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April 2015

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Is That Paint Peeling on the Inside of Your Grill?

It’s around this time of year when we begin receiving numerous calls from customers concerned about what appears to be paint peeling on the inside of their grill. While this is a common concern, the problem is almost never as bad as it looks. That “paint” is actually a layer of grease and smoke buildup that has been accumulating since the first time you seared a steak. And while not as harmful to you as chips of…

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Portable TVs: Still a Great Gadget for the Die-Hard Sports Fan.

Today, it seems like almost every device in our lives is connected to the internet. Our phones, TVs, watches, and even many kitchen appliances are part of the “Internet of Things.” In this highly-connected world, streaming and on-demand media are the preferred method of receiving our entertainment. So something as simple as a portable television that receives a broadcast signal seems a bit old-fashioned, if not completely obsolete. But there’s one group…

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Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Drive

Have some old electronics taking up space, but haven’t been sure how to dispose of them? Tomorrow is the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning! In honor of Earth Day, we will be hosting our annual E-Waste Reycling Drive. Simply bring your old devices over and we’ll make sure they’re properly recycled. You get rid of your unwanted, obsolete junk and get the peace of mind knowing they won’t end up in a…

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Abt Exclusive Events

Earth Day Celebration at Abt.

Being green is a year-round commitment at Abt. From our on-site recycling center to energy-efficient technology throughout the store, we take pride in doing our part to keep the planet a little cleaner. So, Earth Week is an extra special celebration for us, and we kicked it off on Sunday with a day of fun and educational activities with the help of some friends. All week long we’ll be exploring ways that we…

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Join Abt and Control4 for The Smarter Living Experience Live Stream!

Control4 is one of the leading names in the home automation industry, producing solutions to automate just about every function in your house. Their combination of proprietary software and  hardware offers conveniences of every level, from letting you control all of your home theater components with one remote, to providing access to your home’s security, climate and lighting systems from anywhere in the house. As the 2014 Control4 Dealer of the year, Abt has had the…

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Abt and City Year Chicago, Working Together to Make a Difference.

Abt recently had the privilege of teaming up with City Year Chicago to perform a day of service at Chalmers School of Excellence in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago.  City Year is a not-for-profit organization that works with public schools across the country to provide academic and social support to at-risk students. From one-on-one classroom tutoring to organizing after school activities, the members of City Year help foster an overall positive environment…

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Stay Prepared During Storm Season With Products From Abt

They say April showers bring May flowers, but most of us know that this month’s heavy storms will actually do lots of damage. From power outages to flash flooding, there’s no way to tell exactly what each spring’s weather will bring. While storm season has already begun, it’s never too late to be prepared. Whether it’s installing a new sump pump to keep your basement dry or a keeping a generator handy to…

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HBO NOW Is Now Live For Apple TV Users!

After year of rumors, and just over a month since it was officially confirmed, HBO’s standalone streaming service “HBO NOW” is now live for Apple TV users. Costing only $14.99 a month (after a free one-month trial) and requiring no cable subscription or long-term commitment, HBO NOW lets users stream a large library of HBO’s premium movies and original programming. That means access to every episode of past and current hits, including Game of…

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from everyone at Abt! The Easter Bunny makes his final visit to Abt today, from noon-4pm. Be sure to stop by for a free photo and our famous freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies. The store and phone lines will be closed all day on Easter Sunday, but you can always visit us at Abt.com. We hope everyone has an enjoyable Easter weekend!…

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Abt Lights It Up Blue for Autism Awareness

Abt is always happy to take part in supporting our local community and other greater causes. One cause that’s very near to us is that of raising awareness for autism. Affecting 1 in 68 children, autism is a lifelong disorder that causes varying levels of cognitive, communication and social development issues. The cause is unknown and there is no cure. The Abt family founded the For Autistic Kids Foundation to raise funds to broaden…

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