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How to Prepare for Power Outages

Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

 

prepareWeather can be unpredictable, and we need to keep ourselves and loved ones as safe as possible during a bad storm. There are basic things you can do to prepare your home for loss of power in either the summer or the winter months.


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Introduction to Surround Sound

Posted by on August 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

 

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Want to have that same surround sound experience you get at the movie theater in your own home? You can and, it’s really simple! Here is a basic “Do It Yourself” introduction to setting up a home theater system in your own home.


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Keurig Iced Teas: Perfect for Warm Weather!

Posted by on April 14, 2011 at 14:59 pm

Did you know that making iced teas and coffees with your Keurig machine is just as easy as making hot drinks? Now that it’s finally getting warmer outside, it’s nice to relax with an ice-cold sweet tea with lemon or French vanilla coffee.

Brewing these delicious drinks is easy: Fill your cup (avoid using glass) to the very top with ice. Then, pop your favorite K-cup into the machine and set it to brew either 6 or 8 ounces. This will give you a potent shot of flavor that will melt some of the ice and give you the perfect flavor-to-liquid ratio. Stir it up and you’re all set to climb into the hammock and enjoy a nice sunny day.


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Shop Our Catalog Through Facebook!

Posted by on March 31, 2011 at 16:33 pm

You can now shop our entire catalog of HDTVs, appliances, electronics, video games and more through our app on Facebook! You can access it on the left-hand side of our fan page via the “Shop Now” link. This handy app allows you to easily share your favorite products with friends, maintain your Facebook chats while browsing, and once you’re done shopping, you can check out through pcrichard.com.


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Snow Safety Tips

Posted by on January 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm

We’re less than one month into the official start of winter, but the northeast is already gearing up for our second big snowstorm of the season. Big snow storms can be exciting for some (namely, children with a day off from school), but a headache for others that need to deal with digging themselves out. Here are some snow safety tips to make sure you and your snow-day fans are prepared for this next storm:

Pre-Storm Prep

For a list of preparations to take before a winter storm and/or extreme cold, see the FEMA website.


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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Posted by on November 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Thanksgiving is a day for the celebration of family, friends and loved ones. While spending time together and feasting, it’s important to stay safe! Here are some simple food safety tips that can keep you and your loved ones healthy so you can take on Black Friday and the rest of the holiday season.

General Safety

  • Wash hands with soap and water before handling food or eating. If you touch raw meat or poultry it is especially important to wash your hands before handing anything else.
  • Do not cross-contaminate cutting boards, bowls or other surfaces. Keep raw meat and poultry separate from produce and have specific surfaces for each.
  • Wash and sanitize food contact surfaces often.

Turkey Safety


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5 Excellent Resources for Digital Photography Tips

Posted by on June 15, 2010 at 16:52 pm

Everyone wants to take nice pictures. After all, half of the photographs we take are going to end up on Facebook or Flickr for all to see, right? By watching a quick video or doing bit of light reading here or there, you can develop and hone your digital photography skills. We’ve laid out 5 excellent resources for tips on digital photography below that cater to any photographer on any experience level. What are some of your favorite resources and what’s the best picture you’ve ever taken?


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How To: Beat the Heat

Posted by on May 26, 2010 at 10:59 am

The image to the right is a screenshot from news12.com today, showing that temperatures will get up to a sweltering 93 degrees today here on Long Island. This is one of the hottest days we’ve had this year during our unusual warm weather spell, but it leaves us thinking… just how hot is the summer going to be if temperatures are like this so soon?

This is certainly going to be the year for new air conditioners, but we’ve already covered our pre-season air conditioner sale, how to choose the best air conditioner for you, and what you need to know to keep it running like new. So, putting A/Cs aside for now, here are some additional ways you can keep cool in this weather:


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5 Things You Need to Know About Air Conditioners

Posted by on May 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

We’ve been really lucky with weather in the northeast this season! Sure, we’ve had a few rain storms, but Mother Nature can be excused since we’ve often had amazing sunny days above 70 degrees. With an increase in air conditioner use as a result, there are some things you should know about your units. Here are 5 things to watch out for and techniques for increasing the life and efficiency of your air conditioners.


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How To: Clean and Maintain Your Refrigerator

Posted by on May 12, 2010 at 11:16 am

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May is a great month to invest some time into spring cleaning. Your refrigerator, with its expired condiments, corner grime and dusty condenser coils, should be one of your first candidates for cleaning. Here are some step-by-step instructions on making your fridge look and perform like new, and tips on how to keep it that way year round.

Preparation

You’ll need to block out anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half of your day in order to really clean out your appliance. Scrubbing down your fridge right before you go to the grocery store is the perfect time, as it will have the least amount of contents in it. Because your refrigerator will be open while you are cleaning, you’ll want to power it down and conserve energy. Loosen the bulb in your fridge until it goes out. Then, set the temperature dial to “off” and unplug it.


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