Open & Shut: Garage Door Opener Maintenance

Garage Door Opener Maintenance

Our two-car garage did not include garage door openers when we first moved in. After one horrendous winter without them—pull up the icy driveway, get out without slipping, go into the side door of the garage, unlock and open the garage door from the inside, get back into the car, pull forward, then face the […]

Relay for Life 2019

Relay for Life 2019

We had an amazing year fundraising for Relay for Life, and when it came time to show our support in numbers, we did that too! Relay for Life 2019 is in the books, and we can’t wait to see what we can do for 2020! #ChallengeAccepted #Relay2020!

Final Team APHW Total

Team APHW Final Total for Relay for Life

Counting our corporate sponsorship, our final total as of Friday, August 2, 2019, came to a whopping $52,037.48 raised for Relay For Life of Jackson County, Michigan! As a company with less than 250 employees total, this number means the world to us. Times are changing and Relay is changing with it, and we’re looking […]

APHW In-House Relay for Life Fundraising Total

APHW In-House Relay for Life Total

Team APHW set a $20,000 fundraising goal this year for the 20th anniversary of America’s Preferred Home Warranty. We EXCEEDED that goal and raised a whopping $22,037.48 for Relay for Life! We are ready to BEAT cancer with every dollar raised! America’s Preferred Home Warranty has also dedicated a corporate sponsorship. Stay tuned to find […]

Septic Sense: Maintaining the Motions

Septic Tank Maintenance

One of the finer aspects of society living is public plumbing: Once you flush, it goes away. But with more than 20 percent of households relying on an onsite system to treat their wastewater, you may have found yourself with a septic tank to maintain. Don’t panic: While repairs can be costly, septic systems typically […]

APHW Makes Jackson County Relay History

APHW Makes Jackson Relay History

With the company president’s contribution, the APHW Relay for Life fundraising team made history Wednesday night, achieving Ruby status for raising more than $50,000 for Relay for Life of Jackson County, Michigan—the first ever Jackson County team to reach that high! #RelayForLife #TeamAPHW #MakingHistory #GOTEAMGO Pictured left to right are APHW Team Captain Cara Baker, their Relay for […]

Save Your Summer Sanity: Home Maintenance Tips

Summer Task List

We all take care of those everyday tasks like laundry or the dishes, but when was the last time you cleaned the dust out of the heat vents? Deep cleaned the bathroom drains? How about de-linting the dryer vent and exhaust ducts? These are the tasks folks tend to forget about. Out-of-sight, out-of-mind, right? They […]

We Did It! APHW Achieves 2019 Fundraising Goal

We Did It! APHW Achieves Relay for Life Goal

Team APHW officially met and surpassed their Relay for Life fundraising goal of $20,000 Wednesday! With more than a month to go before the main event, we’re excited to see what new heights we can achieve! Relay for Life Team APHW members pictured left to right: VP of Operations Mike, Nicholle (Secretary), Cara (Captain), Hannah, […]

Avoid the Arctic – Maintain Your Water Heater

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

I once had the unfortunate circumstance of showering with cold water. I’m talking COLD. Not room temperature, not slightly chilly—cold. Zero heat. Suffice it to say, that was the fastest shower I have ever taken. I will never suffer through it again if I can help it, and regularly maintaining your home’s water heater is […]

Getting Zapped in Winter? Maintain Your Humidifier Now

Humidifier Maintenance

Every winter in the Midwest, I’m utterly shocked—by static electricity. While this clues me in to go look at my furnace humidifier, you can avoid these sparking revelations with a little upkeep before, during, and after heating season—especially in the Spring. Your semi-glowing pets will thank you. Your furnace-mounted humidifier maintains your home’s humidity at […]