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Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Great Abt Baseball Tailgating Ideas

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Check out the NBC Chicago Segment featuring Abt’s Carl Prouty as he goes over some of the best tailgating items from Abt!

Check out the showcased items below!

Weber Grill Q

Krups Beertender

Dyson Hot & Cold Fan Heater

Generac 1600 Generator


A Summer BBQ Experience Under $500

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

To Chicagoland readers, we can feel it. Summer’s just out of reach and we are on the precipice of swimming pools, and more importantly, good ole’ American barbecues with friends and family. While this season will surely be ushering in a new generation of grill masters eager for smoke-induced teary eyes and hours of trial-and-error hamburgers, there are also some seasoned veterans that could use a some upgrading or replacing. For $500 (without tax – for you number sticklers) Abt can create a memorable experience in backyards large and small. (more…)

Keep Cool When the Heat Keeps Rising

Friday, June 10th, 2011

We here in the Chicagoland area know the importance of keeping cool with an air conditioner.  The past week we’ve seen the temps reach up to 96 degrees.  When it comes to choosing the right air conditioner, be sure to think of all your needs.

In a recent article by the Chicago Sun-Times, reporter Rachel Rice stopped by Abt Electronics to get some ideas on how to get the most of your current or new A/C.  Some tips are to keep your existing one in great shape.  To save on evergy costs, don’t forget to clean the filter on your A/C. This is because the dirtier it is, the harder it has to work.

When picking out a new A/C make sure the unit has the correct BTUs for the size of your home.  When determining what BUTs you need read our A/C Buying Guide for full information.

For other A/C inquiries, or for purchasing a new unit, vist our A/C selections or give us a call at 888-228-5800.

Get the Most Out of Your Pre-Summer Workouts

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Garmin Forerunner 405Everyone wants to be in tip top shape for summer. Who doesn’t want a lean toned body to show off at the beach? One of the largest hurdles the average person faces is making time to exercise. The answer to this problem is to train smarter, not harder.

As a certified personal trainer, I’m speaking from experience when I tell you my heart rate watch is my best friend. It lets me know when I’m maximizing my time at the gym, and also when I need to get in gear and push harder. Are you training for endurance? With the  Garmin Forerunner Fitness Watch, you can track your progress, load it online wirelessly, or share it with other Forerunner owners. You can set courses, share them and compete timed runs on the same courses with other users. It’s a great way to stay motivated on a run.

If you’re less interested in distance running, and more interested in weight-loss, you can adjust your workout to keep your body burning FAT! By keeping your heartrate in your fat burning zone (target heartrate zone), your body will burn calories from your fat stores, rather than other energy sources.

I use mine everytime I hit the gym, or head out for a run through the neighborhood. I track my daily progress and compare it weekly to ensure my fitness program will ultimately get me to my goal.

It’s the perfect way to hold yourself accountable without the added cost of a personal trainer.

-Megan M.

Loaded with Technology: REVO Sunglasses now at Abt

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

With summer right around the corner, now is the best time to pick up a pair of sunglasses that not only blocks out the sun’s harmful rays, but keeps you looking great at the same time.

Driven by innovation, REVO sunglasses are loaded with technology including high contrast polarization, frames with Motion-fit comfort technology, lenses with Serillium or REVO Crystal, taper correction, and a permanent coating that repels virtually anything that comes in contact with your lens. REVO sunglasses also block out 100% of UVA, UVB, and UVC light.

Abt also carries REVO sunglasses from the Eco Collection, with frames made from the seed of the castor bean plant, or from 100% recycled polymer resins.

If you enjoy outdoor travel and expedition, or just want to see and be seen, REVO has a pair to fit your needs. Be sure to check out Abt’s collection of REVO sunglasses.

-Brian E.

Going Outside Sounds Great!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

This summer, don’t be confined to listening to music only in the house.  You can take advantage of warm weather, sunshine and great tunes with the help of Jawbone’s newest item; Jawbone JAMBOX wireless speaker.  Portable and easy-to-use, this wireless speaker is just the solution for bar-b-q’s, swimming in the pool, or just relaxing in the shade.  You can easily, stream live music and podcasts and download new software upgrades to keep up with the latest features.

Tumi Luggage

Monday, February 28th, 2011

If you are itching for summer to come quicker and are planning on heading out to warmer weather for a vacation, why not do it in style?  Right now Tumi luggage has a great promotion, where you can save $100 on your purchase of $400 or more.  Make your way to your favorite vacation spot with Tumi’s line of luggage and arrive with class.

Take a look at out full line of Tumi products.

End Of The Season Sale

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Looking for a new air conditioner or grill?  Save during Abt’s End of the Season sale on most air conditioners and grills, with an additional 10% off our everyday low prices.  Quantity is limited and these deals will not last long.

-Jennifer A.