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Smart Home How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our smart home step-by-step tips & ideas.

How to Choose a Thermostat or Home Automation System
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How to Choose a Thermostat or Home Automation System

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey reveals how home automation delivers comfort, convenience and energy savings

How Do Smart Thermostats Work?

Learn about features, installation, and the difference between traditional and smart thermostats.

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Future House | How to Install a Robotic Wall

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey helps install a robotic wall to maximize space for a small, urban apartment in Future House.

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How to Choose a Home Weather Station

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore explains the importance of a weather station to Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor

Ross Trethewey installs a smart thermostat
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How to Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat with Four Wires | This Old House: Live

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey demonstrates how to install a new smart thermostat without an existing common wire. This video is part of This Old House: Live—an initiative providing daily programming and opportunities to connect with our experts during these challenging times.