I recently installed a whole-house humidifier and wrote about the experience on MattRogers.io. The AprilAire 600M was purchased and wired with the intent of allowing the Ecobee 3 smart thermostat to fully control it. No separate expensive automatic control module, no running exterior humidity sensors. Check it out!
I’ve been tinkering with smart home tech for over six years, so my house as undergone some…evolutions. Lately I’ve been helping some friends get their smart homes started from scratch, and that — plus a question a reader sent in — has gotten me thinking about what I would do if I were to do it all over again.
I now have a Hue dimmer remote pulling double-duty by directly controlling some Hue bulbs and triggering events in Home Assistant (including short- and long-presses!). This post covers how I set it up.