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Humidity Control - How to tell or test?
I have enabled the Humidity control for my system but am unsure if it is working or not after the updates. I've tried changing settings online to see if the furnace responds but don't see a difference - maybe there's a long time for it to resolve?

I've set the check marks on the email for changes to humidity but I am not receiving any emails (yes, I check the spam folder also)

How can I tell if it is working or not?

Thanks

Paul

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Re: Humidity Control - How to tell or test?
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Settings are checked aprox once perhour

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Settings are checked aprox once perhour

So the only way to check operation is to make a noticeable change, then wait for an hour to see if it takes? Not a criticism, just a question. Is there another way to see if it is working or not?

Paul

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I have to be really careful with how I poll the nest servers. If we poll too many time we get kicked out with a 429 error and then we cant check anything for about 15 minutes..thats why I have to carefully structure and time each login...

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Paul - you can wait for the emails - or you can go to the humidity settings on the Nest App / website.  Sometimes I don't get the emails or Gmail clumps them all together, but if I check the slider on the app I can see that the humidity has been adjusted.  Slider all the way to the left is 10% - each 'step' is 5% and the default is 35%.

webpirate - We've been having really crazy weather shifts (40 degrees) between the high and the low. 

How this works in reality is that humidifier is running all day (as the temperature is rising) and then when the sun sets it can't crash the humidity fast enough to get to the target humidity & we still get some moisture on the windows (not nearly as much as before using this feature - THANKS!). 

Even if the Nest cut the desired humidity much earlier in the day, the humidity is the house will NEVER drop from 40% to 25% naturally in the timeframe that the temperature outside falls.  In other words, even though the target humidity is 25%, the actual humidity will never realistically drop below 35% unless it maintains that temperature for days.

1.  Is there a way to poll 12-hour forecast prediction off of the Nest?  And humidify based off of the lowest temperature in that forecast.  Not only would this better allow the home to reach the target humidity - This would also reduce the polling to 2x - 4x a day

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2. Poll predicted low temp from another source and use that number.

Either way - polling frequency is reduced & the homes have a better chance of reaching the bottom end of the humidity target.

I really appreciate this service - it has already made a noticeable improvement in our home.  I admire your knowhow - I couldn't even imagine where to begin - and to think that you have an entire site with the infrastructure to view stats and make control of the device easy - is incredible to me.