Winter has finally set in here in Texas and last night was the first time our heater had to really work all night to keep the house warm. We do not have a built in humidifier and I woke this morning at 1:00am with my mouth as dry as the desert. Shortly after waking, my 14 year old son walks in with a nose bleed. Long story short, the humidity in our house had dropped to around 10-12%. For some perspective, the humidity in the Sahara Desert is 25%. Within an hour this morning I found a shared smart app that would turn a switch on or off based on a humidity sensor and had a functional system to regulate the humidity in our bedrooms using z-wave switches and humidifiers. Little solutions like these make the SmartThings platform invaluable. Just a positive story. @Ben you probably don’t hear enough of these, so here ya go.
Thanks goes to Juhani Naskali who wrote the smart app as well.