Smart Home How To & DIY

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


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How to Fix and Upgrade a Weak WiFi Signal

Home technology expert Ross Trethewey helps a homeowner get stronger WiFi coverage throughout his house by extending the service.

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.

This Home Organization App Helps You Tackle Home Repairs

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey gives an update on an app that helps you tackle home maintenance and home repair issues.

How Do Smart Thermostats Work?

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

Keep Track of Home Maintenance with the Centriq Home App

As seen on the season 16 premiere of Ask This Old House

How to Install Smart Smoke and CO Detectors

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in this edition of DIY Smarts.

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 Smartify Your Home

Better to buy a hub or stand-alone devices? Sign up with the cable company? Get a Wi-Fi dog camera? Find answers to these and other questions in our connected-home guide of picks and expert advice

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 to Install an Energy-Saving Programmable Thermostat

Save on your energy bill with controls that automatically change the temperature settings