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Pool Care 101: AZTV Segment

Pool Care 101: AZTV Segment

By Platinum Team | Product Education | July 17, 2017

Steve Higgins, our VP of Field Operations, walks AZTV through some basics to keep your pool in top shape. This segment touches on questions like: What are some of the best tools to keep the pool clean of debris? Why is it important to stay on top of chemicals? What does a home warranty cover […]

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Gratitude: Air Conditioning

Gratitude: Air Conditioning

By Platinum Team | Life at Home | July 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… air conditioning. Too obvious? We think not. We confess — this time of year, it’s easy to fall into a predictable conversational pattern. You know how it goes […]

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Meet Platinum: Chelsea McGilvra

Meet Platinum: Chelsea McGilvra

By admin | Homeowner Tips, Meet Platinum | July 3, 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! Head here for more Q&A’s with the Platinum team. — Tell us a bit about your personal background and family.       I grew up […]

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Home Maintenance Before Your Vacation

Home Maintenance Before Your Vacation

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | June 25, 2017

Picture this — you’ve escaped the Valley’s heat for a vacation. After enjoying a refreshing time away, you return home, quickly learning your air conditioning isn’t running as it should be. The culprit? A filter overdue for a change, which overheated the unit. That isn’t a pretty picture. The last thing you want to do […]

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10 Tips to Maintain Your Pool This Summer

10 Tips to Maintain Your Pool This Summer

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | June 18, 2017

It’s that time of year. Temperatures are absolutely ridiculous. So, if you’re a lucky (or just wise?) homeowner with a pool, you’re likely spending LOTS of time in it. Given that, it might need a bit extra attention. To keep your pool in top shape during this prime swim season, we recommend doing the following: […]

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Gratitude: Refrigerators

Gratitude: Refrigerators

By Platinum Team | Life at Home | June 11, 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 fridges that house our food. Pause for a moment. Consider what your life would look like without a chilly place to store your milk, cheese, meat… perishables […]

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Meet Platinum: Krystle Battle

Meet Platinum: Krystle Battle

By admin | Meet Platinum | June 4, 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! Head here 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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Get Your Pool Summer Ready

Get Your Pool Summer Ready

By Platinum Team | Life at Home in Metro Phoenix | May 21, 2017

Steve Higgins, our VP of Field Operations, discusses pool care with CBS 5 just in time for the summer season. This segment touches on topics like: How Phoenix’s extreme heat summer heat taxes your pool and impacts chemical performance The importance of staying on top of cleaning and debris removal, especially during monsoon season The […]

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A Closer Look at Your Heating and Air Conditioning System and Coverages

A Closer Look at Your Heating and Air Conditioning System and Coverages

By Platinum Team | Product Education | May 14, 2017

Within this post, we’ll take a look at a typical heating and air conditioning system. What are all those parts, and what do they do? What’s covered in our home warranties, and what’s not covered? Compressor [covered] – A pump powered by an electric motor that circulates and compresses refrigerant. Liquid Lines [covered] – A copper pipe […]

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Gratitude: The morning light

Gratitude: The morning light

By admin | Life at Home | May 7, 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 morning light. Yes, we’re right there with you — getting ready in the morning isn’t always the most peaceful series of events. An abrupt alarm clock summons […]

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Meet Platinum: Javier Mendez

Meet Platinum: Javier Mendez

By Platinum Team | Meet Platinum | April 30, 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! Head here for more Q&A’s with the Platinum team. — Tell us a bit about your personal background and family.    My name is Javier […]

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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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