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Save Energy and Money at Home: 3TV Segment

Save Energy and Money at Home: 3TV Segment

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press, Product Education | August 21, 2017

School may be back in session, but the summer season is still in full force. While temperatures are still toasty, how can you save energy and money? This segment tackles that question and more. Earlier this year, Steve Higgins, our VP of Field Operations, walked 3TV through questions like: – How can a programmable thermostat […]

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Gratitude: The roof over our heads

Gratitude: The roof over our heads

By admin | Life at Home | August 14, 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 roof over our heads. This time of year things get a little stormy out there. Monsoon madness delivers dusty air, gusts of wind, doses of extreme heat […]

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Meet Platinum: June Staruch

Meet Platinum: June Staruch

By admin | Meet Platinum | July 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.   I was born and […]

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Pool Care 101: AZTV Segment

Pool Care 101: AZTV Segment

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press, 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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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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Get Your Pool Summer Ready

Get Your Pool Summer Ready

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Life at Home in Metro Phoenix, Press | 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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