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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. 

According to an employment report, released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 4, the construction industry added 6,000 new positions (seasonally adjusted) in July.

According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, U.S. housing starts fell back 4.8 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units.

Quadrant Homes, a homebuilder based in Bellevue, Wash. serving the Seattle area, announced on June 6 via their website that they will begin offering smart home features as standard in all new Quadrant homes.

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.

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AFCIs Increase Safety from Fires

According to the most recent data from the United States Fire Administration, home electrical problems are responsible for an estimated 67,800 fires every year, resulting in 485 deaths, 2,300 injuries and more than $868 million in residential property loss. The U.S.


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Automation Goes Home

Elite homebuyers want the latest monitoring technology


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Broadband Reaching: The Residential Standard

Broadband services have come a long way. The services expanded from simply high-speed Internet access to more entertainment options and voice features over Internet protocol. Homeowners may want to subscribe to some of these services.


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Connecting To The Future

Revolutionizing residential entertainment and communications


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Residential Market Snapshot

Electrical contractors head home for emerging opportunities


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Home Tweak Home

Being competitive in automation means doing your research:


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Finding Your Residential Niche

  There’s something for everyone in this technology-driven sector The home is a serious contender for electrical and automated functions, and there are many different services the customer can use; it’s up to you, the electrical contractor, to find your residential niche.


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