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Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Protect Your Eyes in Style This Summer

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

After a couple false starts this year, it looks as if summer is finally here to stay. And while gorgeous weather means tons of fun in the sun, it’s also when you have to be extra careful protecting your skin and eyes. Excess exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can have damaging effects on your eyes, causing severe conditions like cataracts, skin cancer, and worse. Luckily, staying safe is as easy as putting on a new pair of sunglasses.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: S’mores Cookies

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

One of the great joys of summer backyard living is sitting out around the firepit and roasting some after-dinner s’mores. But if you’re an apartment-dweller who can’t just build a fire on your patio, or you’re simply uncomfortable around an open fire, you can still enjoy the warm, gooey goodness of melted marshmallows and chocolate with this easy-to-make recipe. These S’mores Cookies are filled with the same great tastes as the traditional campfire treat, with none of the danger.

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Yeti Coolers and Drinkware, Now at Abt

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The middle of a surprise almost-spring snow storm probably isn’t when you’d be thinking about upgrading your cooler products. But we’re holding on tight to the idea that warmer temps are right around the corner, which means it won’t be long before the backyard parties and beach visits start, which means you’re going to need something to keep your cold drinks cold. And there are no products on earth better suited to that task than Yeti coolers and drinkware, which are now available at Abt.

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Your Summer Hiking Essentials from Abt

Monday, July 11th, 2016

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Summer is finally in the air and it’s time to get out to enjoy the wonderful weather. Hiking is one of the best summer activities, getting you outside with your family and friends to places that you have never seen before—or even back to your favorite destinations. Not only is hiking a great way to enjoy the warm summer weather, it’s also great exercise that will burn calories and increase your fitness level. But before you go, make sure you’re prepared with all of the right hiking essentials. Abt now carries a great selection of Patagonia backpacks that make the perfect companion for whatever your summer hiking adventures entail. Patagonia has become nearly synonymous with the outdoors, offering many great products for your outdoor needs. No matter the type of hiking you prefer, Abt’s selection of Patagonia backpacks has you covered. Abt carries various totes, backpacks and other Patagonia products that make the perfect addition to your hikes. (more…)

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Abt’s 4th of July Sale Starts Today!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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As the month of June is coming to an end, it’s hard to believe that July is almost here! That means America’s most celebrated holiday is just around the corner, the 4th of July. A weekend dedicated to celebrating the birth of our great country, enjoying awesome firework shows and barbecue, and of course spending time with friends and family. Starting today, celebrate America during our 4th of July Sale! Find great deals on tons of products like appliances, TVs, speakers and more. Stay cool with a new LG 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner or enjoy your music outside with Klipsch 5.25″ Two Way All Weather Loudspeakers.  Whatever products you may need for the summer, enjoy incredible savings throughout the site on our already low prices. Hurry while the sale ends Monday, July 4th at 11 pm CST.

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Top 5 Summer Road Trip Essentials

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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The summer is well underway and the road trips have begun. When you think about what to bring, Abt has a few must-haves on the list. Check out these 5 road trip essentials for this summer!

 

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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

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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…)

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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 energy 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, visit our A/C selection or give us a call at 888-228-5800.

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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.

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