Can Smart Homes Help You Fight A Cold Or The Flu?
Smart homes can play a role in HRVs. A study published in September 2016 claims that both humidity and temperature could increase the risk of human rhinovirus or HRV. The smallest decrease in temperature and humidity, just for three days, could lead to a higher risk of HRV. To fight this, you will have to start stabilizing air conditions within your home. The Ecobee smart thermostat can be connected to your humidifying and dehumidifying systems, allowing you to remotely monitor them.
For Nest and Ecobee users it is worth noting that, while the thermostats themselves measure the humidity of their own location, extra sensors designed to give a temperature reading from other locations in the home do not measure humidity.
Another option is to use an air quality monitor, such as the Awair 2 air quality monitor, which could be set up using IFTTT for specific conditions. The Awair Glow Air Quality Monitor could be set up to ensure that the indoor humidity always stays between 40 to 60 percent. You can also use a smart plug to connect to your existing humidifier and creating an applet accordingly. Another option is to use voice control to make changes to the settings.
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