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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 Do Smart Thermostats Work?

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


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.


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


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

Ross Trethewey installs a smart thermostat

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.