October 22, 2014

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.

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!

 

 

Appliance Insurance – Beware the Middlemen

PrintEmployee owned Home-Tech has been repairing appliances and air conditioning for over 33 years and Service Agreements, the perfect hedge against expensive repair bills. We have seen a lot of “appliance insurance” products popping up recently from banks, insurance companies, home warranty companies and even utilities that offer a lot of “big talk” about taking care of your appliances and ac units when they break down. Well here’s the skinny on all of this.

Those companies are middlemen, desk jockeys that only want to collect their fee and pass your repair off to unknown subcontractors. They don’t directly take care of your repairs like Home-Tech does. They are NOT local companies and they are not employee owned.

Be Wary Of This

  • Is there any emergency, after hours service?
  • Is he in a marked vehicle?
  • Is he licensed, fully trained, background checked, and drug free?
  • When will he get there? Will it be days? Weeks?
  • Is he qualified to repair your equipment?
  • Will you have to pay a service call fee?
  • Will he have the necessary parts on his truck?
  • Is his work guaranteed in any way?

Let’s face it!  A bank, an insurance company, home warranty company or a utility company are not in the repair business. You are really rolling the dice when you go with one of these companies. So, beware the middleman. Learn how Home-Tech’s Service Agreement differs from what the middlemen offer.

Go Localappliance insurance

Go with the local favorite in SW Florida -employee owned Home-Tech. Thousands of customers have been pleased with our service and continue to renew their Service Agreements year after year. Ask your neighbors who they use when they need an appliance or ac repair. Home-Tech repairs all brands, all makes and models. With over 90 trucks on the road every day you will see us over and over again out in your community making repairs.  Again and again you will hear about Home-Tech throughout SW Florida.

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.

Best Thing I Did – Get a Home-Tech Service Agreement

appliance repair attaboyShould I get a Service Agreement? What is the service like? Is it worth looking into?  Home-Tech answers these questions every day for our potential customers. Sometimes though it’s best to hear it from our actual Service Agreement Members.  Our blog is full of Attaboy testimonials where our customers are talking about how pleased they are with our service and that they made the investment in the Service Agreement.  Today’s testimonials are all about Shaun.  If you’d like to share a review with us, please do so on our Facebook page or review us on Google.

 Friendly, Helpful, On Time

We have wanted to write before, but with company visiting we have not had a chance.

We have unfortunately needed to use your services recently quite a bit. Fortunately the service techs have been great. Friendly, helpful and on time. The man who repaired our furnace answered some of my questions about the Fort Myers area and even recommended a book to read about it! Shaun has been here twice, once for our refrigerator and this time for the microwave and has been very professional and knowledgeable.

We certainly appreciate the calls telling us they are on the way and even the apology we received when one man’s GPS sent him in the wrong direction, but he called to let us know. In a time when it seems companies don’t care about the consumer it is nice to have one that does. Now if only you could talk to Comcast they could take a few tips from your practices.

J. Busack

Happy with the ServiceService Agreement Technicians

We had services this morning from Shaun and Pedro to look at our microwave.  They provided the usual prompt and courteous service. We were happy with their service and we are glad to have this service available to us. Thanks!

J. Zentz

Job’s Well Done

Your guys Shaun and Jason replaced my broken AC thermostat. While here I asked them to listen too the fan on my Whirlpool refrigerator which I purchased from you last April. They agreed that it was too noisy, made some adjustments around the fan and the noise was lowered down to normal. Jobs well done.
J. O’Donnell

firstcall-nochargeI Purchased Your Service Agreement

I’d like to compliment your two service representatives Shawn and Tony.  They were both very professional and fixed my problem quickly and I enjoyed having them in  my home. After completing their work they explained your service agreement and were very thorough and well informed. Because I was so impressed by the work and attitude of both young men, I decided to purchase your service agreement.
J. Agle,  Ft. Myers, FL 33919

Best Thing I Did – Service Agreement

I couldn’t be happier with your service. Shaun just left. He was courteous, efficient, polite & solved our problem in minutes. I called for service this morning & then called again, deciding I couldn’t wait until our scheduled appointment on Monday. Shaun arrived Friday evening around 7:00.

Thank you- the best thing I did was get your service agreement.

Keep up the good work- we are impressed!!!!

J. Green

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.

Refrigerator Repair by Home-Tech

wif-picturePicture this. You come home from a fantastic round of golf. It’s celebration time! You have a couple of friends in tow. It’s time for a cold one. Happy hour is sounding good. You reach in the refrigerator to pull out a couple of ice cold beers and what do you find? They don’t feel quite right. They aren’t cold. You feel around frantically in the fridge and find that everything is warm. Your refrigerator is broken! Party foul! Anyone that has ever had the experience of needing a refrigerator repair has had these panicky thoughts:

“My food is going to spoil. What can I do? Who do I call?

Well if you live in SW Florida the best place to call is Home-Tech.  Refrigerator repair is one of our specialties.  In fact we repair all major appliances and air conditioning as well.  Ask around in your neighborhood.  One of your neighbors is bound to have had us out for service and will recommend us to you. When you call for your repair you will hear about the First Call’s On Us which is our program to get you started with our famous Service Agreement. You can save up to $200 off the cost of your refrigerator repair today.

How Much Does a Refrigerator Repair Run These Days?

Well, if you have a Service Agreement there is NO CHARGE for covered parts and labor.  If you are paying retail cost for a refrigerator repair you can expect to pay almost $700 for a compressor, over $1600 if your need a compressor and a condenser repair.  A motor repair can run from $200 to over $400 depending on what the problem is.  Control boards, relays, switches, cold controls, dampers, door repairs all run in the hundreds of dollars.  So you can see how it pays to have a Service Agreement which not only covers your refrigerator but every major appliance in your home and your air conditioning system.

Hear From Our Recent Customers

I would like to comment on the recent experience that we had with Home-Tech when our refrigerator developed a problem. Two things happened that confirmed that our decision to make Home-Tech our ONLY source to handle all of our appliance related problems was a good one. 1) although it took several trips, by different Home-Tech technicians to, solve the problem they didn’t hesitate to pursue the solution until it was resolved. 2) the quality, demeanor and technical expertise  of ALL the technicians that were here to work on the refrigerator was exemplary, to say the least.

It’s been a real pleasure and given us peace of mind to have been a customer of yours over the years.

J. Weliver

Working in No Time

Good Morning,

We just wanted to give an “attaboy” to Brian and Justin.    Justin did a great job diagnosing the problem(s) with my refrigerator and Brian came out a week later with new parts and had it working great in no time.
Thank you,
S. Nipper

New Year’s Resolution – No More Appliance Repair Bills

Appliance Repair resolutionHappy 2014!!! At this time of the year we resolve to better ourselves and our lives. Common resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthy, and spend more time with loved ones. Are any of those on your list? These are all life facets that resolutions rotate around.

But what about a resolution for your home and your personal finances? What would it be like to never pay an appliance repair bill or air conditioning repair bill in 2014? Fantastic, right?!

We know the uncertainties about “the repair man” coming to your house abound.

  • What will he be like?Service Agreement Technicians
  • Will he be clean?
  • Will he be nice . . . and hopefully not a criminal?
  • Will he know what he’s doing?
  • Is he licensed?
  • Is he going to make a mess in my home?
  • And, most importantly, HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST ME?

Home-Tech has a better solution for you than just dealing with repairs as they come along. Resolve today to get a Home-Tech Service Agreement.  That way, anytime you need a repair you know exactly what you are going to get – a clean, safe, knowledgeable technician showing up, making your repair and then handing you a NO CHARGE invoice.

Our Service Agreement sales people were asked about the top 3 reasons they recommend the Service Agreement to potential customers. Here’s what they came up with.

1. It’s Easy

You only have to make one phone call. Whether it’s an appliance –  refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, water heater or your air conditioner is broken down, one call solves it all. We will send a qualified technician to handle that repair.

2. It’s Cost Effectivefirstcall-nocharge

Most customers do not realize the major cost of getting something repaired these days. You have to pay to get the technician to your door (a service call fee) and then for parts and labor. A typical refrigerator repair could cost around $400, for example. Each repair is different depending on the model and the cost of the parts. With the GOLD Service Agreement you just pay once for your annual coverage and then let us take care of the rest. You don’t even have to pay a service call fee when we come out. Even if a whole year goes by and you don’t need us, you still had the peace of mind knowing that you were covered. Not having to worry is worth a lot!

3. Emergency Service

Speaking of no worries, this is the time of year that many of our visitors from the north are here enjoying better weather. We know you are having fun, hosting parties and get-togethers and relaxing with friends. If your refrigerator stops working, it’s an emergency. You need fresh foods, cold wine and beer after your day at the beach or on the golf course. Home-Tech provides emergency service every day of the year – even on holidays. We do our absolute best to get a technician there the same day. And if you have a Service Agreement you are priority one for scheduling!

Appliance educationStill Not Sure?

Check out the customer testimonial videos on our home page. These are all Florida residents – just like you. Our Service Agreement page has a series that explains the details. So many SW Florida residents and visitors have already resolved to have Home-Tech as their service provider.  WHY NOT YOU?

Ask your neighbors if you are having any doubts and then give us a call at (800) 800-8356 ext. 2. Our friendly Service Agreement sales people will walk you through the process over the phone or your can buy an Agreement online today.

Air Conditioning Repair Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota

air conditioning repair ShawnToday’s customer testimonials are all about air conditioning repairs.  Shawn, Shaun and Brian came to the rescue.  Home-Tech is here for you when your air conditioning is not cooling, overheats, makes funny noises, leaks or has any other kind of problems.  If Home-Tech has solved an air conditioning problem for you and you’d like to share about your experience we’d love to hear about it on our Facebook page.

Easy to Work With

We returned from a 10 day trip and discovered that our air conditioning unit was not working.  We left it at 80 degrees and the humidistat at 50 when we left.  Called the service # and were pleased that Shawn was on island and would stop in.  I believe that he said that the unit had overheated and after checking everything he hosed it down to cool it off.  It did restart and we cooled enough to sleep that night.

This is the second trip that we have returned with the air conditioning not responding to our cooling zone.  The first time it did very slowly start but we weren’t gone as long.  The unit was working fine.  Shawn was polite and listened to our complaints.  He has been to our house before and is easy to work with.

R. Woodham

Couldn’t Be Happier

Shawn answered my call about my leaking air conditioner in ONE HOUR!  He was very polite and competent.  The unit was frozen and he checked outside and found a faulty switch which he repaired.  I had previously scheduled the annual AC check up and he gave me a few items for that technician to check.

Couldn’t be happier with the service I have received at Home-Tech and recommend you to everyone!! Thank you.

R. Howard

Appliance Service TechVery Knowledgeable

We placed a call to Home-Tech last evening.  They scheduled someone to check our air conditioning which was not cooling for today.  Shaun came to us, and checked several things on our air unit.  It seems there was not anything he could find.  When we turned it back on it seemed to work.  He told us that his happens from time to time.  Shaun seemed to be very knowledgeable about our unit.

We discussed with him buying a Home-Tech contract.  We had one for years when we lived here before.  He came in and checked our appliances, etc. and we bought the contract from him.

Shaun did a great job, we extremely courteous and knew what he was doing.  We hope if we need Home-Tech again that Shaun comes with the call.

The Faulkners

Air Conditioning Repair TechQuality Personnel

We had the occasion for an air conditioning repair on our air conditioner because of an unusual noise when it was running on stage 1.  Brian arrived as promised, introduced himself and went about his business in a professional, businesslike manner.  He corrected the problem and left assuring us that they would be there for us if any future service was required.  The company should be commended on the quality of the personnel working for you.

J. Russo

Air Conditioning Service Rated Off the Charts

air conditioning repairToday’s testimonials are all about Kevin.  Attaboy, Kevin! Every day we get loads of emails from our customers who have just had our technicians out to service their appliances or air conditioning.  Did you know if you are a Gold Service Agreement Member you don’t have to pay a service call fee for those visits?  Besides the excellent service, we know our customers appreciate the savings as well.

We welcome the feedback and appreciate the time it takes to compose the messages.  If you have had a service experience with Home-Tech and would like to review us we welcome your visit to our Facebook page.

An Exemplary Representative for Home-Tech

We wanted to let you know what a fabulous employee you have in Kevin!! Kevin came to our house for service today on our washing machine and our air-conditioning unit.

From the moment he arrived he was professional, polite, informative, thorough and an exemplary representative for Home-Tech. We learned so much from him today and it is clear he knows his profession.  It was a true pleasure and if there was a rating of 1-10, Kevin would earn a 12! You should be very proud to have him as a member of the Home-Tech family. He will go far!

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R. Lewton

Positive and Engaging

What a great young guy.  He came for a first-time service of our 2 air conditioning units in our new house.  He took great care in checking them thoroughly.  Very polite, positive and engaging.  I would like it if he always took care of them.  I can tell he takes his work seriously and cares about quality service.

Thank-you -

C. Ganjamie

Very Proficient

This is to let you know Kevin provided excellent (semi-annual) service today for our Trane air-conditioning filters.  He cleaned and checked the units at both our residences and was very proficient.

G. Bridger, Naples

Fine Service

This is to confirm that we had excellent service from Kevin today for the repair of our washer.  He was very professional and prompt and the washer works well this afternoon.  Thanks for the fine service.

B. Finkbeiner, Fort Myers