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). 


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

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.



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VoIP for the Home or Home Office

It has been predicted that the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) market is in the early stages of dramatic growth, but VoIP needs a compelling reason for use if its proponents expect the technology to have a lasting effect. For the home, the major advantage appears to be reduced phone cost.


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Mass Appeal

While the residential lighting market is still largely driven by new construction and retrofitting of single-family homes, emerging trends in multifamily residential dwellings are signaling new opportunities for the design and installation of indoor lighting products.


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Going for a Swim

A major change has occurred in Article 680 in the 2005 National Electrical Code (NEC) that will affect all swimming pools not constructed using conventional steel rebar and concrete (gunite).


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Marketing to Residential Customers

The next time you review your marketing strategy, consider expanding into the often-overlooked residential market. Many electrical contractors have chosen to concentrate on the cyclical commercial, industrial and institutional niches.


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Coming Home

Now that fiber optics is finally being used for a broadband connection to the home, it's time to consider if it has a use in the home.


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Theaters in Luxury Homes 2005

Freeway congestion, 60-hour work weeks, urban gridlock and family obligations have driven the work-and-play-at-home trend. Buyers want everything from home offices with high-speed Internet to home fitness rooms with the latest exercise gizmos and equipment.


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Integrated Building Systems (IBS) for the Residence

The term “IBS” conceptually combines the installation and maintenance of all electrical and electronic systems, which includes telecommunications, life safety, security access control and local area networks (LANs).


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