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Back to Basics: Home Warranty 101

Back to Basics: Home Warranty 101

By Platinum Team | Product Education | September 13, 2018

Are you new to home warranties? Or, are you just looking for a bit more information on what a home warranty is and what you can expect? Whichever boat you’re in, let’s take a quick look at some basic questions our customers ask us. What is a home warranty? Warranties are service contracts that cover repair […]

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Conversations at Home

Conversations at Home

By Platinum Team | Life at Home | September 3, 2018

Conversations at Home This post is part of our Conversations at Home series, which aims to help spark positive and fruitful discussions in your home. It’s born out of the spirit of one of our company core values here at Platinum — Gratitude: “We focus our minds on the good stuff.” We hope you find […]

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Meet Platinum: Rick LaFave

Meet Platinum: Rick LaFave

By Platinum Team | Meet Platinum | August 20, 2018

This post is part of a series to help you get to know the members of our team. We’re real people who call Arizona home, not a big corporate machine! Head here for more Q&A’s with the Platinum team. — Tell us a bit about your personal background and family. I am originally from Omaha, […]

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The Bookshelf: Our List of Good Reads

The Bookshelf: Our List of Good Reads

By Platinum Team | The Bookshelf | August 6, 2018

This post is part of a quarterly series stemming from our team’s love of growth and learning. Here we share some worthwhile reads for any clients, partners and friends who are passionate about personal development too! — It’s that time — the school year is revving back up. Does anyone else get slightly nostalgic during […]

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Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home: ABC 15 Segment

Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home: ABC 15 Segment

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press | July 12, 2018

Steve Higgins, our VP of Field Operations, talks with ABC15 about some easy ways to save energy at home. This segment touches on topics like: – Turning down the temperature on your water heater – Using a programmable thermostat – Changing the filter for your air conditioning unit – Changing out light bulbs to the […]

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Why Platinum: Redefining Home Warranty

Why Platinum: Redefining Home Warranty

By Platinum Team | Product Education | July 2, 2018

What are we doing here? Well, dang. That’s quite the lofty existential question, ain’t it? Not really what you expected from a home warranty company’s blog 😉 Don’t worry, we’re not going to get too philosophical or angsty ‘round here, though. In truth, we’re grateful to have a good deal of clarity about what we’re […]

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Choosing the best air conditioning system for your home

Choosing the best air conditioning system for your home

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | June 18, 2018

As you shop for a new heating and cooling system for a home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Single-stage? Two-stage? Variable speed? The options are plentiful, and the lingo can leave you feeling a bit lost. Given that you’re putting a solid chunk of money on the line, how can you and your clients possibly […]

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Conversations at Home

Conversations at Home

By Platinum Team | Life at Home | June 4, 2018

Conversations at Home This post is part of our Conversations at Home series, which aims to help spark positive and fruitful discussions in your home. It’s born out of the spirit of one of our company core values here at Platinum — Gratitude: “We focus our minds on the good stuff.” We hope you find […]

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NBC 12 News Segment: Is Your AC About to Go Out?

NBC 12 News Segment: Is Your AC About to Go Out?

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press | May 28, 2018

It’s safe to say — no homeowner wants their AC to give out smack dab in the midst of the summer here in Phoenix. While that may not be something you can control, there are a few ways to know if your AC is about to fail. Steve Higgins, our VP of Field Operations, caught […]

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Home warranty versus handyman

Home warranty versus handyman

By Platinum Team | Product Education | May 21, 2018

  As a homeowner, you have a choice to make — how will you handle repairs for your home systems and appliances? Will you put a game plan in place from the get go? Will you work with a handyman as each need arises? It may not come as much of a surprise — we’re […]

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The Bookshelf: Our List of Good Reads

The Bookshelf: Our List of Good Reads

By Platinum Team | The Bookshelf | April 27, 2018

This post is part of a quarterly series stemming from our team’s love of growth and learning. Here we share some worthwhile reads for any clients, partners and friends who are passionate about personal development too! — We’re continuing the personal growth momentum with a few more favorites. Check ‘em out below. And, if you […]

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Meet Platinum: Loc Nguyen & Rocky Gillespie

Meet Platinum: Loc Nguyen & Rocky Gillespie

By Platinum Team | Meet Platinum | April 16, 2018

Technicians This post is part of a series to help you get to know the members of our team. We’re real people who call Arizona home, not a big corporate machine! Head here for more Q&A’s with the Platinum team. — When your heating and cooling system starts to fritz or needs a checkup, you […]

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