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

America's Preferred Home Warranty, 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

America's Preferred Home Warranty, Jetted Tub Maintenance

Everybody loves to soak in a hot bath, especially if it happens to be in a jetted tub. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We’re Just Not the Vendor Type

Hi, I’m Luke Brock. You’re probably thinking, “You’re the home warranty guys.” We sure are. But we’re so much more. As the Vice President of Strategic Accounts at America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW), I can tell you that a ‘vendor’ is a passive relationship. When it comes to vendors, everything that drives decision making has […]

Why Your Choice is Powerful

It may seem like a minor detail that America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) offers customers the ability to choose their own contractor for covered repairs—maybe something of a bonus. What most people do not realize, however, is the actual amount of power they are giving up without it. CONTROL OVER THE PROCESS You make the […]