I received a Nest over the holiday and noticed it had the ability to read humidity and turn on a whole home humidifier. My hvac system in my house does not allow me to install a whole home system, so I have made a stand alone unit using ultrasonic misters. (here is a link to a video with a system similar to what I have assembled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHpCo_ZFgfE )
I think there are two ways of triggering this:
- I have installed nest-manager, however I cant tell how to build an automation off the humidification readings.
2 I noticed that the nest sends 24vac down the connector label “*” when the system is calling for the humidifier to turn on. If there was a zigbee or zwave device that could trigger on 24vac, and turn on smart outlet that would work.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!