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Get alerted if your indoor air is polluted
Oct 20, 2020 - by Ina - Comments
 
 

Always know when it’s time to air your home. Simply read on to learn how you can have a red light alert you that your indoor air quality is poor. 

 

Since HomeKit doesn’t include any air quality notifications, you can do something about it yourself by having a colored light warn you. That way you’ll always be alerted even if you don’t have your iPhone with you – and so too will everyone else in your home. 

 

The first step is to get yourself a sensor such as Eve Room to detect poor indoor air quality. The accessory does this by measuring the VOC level in your home’s air. Almost everything emits these volatile organic compounds: Your furniture, appliances, toys, skincare products as well as everyday activities such as cooking & cleaning – even people do! By keeping your windows shut, indoor VOC concentrations can build up quickly to an unhealthy level.

 

Know when it’s time to air your home with Eve Room and Eve Light Strip together with a simple automation. It’ll spring into action if your home’s air quality is worse than or equal to a certain level and make Eve Light Strip (or Eve Flare) glow red during the day. You, or anyone else in your home, will then know it’s time to open that window to let some fresh air in. Your automation will also ensure everyone gets a sound night’s sleep by only triggering the light during waking hours – after all, you don’t want a red alert going off at night.

Step 1

 

Eve app > Rooms > [Select the room where Eve Room is located]  > Eve Room > Automation > Add Rule > Air Quality > worse or equal to (2 stars) > Add > Next 

Step 2

 

Add Time Condition > Time After 7 AM / Time Before 11 PM > Next 

Step 3

Add Scene  > Add Actions > [Select the room where Eve Light Strip is located] > Eve Light Strip Power ON / Color Red > Add > Next > Done > Name your scene > Name your rule

 

You’ll need a home hub to take care of running your automation. Incidentally, you can simply repeat the steps to add an automation for other rooms. 

 

If you want to fine-tune your air quality even further, add a further rule that gets triggered if your air quality is 3 stars, with an additional scene to have your Eve Light Strip or Eve Flare glow orange. And, of course, you can also add a rule to set your accessory to glow green as soon as your indoor air quality is good again.

 

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13 Comments
UrdaMan
Is there any way to have an automation play a simple ring tone live Alert say if the temperature range rule is true? I need a simple Bluetooth enabled only alert. It no extra wfi home hub, a simple alert sound between two battery powered device Eve Home and my iPhone

Thanks
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Jul 24, 2021
Hello UrdaMan! Sorry, this is not possible with HomeKit. A home hub is mandatory. But even with a home hub as HomeKit/Apple does not provide notifications for temperature (and humidity) this won't even work with a home hub, sorry. Best regards, Volker
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Jul 25, 2021
Henkjan
Question, can Eve room be installed with a charger contected 24/7 ? Would this improve reachability? Would it harm the device in any way?

Br henkjan
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Jan 18, 2021
Hello Henkjan!
One of my two Eve Room (2018) is connected to a charger 24/7 since two years. No problem, but no range extension of cause. Just keep in mind as for all of these batteries having it 24/7 attached, the battery life will decrease once you decide one day to use it without charger. Same applies to iPhones and other accessories. Best regards, Volker
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Jan 18, 2021
Timo2
Ich habe ein ähnliches Problem.
2 eve room im Einsatz. Einer super. Der andere hat alle paar Wochen das Problem dass er immer nur 1 Stern anzeigt. Das dauert ca 1 Woche dann ist es wieder normal. Reset bringt keine Besserung
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Jan 9, 2021
Hallo Timo! Meist ist die Luftqualität Schuld, wird nur ein Stern angezeigt. Hier reicht ein Putzmittel im Wischwasser, Deo oder andere Stoffe. Wenn das ausgeschlossen ist und auch ein Reset nicht hilft, musst Du das Gerät bitte beim Händler tauschen lassen. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Jan 10, 2021
RK
Is it possible to simply get a notification on my phone? This would be much more convenient since I might not be in the same room with the light strip (eg out of town).
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Jan 6, 2021
Hello RK! As HomeKit does not provide text notifications for temperature or humidity, this is not possible. Only Apple could integrate that. Best regards, Volker
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Jan 7, 2021
Stefan
Hallo, ich habe mir vier Eve Rooms gekauft. Drei funktionieren gut.
Einer hat Probleme mit der Luftqualität. Er bleibt immer bei fünf Sternen. Immer rund um 2 ppb, egal, wie schlecht die Luft ist. Reset habe ich durchgeführt, auch kalibriert. Es ändert sich nichts.
Habe von diesem Problem auch schon bei Amazon gelesen.
Was kann ich noch tun?
Gruß, Stefan

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Dec 27, 2020
Nikita
Hello Eve Team,
Could you please advise if there is any way to calibrate Eve Room temperature and humidity sensor?
When I compare measurements to reverence device I see some constant offset.
Regards,
Nikita
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Dec 18, 2020
Hello Nikita! There should be no difference, Accuracy typical ± 0.3°C / ± 0.54°F, typical ± 3% humidity. What is the accessory you compare to? Best regards, Volker
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Dec 19, 2020
Thank you for your answer.
If the accuracy 0.3°C and 3% then it's within tolerance.
Compared to Bosch Room Thermostat, tado temperature sensor and classical fluid thermometer.
Nevertheless it would be nice to have such option.
Regards, Nikita
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Dec 31, 2020
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