APHW Sponsors 2 Teams for JA ‘Crazy Bowl’ 2019

APHW Sponsors 2 Teams for the JA of the Michigan Edge Crazy Bowl

America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) proudly sponsored two bowling teams for the Junior Achievement (JA) of the Michigan Edge ‘Crazy Bowl’ held Saturday, Nov. 9 at Hillside Lanes in Hillsdale, Michigan. JA received 25 team sponsorships in total (including 10 youth teams). In between bowling with their feet, spinning in circles, and skipping hand in […]

How to Winterize Your HVAC A/C Unit

Winterize Your AC

Most of the northern states are already covered in snow, but we’re expecting a warm-up to melt it all away by next week. Take advantage of that melt-off and winterize your HVAC air conditioner, if you haven’t already. Why winterize it? Simply put, preparing your unit for winter can save you money in repairs. It […]

Keep Your Holidays ‘Safely’ Electrified

String of Jack-o-Lantern lights w/ Title: Is Your Yard Safe for Trick or Treaters?

When do you start getting into the ‘holiday’ season? November 1 is commonly accepted, though Halloween enthusiasts might disagree. Regardless, there’s a common thread between all of them: Electrical decorations. Who doesn’t want a giant inflatable jack-o-lantern/turkey/snowman in their yard? Besides the big stuff, well-lit walkways and candle alternatives are important for the safety of […]

Open House? Pumpkin Pie!

Recommendation to Real Estate professionals to try using fresh baked pumpkin pie at open houses

Sometimes coming up with new ideas for an open house can leave you with a ‘been there done that’ feeling. You’ve done the fresh baked cookie smell enough to start hating cookies. Why not mix it up? Try catering your ‘fresh baked’ concept to the season with Pumpkin Pie Bites from SugarApron.com*. These mini-pumpkin pie […]

There are Holes in Your Roof!

Man fixing roof while onlooker comments from below, "Not what I meant by Ventilation, honey."

Okay, okay, the TECHNICAL term might be ‘ventilation.’ But there are multiple reasons why you should take a look at your roof anyway (or have a professional do it) before the snow starts flying: Clogged gutters can cause ice dams and water damage Shaded areas may have streaking (fungus, moss, mildew, or algae growth) Overhanging […]

Don’t Get ‘Fired Up’ Over Lint

Dryer Home Maintenance

Seriously though, did you know that lint can be a fire hazard in your home? I’m sure you already know to empty the lint trap before every dryer load, but the trap doesn’t catch everything. And what happens when the filter clogs up over time with the tiny stuff, like leftover soap or dryer sheet […]

APHW Staff Volunteer at Michigan Special Olympics 2019 Fall Games

APHW Volunteers at Michigan Fall Special Olympics 2019

America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) employees volunteered again this year at the Michigan Special Olympics Fall Games September 20 – 22, assisting in a variety of ways for the 2019 events. Patty took part in the cycling event, discovering upon arrival that her own cousin was competing! She got to escort him to the starting […]

This Suds Bucket ISN’T Self-Cleaning? Seriously!?

Washing Machine Maintenance

Yep! Sad to say, our favorite appliance for washing clothing doesn’t clean itself, despite the amount of soap you throw in there. If anything, it can actually be a haven for mold and mildew growth—so if you notice your clothing coming out a little… smelly… it might be time for some washing machine TLC. The […]

Don’t ‘FALL’ for it! Maintain Your Home

Fall Home Maintenance

PUMPKIN SPICE! Okay, seriously though, focus: You have a (PUMPKIN SPICE) home to maintain and colder weather on the (PUMPKIN SPICE) way, so it’s really time to take a look around your home and… (PuMpKiN sPiCe) …erm… AHEM. While this season does offer MANY distractions, now is the best time to maintain your home so […]

Family Fest 2019

APHW Family Fest 2019

America’s Preferred Home Warranty owner Randy Caltrider shows his appreciation of his employees each year with an annual Family Fest, this year inviting them and their family members to enjoy a day at Cedar Point.