August 20, 2014

Air Conditioning and Appliance Repairs Done Well by Joe from Home-Tech

appliance repairsAppliance repairs and air conditioning repairs are dreaded by most people, but not by Home-Tech customers.  They know they are going to get a quality technician like Joe showing up and doing the job right.  Also if they are GOLD Service Agreement customers that service call and repair (parts and labor) on covered items is going to end up being NO CHARGE. You can’t beat that.  Attaboy, Joe.

Nice, Personable Tech

Joe just left and before I forget to do this–he was a very nice,  personable tech.  I have found all Home Tech employees to be easy to talk to and very considerate.   Kudos to Joe and to Home Tech.
P. Simones, Fort Myers

Asset to Your Organizationappliance repairs

Re: Tech Name—Joe

Joe is friendly, customer focused and quite technically competent. He is a asset to your organization.

G. Iwaskow

Neat, Considerate and Polite

On July 8, 2014 we had service on our Whirlpool washer performed by Shawn and Joe at our residence in Catalina Isles. We commend Home-Tech for hiring such quality individuals. The overall experience with them was excellent. They were on time, neat, considerate, polite, unobtrusive, and knowledgeable. Basically, everything good one could hope for. As work-at-home husband and wife, we were able to continue working seamlessly throughout the service period. We recently transferred our AC service to Home-Tech in addition to our in-home appliance coverage and recommend others to do the same.
E. Iannarella, Ft Myers

Excellent Ambassador for Home-Tech

Hi, we just had our air conditioner serviced by Joe.  He was very efficient, polite, and helpful.  He is an excellent ambassador for your company.

Best regards,
R. Loprete

Bonita Springs Air Conditioner Service Reviews

Bonita Springs air conditionerHome-Tech has been providing Bonita Springs air conditioner service for over 33 years.  And that’s not all . . . customers are loving it!  Read some Bonita Springs customer reviews below about Dan and his great service and attitude.  Way to go, Dan. Attaboy!

Great Job, Done Professionally

Dust had been accumulating in the condo for some time and last week, I noticed a frame on the thermostat which indicated  the filter was not working. It is for health reasons I have this special a/c, which you  all advised me to purchase and install 3 years ago.

Your serviceman Dan #083 appeared before the day was out and the filter was replaced the next day and working great. He gets kudos from me; great job done on my air conditioner, professionally, courteously and he was very caring.

Thanks again Dan for the excellent job.

P. Smith, Bonita Springs FL

Outstanding Job

Your technician DAN serviced my home Air Conditioner today.  He did an outstanding job.  He was polite at all times and explained each part of his service. He is a credit to your company.

D. Barton
Bonita Springs

Customer Oriented

Dan did an excellent job servicing our air conditioner.  He is a very friendly and customer orientated technician.

Attaboy, Dan.

J Lukert

Save Your Parents from Appliance Repairs

appliance repair for parentsWe’re celebrating Parents’ Day here at Home-Tech and while Mom probably loves flowers and Dad might like a gift certificate to Outback, flowers don’t last and meals are soon forgotten after the last bite. If you really want to take care of Mom and Dad and give them the gift that keeps giving, how about removing the stress, hassle, and worry from their lives?

Appliance Repairs Are A Dragappliance repair

When an appliance breaks down it’s not only costly, it’s a time-waster to sit around waiting on an appliance repair person to show up. If it’s the dishwasher, Mom’s going to be stuck at the kitchen sink scrubbing pots and pans – if it’s the dryer, you know Dad’s going to get out the toolbox and try to repair it himself, which isn’t going to work and makes for even more headaches. So, take care of our parents with a Service Agreement and give them the invaluable gift . . . peace of mind.

The Gifts of Gold and Silver

Home-Tech has been providing fast, emergency service for 33 years – and we serve in five Southwest Florida counties. There’s two great plans to choose from – Gold and Silver. Our Gold Service Agreement means one of each of all major appliances are covered with repair service through the year, plus all service calls are unlimited and free – even on weekends and holidays. Our Silver Service Agreement features many of the same advantages, such as an annual air-conditioning clean and check, plus complete parts and labor coverage, and you pay only a minimal service call fee. So, if you’re a parent, tell your kids what gift you really want – gold or silver.

Or just forward them this blog post – they’ll get the hint.

 

Bonita Springs Air Conditioning Service Review

attaboy_sealblueBonita Springs residents have been enjoying service from Home-Tech’s air conditioning technicians for over 33 years. Whether they have needed an air conditioning repair or ac maintenance or a clean and check, we have been there for them.  The reviews pour in every day.  Here are a few for Matthew.  Attaboy, Matthew for being a Bonita Springs air conditioning service star!  If you would like to give us a review please check out our Google+ page.  We really appreciate the feedback!

5 out of 5 Stars

Matthew serviced my AC/Heating system.  It was a pleasure to have him here.  He not only provided service but gave me a couple of tips for setting them when I am out of town and suggested filters that I could use instead of the reusable one he provided.  I would give him a 5 out of 5 stars.
A. Camaiani, Bonita Springs

Professional Air Conditioning Servicebonita springs air conditioning

We had the pleasure of meeting Matt and his associate this morning as they did the service on our air conditioning system.  The were very polite, professional and personable.  The service was done quietly, quickly and I am confident in their work. Everyone from Home Tech who has ever come to our home for service was polite and professional.  I would recommend Home Tech to any one who is looking for reliable and honest repair work.
Sincerely,
T. Tunney

Kudos

Kudos to Matthew who inspected and cleaned our air conditioning system this morning.  We have had this work done by Home-Tech in the past, but never more thoroughly than today’s effort by Matthew.  He is not only competent and thorough, but professional and very capable of establishing rapport with the customer.  I hope that he is with Home-Tech for a long time.

Thank you!

S. Scheff,  Bonita Springs

Friendly and Great Personality

We had Matthew  here for a repair on our air conditioner.  He was very friendly with a great personality.  He performed his tasks efficiently and our air is now working perfectly.  Thank you for the great service call.
N. Kowalczyk
Fort Myers, Fl 33908

Home-Tech Wants to See You in a Hammock

hammockdayThis summer, Home-Tech has been celebrating the good things in life that make these long, hot days not just bearable – but, downright enjoyable. Whether it’s iced tea, homemade ice cream, the comfy cool of air conditioning, or the Fourth of July, we’ve been applauding it. So, how fabulous is it that this week, we get to observe National Hammock Day?

Heavenly Hammocks

Of course, there’s plenty of expensive, fancy, designer outdoor furniture to choose from – and there are lots of folks that spend more on their outdoor living area than their indoor one – and that’s just fine. But, it’s hard to think of a more relaxing way to spend an afternoon than lying in a good old-fashioned hammock in the shade. Mind you, actually getting into a hammock can be a struggle and unless you’ve perfected the art, it’s not exactly graceful. Sitting in the middle and then swinging your legs in tends to be an issue of balance and not all of us have that. Running and jumping in is never a wise idea — unless, perhaps, you’re under the age of 10 or you’re wearing a helmet and knee pads. In the end, practice makes perfect and mastering the art of relaxing doesn’t sound like a bad way to pass the time. Finally, once you get into your comfy hammock and you’re blissfully swaying in a gentle breeze with a good book, the LAST thing you want on your mind is a broken appliance or worse in the heat, a broken air conditioner. That’s why we recommend a Service Agreement with Home-Tech.

Relaxation, not Agitationservice agreements gold

A Service Agreement is all about your peace of mind, as we’d much rather see you napping in a hammock than fretting about a refrigerator on the fritz or an air conditioner not doing its job. Our Gold Service Agreement means one of each of all major appliances and your air conditioning system are covered through the year, plus all service calls are unlimited and free – even on weekends and holidays. Our Silver Service Agreement features many of the same advantages, such as an annual air-conditioning clean and check, plus complete parts and labor coverage, and you pay only a minimal service call fee.

AC Repair Home-TechSo, get to practicing your hammock grace and agility so you can chill out and let Home-Tech handle any appliance or air conditioning surprises – when it comes to those, we’ve got you covered.

Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers Perfect for Your Ice Cream

icecreamdayAh, the energy and impatience of youth — those were the two main ingredients that went into making homemade ice cream back in the day. And since National Ice Cream Day fell on the calendar this past Sunday (we here it Home-Tech actually prefer to celebrate the holiday all month long — oh, never mind, let’s be honest — all YEAR long), let’s look back on the days of homemade ice cream and let’s look into the perfect storage for your ice cream – refrigerators with bottom freezers.

Grandma’s Ice Cream Was The Best

Sure, you could buy ice cream at the store, but there was nothing like the rich, smooth, sweet, fresh taste of homemade — and usually, it was Grandma’s recipe, which meant eggs, sugar, vanilla, fresh cream, and the best, most important ingredient of all — Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk. If you were lucky, your Grandma let you lick the inside top of the can (so good!). Next came the hard part, which meant dealing with with the ice, the rock salt, and that incredibly heavy wooden and cast iron contraption known as an Ice Cream Maker. And that’s when the adults kicked back with a cold glass of sweet tea and put the kids to work cranking.

Building Muscles and Appetitesbottom freezers

For folks 40-ish and older, childhood just wasn’t childhood unless you did your time cranking the ice cream maker — and you had to keep cranking, fast and constantly, to churn the ingredients. If you got lazy and stopped, you’d just end up with really thick cream instead of the fluffy, delicious, and most importantly, cold, ice cream you craved on a hot July day.

bottom freezerFreezing Your Sweet Creation

While things seemed better way back then, let’s remember that everything was also smaller, including freezers, so there wasn’t much room to fit ice, frozen meat, other staples, plus a carton of homemade ice cream — so you had to either eat it quick, or your Grandma had to do some creative freezer puzzle work. Something that HAS gotten better since childhood is freezers — and Home-Tech carries a variety that not only will fit your budget, but all the ice cream you want — homemade or store bought. One of the most popular models these days is the bottom drawer freezer and Home-Tech boasts proven, quality brands from manufacturers like Bosch, KitchenAid, Maytag, and more — and plenty of these Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers feature money-savings rebates. Just stop into one of our sparkling showrooms in Bradenton or Fort Myers.

Here’s the Recipe

And now that you’re in the mood for ice cream, check out this super easy recipe (no ice cream maker required — you already did your time at the crank):

1/2 cup of cold milk
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 pint of heavy cream

In a medium bowl, stir together cold milk, vanilla, condensed milk, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold milk mixture into whipped cream.

Pour into shallow 2 quart dish, cover and freeze for 4 hours, stirring once after 2 hours or when edges start to harden. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 10 days. Yields 12 tasty servings.

 

Appliance and AC Repair – Problem Solved

attaboy_sealblueIf you spend any time at Home-Tech you will hear a lot of talk about “problem solved”. It’s almost become a company motto. Our technicians are trained to solve the repair problems you may be having with your major appliances and air conditioning. Today’s “Attaboys” are for Shaun. He’s a great technician as you can see from the customer testimonials we are sharing today. If you would like to share a testimonial please do so on Google or share on our Home-Tech Business Facebook page. We really appreciate all the kind words!

Respectful and Great Technician

Good morning,
Just want to send a shout out to Shaun, who is a very respectful and great technician.  He is very courteous young man. Keeps you informed of what is happening and is very knowledgeable.  Two thumbs up!
Thanks,
V. Miller

Problem Identified and SolvedService Agreement Technicians

Shaun came to our house on Tuesday and serviced our clothes washer. Problem identified and solved. He was very professional,  competent and patient.

Courteous, Knowledgeable

Shaun was courteous,  knowledgeable and a good listener about solving our problem. He was a pleasure. Thank you.

M. Goguen, Estero, FL

ac repairPrompt and Efficient

Just to let you know: Matthew K 790,and Shaun V 739, did ac repair work on my air conditioner today. They were very courteous and efficient. Justin Morgan made the first call last week and diagnosed the problem. He also should be commended for his work. Thanks for the prompt and efficient service.

A. Olitsky

Great Job

This is a “Atta Boy” for Shaun who repaired my AC unit on May 22, 2014. Shaun was prompt, came within the designated time and quickly repaired the unit. He was very courteous and explained the process. He did a great job.  Thanks very much.

Regards,

R. Fong-Yee

3 Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner Hurricane Safe

hurricane safeLike it or not, it’s officially Hurricane Season in Southwest Florida – and all we can do is keep our fingers crossed that we don’t end up in the proverbial Cone of Uncertainty. Home-Tech is here to help you keep your air conditioner hurricane safe should the worst happen.

Hurricane Safe – Stay Away Jim and Anderson!

If you’ve lived in the area for awhile, you’re prepared for the storm watches and the close calls, but if Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel shows up to broadcast live from our beaches in a rain pancho, we’ll know we’re in trouble. Worse yet, if Anderson Cooper arrives wearing galoshes and has a camera man in tow, then it’s DEFINITELY time to head for higher ground.

Power Woes

During Hurricane Charley, back in 2004, there was plenty to contend with, but probably the most challenging part of the aftermath was lack of power. And to make it all the more worse, it was August – the steamiest month of the year. The heat and humidity sent many of us to bars, where there was air-conditioning, ice, and relief from the relentless stickiness. And pretzels – bars also have pretzels.

Keep Your Air Conditioner Hurricane Safehurricane safe

But for many unlucky homeowners, even when the power came back, they were still suffering in sweaty weather because their outdoor air conditioners had gone the way of Dorothy’s house in “The Wizard of Oz” – indeed, when you’re faced  with a category 4 hurricane that carries winds as high as 150 mph, your outdoor unit is at risk if it’s not tied down with hurricane strapping. The good news is that when Home-Tech installs your air conditioner, hurricane straps are part of our installation process, so it’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about when your eyes are glued to the weather radar and you’re filling up endless jugs of water.

3 Tips to Protect Your Air Conditioning Unit

Besides strapping, here are some recommendations from FEMA about how to prepare your air conditioning system before the storm hits:

  1. Turn off your air conditioner.
  2. If you have a window AC unit or portable air conditioner with discharge ducts that exhaust through a window or to the exterior, remove the unit/ducts and seal the opening.
  3. Cover any outdoor air conditioners or condensing units with a tarp or plywood to protect the air conditioner from flying debris.

hurricane safeHopefully, your refrigerator, washer, and various other appliances won’t be sucked up into the swirling vortex of a hurricane (seeing an oven fly by your window would be jarring, at best). But, if you purchase one of our air conditioning systems, we’ll make sure it’s secure. Home-Tech Service Agreement customers always get scheduled first for service when something goes wrong. So hurricane season may be a good season to think about getting coverage.

A Summer of Sunny Skies

Meanwhile, let’s hope for a relaxing, hurricane-free summer, where we’ll all be able to breathe a sigh of relief when storm season is over on November 1st — happy in the knowledge that Jim Cantore or Anderson Cooper did NOT arrive on our sunny, calm shores.

 

Father’s Day – Give Dad What He Really Wants

Happy Father's Day

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend we thought we would share a unique gift idea for your Dad – a Home-Tech Service Agreement, so he doesn’t have to make repairs anymore.

Poor Dad, or poor hubby (whichever the case may be) — a new survey conducted by the Daily Mail says that over 70% of people rely on their Dad’s to fix things until they’re at least 41-years old.

No kidding.

Offspring are calling their fathers to pop on over at all hours to handle a variety of home emergencies.

Included in the Top Ten Dad Duties Are…

  • Repairing the air-conditioning and/or heat.
  • Fixing a sink.
  • Replacing fuses or light bulbs in appliances.
  • Installing a kitchen.

Children in your 40s, it’s time not only for YOU to get a Service Agreement from Home-Tech, it’s time for you to get one for your Dad too — and it’s the perfect Father’s Day gift.

Dad Deserves a BreakDad fishing

Let’s face it, Dad has tons of socks, plenty of aftershave, and if he needs a new putter, he’ll go buy one himself. What he really wants is rest, relaxation, and peace of mind. That means not driving over to the kids’ house to diagnose and repair appliances. And better yet, not having to worry about those emergencies in his own home either. You may picture Dad with a tool belt around his waist and his head behind the refrigerator, but trust us, Dad pictures himself on the golf course, on a boat, fishing or sitting in front of the TV with a cold beverage cheering on his favorite team. And that means the security of Service Agreement Membership from Home-Tech.

service agreements goldGo For the Gold — The Perfect Service Agreement for The Perfect Dad

Home-Tech offers a variety of options when it comes to Service Agreements and your Dad deserves the best — that means the gold treatment with the Gold Service Agreement, it includes:

  • Unlimited service calls with NO service call fee, deductible or co-pay
  • Parts and labor are included
  • Emergency service, 7 days a week, including Holidays (especially Father’s Day!)
  • An annual air conditioning Clean and Check service
  • Free replacement if not repairable (equipment under 10 years of age, excluding water heaters)
  • Special Member Discount Pricing on air conditioning systems and major appliances

The convenience of immediate and professional service is just a phone call away.

Meanwhile, you’re still allowed to call your Dad for his wisdom, advice, and to babysit grand kids (these are the duties they actually like). But, leave the repairs to Home-Tech — and have a fabulous Father’s Day!

 

 

The Best Microwave – Home-Tech Recommendations

best microwavesWhen it comes to investing in the best microwave, we decided to talk to the experts in Home-Tech’s Fort Myers sparkling appliance showroom. There was a time when owning a microwave was a major luxury and consumers had to save their pennies to be able to afford one. These days, you can walk into just about any grocery store or even pharmacy and pick one up in between the styrofoam beer coolers and box fans — but, are you getting one that’s going to break down after a few months? It may be a bargain, but it’s not what you bargained for.

Less Service Calls . . . More Reliability

The technicians at Home-Tech repair microwaves in SW Florida homes each and every day so they know which brands are the most reliable. The appliance store only provides the best microwave brands with all the bells and whistles and that last the longest.  The appliance sales reps at Home-Tech walked us around the showroom and gave us a tour of the best of the best when it comes to microwaves. Yes — there are some snazzy features you’ll love, but most importantly, these appliances are reliable and THAT’S what it’s all about.

Here are the top three BEST microwave recommendations from Home-Tech:

The G.E. Profile (model #PVM9179SFSS)best microwaves 2014

  1. This sleek, stainless steel Convection Over-The-Range Microwave Oven not only looks great, it’s a G.E., and according to our experts, that means less calls for service.
  2. There are two oven wire racks, which makes multi-tasking easy.
  3. Plus, it’s also a convection oven — two great appliances in one!

The Bosch 800 Series Convection Over-The-Range Microwave Oven (model #HMV8052U)

  1. Another quality manufacturer that the appliance store at Home-Tech loves is Bosch.
  2. With an automatic defrost function and a sensor that lets you know when your food is done, this microwave is one of the best, most trustworthy appliances on the market.

The Whirlpool Microwave Hood Combination (model #WMH76719CS)

  1. Another solid, reliable microwave that will keep you cooking, not calling for service.
  2. This one not only features sensor cooking, but it doubles as a steamer.

You can see these top three recommendations and many more quality top of the line microwaves at one of Home-Tech’s showrooms or at www.home-tech.us.  Check them out and you’ll be cooking in your dream microwave in no time!