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Automatic humidity control based on outdoor temperature
Those of you who use my site will be glad to know that the Automatic Humidity control is no longer experimental (providing my hosting doesn't go down or something like that). This is the 3rd winter of tests and I'm finally ready to move it to fully operational status.

There are a few things to Remember.

1) The nest app humidity slider will NOT move below 30% even though those of us in northern climates sometimes need less than 20% humidity in -30c Temps. I have contacted nest several times to inform that No family home on the planet will ever need an indoor humidity of 80%. I think tropical exhibits at zoos might have 70% - 80% humidity.

2) Even though the nest humidity slider doesn't slide below 30% it will accept commands I send it to set below 30%. The true humidity setting is shown in the equipment screen of the app.

3) The nest dehumidifies 5% below your dehumidifier setting and 5% above your humidifier setting. Which is why I have the option to block that action.

Thanks for your patience while I got this all setup.

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Re: Automatic humidity control based on outdoor temperature
Reply #1
Automatic humidity control for Nest and whole house humidifier is the killer app I was looking for.  Works great.  Thanks for sharing your work.

Re: Automatic humidity control based on outdoor temperature
Reply #2
AGREED!! In the fall I just set up the humidifier and let this application take over. I can't even tell what my humidity is set to on the nest thermostat. All I see are several water drops. When I asked Nest why a percentage wasn't indicated I received a vague answer about all humidifiers are different. This application is perfection! Thank you!
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Re: Automatic humidity control based on outdoor temperature
Reply #3
Looks great! Sweet and thanks for making this!
  • Last Edit: February 12, 2017, 10:53:03 PM by Martin

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Re: Automatic humidity control based on outdoor temperature
Reply #4
Awesome!  This is the functions that Nest should have included.  I have been looking for better humidity control since getting the nest.  Thanks again!  I will be donating after a trail period.