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Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Don’t Wait Until it’s too Cold to Get Ready for the Winter!

Monday, October 21st, 2013

abt furnace

Summer has already come and gone, and as we watch the leaves change color in Fall, cold weather is creeping up.  If you own a home and rely on a furnace to keep you and your family warm, you might want to check out if it’s in working condition before the real cold hits.  At Abt Electronics, we offer service and sales for home furnaces.  Many people don’t know they need to repair their unit before it’s too late.

Recently, CBS 2 Chicago news did an expose on the problems consumers run into when they don’t check on their furnace before the cold arrives.  Our Abt installers mentioned, that since the cold weather came in so quickly customers are finding problems they didn’t even know they had.   Check out the full article at CBS 2 Chicago’s article.

If you are looking to get a new furnace in your home, visit our HVAC center online and let Abt keep you and your home warm this winter!

Keep You and Your Car Warm With A Remote Starter This Winter

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

A frozen car, with a rigid sheet of ice plastered over it from top to bottom.  The above image is a horrific scene.  Especially if you are in a hurry to get somewhere.  You know it’s going to take at least a good 10 minutes to warm up your car, five of them to heat up the windows to scrape off that frosty disaster.  Wish there was an easier way to warm up your car this winter?

At Abt Electronics, we have just the solution: remote car starter.  Remote car starters are not only perfect for protecting your car against theft, but to also get your car ready both inside and out.  Turn on your remote starter from the inside of your house and your car will warm itself up as you get ready.  Shop our selection of remote starters at Abt.

Keep Your Fingertips Functional and Warm

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Sometimes I get a lot of grief from my friends for wearing fingerless gloves during the wintertime.  “You look like a hobo.  How do your fingers keep warm?” says my one friend, wagging their mitten covered hand at me.  I know fingerless gloves don’t exactly keep you as warm as you would like, but for me, it’s their functionality that warms me over.  Simply put, I like wearing them because I can operate my phone easier.  I have a touch phone and there’s nothing more obnoxious than needing to write a text in a pinch when you have to shuffle off gloves, tuck them under your armpit or pocket and start typing away.  It’s just easier for me.

If you still aren’t convinced and would rather keep your gloves, texting with your iPhone or touchscreen phone got a lot easier during the wintertime.  The company, Quirky, created some removable mini conductive pins that attach to the fingertips of your gloves and operate just like your bare fingertips.  So keep your fingers warm and type away.

Bring On The Winter Commute

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Custom Car Install at Abt

Abt’s Mobile Installation team delivered a rolling symphony of sound to the Abt sales floor this past weekend.  A 2010 Mercedes C300 has been outfitted with Focal speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers.  The most impressive part of the installation is zero modification to the factory interior of the vehicle.  While keeping all of the factory controls in the dashboard and cutting no holes in the panels, the audio has gone from plain and typical to vibrant and lifelike.

Custom Car Install at Abt

Alpine provides a solution for uncompromised sound without changing the radio in the dashboard of the vehicle, while Focal provides our sales and installation teams almost limitless options in breathing excitement back into driving your car. Quality sound and practicality meet in the trunk of this vehicle leaving room for golf bags, groceries, luggage, or your most recent purchase from Abt. (wink wink)

Custom Car Install at Abt

Visions of subwoofers that fill the trunk vanish as the sleek interior of the vehicle is complimented in the trunk.

Also hidden in this installation is a custom radar detector to help avoid those pesky red light camera tickets and/or speeding ticket. Don’t forget a remote start, which we have available for almost all makes, models, and years, including Mercedes Benz. The remote start used in this installation is unique in the way it is controlled: your smartphone. If you own a Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry, you can start your car from virtually anywhere with cellular service.

If you have questions about improving the sound in your vehicle or keeping your car interior warm this winter, contact our Mobile Installation Department and don’t forget  to come on in and see the car.

-Dustin M.