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Safety Tips for Home DIY Projects

Doing it yourself should also mean doing it safely. But for folks without a lot of construction experience, knowing how to keep safe while still making progress on a home renovation or repair can be one of the most challenging aspects of the job. Keep these simple precautions in mind while tackling your own projects to increase the odds of staying safe and finishing the project.

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How to Install an Electronic Air Cleaner

Improving indoor air quality with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey

Best Driveway Alarms (2022 Review)

Protecting your home starts the minute someone enters your property, and for many that’s via the driveway. Keep reading for the best driveway alarms and tips for choosing the best alarm for your home.

9 Best Home Security Systems (2022 Reviews)

Investing in a home security system can improve home safety and help protect your home from break-ins and theft. Keep reading to learn about the best home security systems and find a solution that’s right for you.

Ring vs. Nest (2022 Comparison)

The Nest Secure and Ring Alarm systems might seem similar, but they are two very different home security systems with unique benefits. Our Nest vs. Ring guide will help you decide which is right for you and your home.

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How to Clean Up Mold

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor discover ways to rid a home of mold

Best DIY Home Security Systems (2022)

If you don’t want to be held down by long contracts, you may benefit from a DIY home security system. In this article we discuss the best DIY home security systems to help you choose a system for your home.

S20 E29, Kevin O’Connor and Heath Eastman discuss smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
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Understanding Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman teaches host Kevin O’Connor everything he needs to know about these fire safety devices.

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How to Choose a Carbon Monoxide Detector

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey examines various types of carbon-monoxide detectors

Best Self-Monitored Home Security Systems (2022 Guide)

If you’re looking for a security system without the long-term contracts and monthly fees, a self-monitored security system may be right for you. In this article, we discuss the features, pricing, and benefits of the best self-monitored home security systems.

Ring vs. SimpliSafe (2022 Guide)

Ring and SimpliSafe are two of the least expensive options for DIY home security systems. We examine the pros and cons of each company to determine who will get the most out of their products.

Nest Home Security Review (2022 Guide)

Nest is part of Google’s foray into home security. This high-cost but high-quality network of hardware includes a central hub, a video doorbell, several sensors, and security cameras, all of which connect with other smart home devices. Keep reading this Nest home security review to learn more.

Best Home Security Systems in Connecticut (2022)

If you’re looking for a home security system in Connecticut, read on to learn about the top companies and find the right equipment for your home.

ADT Home Security Review (2022 Guide)

Home security systems give homeowners peace of mind knowing that their home is protected. In this ADT review, we go over details about the company and what it offers to help you determine if it’s right for you.

The 5 Best Fire Extinguishers (2022 Guide)

Fire extinguishers put out small fires in your kitchen, basement, bedroom, or other area of your home. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best fire extinguishers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors (2022 Review)

A necessary device in your home, a carbon monoxide detector ensures that the presence of this harmful gas is identified. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best carbon monoxide detectors on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various department stores, home improvement stores, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Safes (2022 Review)

Whether you’re trying to protect items in your home or on a trip, a safe can provide you with the security you need. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best safes on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 13 Most Hazardous Homeowner DIY Trends

From DIY decks and porches to seemingly innocent wall demolition—a home inspection expert explains which popular home improvement projects are the riskiest for homeowners to tackle and why.

Home Safety for Seniors—What You Should Know

Keep your loved ones safe by reading these home safety tips for seniors. We detail ways to make a home hazard-free and secure from outside threats.

ADT vs. Vivint (2022)

ADT and Vivint are both great home security companies. Learn what makes them different and which is better for your house and family.

Best Home Security Systems in Columbus, Ohio (2022)

If you’re looking for a security system to protect yourself and your home, read our guide on the best home security systems in Columbus, Ohio.

How to Choose a Home Security System (2022)

There are many factors to consider when choosing a security system for your home, from installation to monitoring and more. Read our guide below to find out all you need to know.

How Much Does a Home Security System Cost?

In this article, we break down the costs of a home security system so that you can select the one that’s right for your home.

Best Home Security Systems in Indianapolis (2022)

The best home security systems in Indianapolis let you rest easy at night with features like easy installation, 24/7 professional monitoring, and straightforward equipment.

Home Security System Installation: Professional vs. DIY

Both professional and DIY home security installations have their pros and cons. Read our summary of both installation methods to decide which one is right for you.

The Best Home Security System Apps (2022)

The best home security apps are user-friendly and have key functions like smart home integration, two-way talk, video storage, and more.

Best Apartment Security Tips and Systems (2022)

Read on to learn about tips on how to keep your apartment safe along with security systems that are apartment-friendly with easy DIY installation, portable equipment, and no contracts.

Best Home Security Systems for Pet Owners (2022)

The best home security systems for pet owners come with motion sensors, 24/7 monitoring, and remote viewing. Read on to learn about our top picks that have these features.

Best Home Security Systems in Houston (2022)

Our picks for the best home security systems in Houston will give you comprehensive protection with easy-to-use equipment, professional monitoring, and more.

Best Home Security Systems in Denver (2022)

If you’re deciding which home security system you should purchase, gather the information you need to know in our guide on the best home security systems in Denver.

Best Home Security Systems in Boston (2022)

The best home security systems in Boston let you sleep easy at night with comprehensive protection, easy-to-use equipment, and unique features like smart home integration.

Best Home Security Systems in Richmond, VA (2022)

Shopping for a security system can be stressful. Our Reviews Team gathered the information you need to know in our guide to the best home security systems in Richmond, Virginia.