We’re happy to announce that HAVEN IAQ is now available on IFTTT!
This is the first of many steps for automating IAQ through automations. We’ve made some template applets for quickstart (such as interfacing with Honeywell/Lennox thermostats, and for TP Link Kasa plugs/switches), but you can make your own custom applets too.
You can connect your HAVEN IAQ account to IFTTT to use readings from your own home to automate things. The HAVEN CAM Temperature, Humidity, VOCs, and PM2.5 readings are triggers that are used during the “If” step of the IFTTT automations. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with it:
- Turn on a (dumb) air purifier connected through a smart plug during high PM events
- Turn on a bathroom fan via a smart switch during high VOC or Humidity events
- Add an event to your calendar during an IAQ event to keep a log of when your CAM readings crossed a certain thresholds
- Export IAQ events to a Google Sheet
- Make your smart lights change color based on IAQ events
Some things to note:
- The homeowner / device owner would set this up for themselves; this is not configured by the technician on site. Also, all configuration of this service is inside of IFTTT.com or via the IFTTT App - not the HAVEN IAQ pro portal or app.
- IFTTT Applets are very limited - they are meant for a very simple If This Then That logic. It’s not meant for complex automations. Also, you need one applet for turning on a device and another for turning it off after the air is back to healthy limits.
- More than 3 Applets require a paid account. If you want to do lots of automations with IFTTT, we recommend subscribing to their Pro service. In the future, the HAVEN IAQ mobile app will include more complex automations that are configured directly inside of the app without needing an IFTTT account.
We’ll soon be publishing a video and training materials on how to use IFTTT to improve the air quality in your homes.
So…what are you going to automate with HAVEN IAQ on IFTTT?