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Tips to Beat the Chi-Town Heat without Breaking the Bank

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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It’s getting hot – really hot – and it’s only going to get hotter. As the temperature continues to rise, it’s important for everyone to be aware of those around them and take action to keep your body cool.  Follow these simple tips to keep everyone at the perfect temperature to enjoy everything in the summertime Chi.


Before There Were Air Conditioners

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Before the luxury of central air in homes, or even the convenience of portable air conditioners, there were various possible options on how to keep oneself cool during the hot summer nights.  From the outlandishly technological, to the simple air-cooling solutions, famous magazine Popular Science goes over various ways people used to beat the heat in the past.  Their online article entitled, “10 Old-Fashioned Ways to Beat the Heat” is a gallery of old inventions, some genius, some just plain silly, on how people kept cool.

When looking at these machines, it’s amazing to see how past generations felt cool. With just a few drops of temperature in their living rooms and homes, these machines could probably make an 85 degree room feel like 80 degrees.  Then again, I’ll never understand how past generations attended summer baseball games with women in full dresses and men in suits and fedoras.  Maybe we are just lucky to enjoy the advancement of technology that led us to cooler, clean air inside our homes.  If you are still suffering from the recent heat waves, we have exactly what you need to keep cool.  Check out our full line of air conditioners and stay cool this summer.

I bet hot dogs taste better when you wear a suit

Trane HVAC and 24-Hour Service at Abt

Friday, June 18th, 2010

One of our latest endeavors, home comfort, is a new addition to the list of products and services that we provide. We are now carrying Trane’s entire line of furnaces and air conditioners. Along with sales and support services, we are offering 24-hour HVAC service.

Abt has been here for you the better part of a century, so don’t just look in the phone book for an HVAC specialist, call us at 847.544.2262.

-Kelly B.

Stay Cool This Summer with an Air Conditioner from Abt

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

It’s hot and humid in Chicago; chances are, it will be this way for many, many months. Abt has five types of air conditioners: window, wall, casement, portable, and central A/C units. Now is the time to think about air conditioning!

When looking at air conditioners, consider they type of home you live in, how much space or how many rooms you would like to cool, what floor you will be air conditioning which direction the windows are facing, are you cooling the kitchen, and how many people live in the home.

If you have a large space then you will need a more powerful unit that has a higher number of British Thermal Units or BTUs. A BTU measures the amount of energy an air conditioner will consume. So, if you have a large space to cool, then you will want a unit with more BTUs than you would if you are cooling a small room. Also, increase the number of BTUs when you are cooling sunny areas, rooms on the second floor or higher, a kitchen, or a residence where more than three people live.

For more information on air conditioners, contact an Abt home comfort specialist today!

-Kelly B.

Whirlpool Rebate is Expiring Soon

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Don’t forget that the Whirlpool Prepaid MasterCard promotion ends Saturday!

If you purchase 2 select Whirlpool appliances, receive a $100 rebate.
If you purchase 3 select Whirlpool appliances, receive a $200 rebate.
If you purchase 4 select Whirlpool appliances, receive a $250 rebate.
For all appliances that are in the “Bonus” category receive up to $100 per appliance (limit 4).

Have you visited the Whirlpool store at Abt? We have a large selection of cooktops, ovens, ranges, air conditioners, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, trash compactors, refrigeration, laundry products, dishwashers, microwave products, and accessories.

You can view the whirlpool products in the showroom or online at

-Kelly B.

Cash For Appliances Update

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Abt Electronics’ own Josh Davis spoke with NBC 5’s Marion Brooks Sunday morning on The Talk. The topic on the minds of so many shoppers? Cash for Appliances, the Government subsidized program for consumers to cut their energy bills and help save the environment at the same time.

The information we have so far…
-Starting at the end of January, there will be a 25% rebate on all Energy Star qualifying water heaters.
-Starting in April, cash for appliances will include all Energy Star qualifying washers, dryers, air conditioners, and refrigerators.

Illinois has $12 million government dollars for the Cash for Appliances program. The specifics for washers, air conditioners, and refrigerators have not been made public yet. The Cash for Appliances program will last until money runs out.

If you need an appliance before April come into Abt or call one of the Abt sales specialists for special pricing.

Visit the blog for up-to-the-minute announcements on the Cash for Appliances program.

-Kelly B.