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?

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

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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 and … 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 to go, … Read more...

The Next Phase of 4K Technology: HDR for TVs

HDR (High Dynamic Range) is set to be the next big shift in the quality and clarity of televisions. Bringing the director’s vision right onto your screen and offering detail that couldn’t previously be reproduced, HDR provides a real change in the quest for great TV viewing.

Until now, when films and TV shows were recorded, the information couldn’t be identically reproduced because it was limited to fit broadcast specifications and TV screen capabilities. However, modern HDR TVs are capable of producing exactly what the camera saw and in fine detail.

What is HDR?

By adding four times the pixels for sharper images, 4K was a huge enhancement for picture resolution. HDR combines with 4K technology and maximizes its performance … Read more...

Perks of P.C. Richard & Son: It’s All About Work Well Done

Employee pricing is going on right now on appliances and select mattresses. You pay what we pay, not a penny more! It’s a taste of what it’s like to be a team member. But great prices aren’t our only perk… it’s an incredible place to work! Each and every one of our employees play a role in what P.C. Richard & Son is today, a team of over 2,700 dedicated and talented workers. We have 107 years of rich history and five generations of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability to inspire us. The truest reward is the sunshine in our hearts and loving what we do. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest parts of working here:

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Easy Appliance Cleaning!

While you’re cleaning everything this holiday season, don’t neglect your appliances! It’s sometimes easy to forget these things need to be cleaned periodically in order to continue to function optimally and keep the air in your home fresh. While this is important, not everyone has time to deep clean every item in their house. So here are some quick, easy ways to get your appliances sparkling without losing the whole day.

Dishwasher

Wipe down the sides with an all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar. Then remove the bottom rack, and pour a cup of vinegar on the bottom of the machine. If you’re feeling frisky, sprinkle a 1/4 cup of baking soda on there.

Oven

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Tips to Make Black Friday Shopping Fun & SIMPLE!

Are you ready for the Black Friday craziness? Long lines, door busters, shopping on Thanksgiving… just kidding!

Your friends at P.C. Richard & Son are here to help keep Black Friday SIMPLE! Between our Black Friday Price Guarantee (*see our low price guarantee for details) and employee pricing on appliances, select mattresses, and more, we’ve got you covered with HUGE savings. We’ve even got your back with everything from exceptional customer service, installation, and servicing… it’s a VIP experience! We’ve even created some tips to make your shopping experience easy, fun, and enjoyable. With us on your side… you’ll be the ultimate #gifthero this holiday season.

Use Our Store Locator

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How to Prep Your Kitchen for Thanksgiving

Having the family over for Thanksgiving? With everything from cooking and cleaning to decorating your home, prepping for the holidays can be a lot of work. Don’t get caught up in kitchen with tedious tasks… spend more time with your family and celebrate all that you’re thankful for! Use our prep tips to help #keepfamilyfirst, all while being the king or queen of the kitchen this holiday season.

1.) Cleaning the Kitchen & Appliances

  • Vacuum the day before company arrives… don’t worry about cleaning the day of!
  • Organize and clean your refrigerator in advance to make room for leftovers… they’re the best!
  • Tidy up the kitchen. Put away anything that looks messy or might get in the way.
  • Clean your
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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...