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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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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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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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