How to Buy the Right Type of Air Conditioner for You

 

imagesChoosing the right air conditioner unit, when central HVAC may not an option, involves several factors. To determine what type of air conditioner to buy, consider the following questions:

  • What type of window space can I install a unit in?
  • Is an in-wall or slide-out unit possible?
  • How many BTUs do I need to effectively cool the room?
  • Will it need to be portable?

You may also need to factor in the ease of installation and the energy efficiency the AC unit offers.

Window Space

Types of air conditioners vary depending upon the window space available. A vertical hung sash window that opens up and down typically can accommodate a standard window air conditioner, while a slider/casement style … Read more...

Patio Furniture – Summer Trends

It’s not too late to spruce up your yard, deck or patio! There is still plenty of summer left to enjoy the outdoors, and with the right patio furniture you can enjoy it in style. Here are some of our favorite trends we have seen this season:

The Fire Pit

Fire pits are a great place to bond with friends and family and      well worth the money.  Whether you use your fire pit in the  summer or the winter, it’s always enjoyable. During the summer  nights it’s a great place to gather and roast marshmallows and  during the colder months it’s a warm, cozy place to hang and  chat with friends without being stuck indoors. You can browse a  variety … Read more...

HP Back To School Bundle Sweepstakes

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It’s that time of year again! You may not want to think about school while you’re lying on the beach, but now is the time to start preparing to head back and we want to help. P.C. Richard & Son wants to kick off your school year right with a chance to win an HP Back to School Bundle! This bundle has everything you’ll need for studying: a desktop computer for the dorm, laptop for class, and a wireless printer!

The lucky winner could be YOU! For a chance to win you can enter on our Facebook page here or stop by any of our 66 P.C. Richard & Son Superstore locations and fill out an entry form at our … Read more...

Outdoor Man Cave Done Right

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Who said your man cave had to be inside? You can take it outdoors and still have a large flat screen TV and serious sound system, plus a great grill for manly eats and a mini fridge to keep your favorite beverages close. You can have all these luxuries outdoors, and when done right, still create a space the whole family can use too.

Must-haves for the ultimate outdoor man cave?

  • Outdoor TV
  • Great sound system
  • Grill
  • Outdoor fridge
  • Comfortable seating

Outdoor TV vs. Indoor TV

There are signifurlicant and important differences between outdoor and indoor television sets. An all-weather outdoor TV is designed specifically to withstand outdoor conditions such as heat, humidity, dust and even bugs and it … Read more...

Air Conditioning – Common Problems and Solutions

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A window air conditioner can provide the much-needed relief you need when the temperature rises, especially in homes without central air. To ensure you stay cool all summer long it’s important to know how to troubleshoot some common problems with the unit. You may not be able to fix every problem, but at the very least have an understanding of what the problem could be. From that point you can decide whether you need to repair the unit or purchase a new one.

My air conditioner won’t turn on.

First thing to do if you’re A/C unit won’t turn on is to check for power. Is the air conditioner plugged in? If so, test the outlet by plugging another appliance … Read more...

Create Your Backyard Getaway

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If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor living space, take advantage of it! The backyard doesn’t have to be an extra piece of space just for the dog, it can be a welcoming extension of your home. All you need is some imagination and a little planning. Here are some great tips to get you started!

Design a Layout

The first thing you want to think about is layout.  When planning the layout of your backyard, think of it as you would your home: divided into “rooms” for different activities. Take into consideration where you will want to eat, relax, entertain, etc. Remember multiple levels or different surface areas help define different zones, like the patio, deck, lawn or … Read more...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2015: The Perfect Gift for Every Type of Dad

 

tumblr_luaqdkU0Lx1r3kpv0o1_1280Give it up for Dad! He’s the handyman around the house, the master of the grill, the bug executioner and so much more! Father’s Day is a great opportunity to show this man of many talents how much you appreciate him.  Whether he’s into gadgets, sports, grilling etc. we have you covered.

The Grill Master

If your dad is anything like my own, he’ll look for any excuse to BBQ. Even rain or snow won’t stop him! During the summer months mom usually gets a break from preparing dinners and dad will ‘man’ the grill. If your father’s grill is looking a little worn or just outdated, you can be sure he’d appreciate a new one. We bet he’ll … Read more...

Elder Scrolls Online June 9, 2015 – Win a Code for a Free Full Game Download!

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Return to Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, the latest chapter of the award-winning series, and bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Explore the vast world with friends or embark upon an epic adventure alone — the choices you will make will shape your destiny.

Discover more of Tamriel than you’ve ever seen, from the frozen peaks of Skyrim to the murky depths of Black Marsh—and do it all with your friends by your side! With a vast (and growing) world full of dungeons to delve, ancient mysteries to unravel, and incredible treasures to claim, you’ll find endless reasons to explore every corner of Tamriel.

Three alliances clash in a struggle to claim Cyrodiil, … Read more...

The Black Keys at The iHeartRadio Theater Presented by P.C. Richard & Son!

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The Black Keys will be at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son on Tuesday, June 9, 2015! Only 200 people will be allowed into this exclusive show, and your chance is on Facebook.

The iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son is a 200-person venue in New York City that hosts exclusive concert events. You cannot buy tickets to these private performances; you can only win your way in on the P.C. Richard & Son Facebook and Twitter pages.

How to Enter
You can enter for a chance to win tickets to this show by filling out the entry form on Facebook after liking our page.

Good luck, and hope to see you at the … Read more...

Splish Splash Coupons at P.C. Richard & Son!

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What better way to cool off this summer than with a trip to Splish Splash in Calverton, NY? Stop in to any P.C. Richard & Son Superstore and ask for your coupon toward discounted Splish Splash water park admission! There’s no purchase necessary to receive this coupon.

Here are the savings you get: From now until June 30, 2015, save $6 off each general admission ticket for up to 6 guests (or up to $36 total)!

These savings are void with any other discount and you must have our original coupon from the stores in order to qualify. If you have any questions, please see any of our sales associates when you go to get your coupon!

Splish Splash … Read more...