus – Upper Rack adjusts to 3 Different Loading Levels
  • Extra Tall Item Sprinkler Cleans Items 22″ Tall

Be a Better Bosch Shopper

Reward yourself with a Rebate! Shop for Bosch dishwashers in Home-Tech’s  showrooms or at our online appliance store. Home-Tech sells the best in home appliances and our experienced Appliance Specialists can advise you on the right dishwasher or appliance for your home. Have questions about Bosch dishwashers or other appliances?  Give us a call at 800-800-8356.

Selecting Appliances with Style from Home Designer, Keffie Lancaster

Appliances keffie lancasterHome-Tech has wonderful professional relationships with many interior designers, architects and contractors in Southwest Florida.  Many of our customers are  likely to purchase appliances by the recommendation of their designer, contractor or the brands their friends and neighbors are recommended. Therefore,  we are pleased to introduce one of our very good friends, Keffie Lancaster, Associate ASID of Lancaster Interior Design in Sarasota. Keffie’s specialities include interior/exterior design, remodeling advice, window treatments, special event decor, staging, custom painting and faux finishings.


What are you seeing as the current trends in kitchen design?

Functional spaces and lots of room for friends and family! No matter the size of your home, guests always end up in the kitchen. I have noticed a shift lately, and I am designing less muli-level eating areas with bar stools and bar areas. The trend now is to create more room to work in the kitchen.  Many people have less square footage allocated to formal living spaces and choose to utilize their kitchen to display china and collectibles in glass cabinets.  Lighting and cabinetry made from reclaimed and recycled materials is also very high in demand.

What appliances, from your customers, seem to be in the most demand?

Energy-saving appliances, stainless steel appliances, and sleek designs.

Are you seeing more or less stainless steel?

I think stainless steel will always be in demand.  It goes with all styles of cabinets, matches many flooring types and is very timeless.  Second to stainless would have to be black.  I did hear a rumor that colored appliances are making a comeback, however!

Have you had any requests for redoing a laundry room?

Yes all the time!  Laundry rooms are more multi-functional than they used to be.  Families tend to need lots of work space in the laundry room.  A nice flat surface for folding, bins for organizing, and hanging space for drying clothes are all becoming important design elements. I always like to paint bright colors or hang a fun paper on the walls in the laundry room.  Let’s face it, no one wants to be in there.  Anything you can do to make it enjoyable could and should be done!

What advice can you give to a person trying to redo their kitchen on a budget?

We all have a number in mind when we start a project.  Some are big and some are small, but you can stretch your budget to make it work.  Figure out what items you might be able to do yourself, make a list of priorities, and make a list of wants and needs. Let’s just say you recently had new cabinets and floor installed in your kitchen. A corner you can cut would be to reuse your counter tops and paint them yourself.

I always recommend accessing what will give you the best return on your investment.  New appliances and cabinets are great for resale and increase the value of your home. My favorite DIY, super budget-friendly kitchen re-do  is a fresh coat of paint on your cabinets, some new hardware and a great new wall color.

How do you feel about mixing and matching finishes?

I love the idea of mixing and matching finishes!  Too much of one finish can be overwhelming, especially in a very large kitchen.  I really like to have a contrasting finish and counter top on the island,  if there is one.  I also love glass front cabinets with colored backs to highlight glassware or collectables in the cabinet, or better yet mirrored backs, my ultimate favorite!

I also am partial to layered finishes with depth and multi-toned wood.  Zebra wood and exotics are always fun, if you can work them in the budget.


Do a lot of your customers have custom cabinetry on their appliances?

Not as much anymore because of the trend towards stainless steel appliances.  My personal preference is paneled fronts on doors of refrigerators and dishwashers whenever possible.

More Design Ideas and Appliances

Thank you, Keffie for sharing your great design ideas for kitchens and laundry rooms. To learn more about Keffie or Lancaster Interior Design, check out her website. To check out the latest in kitchen appliance trends, stop into one of Home-Tech’s Appliance stores and try before you buy! From Thermador to KitchenAid, LG to Bosch and Maytag to Whirlpool, we have the appliances that are true trendsetters. Call today to speak with one of our Appliance Experts to help select the right appliances for your home: 800-800-8356.

Appliance Customer Shares Positive Experience

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Dear Jeff Hendershott,

Our new Bosch dishwasher exceeds our expectations. Thank you for recommending this particular model; we are very pleased with its performance.

Your staff at Home-Tech was especially helpful. We commend the installers Cody and J.P., as well as the technicians Corey and Milt.



B. Carpenter

The Top 5 Household Appliance Repair Warning Signs

Can you read the appliance repair warning signs? What to look for so you know when it’s time to call for appliance repair.

At Home-Tech, we get all kinds of calls about appliance repair. We’ve heard it all. But, you may be surprised to learn that many appliance users don’t call us soon enough. Here is a simple rule of thumb: If an appliance isn’t working exactly right then it’s time to call us for expert appliance repair

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5. The Washer or Washing Machine

  • The basin is taking forever to fill
  • A burning odor is coming from my washing machine
  • The washer is making whining noises
  • My washer has stopped spinning
  • The washing machine is not draining

4. Range or Oven

  • My oven isn’t reaching the desired temperature
  • There are sparks coming from my oven
  • The burners on the cooktop are not lighting
  • The oven dials, clock or displays are not functioning
  • Oven door will not close

3. Refrigerator

  • Food isn’t as cool as it should be
  • My fridge is humming a really loud high pitched tone
  • There is condensation on the seals of my refrigerator
  • A pool of water has formed underneath or behind the fridge
  • Frost is visible inside the refrigerator

Appliance Repairman from Home-Tech 2. Dishwasher

  • Dishes are dirty after running the dishwasher cycle
  • The water in the dishwasher won’t get hot
  • There is rust on the bottom of the machine
  • The dishwasher is leaking water and soap onto the floor
  • The latch on the dishwasher isn’t securing properly

1. Dryer – The Most Common Appliance Repair!

  • Clothes are taking a really long time to dry
  • Dryer is shaking violently
  • Loud noises are coming from the dryer
  • The dryer won’t tumble
  • Clothes are marked or torn from the dryer

Home-Tech Has Appliance Repair Down to a Science

When you call Home-Tech, you get a trustworthy, experienced and reputable appliance repair service. Our appliance repair technicians are trained to repair any brand of appliances. No repair is too big for Home-Tech and we welcome taking on any of your biggest appliance repair challenges. Day or night, emergency service or a scheduled call, Home-Tech has got you covered. 

Call 800-800-8356 to schedule service or schedule online. 

Going Bonkers for Bosch Appliance Rebates

bosch kitchen packageShopping for appliances just got more affordable. Bosch is offering 10% off rebates on eligible kitchen packages. So yeah, you can see why our customers are going bonkers for Bosch appliance rebates!

It’s Rebate Season on Appliances

We know shopping for kitchen appliances can be overwhelming. Stop price shopping and start rebate shopping! A great place to start is with Bosch appliances at the Home-Tech showrooms. Check out the great deals and big rebates Bosch is offering:

  • The More You Buy The Bigger The Rebate

    Receive up to a 10 Percent Rebate with purchase of qualifying Bosch Kitchen Packages. Rebate form must be postmarked by 11/30/2014. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to obtain, complete and mail in the rebate form and all required documentation by the postmark date.

    Offer Valid Through: 4/1/2014 to 8/31/2014

Bosch Appliances Make Headlines2011-Bosch wine storage in kitchen

With a commitment to engineering high-quality dishwashers that exceed customer expectations, Bosch’s dishwashers earned the highest ranking in overall customer satisfaction with the highest score in performance and reliability. Driven by a design philosophy centered on sleek, modern appliances that are both functional and aesthetically appealing, a tremendous emphasis is devoted to the design and quality of all Bosch dishwashers.  In fact, each Bosch dishwasher is confirmed by 485 factory checks and guaranteed by a lifetime warranty against tub rust-through.

Appliances from Bosch are Energy Efficient

Bosch’s commitment to appliance efficiency includes being the only U.S. appliance manufacturer with 100 percent of its major appliances ENERGY STAR qualified – that is 48 dishwasher, clothes washer and refrigerator models by Bosch for appliance shoppers to choose from. The ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award also recognizes Bosch engineering accomplishments including:

  • Exceeding federal energy standards in dishwashers by an average of 38% and up to 97%;
  • Offering the most water-efficient dishwasher in the US – the 800 Plus uses as little as 1.57 gallons of water per cycle;
  • Improving the energy use of all its 27” washers. With the launch of Vision, Bosch’s most efficient 27” washer model achieved an energy use of just 120 kWh/year;
  • Reducing energy consumption in its manufacturing facilities by 14 percent since 2005.

2011-Bosch-FullLine-4Selling and Servicing Bosch Appliances

Home-Tech proudly sells and services Bosch appliances. Not only can we fix Bosch, we can fix any brand of appliances. The time is now to purchase, replace or repair the Bosch in your home. Shop our online appliance store day or night.  Have questions or need to schedule service? Call 800-800-8356.

Appliance Sale – Celebrate the Savings!

(This blog was posted 6/28/2012. This sale is no longer available. Check for offers from Home-Tech in our Online Store.)

appliances on sale for July 4th

Celebrate the Savings at Home-Tech

Don’t be sad that we don’t have a long weekend to enjoy our nation’s Independence Day.  Even though the 4th falls mid-week this year, there is still plenty to celebrate.  Imagine putting the finishing touches on a home improvement project, like a laundry room makeover or updating your kitchen appliances.  Really, all you need is that new washer and dryer set or that new refrigerator and dishwasher.  Lucky for you, Home-Tech is sharing the savings on home appliances in our showrooms now through July 4th.

Rebates Make a Big BOOM This 4th

There are big rebates available from Whirlpool, Maytag and Bosch.  All three manufacturers have appliances on sale at Home-Tech, and can provide a rebate on select appliances:

  • Whirlpool: Up to $625 Mastercard rebate by mail with the purchase of select Whirlpool appliances.  Applicable June 28 – July 4, 2012.
  • Maytag: Up to $700 Mastercard rebate by mail with the purchase of select Maytag appliances.  Applicable June 28 – July 4th, 2012.
  • Bosch: Up to $200 Visa prepaid card rebate by mail with purchase of select Bosch dishwashers.  Applicable July 1 – July 31, 2012.

Low Prices  – Worthy of a Celebration

Appliances on Sale at Home-Tech

Home-Tech Saves You Money on Appliances

We would light off firecrackers if we could to let everyone know about our super savings. How about an 18′ cubic ft. refrigerator for as low as $499?  Does a dishwasher for $329 strike your fancy?  What about an electric range for as little as $399?  We have appliances for everyone and every price range.  Just come in the store and see the savings for yourself!

For those looking for something on the higher end, Whirlpool is offering a savings of $700 off the price of their 26 cubic foot stainless steel french door refrigerator, and about $730 in savings off the price (after rebate) of the Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer and Electric Steam Dryer Pair.

Don’t miss out on Maytag’s 25 cubic feet stainless steel side by side refrigerator.  The sale price is $998 after rebate.  It is has a Store-N-Door Ice Dispenser and is Energy Star rated.  There are also steep discounts on Bosch’s 500 Series, 300 Series and 800 Series stainless steel dishwashers.  The 500 Series is the quietest in its class with 48-dBA.

We are Igniting Savings in Our Showrooms

Want a little more BANG for YOUR BUCK?  Come into either of Home-Tech’s two showrooms and receive a $100 Gift Certificate for use towards an appliance purchase.  How easy is that?  Just stop by either the Fort Myers or Lakewood Ranch showrooms and receive $100!  You can also shop our Online Appliance Store.

Should you have an appliance that needs repair this holiday, we have got you covered.  Call us at 800-800-8356 to schedule a service call.  And, if you would like complete peace of mind, consider purchasing ourGold Service Agreement to cover all of your major home appliances.