Homeowner Tips

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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Choosing the best air conditioning system for your home

Choosing the best air conditioning system for your home

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | June 18, 2018

As you shop for a new heating and cooling system for a home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Single-stage? Two-stage? Variable speed? The options are plentiful, and the lingo can leave you feeling a bit lost. Given that you’re putting a solid chunk of money on the line, how can you and your clients possibly […]

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NBC 12 News Segment: Is Your AC About to Go Out?

NBC 12 News Segment: Is Your AC About to Go Out?

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press | May 28, 2018

It’s safe to say — no homeowner wants their AC to give out smack dab in the midst of the summer here in Phoenix. While that may not be something you can control, there are a few ways to know if your AC is about to fail. Steve Higgins, our VP of Field Operations, caught […]

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Your Maintenance Jumpstart for the New Year

Your Maintenance Jumpstart for the New Year

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | January 1, 2018

The new year is a great time to get your home maintenance ducks in a row. A few proactive measures can help keep systems running smoothly for the year. Before January gets away, we recommend carving out a little time to tackle the following: Replace your smoke detector batteries. Smoke detectors can save lives, but […]

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How to Flush Your Hot Water Heater

How to Flush Your Hot Water Heater

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | November 30, 2017

  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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Tips to Maintain Your Oven

Tips to Maintain Your Oven

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | November 1, 2017

A dirty oven has quite a few downsides. It can impart an unpleasant smoky taste on your food, obstruct proper flow from heat sources and even contribute to kitchen fires. To avoid all of these, it’s important to take some time for oven maintenance. Be sure to tackle more than just obvious food on the […]

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Buying a home? Don’t forget to take the AC into account.

Buying a home? Don’t forget to take the AC into account.

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Product Education | October 12, 2017

We’ve made it through the summer heat! Hallelujah. That means, of course, it’s no longer peak AC season. But we still want to talk AC. Why? It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, the air conditioning system is an especially important home system here in the Valley. In any home purchase, it’s […]

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Fixing Your Home Up for Fall: The List TV Segment

Fixing Your Home Up for Fall: The List TV Segment

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press | September 18, 2017

Fall is setting in, and we recently caught up with The List to talk home maintenance. This segment covers three top items that often need attention come autumn. 1.  Gutters and downspouts – How dry leaves can plug up your downspouts, posing a fire danger or creating flooding issues and what you can do to […]

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Plumbing Valve Basics

Plumbing Valve Basics

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | August 30, 2017

It’s a good idea to get familiar with the shutoff valves for your plumbing fixtures. You may want to periodically check the shutoff valve at each plumbing fixture to make sure it functions properly. When you open any valve, open it all the way then turn it back the other direction slightly. This will help […]

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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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