Residential

 

With the growth in the market for the interconnected, electronic smart home, to the care and attention needing to be paid to retrofits of aging houses, there’s never a shortage of information in the residential market. Below you’ll find the residential articles from ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, covering the full residential spectrum. 

For electrical contractors 
specializing in bread-and-butter residential projects, such as changing out light switches and adding receptacles, the proliferation of the Internet of Things offers both challenges and opportunities.

Tiny houses are having their moment. They have their own television shows, magazines and festivals around the country. Enthusiasts call it a movement toward a simpler and freer way of life.

Apple HomeKit


According to a 2016 industry study by Zion Research, the U.S. market for home automation systems is growing by leaps and bounds.

Two new reports confirm the trend that homeowners are becoming more aware of energy saving opportunities and needs and are taking steps to benefit from these savings.

More on Residential

 
Smart Homes Installation Raises EC Opportunities

Traditionally, residential wiring was the easiest, most straightforward work an electrician could find. But with the demand for “smart” home structured wiring, that tradition is changing.


READ MORE
 
Grounding of Receptacles, Overcurrent Protection for a Feeder and More

Article 210 Branch Circuits Article 240 Overcurrent Protection Article 250 Grounding Article 310 Conductors for General Wiring Article 430 Motors, Motor Circuits and Controllers Branch-circuit size for motor load Q: I have to install a 11/2 horsepower, single-phase, 120V motor with a nameplate full


READ MORE
 
Hidden Income

Add to your profit with voice and data wiring Residential electrical contractor owners and managers must often push aside their efforts to increase business and improve the bottom line to make way for bidding projects and managing jobs.


READ MORE
 
Security & Simplicity

Think that security is the end-all in residential systems? That mindset will get you nowhere today in the home systems market, and most companies know that. Security may be part of a residential system design, but even more importantly homeowners want convenience.


READ MORE
 
Home Automation Solutions

From electricity and telephones to cable TV and dial-up Internet access, the only thing missing in today’s technology is how to provide total system integration, including energy savings and lighting control.


READ MORE
 
Convenience is King

Home automation is exactly what it sounds like: automating your home. It’s all about comfort and convenience. If you’re buying a new house and have the opportunity to create a “smart” home and can afford it, don’t miss out.


READ MORE
 
Layers of Light

Trends in Residential Indoor Lighting ”The big thing about residential lighting is that people are taking it more seriously.


READ MORE

Pages

X