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.

Balancing Your Budget? Go Month-to-Month

Month-to-Month Home Warranty

If you’ve ever had to use a home warranty, you probably get why it’s convenient to have one—help with unexpected expenses is handy. But who has the extra few hundred dollars lying around for another year of coverage? Ah, but did you know America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) also offers a monthly option for new […]

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 […]

Relay for Life Team APHW 2019 Update

Relay for Life Team APHW 2019 Update

#APHW has been involved with #RelayForLife for years, and this year is no different. Check out how our goals have changed, what we’ve been doing, and where we’re hoping to end up in the fight against #cancer. Join our fight and visit us at the APHW tent at the Relay for Life of Jackson County […]

We’ve Got Goosebumps! CSRs Trained in ‘Chill’

APHW Trains Customer Service in A/C

With A/C season right around the corner, America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) wanted to ensure easy communication between contractors and their customer service representatives (CSRs). Enter Andy Miller, a service manager for Lammers Heating & Cooling in Jackson, Michigan, to train them in ‘chill.’ “APHW hired me to teach a refresher course on air conditioning […]

Furnace Technician Trains APHW CSRs

Furnace Technician Trains APHW CSRs

When your contractor tries to explain what caused your furnace to fail, what does it sound like? Technical jargon? Straight-up gibberish? Try as they might, some things just can’t be easily translated into layperson. The good news, though, is that your America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) customer service representatives (CSR) will have a pretty good […]

What is a Home Warranty? Let’s Talk.

What is a home warranty?

The first thing you need to know is the difference between a home warranty and homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance is essentially hazard insurance. This covers damages to your property as a result of external forces (i.e., flooding, fire, etc.) A home warranty, on the other hand, is not insurance but a service contract. It offers coverage […]

APHW Welcomes HS Student for Job Shadow

Breonna Binschus, a junior at Columbia Central High School in Brooklyn, Michigan, visited America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) Thursday, April 19, to spend the day job shadowing with the Marketing Department. Her visit was coordinated through Salida San Miguel, the program coordinator for Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, and the 2018 Spring Job Shadow […]