We’ll go over the basics of this new feature and show you how to integrate it with Apple Home smart home automations in the next post.
The HomePod’s new temperature and humidity monitoring capabilities make it easy to find out the current room temperature by just asking Siri. If you ask Siri, “Hey Siri, what’s the temperature in here?,” it will give you the current inside temperature. Similar considerations should be given to monitoring humidity levels.
Alternatively, you may use the Apple Home app on your iOS device to see the latest data. How to check the indoor temperature and humidity from afar.
Using the House app on your iOS smartphone, you can put the HomePod’s new sensors to use by automating actions when the temperature or humidity in your home reaches a predetermined value.
In the event that the temperature in your bedroom rises over a certain point, this may trigger a smart plug-in fan to go on, or if the humidity in your room drops below a certain point, this could trigger a humidifier to kick in. Smart blinds may be programmed to descend automatically if the room temperature increases between midday and 7p.m.
Keep in mind that Apple recommends using the speaker in an environment with a temperature between 69 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity between 30 and 70 percent if you want your automations to work as intended.
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