5 Tips for Getting Your A/C Summer-Ready

Whether you’re at the beach all day or out and about chillin’ and grillin’, you’re going to want to come back to a cool home. In order for your air conditioner to work its best, it’s important to properly maintain it. Prepping your A/C before you use it for the season could help prevent costly repairs, improve efficiency, and reduce energy consumption. Be sure to also check out your A/C’s manual for instructions before doing any maintenance work. Here’s some tips to get you started…

1.) Cleaning or replacing your A/C’s air filter is more important than you think
You should clean your A/C’s air filter and make sure there’s no build up of dust, which tends to happen over … Read more...

Splish Splash Water Park Coupons Available at P.C. Richard & Son

Summertime is almost here, and it’s starting to get hot out! What better way to cool off than with a trip to Splish Splash water park in Calverton, NY? Stop into any P.C. Richard & Son superstore and ask for your coupon toward discounted admission! There’s no purchase necessary to get this coupon.

Check out the amazing deals you’ll get: 

From 5/27/17 through 8/30/17, save $6 on each general admission at ticket windows or when purchased online for up to 6 guests.

From 7/1/17 through 9/4/17, save $4 on each general admission at ticket windows or when purchased online for up to 6 guests.

These savings are void with any other discount, and you must have our original coupon from … Read more...

5 Pro Tips for Cooking on the Grill

Finally… the warm weather is here! Are you ready for some grillin’, chillin’, and outdoor livin’? Whether you’re prepping for a Memorial Day cookout or in the mood for some grilling on a weeknight, it’s good to have some tips handy that’ll help you create irresistible dishes every time. So, get your grill ready to go and check out these pro tips!

You can cook anything on a Weber grill that you’d normally cook in your oven!

Yes, that means you can grill a homemade pizza! All you need is some dough, fuel for direct cooking, clean grates, and lots of great toppings! You can experiment with different types of cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta, Gorgonzola, feta, or Gouda. Add delicious veggies … Read more...

3 Simple Summertime Recipes

With the nice weather, the last thing we want to do is spend too much time in the kitchen! So, we came up with some quick, easy-to-make recipes to share with you. Feel free to add more or less of any of the ingredients listed… it’s all based on preference. These delicious mixes, each serving about 8, are perfect to pack for lunch or a picnic with the family. If you or your kids are lactose intolerant, these are great options that don’t contain dairy, and they are also vegan. Plus, they only take about 30 minutes to make… that way you can spend more time outside instead of in the kitchen!

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of brown
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5 Reasons Why an Outdoor TV Is a Summertime Must-Have

Do you use an indoor TV for your screened-in porch or patio? Do you find that it’s hard to see because of the glare? Not only are you not getting the best picture, but using an indoor TV outside allows moisture and dirt to get into the ventilation holes, which could lead the TV to short circuit. Using a SunBrite outdoor TV  not only provides a brighter picture and eliminates sun glare, but they are specifically designed for outdoor use and a much safer option for you and your family.

Without a doubt, summertime is a great time to add an outdoor TV to your backyard. Plus, having a weatherproof TV allows you to use it all year round.

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Saving the Environment, One pureWash Pro at a Time

How does pureWash Pro help the environment?

The pureWash Pro is a revolutionary laundry sanitizing solution that’ll help you save time, money, and the environment, all while keeping your clothes cleaner and fresher than ever. It’s the little things that make a BIG difference… reducing your impact on the environment and helping to keep the planet beautiful and sustainable is sometimes as simple as changing the way you do your wash.

Laundry detergent contains ingredients that have a negative impact on the environment, polluting our waterways. Using the pureWash Pro is a healthier, safer, and smarter way to do laundry with little to no detergent. You’ll save hundreds of dollars per year and reduce energy costs with this environmentally-friendly, cold … Read more...

P.C. Richard & Son Surprises the Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior Center

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut is a state-funded, community-based recreation center for older adults. Their location sees hundreds of war veterans and seniors weekly, and the center helps to make a difference in their lives.

Considering the center has a small budget, Gregg Richard (President & CEO) and P.C. Richard & Son chose to surprise the Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior Center with a 50″ TV to add a little extra entertainment and fun to their center. The TV was installed on a wall, and they were very happy about this new addition.

…Not long after the TV was installed, Frank G. (district manager) and Mike D. (sales trainer for the state of Connecticut) visited to see … Read more...

30 Things to Do Around Your Fire Pit This Summer

Make any evening memorable with the magic of a fire pit. Picture this: you’re sitting outside with your family on a beautiful night, and the sun is beginning to set. An imaginary paintbrush creates a cotton candy sky of pink and blue that slowly morphs into vibrant streaks of magenta and orange. Soon, a vast, cobalt sky covered in twinkling stars is overhead, and a cozy, crackling fire gives off a warm glow. When night falls, the light of the fire will keep your summer gathering going even longer. With a fire pit set, you can enjoy summer nights to the fullest. You’ve got the perfect scenery, and now all you’re missing are some fun things to do!

Here’s some … Read more...

John LaRegina, Senior Buyer, Retires from P.C. Richard & Son After 36 Years

The P.C. Richard & Son team proudly congratulates John LaRegina, senior buyer of 36 years, on his retirement. He’s been a dedicated, hardworking team member since he began his career in 1981. John has become a part of the P.C. Richard & Son family, and he always upholds our key values of Honesty, Integrity, & Reliability.

When asked what the best part about working for P.C. Richard & Son has been, he responded with, “There’s so many. There’s a sense of team spirit here that has allowed us to achieve our great successes over the years.”

John is a true inspiration and great example of how important it is to love what you do. Many of John’s fondest memories are … Read more...

Which Patio Furniture Set is Right for You?

Whether you’re having a cookout and spending the day with friends and family, need a single comfy seat to chill out, or want to sit around a cozy fire at nighttime, there are patio furniture options for all different styles and needs. There are dining sets, conversation sets, fire pit sets, all-weather chairs and rockers, accent furniture, bar height dining sets, and more. Which patio furniture set or pieces are right for you and your home?

Barbeques & Backyard Fun: Dining Sets 

A dining set will be the perfect addition to your backyard this summer, especially if you enjoy having cookouts and sitting around the table with friends and family. Dining set tables are a great place to set up a meal or … Read more...