Posts Tagged Green

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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Save Trees and Get Your Read On with a Sony Reader

Posted by on May 14, 2010 at 13:07 pm

More and more people are starting to adopt downloading digital books for a greener and more portable reading experience. Sony Readers are one of the leading electronics for reading digital books, periodicals and documents. They use E-Ink screen technology for a paper-like display that’s viewable in direct sunlight, which makes them great for vacations. They require no power to maintain a static image, so you can read the same page for hours without sucking any battery life. They’re convenient with Sony’s iTunes-like Sony Connect e-store, and can display PDFs, ePubs, personal documents, and more. Hundreds of thousands of free public domain books are available from Google Books, and libraries are also beginning to carry digital copies of books.

Sounds great, right? Why carry a heavy book around when you can slip a Sony Reader with 300 books right in your pocket? But with three different types available from P.C. Richard & Son, which one is the best for you? We’re breaking down each version for you so you know exactly which one will suit your needs.


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Happy Earth Day! P.C. Richard & Son Green Initiatives and How You Can Help

Posted by on April 22, 2010 at 09:38 am

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is a celebration of environmental protection and inspires awareness to our planet’s health every April 22. Did you know that P.C. Richard & Son promotes recycling, energy-saving appliances and green initiatives all year round? Here are a few ways we help protect the environment and some suggestions on great green products for your home.

What We Do
We here at P.C. Richard & Son deal with a lot of plastic, cardboard and Styrofoam with product packaging. We break down all cardboard boxes that hold all orders we receive and separate it from any plastic and Styrofoam that is also included in the packaging. The plastic and Styrofoam is collected and cardboard grouped into bails to be sent to a recycling plant where it is reused and repurposed. Our Deer Park Clearance Center alone sees four to five hundred boxes ever week and a half or so, so that’s tens of thousands of pounds of cardboard, plastic and Styrofoam recycled every year from our 60 locations.


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