Surge Protectors: a Necessary Accessory

Power surges and spikes occur more often than you’d think. A common misconception is that they only happen during lightning storms. That’s true, but surges can also be caused by electrical grid problems or a downed tree that hits a power line.

Power spikes are more common in homes. Similar to a surge but shorter, they occur from appliances that demand a lot of power. Spikes are as dangerous as surges because they’re loaded with thousands of volts.

Everyone owns appliances that can cause a spike at any moment. Depending on your home’s wiring, the occurrence can be frequent. Computers, TVs, and washing machines are all sensitive to voltage changes and can be damaged easily. They need to be protected, … Read more...

Tri-Color Pasta Salad: A Simple Side Dish for Summer Cookouts

Hosting a cookout and not sure what to make for a side? This delicious tri-color pasta salad is an easy-to-make recipe, so you can spend more time outside with family and friends instead of in the kitchen. It’s the perfect side to complement food off the grill, and your guests will be going back for seconds! Check it out:

Servings: 8 

Preparation time: 30 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 1 box of tri-color pasta 
  • 1 can of black olives, halved 
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved  
  • 1 can of quartered artichoke hearts 
  • 1 cup of shredded Parmesan (or mozzarella) 
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil  
  • 1 tbsp of parsley flakes 
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper 

Directions

Follow the directions on your box … Read more...

Bose Headphones for All Your Summer Adventures

Bose headphones are made for music lovers. In fact, many Bose engineers are also musicians with a passion for music. So, when you wear Bose headphones, you’ll experience deep bass and incredible sound made by those who love music, too. They’re lots of different options of Bose headphones to choose from, and there’s something to fit everyone’s lifestyle. Whether you’re planning on traveling or just chilling in your backyard this summer, there’s a pair of Bose headphones that’ll keep up with whatever your plans are… even if you’re running a marathon! Not sure which ones are right for you? Here are some features that might help you decide: 

SoundSport Wireless Headphones 

SoundSport® wireless, sweat-resistant headphones are designed for those on … Read more...

Grilled Corn Black Bean Salad: A Healthy & Tasty Summer Dish

Grilled corn on the cob signifies summer’s here, and it’s a total must-have at cookouts. In fact, it’s so delicious that you should mix a bunch of grilled corn pieces right into a salad… everyone will love it! This healthy recipe is perfect to serve as a side dish or pack for a picnic. Plus, it’s easy to make. Check it out: 

Preparation time: about 40 minutes

Servings: 8 

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz of romaine lettuce 
  • 3 ears of grilled corn
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper 

Directions

Cook three ears of corn on your grill, and add some … Read more...

P.C. Richard & Son’s Mobile Installation Centers: Take the Ultimate Road Trip This Summer

Whether it be upstate NY, Florida beaches, or you’re traveling across the country… the possibilities are endless. Wherever you’re going on a road trip, you’ll have a blast with mobile upgrades that’ll make your journey extra fun and memorable. We’ve got you covered at our Mobile Installation Centers with everything from adding new speakers to a video system. Here’s some ideas to help you plan the ultimate road trip this summer:

Car Audio 

We have car stereos, car audio accessories, car speakers, subwoofers, and many more car audio options.  

What’s a road trip without amazing music? Having an up-to-date car audio system is essential if you’re heading out on the open road. Your car stereo could make or break the … Read more...

Adding a Smart Home Hub: Amazon Echo

Adding a smart home hub such as the Amazon Echo to your place is great way to connect and expand the capabilities of home automation devices. Seamless control from a central hub adds convenience and maximizes the features for each device you own.  

The Amazon Echo is controlled through voice commands and can perform tasks on its own right out the box, without additional costs. It works off an Amazon cloud-based system called “Alexa,” and to use it, simply speak the activation word “Alexa” followed by a command or question.

The Echo has seven built-in noise cancelling microphones to pick up commands in loud surroundings or when music is playing.

What does Echo do?

Amazon Echo can play your favorite … Read more...

5 Delicious Grilling Ideas for Vegetarians and Vegans

Grilling isn’t only for hamburgers and hot dogs. When you’re a vegetarian or vegan, sometimes you need to get creative when it comes to summertime cookouts. You don’t need to be left out if you don’t eat meat… there’re plenty of meatless options to cook on your grill! Plus, even if you are a carnivore, these healthy and nutrient-filled ideas are great if you just want to add some extra veggies to your diet. If you’re vegan, just read the labels on all of the ingredients you use to ensure they fit your diet restrictions. 

1.) Grilled Veggie Skewers 

Use your imagination and add all different types of vegetables to your skewers. They can be seasoned with spices like paprika, … Read more...

We Tried the HP Sprocket & Loved It!

Do you love taking selfies? The HP Sprocket is a photo printer you can use on the go, and it’s small enough to fit in your jacket pocket. You can print peel-and-stick photos from your phone after personalizing them with cool filters, text, and frames. Everyone wants an HP Sprocket, so we decided to try it out to see what it’s all about… and we LOVE it!

Setup is quick & easy
First, we installed the HP Sprocket Photo Printer app, available through Google Play and iOS App Store. The app is supported by Android 4.4 and above and iPhone iOS 8.0 and above. You can pair your device and printer through the Sprocket app. The printer works off Bluetooth, … Read more...

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...