Vogel Appliance Blog

Servicing Appliances in the Indianapolis Area

New Vogel Appliance Web Site

Our marketing department has been hard at work to launch the new Vogel Appliance Service web site: www.vogelappliance.com. That’s right folks, we are now a proud participant in the 21st Century wave of technology! If you have a friend who needs an appliance repaired, send ’em our link. If you have an appliance that is finicky, bookmark our page. Or if you’re bored and want to brush up on your Vogel Appliance Service trivia, well…you get the drift. Happy surfing!

July 16, 2011 Posted by | All appliances | Leave a comment

Another Earth Day Under Our Belts

Vogel Appliance is pleased to report that we recycled several bins of appliance parts in the first quarter of 2010. From refrigerator electronics to a dishwasher door to a dryer motor, we have saved many appliance parts from the landfill. We also recycle the cardboard boxes our new appliance parts come in.

Most of our recyclable appliance parts go to Workforce Inc., an Indianapolis nonprofit that works with ex-offenders to teach them job and life skills that help them re-enter society. Workforce disassembles electronics and recycles all components, from plastics to metals to glass. Appliance parts contain many materials, especially copper wires and gold microchips. Appliance parts can also contain toxic waste, which Workforce removes and properly disposes.

The next time you have a repair in the Indianapolis area, rest-assured that Vogel Appliance will take care of your appliance and the planet.

April 25, 2010 Posted by | All appliances | Leave a comment

Cash for Clunkers

A lot of people have been asking about the Indiana appliance version of the Cash for Clunkers program. Well, the good news is it started on February 1. However, if you were hoping to replace your old refrigerator or dishwasher, then you may be disappointed. The $6.1 million program offers Indiana homeowners rebates of up to $500 for the documented purchase and installation of an Energy Star rated furnace or Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, or up to $1,000 for a geothermal heat pump. You can pick up a rebate form from the Indiana Office of Energy Development.

The good news is that now you’ll get to see me again when that old refrigerator or dishwasher needs fixin’.

February 8, 2010 Posted by | All appliances | Leave a comment

Super Service Award

Angie's List Super Service Award Winner

Appliance Repair in Indianapolis

I’m really proud to have won the 2009 Super Service Award for Indianapolis from Angie’s List. This prestigious award celebrates focus on customer service and quality work. I look forward to repairing your appliance in the future and providing the same super service!

January 27, 2010 Posted by | All appliances | Leave a comment

Wanted: Appliance Repair in Indianapolis

How do you choose a reliable appliance repair service in Indianapolis? What about other household improvement services? More than one million consumers use Angie’s List to find high quality contractors, service companies and doctors. 1,200 consumers in Broad Ripple, 3,000 consumers in Nora, 1,000 consumers in Geist, and several thousand in other neighborhoods around Indianapolis offer consumer reports on various service providers around town.

Vogel Appliance service is proud to have an A rating on Angie’s List. We’ve received the Super Service Award for 7 years and counting! Angie’s List is a valuable service that can help you find reliable service providers throughout Indianapolis and beyond.

October 15, 2009 Posted by | All appliances | Leave a comment

Fridge Over Troubled Water

Do you have an old appliance shoved aside in the garage that is beyond my repair skills? Many customers call to ask if I can remove old appliance when I come to repair another. While I don’t offer that service, there are ways to dispose of your appliances without tossing them in the landfill. Here’s a tip from Green Piece Indy:

When your fridge is on the fritz, the last thing you want to worry about is how and where to haul it once it finally goes kaput. From an environmental perspective, repairing an older item is typically preferable to buying new (unless, of course, said item is an energy-sucking beast). Just remember: When you’re ready to replace household appliances, don’t simply discard the old ones. In addition to clogging our landfills, many of these items contain toxic chemicals, such as lead, mercury, and Freon, which can pollute the air, soil, and water supply, not to mention posing serious health hazards.

Instead, we suggest calling Disposal Alternatives Organization, which offers Indianapolis area residents free household appliance removal and recycling. From water heaters to washers and dryers, DAO recycles or, in some cases, refurbishes old appliances, then resells them at low costs in their storefront at 38th Street and I-465. Items may be dropped off at DAO’s eastside or westside locations. Or, simply call to schedule a free removal.

Save yourself the hassle of dragging your old dishwasher out the door. After all, you have better things to do…like figuring out whether the new Energy Star-rated model you’re going to get looks better in black, white, or stainless steel.

September 30, 2009 Posted by | All appliances | Leave a comment