Help Me Sleep! 8 Tips to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Feeling exhausted? Unable to sleep through the night? Here’s some tips to help you fall asleep faster and sleep peacefully.

1.) The Right Mattress Makes All the Difference!

Are you waking up in the morning feeling stiff and achy? Looking forward to vacationing so you could get a better night’s sleep on a hotel mattress? Can’t even remember the last time you bought a new mattress? There’s a good chance your current mattress is no longer providing the support you need, especially if it’s seven or more years old. If your mattress has become worn, saggy, and lumpy, this is a telltale sign that it’s time to be replaced. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep, and sleeping on a proper … Read more...

Making Your Home a Smart Home: Adding a Wi-Fi Thermostat

A great addition to any home automation system is a Wi-Fi Thermostat, especially during the chilly winter months! The Nest Thermostat offers precise comfort control, it’s intuitive to your preferences, and it will help you save money on heating and cooling costs.

What Can the Nest Thermostat Do?

Nest BlogThe Nest Thermostat is simple to install and even easier to use. Once the Nest is installed, connect to Wi-Fi, download the free-to-use Nest App, make a few temperature adjustments and that’s it. The Nest will learn your routines and adjust by itself accordingly.

When the Nest recognizes you’re close by, it lights up and displays the time and temperature. It also knows when you leave and can automatically switch to a … Read more...

LG OLED TVs – There’s Nothing Else Like It

TV picture quality has improved dramatically over the last few years. Long gone are the days of grainy images; an emergence of high definition broadcasting and video streaming has become the norm. And yet, when it seemed like there was little room left for improvement, LG OLED 4K TVs impressed us all.

What is OLED?

LG E hdrOLED is exclusive to the LG brand. It’s a technology that uses LEDs as pixels like conventional LCD TVs, but instead of back lighting the TV panel to turn the pixels on and off, OLED organic LEDs are self-illuminating. Currently, other TVs split the panel up and isolate areas into small grids called Local Dimming. As the pixels are needed, the TV’s back light or … Read more...

UHD Premium – the New Standard in Visual Entertainment

A few years ago, video streaming services and TV broadcasters upgraded to High Definition (HD). The HD broadcast was an incredible improvement to standard definition (SD), and it changed the way we watch and film media. Entertainment and electronic manufacturers saw the impact of the improvement, and want to go beyond HD by adopting 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) as the new standard.

Now, over 40 of the biggest entertainment companies have come together to form a new coalition that would promote broad industry adoption of audio/video entertainment to UHD standards. This is great news for consumers who are in the market for a 4K TV, because it guarantees improvements in picture quality and future-proofs for product compatibility when the … Read more...

We Service What We Sell: a Value from the Very Beginning

P.C. Richard & Son has built a reputation of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability since 1909–and this is why it’s so important to us to service what we sell. Our founder, Alfred J. Richard (A.J.), made it his mission to build a reputation for service and reliability throughout the years. He was always extremely passionate about providing quick and reliable assistance to his customers. After all, he was only a child when he began to develop his love for customer service! “By the time I was seven, I was waiting on customers after school, becoming an all-round hardware clerk,” he once said.

A.J. developed the basis of “We Service What We Sell” during the Golden Age of Radio. In 1929, A.J. Read more...

Exploring the Benefits of Curved TVs

Curved TVs are becoming more prevalent in today’s television market. Sure, they look great in design and picture quality, but how else do they differ from their flat screen counterparts? Let’s take a look at some ways curved panels can enrich your entire viewing experience.

Aesthetics

Let’s face it, curved TVs stand out with their stunningly sleek and modernized appearance. Many people are enticed by the stylized aesthetics of curved panels when choosing a TV. You can’t go wrong with putting a curved TV in the heart of your living room… there’s no doubt it’ll be the center of attention!

 Immersive Viewing Experience

Get into the “sweet spot” of a large curved TV monitor and allow it to enter your … Read more...

Positive Vibes, Health, & Relaxation: All the Tools for a Great 2017!

2017 is almost here, and lots of people are beginning to think about their New Year’s resolutions. If your resolution is centered around increasing positive vibes and mindset, focusing on health, or taking the time to relax, we’ve got just the right tools to help you achieve your goals! Making a change for the better can involve even the slightest change. For instance, getting a new pillow can help your goal in getting a better night’s sleep. Or getting a slow cooker can promote relaxation: you relax while the Crock-Pot does the cooking! Let’s take a look at some ideas that can help you reach your goals in 2017:

Promoting Positive Vibes & Happiness

 

Walt Whitman once said, “Keep your … Read more...

What You Need to Know When Buying a Remote Start System

You’re looking for a remote start system for the convenience, but maybe you’re not sure which one would be right for you and your vehicle. Purchasing a remote start can be a bit confusing, but we’ve got you covered! Let’s take a look at the different types of remote start systems, the benefits of each, and how to make them compatible with your car.

To simplify the multitude of systems and options, remote starters can be broken down into three categories: Basic Remote Starters, Alarm/Remote Start Combination, and Digital Remote Starters with SmartStart.

Will it work with my car?

d_dball2Most remote starters will work with most vehicles, but additional accessories may be needed.

The most important accessory is the Bypass/Interface Read more...

How to Make Keurig Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This decadent, holiday-themed hot chocolate can be made with a Keurig or with your microwave. It’s super easy-to-make, and it’s the perfect drink to serve with dessert during the holidays. But don’t forget to save some for Santa!

Ingredients

  • Keurig hot chocolate pod
  • Peppermint coffee creamer
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Candy cane or peppermint candies

Directions 

Make the hot chocolate with your Keurig or microwave. Stir in some peppermint coffee creamer. (Add more or less based on preference.) Add whipped cream on top, and then drizzle chocolate syrup over the whipped cream for an extra chocolaty taste. Smash up the peppermint candies inside of a plastic bag and sprinkle on top. Add a candy cane in as a stirrer … Read more...

All the Holiday Tastes Stovetop Mix

Remember the sweet smells of the holidays permeating throughout your grandparents’ home as delicious treats were cooking on the stove? For many, holiday dishes can bring us back to some of our favorite childhood memories. Cinnamon, chestnuts, and peppermint are delicious ingredients and also happen to make the home smell like a winter wonderland!

With holiday-themed ingredients, this quick and easy-to-make recipe is just as tasty as it smells! It’s also the perfect side dish to serve during the season. Your guests will love all of the different spices and tastes, and it’s also a healthy choice! It’s a one-pot-stop recipe (aside from boiling some rice in an additional pot). So get your largest non-stick fry pan ready … Read more...