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When will it come in handy? A quick look at five common home warranty repairs

When will it come in handy? A quick look at five common home warranty repairs

By Platinum Team | Product Education | January 3, 2019

It’s a question that’s likely to pop up as you consider home warranties. When will a home warranty come in handy? We thought it’d be helpful to outline some specific scenarios to answer that very question. These are great examples of when you will be able to count on using your home warranty.   Scenario […]

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10 local gift ideas any homeowner or apartment dweller will love

10 local gift ideas any homeowner or apartment dweller will love

By Platinum Team | At Home in Metro Phoenix | December 3, 2018

Is the thought of holiday shopping overwhelming you? We understand. Thanksgiving shopping was tough enough. Snagging the last two bags of green beans at the grocery store was a relief. That is, until a man following us asked, “Do you really need both of those?” It took everything to not scream, “DUDE! I don’t have […]

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

How to Flush Your Water Heater

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | November 26, 2018

  It’s a good idea to flush your water heater once per year or anytime you change your element. You water heater builds up sediment and minerals that break down the tank liner and components that can lead to premature failure and excess energy use.   To flush you water heater: 1. Set your pilot […]

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The Bookshelf: Our List of Good Reads

The Bookshelf: Our List of Good Reads

By Platinum Team | The Bookshelf | November 5, 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 in the final stretch of the year, which means it’s time for our last roundup of good […]

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Meet Platinum: Janet Avelar

Meet Platinum: Janet Avelar

By Platinum Team | Meet Platinum | October 15, 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 have been married for […]

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All About Our Free HVAC Checkups

All About Our Free HVAC Checkups

By Platinum Team | Product Education | October 1, 2018

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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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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