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Let’s Get Ready to Summer

Summer Squad!


The days are getting longer. The skies are looking bluer. The freshness of the spring bloom is starting to grow into that lush, confident green we look forward to every year. And whatever else you might want to call it, we all know what it is. You can feel it in the air. Summer. It’s a time for love, for recreation, for simply basking in the warmth. And if the heat doesn’t get too oppressive, summer really is a time for the flowering of human experience. You’ll never find a better season for more new activities, or a better excuse to take a break from work and go bungee jumping. Yes, it looks like the memes were all wrong, people. Summer is coming.

So you’ve got two choices. You can either enthusiastically drop everything and run off into the great wild unknown and enjoy the vast expanse of North America, hitching and train-hopping your way from town to town before you lose the chance to do it forever, or, for the more sober-minded among us, you can enjoy summer right in your own city. But that takes a little bit of planning.

So let’s get ready for summer with these helpful tips. Remember, we’re professionals.

Install your Air Conditioner!

I don’t know about you, but everywhere I’ve lived, summer can get pretty brutal. That’s a consequence of living on a giant mirror made of glass and asphalt, I suppose, but it does mean that summers are often scorching. And what’s worse, a lot of housing up here doesn’t have central air conditioning pre-installed. So you’re going to want to get your window unit installed as soon as possible. They’re pretty simple to get going; plug ’em in and stick them in the window frame, attaching any included fixtures and brackets to make sure it’s secure. That way you’re ready when the heat really kicks in, and won’t find yourself desperately installing it during a sudden heatwave. As they say, better an ounce of prevention than a pound of cure.

If you don’t already own an air conditioner, you’re going to want to get yourself covered as soon as you can with a good unit capable of providing you with a nice, cool refuge from those days when the sun just won’t stop beating you down. Knowing what kind of air conditioner to buy can be tough, and that’s why we’ve prepared and handy-dandy air conditioner buyer’s guide to help you find the best one. Whether it’s a window unit, a portable, or a full-scale PTAC, an AC is a vital part of any summer plan. Remember, in NYC at least, Summer 2012 was the third hottest summer on record, with temperatures in New York City in the triple digits for much of the season. I can’t imagine weathering that without an air conditioner.

You might want consider purchasing an efficient Energy Star-rated air conditioner, which meet or exceed the strictest EPA guidelines for energy efficiency. And always remember that air conditioners should be replaced every three years so you’re always up to date with current EPA Energy Star standards. They’ll save you money, and help save the planet, too!

Plan a Memorial Day Barbecue


Memorial Day originated as a day to remember the sacrifice of those who died in the Civil War, and was first celebrated by freedmen in Charleston, South Carolina in May, 1865 in what is now Hampton Park. Today, it’s become a day for both national memorial for American servicemen and a national day of recreation, the symbolic start to the summer season, celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, and the traditional barbecue.

Barbecuing is a great way to combine a meal for family and friends with an embrace for the outdoors. So if you want to throw a great BBQ party, do it right! Think bigger than burgers. A great grill can handle everything from hot dogs to ribs, and some grilled veggies would make a nice complement. Expand your palate. And think about other things you can serve around the picnic table — deviled eggs, potato salad, cole slaw, baked mac and cheese — to give your guests some options. So gather your family out on the patio with a selection of dishes. Kick off summer right, kemosabe.

Get Ready for Farmer’s Markets!


Farmer’s markets may run year-round in much of the country, but summer is when they really shine. No more hothouse produce; this is the real stuff. Now’s the time to start getting excited about all the fresh summer produce you’ll finally be able to get at its absolute best, and to think about everything you can do with it. Everything from tomatoes to cherries to watermelons are going to be peaking in the summer, so get ready to dig in. Now’s the time to start planning all those pies you’ve been wanting to cook.

Stock up on allergy medication and sunblock

A lot of people find summer brings more woes than whoas (pun intended) in the form of month-long sneezing fits and deep, red, murderous sunburn. But we live in an age of marvels, and there’s no reason to let your body’s natural antipathy to the outdoors stand between you and summer fun. Now’s the time to make sure you’ve got a reliable supply of allergy meds and sunblock.

For allergy meds, personal preference is as good a guide as any as far as picking what you need, but an important thing to remember about sunblock is that the SPF number doesn’t tell you a whole lot. SPF 15 blocks 94% of the sun’s rays, SPF 30 blocks 97%, SPF 45 blocks 98%, and after that, the numbers become functionally meaningless. For most people, SPF 30 is sufficient, and a water-resistant sunblock should be applied every two hours or after swimming. Don’t worry about getting the SPF 10,000 sunblock you usually go for, and just make sure you’ve got enough of whatever it is you end up using.



Summer isn’t going anywhere. Sure, it’s not the endless island that it was when we were ten, but it’s still three solid months long, and you’ve got time. You don’t need to jam everything into every day, and sometimes it’s important to take some time, kick back by yourself with a good back or every single episode of House of Cards and take a load off. Better yet? String a hammock out back and take a load off. You can hit the beach next weekend. You can go to Six Flags later. Let your mind wander, and dream…

Advertisement presents “A Grill for the Fallen”

Ah, spring. The air is crisp. The birds are a-singin’. The clouds, white full, amble across the brightest cerulean blue sky you’ve ever seen. And Commander Bill “Space Ace” MacTaggart  is relaxing for the first time in what feels like years, flipping burgers on his Weber natural gas grill.

Was it really just a few weeks ago that he finally triumphed over Agaz-Umatah in that seemingly endless battle at Omega Rex? Had it been less than a month since he piloted  the California into the gaping maw of the Death Caw? He’d worked for so long, an entire lifetime it seemed, to finally rid the galaxy of its most profound existential threat, but now the work was over. Now, he could kick back, enjoy the most horrifyingly opulent government pension ever issued, and worry about nothing more pressing than making sure the burgers cooked evenly on both sides.

Oh, and they’d be cooking evenly. The Weber Genesis-series grill’s Flavorizer bars and stainless steel cooking grates would see to that. Those sear marks meant quality, he thought to himself. What a difference from the blaster sears that pocked the walls of his ship after that last firefight. Then, they signified only death, but here — a celebration of life. Of spring.

His whole surviving crew was with him, ready to eat the bounty about to come forth from its porcelain-enameled lid and expansive warming rack. Everything would be just right, he knew; he had been monitoring the cooking temperature on the lid-mounted thermometer. Nothing would go wrong. Nothing could go wrong. His wife by his side, his kids playing, his crew toasting the fallen — everything was as perfect as it could be.

The time for mourning was over. The time for family, fun, burgers, and 38,500 BTUs of grilling power was here.

Commander MacTaggart smiled. Thanks to this grill, it was a perfect day.

Star commander or no, you too can grill to the memory of your comrades at

President’s Day Sale At AppliancesConnection

President's Day Sale At AppliancesConnection

President's Day Sale At AppliancesConnection

In celebration of Presidents day, AppliancesConnection is offering 25% off on qualifying appliances, plus get free in-home delivery and no sales tax if you are not from NY State. Also, you can save more by using the coupon codes and the rebates. Additionally, AppliancesConnection is offering an installation allowance of $75. A few of the brands are having their own rebates, like Bosch, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire and GE Cafe.

Bosch is offering a $300 mail in rebate on its cooktops and a $200 mail in rebate on the dishwashers.

Fisher & Paykel is offering a free 3 year warranty when you buy a dishwasher. Get $200 off on the cooktops and oven packages.

Get up to $500 off on qualifying GE Cafe appliances and $750 off on selected GE Caf appliance packages.

Get up to $325 rebate with qualifying purchase of appliances; Get $125 off on Refrigerators, $100-$75 off on Ranges, $50-$25 off on Microwave and $40 off on Top Freezer. Get $100 rebate on Frigidaire Affinity Steam Washer and matching Dryer. And up to 10% off on the qualified professional series appliances.

Get up to $500 rebate on delivery with LG appliances. Buy 2 appliances and get $100 off on delivery and installation. Buy 3 appliances and get $300 off on delivery and installation. Buy 4 appliances and get $400 off on delivery and installation and when you buy 5 appliances and get $500 off on delivery and installation.(Starts February 16, 2012)

Buy a Blomberg Refrigerator and a Blomberg Dishwasher and get $200 mail in rebate.(Starts February 16, 2012)

Receive $100 mail in rebate on 2 selected Kitchenaid appliances. Get $200 mail in rebate on 3 selected KitchenAid appliances. Get $400 mail in rebate on 4 selected KitchenAid appliances. Get $500 mail in rebate on 5 selected KitchenAid appliances. Get $700 mail in rebate on 6 selected KitchenAid appliances. Get a BONUS $100 Rebate on a select bonus Side-by-Side or Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator purchased as part of this promotion OR BONUS $300 Rebate on a select bonus Built-In Side-by-Side or Built-In Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator purchased as part of this promotion.(Starts February 16, 2012)

Receive up to a $600 with purchase of 2 or more qualifying Whirlpool appliances. Get a $100 rebate on 2 selected Whirlpool appliances. Get $300 rebate on 3 selected Whirlpool appliances. Get $400 rebate on 4 selected Whirlpool appliances. Get $500 rebate on 5 selected Whirlpool appliances. Plus a BONUS $100 Rebate on a select bonus Refrigerator purchased as part of this promotion.(Starts February 16, 2012)

Receive up to a $600 with purchase of 2 or more qualifying Maytag appliances. Get $100 rebate on 2 selected Maytag appliances. Get $300 rebate on 3 selected Maytag appliances. Get $400 rebate on 4 selected Maytag appliances. Get $500 rebate on 5 selected Maytag appliances. Plus as BONUS save $100 Rebate on a select bonus Refrigerator purchased as part of this promotion.(Starts February 16, 2012)

Receive up to a $400 American Express Reward Card with purchase of qualifying Electrolux Laundry Appliances.(Starts February 16, 2012)

Daily Deals From AppliancesConnection

Daily Deals from AppliancesConnection

Daily Deals from AppliancesConnection

Check the daily deal section at AppliancesConnection everyday to save money. Great deals for best value for your money. Get a new deal everyday, keep checking the website for more details. Save up to 50% on latest appliances and furniture.

AppliancesConnection also offers free in home delivery and 0% financing up to 24 months on these products, check daily deals Here

Dacor Go Green Instant Savings

Dacor Go Green Instant Savings

Dacor Go Green Instant Savings

With Dacor’s Go green instant savings you can save up to $2,750 instantly on Dacor cooking appliances and also qualify for 3 FOR FREE WARRANTY for an absolutely amazing deal.

Buy More – Save More – Go Green. When you purchase Dacor cooking appliances for $3,000 – $5,000 you qualify for $300 instantly. or spend $6,000 – $8,999 save $750 or spend $9,000 – 14,999 save $1,250 or spend $15,000 – $20,999 and save $2,000 or spend $21,000 or more and save $2,750 instantly. Now that’s a win-win!

Hurry, this offer is available for a limited time only! Expires June 30, 2012. Check this deal at

Broil King Grills

Broil King Grills

Broil King Grills

Broil King has been building grills for over two decades now, serving people so that they can enjoy a casual, relaxed outdoor living. There are two varieties of grills gas fuels and charcoal, there are portable grills too.

Gas-fueled grills typically use liquid propane or natural gas as fuel source. Broil King gas grills come in 6 series; Imperial Series, Regal Series, Sovereign Series, Signet Series, Crown Series, Monarch Series. These grills come in various sizes, your can select one of your convenience.

Few of the features of a Broil King grill is that it outputs high heat, but has a good temperature control, it includes the full feature rotisserie system and has multi-layer reversible cooking grates.

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