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Clearing the Air: Reasons to Buy An Air Purifier

  Spring is right around the corner. This means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and spring break for the kids. Unfortunately, it can also mean allergies for many people. But Abt and ComEd can help this allergy season. ComEd customers can receive a $50 rebate on an ENERGY STAR® certified air purifier from the ComEd Smart Ideas® Energy Efficiency Program PLUS these other valuable benefits: 1. Eliminate allergy triggers Air purifiers remove contaminants in the air,…

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Samsung Electronics Named 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year

Samsung Electronics has been named 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in the Product Manufacturing Category by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). By offering 960 ENERGY STAR-qualified models across multiple product categories, including more televisions than all other consumer electronics brands, Samsung was selected out of the 20,000 participating ENERGY STAR organizations for its outstanding contributions in ongoing employee, retailer, and distributor training programs, as well as consumer education campaigns…

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Abt’s Energy Solutions Center Tour

For anyone who has ever heard of Abt or has stepped into our store in Glenview, IL, it’s hard not to notice our dedication to helping the environment. Abt hosted an energy solutions tour sponsored by ComEd recently that informed customers of energy-saving tips and were asked to fill out surveys explaining their daily energy uses. A visitor to the tour even mentioned that they were convinced to do away with their…

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Reminder – Tomorrow’s the IL Cash For Appliances Day (Part III)

Don’t forget that tomorrow at 7am, our doors open for the last leg of Illinois’ Cash for Appliances stimulus initiative.  Illinois residents will receive an additional 15% off select Energy Star qualified appliances, up to $250.  Orders will be processed beginning at 8am until the funds run out. See you bright and early tomorrow morning! –Jennifer A.…

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IL Appliance Rebate Part Two – September 24

Are you ready for Round 2? Here at Abt, we definitely are! For one day only (Friday, September 24th), you can be one of thousands of IL residents to use part of the remaining $3 million in stimulus funds. Illinois residents can receive 15% instantly (up to $250 per category) on Energy-Star qualified appliances. Just like the Cash for Appliances Day in April, this money is given out first come, first serve.…

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What Appliance Uses The Most Energy In Your Home?

Hello again, I’m back with more green tips for you! Last time we talked about your refrigerator which uses the second most energy of any appliance in your home.  What’s the first?  Your HVAC system.  At this time of year it is your air conditioner using the bulk of your electricity.  I thought we should take a moment to review what you can do to get the most from your AC. If…

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Refrigerator Buying Tips

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 refrigerators.  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…

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My Latest Abt Purchase – The Maytag MFI2269SS Refrigerator

My name is Steve Pawlak and I want to talk about my most recent Abt purchase. I was in the market for an energy efficient, French door refrigerator with a water dispenser. Using our site, I easily found one that fit the bill. The MFI2269SS is everything I wanted! Stainless steel, energy-efficient and a great price. The ice and water dispenser is awesome. Getting cold, filtered water whenever I want is very…

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Energy Star 4.0, New TV Standards for 2010

April 16th, the day the Energy Star Rebate program for appliances began and ended in IL, consumers saw the importance and popularity of the Energy Star rating system. Not only is the Energy Star revolution going to make this world a better place, but also it will make paying energy bills each month a little less daunting. Just a few days ago, May 1st, Energy Star standards changed for TVs. Previously, a…

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Earth Day Guest Blog From Tim S.

What type of Earth Day celebration would it be without discussing water? It covers most of our planet, humans are made mostly of water, no living thing can survive without it, and most people spend more on it (per gallon) than on gas. Did you know bottled water costs anywhere from $7-$18 per gallon? Here are some tips on reducing water usage and saving money in the process: 1. Buy a fridge…

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