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Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for 2016

Tax Credit

Tax season is here, and as homeowners begin filling out their tax forms, they’re likely looking for all of the deductions they can take. The federal government recently extended some of the tax credits on purchases made of ENERGY STAR …

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Home Electronics: The Niche Your Customers Are Looking For

About 64 percent of American adults own a smartphone of some kind and 3-D printers are going mainstream, reflecting the trend that more consumers are using electronic gadgets and gizmos on a daily basis. There are converters to charge smartphones …

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Report Highlights Jobs Electricians Prefer

KleinTools

For some retailers, professional electricians make up a good portion of their customer base. A new survey from Klein Tools show why those tradesman enter or leave the field and what type of work they prefer. Klein Tools 2015 State of …

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Electronics Selling Guide

Since more and more home advancements are integrating technology, electronic gadgets and gizmos are becoming part of the overall home improvement process. This integration creates an opportunity for home improvement retailers to sell these items, such as USB outlets or cell phone …

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The Growing Opportunity in Home Electronics

View a PDF of this story of download the online Selling Guide to share the growing opportunity in home electronics with your team!  Plug In! If you could be a fly on the wall in a neighbor’s home, what would you see? Perhaps the …

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Could New Smart Lightbulbs Revolutionize the Industry?

smart lightbulbs

New trends in smart lighting requires that either the wiring and infrastructure or the bulbs themselves are able to be connected to the web. Philips hue, LIFX and INSTEON bulbs all take this latter approach, but buying new smart bulbs …

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Bright Ideas in Selling High-Efficiency Bulbs

bulbs

Retailers have made changes in their lightbulb inventory—and in the bulbs they use in their own stores—in order to comply with federal regulations as incandescent lightbulbs are phased out and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), LED lamps and halogen bulbs …

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THE CLOCK IS TICKING: Make Changes in Plumbing, Electrical Categories Now

The new lead-free plumbing law, the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs: Recently, there have been big changes to the plumbing and electrical categories. Is your store ready? Parts of the light bulb phase out have already begun but additional deadlines …

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