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Electrical Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring electrical ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

How to Install Outdoor Garage Lights

A step-by-step guide to lighting the driveway with outdoor garage light fixtures with a motion sensor.

The 5 Best Portable Generators (2022 Review)

A portable generator is a machine that you don’t appreciate until you really need it. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best portable generators on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

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How to Choose a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Ask This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman discusses new technology for bathroom vent fans.

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Ask TOH Know-How: A Device That Makes “Sense”

In this episode, Ross learns about a super-savvy energy expenditure monitoring device that can help homeowners conserve energy—and save money

Home Safety: Why You Should Conduct an Electrical Audit

You remember to change the batteries in your smoke/CO detectors. You have guards on your windows. There’s a high-tech security alarm at your door. The safety of your home and its occupants is always top of mind. But when was the last time you thought about the safety of your electrical system? Read on to find out when it may be time to conduct an electrical audit of your home, and how to go about it.

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Best Uses for an Electric Tankless Water Heater

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses which houses are the best fit for an electric tankless water heater

Turn an Outlet into a USB Charger

Adapt your wall socket to a charging station

Power-Outage Essentials

Expert picks for what you should have on hand in case the lights go out during stormy weather season