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These This Old House videos showcase all of our smart home projects, how-tos, and designs.

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.

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How to Monitor a Home with a Smart Phone

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor shows general contractor Tom Silva a new home monitoring device that works with a smart phone.

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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.

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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.

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Future House | Energy Monitor Update

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey update host Kevin O’Connor on a Future House technology

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How to Choose a USB Outlet

Electrician Scott Caron walks through the best options when it comes to USB wall outlets in your home

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Future House | Smarter Home Electrical Metering

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey learns about a new device which tracks home energy usage

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How to Install a Smart Thermostat

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows a homeowner how to install and operate an energy-saving smart thermostat

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Future House | Automated Landscaping Technology

Home technology expert, Ross Trethewey explores a variety of ways that landscaping could be done automatically via robots and smart home products.

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How to Use a Home Organization App

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey and Centriq co-founder and co-CEO James Sheppard walk through the features of the Centriq app, which is designed to be a central hub for home organization, repair, and maintenance.

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How to Install an Electronic Dead Bolt

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows a homeowner how to install a Bluetooth-enabled smart-lock dead bolt for his front door

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Idea House 2017 | Smart Home Solutions

Simple to use, easy to install, and value enhancing—check out the innovative smart systems at the TOH Beach House

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Future House | Smart Water Valve

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey travels to Los Angeles to learn about innovations being made to automatic water shutoff valves

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Future House | Touring a Napa Valley Smart House

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey travels to Napa to tour a house that’s testing out a variety of interconnected smart home devices

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Future House | Road Testing Smart Home Devices

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey visits a hotel room that’s powered by voice activation and tablet apps

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Future House | Voice Activated Home Speakers

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey shows Kevin two models of voice-activated smart devices.

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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

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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