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.

More on Residential

 
Clocking In

One of my junior estimators asked, “What is a clock outlet?” So I wrote her back a simple answer. Yeah right. Me? A simple answer? Ha!


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The Ripple Effect

You may have seen the impact of the residential bubble blowout on your local market, and if you’re like a lot of electricians who rely on residential projects, your business model has adjusted to accommodate shifts over the past two years.


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Residential Pilot Tests Smart Meters

On July 21, 2008, a group of selected residential electricity consumers in Washington, D.C., began testing advanced metering technology coupled with pricing options that could assist them in curbing their monthly bills by better controlling their power consumption.


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Riding Out the Residential Slump

Even before the housing market went into its downturn, residential work was problematic for the electrical contractor.


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New-Home Sales up in April Following Downward Revision in March

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.3 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 526,000 units, the U.S. Commerce Department reported.


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ECs Are Integrators of Choice for Home Technologies

Congratulations are in order as electrical contractors (ECs) have taken the lead as custom installers for many key home technologies.


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New Residential Sales Continue to Fall

The conclusion of 2007 saw the biggest 12-month decline in new home sales in 37 years, and analysts predict 2008 to continue the residential sales slump. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in conjunction with the U.S.


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