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. 

The digital age is all about information. Two firms that are a product of that movement now provide consumers with a key piece of information about solar energy when they look to buy a home.


Residential electricity prices in the United States were set to decline in 2016 for the first time since 2002, according to the Oct. 6, 2016 “Today in Energy” report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). 


Photos by Jill Mazur

In Southern California, large multifamily residential projects are growing vertically—in towers, high rises and other multibuilding complexes. Orange County electrical contractor SBE Contracting (formerly Stout and Burg) is front and center of this movement.



With more than 100 million homes 
in the United States, the residential service/maintenance market offers electrical contractors a broad spectrum of opportunities.

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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.


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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.


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Layers of Light

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


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Safe at Home?

Residential opportunities abound for ECs According to the most recent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) analysis, almost 75 percent of all reported structure fires occurred in homes. In a 1997 survey performed for the NFPA, 53 percent of U.S. residents feel safest from fire at home.


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New Twists on Residential Indoor Lighting

“People are becoming more educated about the psychological effects of light,” said Ken Mackenzie, director of marketing, Lightolier.


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Trends in Residential Lighting

Ask four different contractors or manufacturers what’s new on the residential lighting front and you’ll get four different answers. One may point to new fixtures, maybe a Spiderman light suspended by wire from the ceiling.


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Bonding the Hot-Water Piping System

A simple change in construction and plumbing methods over a period of years may have resulted in many water-piping systems being inadequately bonded to the electrical system.


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