Need-to-Know Furnace Maintenance for New Homeowners

Furnace Maintenance for New Homeowners

Turn up the heat! Well, check your furnace first—but then turn up the heat! When outside temperatures start to drop, it’s important to ensure you’re covering the basics of furnace maintenance. This will help you in a number of ways, including extending the life of your furnace—that is one expensive system to replace! Have You […]

APHW Employees Volunteer for Special Olympics

APHW Employees Volunteer for Special Olympics

The smell of freshly mown grass. The sun on your face. The ball. The competition. The cheering fans. These are things most kids enjoy easily. While special needs children may have to work harder to enjoy it, they want to compete just as badly—and win. “That’s what it’s all about,” said Donna, the America’s Preferred […]

Need-to-Know Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners

Plumbing Tips

When your toilet is overflowing, or a pipe is leaking (a LOT), wouldn’t it be nice to know how to stop the onslaught of water? Read on to learn this and other essential tips about household plumbing. Shut It ALL Off Do you know where your main shut off valve is? In the event of […]

How to Use a Whole House Fan

How to Use a Whole House Fan

Do you know what a Whole House Fan is? I didn’t, until I moved into my current home. It came with one, and my real estate agent explained how it pulls the hot air up through the attic and forces it out through the attic vents—a handy way to cool things down quickly in the […]

How to Maintain Your Jetted Tub & Your Bubbly Lifestyle

Everybody loves to soak in a hot bath, especially if it includes massaging spa jets. Those extra goodies, though—they come with a little extra maintenance. To help keep those jets running in good condition, you’ll want to perform these steps at least once every four months with rare use, or monthly with frequent use. Fill […]

A Dusting Conundrum: Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans—can’t live without ‘em, don’t want to clean them. They should just spin off any dust on them anyway… right? Sad to say, ceiling fans are not self-cleaning. I don’t know about you, but I don’t spend much time looking upward, so they tend to get cleaned when a dust bunny hits me in […]

Swimming Pool Cleaning 101

It’s summer! Time to jump in to that gloriously cool, sparkling, green swimming pool! Wait… green? Chlorine and filtration systems can only do so much to keep the water clean, so let’s get some elbow grease going and see what we need to keep it more on the blue side of the spectrum. TELESCOPIC POLES […]

It’s Just the Right Thing to Do

Randy Caltrider is a man who cares about his employees. The president and owner of America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) is known for meeting and greeting every new staff member personally. What he’s lesser known for (outside of the company at least) are the lengths he goes to make sure this family—yes, family—is taken care […]

Fund-Raising the Bar

It’s not uncommon for a company to raise money for a charity. Slightly less common is a company completely demolishing their previous year’s contribution. But a company that does both several years in a row? Now that’s downright rare—and America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) has done it again. The APHW family has a special place […]

God Has Blessed Us—So We Give Back

For those who receive much, much is expected in return. Luke 12:48 Randy Caltrider was 52 before he decided to look for a company of his own. America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) caught his interest, and he met with then-owner Doris Anderson. “I rode with her for a few days and visited her customers,” Randy […]