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Mattress Technologies Explained

There are inner spring, memory foam, or hybrid mattresses. Which mattress technology is right for you?
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Washers: Top Loading vs. Front Loading

Are you trying to decide between a front load and top load washer? Before you choose which is right for you, there are a few things to consider.
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Grilling vs. BBQing: What's the Difference?

When it comes to cooking on your new grill, there's a difference between barbecuing and grilling.
Vented vs Ventless Dryers: What’s the Difference?

Vented vs Ventless Dryers: What’s the Difference?

One big factor in a dryer's energy consumption is whether it is vented or ventless. We're here to make your dryer decision easier by giving you details on both!
How to Pick an Energy-Efficient Washer and Dryer

How to Pick an Energy-Efficient Washer and Dryer

Shopping for a new washer or dryer? Here are some tips on choosing the most energy-efficient laundry appliances to suit your needs!
How to Clean Hardwood Floors

How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Whether they're newly-installed or as old as your home itself, your hardwood floors will look their best with these cleaning tips!
Best TV Technology of 2018

Best TV Technology of 2018

Here are some of the most important new TV terms and features for 2018.
The History of Television, Part 1

The History of Television, Part 1

Here's a timeline of television's early development, including P.C. Richard & Son's journey in joining the television revolution!
Surge Protectors: A Necessary Accessory

Surge Protectors: A Necessary Accessory

Everyone owns appliances that can cause a spike at any moment. Depending on your home’s wiring, the occurrence can be frequent. Computers, TVs, and washing machines are all sensitive to voltage...
Sonos One: Alexa for Music Lovers

Sonos One: Alexa for Music Lovers

The Sonos One combines the convenience of Amazon's Alexa with the auditory majesty of a Sonos speaker!
Sonos: The Home Sound System

Sonos: The Home Sound System

Sonos is the wireless Home Sound System that sets up quickly and makes listening easy. Enjoy all the most popular music services, internet radio, audiobooks, podcasts, music downloads, even your...
Sonos SUB Wireless Subwoofer Overview

Sonos SUB Wireless Subwoofer Overview

Add powerful, dramatically deeper bass to your TV and music with the Sonos SUB Wireless Subwoofer.
Cameras & Camcorders
DSLR Cameras vs. Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras

DSLR Cameras vs. Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras

Not sure whether to purchase a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera or a point-and-shoot digital camera? Typically, if you’re a casual shooter, you’ll probably want a point-and-shoot. If you’re
The Ultimate Drone Buying Guide

The Ultimate Drone Buying Guide

Drone prices vary greatly and the drone you choose will depend on the type of experience desired. Do you plan to take hundreds of aerial photographs of your neighborhood and your home?
5 Ways You Can Have Responsible, Safe Fun With Drones

5 Ways You Can Have Responsible, Safe Fun With Drones

A drone is considered an Unmanned Aircraft System, or UAS. A drone offers a first-person, aerial view of any terrain, building, and other outdoor areas and is the ideal device to capture spectacular
3 Reasons NOT to Use a TV as a Computer Monitor

3 Reasons NOT to Use a TV as a Computer Monitor

While utilizing a TV as a computer monitor may sound like an ingenious way to upgrade, the fact is that sticking with a computer monitor is a much better choice. Here's why!
5 Hacks That Will Make Your Study Sessions Way More Enjoyable

5 Hacks That Will Make Your Study Sessions Way More Enjoyable

College life got you feeling stressed? Between studying, projects, and classes, things can get hectic. Check out our blog for tips on turning your study sessions into gratifying “me time" or a fun...
Is It Time to Upgrade Your Wireless Router?

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Wireless Router?

If you’re like me, you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your wireless router. Once it’s set up, you forget about it… until problems arise, that is. If your internet is spotty, there’s lag...
Computers & Tablets
How to Keep Your Devices Safe in the Cold

How to Keep Your Devices Safe in the Cold

Stepping out into the bitter cold does not only have an effect on you, but the blast of arctic temperatures could put your electronics on thin ice! Smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and laptops can...
Connected in Connecticut: 2012 Altima Gets Audio Upgrade

Connected in Connecticut: 2012 Altima Gets Audio Upgrade

A customer visited our P.C. Richard & Son North Haven, Connecticut showroom looking to upgrade the stereo in his 2012 Nissan Altima. There was nothing wrong with the factory stereo, but it was...
P.C. Richard & Son's Mobile Installation Centers: Take the Ultimate Road Trip This Summer

P.C. Richard & Son's Mobile Installation Centers: Take the Ultimate Road Trip This Summer

Whether it be upstate NY, Florida beaches, or you're traveling across the country... the possibilities are endless. Wherever you're going on a road trip, you'll have a blast with mobile upgrades...
Modern Sound for a Classic Car

Modern Sound for a Classic Car

A customer recently restored a 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo. The only thing missing was a modern car stereo, so he came to P.C. Richard & Son!
Move-In Day: Five Essential Items For Your First Apartment

Move-In Day: Five Essential Items For Your First Apartment

This is it – you’re finally moving out on your own for the very first time. It’s sure to be an exciting process, but along with the sweet taste of freedom come the responsibilities of independence,...
Downsizing Your Home: A How-To Guide

Downsizing Your Home: A How-To Guide

Your children have moved out, leaving behind empty rooms. Or perhaps you simply aren't using the extra space in your current house. Now is the perfect time to downsize and relocate to a smaller home
5 Ideas for Creating a Zen Bedroom

5 Ideas for Creating a Zen Bedroom

The bedroom should be a space that helps promote rest and relaxation. If you're having trouble sleeping, then you might want to consider giving your bedroom a makeover. One way that you can do this...
Smart Home: Adding Smart LED Lighting to Your Home

Smart Home: Adding Smart LED Lighting to Your Home

Customize lighting in any room of your home with Smart LED Lighting!
Convenient, Cool, and Connected: A Guide to Smart Thermostats

Convenient, Cool, and Connected: A Guide to Smart Thermostats

A great addition to any home automation system is a Wi-Fi Thermostat, especially during the chilly winter months! A Smart Thermostat offers precise comfort control, it’s intuitive to your preference
5 Easy Ways to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

5 Easy Ways to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

Turning your house into a smart home has never been easier! There are many products that offer convenience, all while remaining cost-friendly. They’re easy to install, and most operate with free app
Portable Air Conditioner BTU Changes: What You Need to Know

Portable Air Conditioner BTU Changes: What You Need to Know

Starting in spring of 2018, portable air conditioners of all brands will benefit from a new and more accurate BTU rating system. Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know!
Don't Let a Noisy Air Conditioner Keep You Awake: The Quietest Air Conditioners for Your Home

Don't Let a Noisy Air Conditioner Keep You Awake: The Quietest Air Conditioners for Your Home

When it's time to upgrade your air conditioner, it's crucial to understand what style and model you're purchasing. If not, you could end up buying an extremely noisy air conditioner that ruins your...
3 Simple Tips to Save Money While Running Your Air Conditioner

3 Simple Tips to Save Money While Running Your Air Conditioner

As the temperature rises, so does the electric bill. Running your air conditioner during the summer months is quite costly, but with these simple tips you won't have to sacrifice your comfort to sav
How to Use Your Outdoor Space in the Fall

How to Use Your Outdoor Space in the Fall

Crisp weather and beautiful foliage make autumn a perfect time to revel in the open air, so here are some ways to make the most of your outdoor space this fall!
25 Things to Do Around Your Fire Pit

25 Things to Do Around Your Fire Pit

A vast, cobalt sky covered in twinkling stars is overhead, and a cozy, crackling fire gives off a warm glow. You’ve got the perfect scenery, now all you’re missing are some fun things to do!
Creating the Ultimate Backyard Tailgate

Creating the Ultimate Backyard Tailgate

Football season is here! If you follow the games or not, there is room for everyone to get involved in the excitement. Game day is a great excuse to get friends and family together for some fun and...
About P.C. Richard & Son
Perks of P.C. Richard & Son: It's All About Work Well Done

Perks of P.C. Richard & Son: It's All About Work Well Done

We have five generations of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability to inspire us. The truest reward is the sunshine in our hearts and loving what we do. Let's take a look at some of the greatest parts...
Born to Sell: The Story of Our Founder, A.J. Richard

Born to Sell: The Story of Our Founder, A.J. Richard

With sound judgment for business and love for the company, A.J. lead the charge in developing P.C. Richard & Son into what it is today. We continue to cherish and implement his key values of Honesty
Health & Beauty
How to Rock a 1950s Look Inspired by Vintage Appliance Ads

How to Rock a 1950s Look Inspired by Vintage Appliance Ads

Our magnified and lighted makeup mirrors, along with our tips, will help you master the precision to achieve a classic 1950s look. We've created some ideas and palettes based off of trendy kitchen...
5 Home Gym Technologies to Keep You Motivated

5 Home Gym Technologies to Keep You Motivated

These 5 home gym technology advancements will deliver incredible workouts and keep you motivated to reach fitness goals from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
4 Ways to Keep Up Your Resolution for a Healthier You

4 Ways to Keep Up Your Resolution for a Healthier You

With every new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. You make your list of resolutions and imagine the new you, but did you imagine the steps and the work you will need to put into achieving
Positive Vibes, Health, & Relaxation: All the Tools for a Great New Year!

Positive Vibes, Health, & Relaxation: All the Tools for a Great New Year!

If your New Year's resolution is centered around increasing positive vibes and mindset, focusing on health, or taking the time to relax, we've got just the right tools to help you achieve your goals!
Tips to Make Black Friday Shopping Fun & Simple

Tips to Make Black Friday Shopping Fun & Simple

Your friends at P.C. Richard & Son are here to help keep Black Friday SIMPLE! We've got your back with everything from exceptional customer service, installation, and servicing... it's a VIP...
Top 10 Stocking Stuffers Under $50

Top 10 Stocking Stuffers Under $50

Have you been looking for some gift ideas to stuff those stockings with? Well, not only do we have great ideas, but we have great prices to match them! We've listed our top 10 favorite stocking...

A.J. Richard is the "son" in P.C. Richard & Son; the man whose culture and business principles are the foundation of the company as we know it today. Our employees pass through the A.J. Richard Learning Centers at our corporate offices where they continue to strengthen and refine their principles and product knowledge to ensure you get a superior experience before, during and after the sale.

Now the same knowledge that comes out of our physical A.J. Richard Learning Centers is being brought to you here. From choosing the right air conditioner for your space to home automation 101, we want to make sure you always make confident buying decisions. Enjoy your visit to the A.J. Richard Learning Center!

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