5 Easy Ways to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

Turning your house into a smart home has never been easier! There are many products that offer convenience, all while remaining cost-friendly. They’re easy to install, and most operate with free apps. Let’s take a look at some of the easiest and coolest products:

What’s a connected home?

The phrases “connected home” and “smart home” can be used interchangeably. Both terms describe a network of devices connected to the internet or work in conjunction with the Internet of Things (IOT). That phrase, “the Internet of Things,” emerged from the interconnectivity between home appliances, electronics, and utilities to yield better control and smarter functionality.

A connected home maximizes lifestyle by adding convenience, security, and peace of mind. Before you get some … Read more...

2016 Jeep Wrangler- In Need of Bass, But Low on Space

A customer visited our Lawrenceville NJ Mobile Installation Center looking to upgrade his 2016 Jeep Wrangler’s sound system. The vehicle was brand new, but the factory sound system was lacking some much needed low-end impact. The Jeep Wrangler comes with stock 6 ½” speakers in the overhead sound bar and lower dash, two 1” tweeters on top of the dash, and AM/FM CD player Radio with Bluetooth features. Overall, the customer enjoyed the convenience of the sound system, but no matter what EQ adjustments he made, he could not achieve the deep bass he desired.

Why Bass?

Deep bass provides warmth and detail to music that cannot be achieved by the small full-range speakers that are standard in many vehicles. … Read more...

Get It Right the First Time: a How-To Guide for Matching Power Outlets & Plugs

Matching appliances and electronics to the correct power source is a concern for many homeowners. There is nothing worse than purchasing a new appliance, bringing it home, and finding the plug and socket do not match. Understanding your home’s plug types and electrical needs can be a little confusing, so eliminate that stress by learning more about the different options you may find in your home.

110 volts vs. 220 volts

These are the 2 distinct types of power sources you will find in your home. The important difference is the amount of potential energy, or voltage, the socket is able to supply to the device plugged into it.

The most common electrical outlet in any home is a 110 … Read more...

Cool Car Audio Upgrades for Hot Summer Days

Summer is here and it’s time to roll down the windows and crank up the music. Whether you like cruising around all night, early morning beach trips, or trekking across the state on a road trip, you’re going to spend a lot of time in the car this season. The audio system you have was fine in January, with the windows up, but now you want the world to hear your new favorite song. So, you roll down the windows, open the sun roof, or drop the convertible top and realize it’s time for an upgrade. You’re not alone!

These customers had similar experiences prior to bringing their vehicles into one of our P.C. Richard & Son Mobile Installation CentersRead more...