These 8 smart home devices could help you battle fall allergies – msnNOW
Far be it from us to wish away the summer and start talking about autumn, but if you suffer from fall allergies, you may find it difficult to think of anything else. Not to worry — you can turn your smart home into an allergy-free sanctuary this autumn.
Parts of this article run parallel to our summer piece about using smart home devices and automation systems like IFTTT (If This, Then That) to combat hay fever. No matter the time of year that your that your allergies kick in, the key to avoiding them is to monitor the air quality in your home. There are devices that can clear the air once its concentration of pollen or other irritants hits your allergy threshold.
You should first buy an air quality monitor that can connect to your home Wi-Fi network. These devices can alert you via a smartphone app anytime there’s a significant change in your home’s air and/or temperature. Monitors like these can be controlled by Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as with automation platforms like IFTTT. The latter setup allows these monitors to spring other devices into action.
For example, if an air quality monitor records an increase in fine dust particles, it can use IFTTT to switch on a fan or air purifier that’s connected to a smart plug.
Here are some smart devices to consider when looking to avoid allergies at home: