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Upgrading Your A/C Unit: Is an Upgrade Right for You?

Upgrading Your A/C Unit: Is an Upgrade Right for You?

By Platinum Team | Product Education | April 23, 2017

If your A/C unit is over the hill, it may be time for an upgrade. Upgrading can improve your home’s cooling and reduce your electricity bill by 47%-60% (Source: Energy Star and American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning). The ideal time to upgrade is now, before temperatures really heat up. Is an upgrade right for […]

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Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home: 3TV Segment

Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home: 3TV Segment

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press | April 16, 2017

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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Gratitude: The post-dinner kitchen scene

Gratitude: The post-dinner kitchen scene

By Platinum Team | Life at Home | April 9, 2017

This post is part of our Gratitude series, which reminds us to celebrate the ordinary things as we navigate life at home. — Today we’re grateful for… the post-dinner kitchen scene. Oh dear. So many days it looks like total chaos. That big stack of dishes, pots and pans can get pretty crazy. It’s such […]

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Meet Platinum: Shelby Mallory

Meet Platinum: Shelby Mallory

By Platinum Team | Meet Platinum | April 2, 2017

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! Keep an eye out for more Q&A’s with the Platinum team. — Tell us a bit about your personal background and family. I was born and […]

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Comparing Home Warranty Companies? Keep these things in mind.

Comparing Home Warranty Companies? Keep these things in mind.

By Platinum Team | Product Education | March 26, 2017

Trying to compare home warranty companies? We know it can be a lot to tackle. Apples to oranges is certainly an appropriate phrase to use here. First and foremost, there are differences in plans and coverages. We encourage you to spend time examining those important coverage details. Above and beyond specific plans and coverages, we […]

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All About Thermostats: 3TV Segment

All About Thermostats: 3TV Segment

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press | March 15, 2017

All About Thermostats: 3TV Segment Steve Higgins, our VP of Field Operations, walks through some basics on thermostats and HVAC units with 3TV. This segment touches on questions like: What are the different types of thermostats available these days? (builder standard, programmable, wi-fi enabled, LED) Which types of thermostats can save you money, and how? […]

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Gratitude: Electricity

Gratitude: Electricity

By Platinum Team | Life at Home | March 12, 2017

This post is part of our Gratitude series, which reminds us to celebrate the ordinary things as we navigate life at home. — Today, we’re grateful for… electricity. The power went out for a few hours the other day. Threw us for a loop, that’s for sure. Breakfast prep looked a bit different. There were […]

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All About Our Free HVAC Checkups

All About Our Free HVAC Checkups

By Platinum Team | Product Education | March 5, 2017

To help you maintain your heating and cooling system, we offer free seasonal checkups twice a year. These checkups make sure that your system is up to par and functioning effectively. The extra perk is available for homeowners with Complete, Premium and Ultimate plans. Our scheduling periods are: Spring: March 1st – April 30th Fall: […]

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Meet Platinum: David Tolsdorf

Meet Platinum: David Tolsdorf

By Platinum Team | Meet Platinum | February 27, 2017

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! Keep an eye out for more Q&A’s with the Platinum team. — Tell us a bit about your personal background and family. I was born and […]

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The Purpose of Your Home Warranty

The Purpose of Your Home Warranty

By Platinum Team | Product Education | February 19, 2017

This post is an excerpt from our resource Your Guide to Home Warranties. For the full guide with more helpful scoop, head to www.platinumhw.com/yourguide — When it comes to home warranties, one of the biggest differences between the happy homeowners and the not-so-happy ones lies in expectations. Happy homeowners know that the purpose of a […]

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Gratitude: Water heaters

Gratitude: Water heaters

By Platinum Team | Life at Home | February 12, 2017

This post is part of our Gratitude series, which reminds us to celebrate the ordinary things as we navigate life at home. — Today we’re grateful for… the water heater. Can you imagine showers this time of year without it? Instead of a nice, warming experience, our shower heads would shoot out an oh-so chilly […]

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Make Your Appliances Last: 3TV Segment

Make Your Appliances Last: 3TV Segment

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press | February 5, 2017

It may not the most glamorous of tasks but cleaning your appliances is still a worthwhile endeavor. Routine home maintenance can mean the difference between spending a few dollars on preventative measures to thousands of dollars in costly repairs if something breaks. Steve Higgins, our VP of Field Services, shows us simple tasks that you […]

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