24 Days of Giveaways – Milwaukee/NARI Spring Home Improvement Show

December 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s prize in our 24 Days of Holiday Giveaways is a four-pack of passes to the 2013 Milwaukee/NARI Spring Home Improvement show. Today’s giveaway will have two winners.

The 2013 Milwaukee/NARI Spring Home Improvement Show will be held February 7-10 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park. The show is the largest home improvement and remodeling show in the state.

To enter today’s giveaway for a four-pack of passes to the 2013 Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement show, visit our 24 Days of Holiday Giveaways page.

How to Find Top Rated Air Conditioner Repair Companies in Milwaukee

May 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s that time of year for homeowners to consider whether they should get a tune-up for their air conditioner.  Making sure your air conditioner is working in tip-top shape may save you money in the long-run by extending the life of your current equipment.  Here are a few resources to help you find a local contractor that can fit your needs:

Service Magic is a website that provides free matches to pre-screened service professionals.  All businesses on Service Magic have been through a screening process including criminal background checks and state-level trade licensing when applicable.  Simply fill out a free service request form and the service request is sent to three to four ServiceMagic members so they can contact you directly to discuss your project.  You’ll also receive an email with profile information on each business including past customer ratings and reviews. The Service Magic website also has information on average cost of heating and cooling systems and ideas on how you can save money on your energy bill.

The Better Business Bureau maintains a free directory of heating and air conditioning businesses that are BBB accredited.  There are well over 100 businesses in the directory and you can refine your search by finding listings close to your zip code, or listings that allow you to request a quote, provide coupons, and provide a website.  By clicking through to a specific business in the directory you will find:

  • contact information for the business
  • the BBB score
  • an explanation of how the BBB score was calculated
  • customer reviews
  • customer complaints
  • government actions against the company
  • other additional information such as management and complaint contacts

Angie’s List is a subscription based website that features quality reviews for more than 500 home and personal services including carpet cleaning, electrical, remodeling, landscaping, dentists, doctors, child care, and more.  Although there is a cost involved, a subscription can still be a good value since you can find top-rated, quality professionals, which in the long run may save you time and money.

Reviews for each service provider come from members, not anonymous users. Angie’s List checks these reviews in order to prevent businesses from submitting positive reviews for themselves or negative reviews on competitors.  This is an advantage over free sites on the internet where it’s easy for fabricated reviews to be submitted.  Other benefits of subscribing to Angie’s List include receiving exclusive discounts from businesses that are ranked on Angie’s List as a top-rated business, and access to their free Complaint Resolution Team to help resolve an issue you have with a business.

52% Off Membership to Angie’s List

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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One of today’s Groupon offers for Milwaukee is a one year membership to Angie’s List for $22.  This is a 52% discount off of the $46 retail price.  Although this deal isn’t as attractive as other times Angie’s List has been on Groupon, this is still a good value since the service can help you find quality professionals, which may save you time, money, and headaches in the long run.

Angie’s List is a website that features quality reviews for more than 500 home and personal services including carpet cleaning, electrical, remodeling, landscaping, dentists, doctors, child care, and more.

Reviews for each service provider come from members, not anonymous users. Angie’s List checks these reviews in order to prevent businesses from submitting positive reviews for themselves or negative reviews on competitors.  This is an advantage over free sites on the internet where it’s easy for fabricated reviews to be submitted.  Other benefits of subscribing to Angie’s List include receiving exclusive discounts from businesses that are ranked on Angie’s List as a top-rated business, and access to their free Complaint Resolution Team to help resolve an issue you have with a business.

Important fine print for this offer includes:

  • Valid only for the Milwaukee area.
  • New members only.
  • Must activate subscription by date specified on Groupon
  • Must provide a credit card number.
  • Membership will auto-renew if not opted out of.

Visit the Groupon website to purchase a one year membership to Angie’s List for $22.

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