Smart Home Videos
These This Old House videos showcase all of our smart home projects, how-tos, and designs.
Understanding Smart Electrical Panels
Home technology expert Ross Trethewey and master electrician Heath Eastman teach host Kevin O’Connor about this new wave of electrical technology.
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 Choose a Smart Doorbell
Home technology expert Ross Tretheway shows host Kevin O’Connor everything he needs to know about smart home doorbells.
What’s New with EV Chargers
Ask This Old House master electrician, Heath Eastman, and home technology expert, Ross Trethewey, discuss the progression of electric vehicle chargers and the role they imagine EV chargers will play in homes in the future.
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.
Building Breakthroughs: Innovative Geothermal
There is a growing demand for renewable energy. TOH smart home tech expert Ross Trethewey explores recent innovations in geothermal drilling that will save time on the job site—and save money for homeowners.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Future House | Voice Activated Home Speakers
Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey shows Kevin two models of voice-activated smart devices.
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
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 USB Outlet
Electrician Scott Caron walks through the best options when it comes to USB wall outlets in your home
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
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
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