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.

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The Integrated Systems Contractor Rises

McGraw-Hill has predicted that multifamily housing will rise 19 percent in dollars and 18 percent in units, continuing its moderate, upward trend.


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Residential Smoke Detection

Now that the 2013 NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, is ready to hit the market, let’s look at the changes and review the installation requirements.


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A Turnkey(less) solution

According to “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012,” a joint report by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute, most developers and homebuilders have remained on the sidelines during this extended economic recovery because, without evident demand drivers, construction lenders are


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Installer Gadgets

Before tablet computers and smartphones were so common, home automation was for homeowners and developers who could pay the high price. But in just a few years, 4G and Wi-Fi-based devices are widely distributing the possibility of home automation to consumers with a vengeance.


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Charged for Success

U.S. solar-panel manufacturers might be hurting these days, but installers’ business is going gangbusters.


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2012 Profile of the Electrical Contractor

For the past 50 years, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR has surveyed its readers every other year to get a snapshot of the industry and pinpoint emerging trends, opportunities and other changing dynamics.


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Remodeling Market Index Rises to Five-Year High

Remodeling sentiment rose to the highest level in five years, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter of 2011. The RMI increased to 46.6 in the fourth quarter from 41.7 in the third quarter.


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