Get current on the aspects of home electricity, with how to's from planning to installation and beyond.
Is your wiring more than 20 years old? Consider upgrading to GFCI outlets for your next home improvement project.
Ask This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman explains a few different methods for hooking up a portable generator to a house.
Get essential knowledge about your home’s power distribution center.
Installing a dimmer switch is one of the easiest DIY electrical projects you can do. Read these steps on how to install one in your home.
Ask This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman explains the uses and purposes of different types of electrical boxes.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to snake wires through walls for a pair of outdoor speakers
A general overview of how electrical systems in the home have dramatically changed and advanced over the years.
Look over the shoulder of electrician Heath Eastman as he installs an electrical outlet in our Brookline project house to learn a few tricks of the trade.
Pay it forward to your house’s future residents (and your current electrician) by ensuring that your breaker panel’s labels are legible, accurate, and easy to interpret, using…
When the lights go out, a generator is your first line of defense. Here’s how to choose the right type for your home.
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.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses which houses are the best fit for an electric tankless water heater
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Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron visits Alaska to install a portable generator with a manual transfer switch to power hardwired appliances like a well pump and heating system using unleaded gasoline
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron explains the differences between wire nuts of various sizes and colors.
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron looks at a three-way switch issue and fixes the problem.
Expand your DIY repertoire and save money by making bathroom, kitchen, and outdoor repairs yourself.
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron uses crown molding to conceal wiring and bring more electrical outlets to a bedroom
Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, installs LED track lights and LED track lights with Bluetooth speaker technology to brighten up a loft bedroom
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor helps a homeowner fix a faulty three-way switch
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor describes how to combat power outages with a standby generator
Ask This Old House lighting expert Scott Caron gives Kevin a tutorial on electrical testers to make sure you never work on live wires
Electrician Scott Caron hangs a flat-screen TV on the wall and conceals all the wiring
Electrician Scott Caron shows a homeowner how to bring power to a detached garage
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor works with an electrician to help a couple add task lighting to their dark kitchen
Electronic sentinels in your outlets offer protection from electrical fires