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Need A TV? Abt Has One For You!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

HDTVs at Abt

When the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, you know that (regular) football season is almost here!

Here at Abt, we carry a wide assortment of TVs for homes and businesses to cheer on their favorite team.  We carry all major brands such as Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Toshiba, LG, Sharp, Mitsubishi, Coby, SunBriteTV, Haier and Bang & Olufsen.  If you’re looking for a slim LED, an all-around picture from a LCD, the deep colors from a Plasma or the large sizes from DLPs, we have them all here at Abt.

Many of our manufacturers have great deals going on like the $2,700 instant rebate on the Samsung 46″ C9000 LED or the Sony XBR52HX909 3D bundle where you get a free 3D blu-ray player, 3D sync transmitter and 2 pairs of 3D glasses for free!

For more information on which TV is great for you, view our HDTV video buying guide, call one of our sales specialists or stop by the store.

-Jennifer A.

Refrigerator Buying Tips

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Refrigerators at Abt

Hello!  It’s Tim again and I’m back with more green tips for you!

Today, with the current heat level around here, I thought I’d talk about refridgerators.  After your HVAC system, your fridge uses the most energy of any appliance in your home.

When buying a new or replacement fridge, keep these things in mind:

  • Buy an energy star unit.  The slightly higher purchase price will be offset by your lower energy bill in the long run.
  • If you are in the process of planning product placement, keep the fridge away from heat registers and out of direct sunlight.
  • Look at a French door unit.  When the kids, or you, go to peruse the fridge for what you may want to eat, only having half of a door open lets less cold out than having a full door open.  This is one of the biggest benefits of a French door unit.  Plus they look great!

When using the fridge you should:

  • Plan on what you want before opening the fridge.  Standing with the door open quickly raises the temperature and makes your fridge work harder than needed.
  • Plan when putting your groceries away.  Separate which products go into the fridge or freezer.  Then, only open each door once to put it all away.  This is much better than opening a door for each individual item.
  • Keep the fridge at 36-38 degrees.  This is the sweet spot for energy efficiency.
  • Check the seal around the door.  Make sure it is in good condition, seals all the way around, and that nothing is keeping the door from closing all the way.
  • Let your leftovers cool on the counter before putting them in the fridge.  Putting hot food in the fridge is a sure way to increase your energy use.

With summer here, your fridge will get lots of use taking care of you by giving you cold drinks and ice to cool off.  Take care of your fridge by helping it to work as little as possible! For more information on choosing a fridge, view our Refrigerator Video Buying Guide.

Stay green!

-Tim S.