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Smart Humidity Control and Display User Guide

Smart Humidity Control and Display brings exciting features to the Smart Thermostat. Users with an eligible Smart Thermostat (ADC-T3000 or ADC-T2000) can view and control the humidity level in their home or business using the Alarm.com app or Alarm.com customer website.  

Humidity notifications provide an extra layer of protection against mold growth. The Smart Humidity function is beneficial in varying climates from very hot and humid areas in the summer to very cold or dry areas in the winter.

For information about installing or configuring Smart Humidity, contact your service provider.

View current humidity level

Users with a Smart Thermostat and compatible security panel or hub can now see their current humidity level by clicking on the thermostat card on the Alarm.com app or Alarm.com customer website.

The ADC-T3000 can display the humidity percentage locally in all modes when the Display Option in the User Settings is set to Humidity and the temperature is set to Fahrenheit. Humidity display is not supported when in Celsius mode.

Note: To view the humidity level on the Customer Alarm.com app or Alarm.com customer website, a firmware version is not required for the Smart Thermostat. However, to control humidity, the ADC-T2000 requires version 1.50+ to be compatible with Smart Humidity Control. For information about how to find the thermostat firmware, contact your service provider.

The following image displays a thermostat with a 44% humidity reading on the Alarm.com app. 

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The following image displays two thermostats on the home page of the Alarm.com customer website. The first thermostat is in heat mode with a 20% humidity reading. The second thermostat is in auto mode with a 25% humidity reading.
 

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Enable the Smart Humidity feature 

Customers can enable Smart Humidity Control using the Customer Alarm.com app or Alarm.com customer website.

Important: While the ADC-T3000 is natively compatible with humidity control, the ADC-T2000 must be on version 1.50+. For information about how to find the thermostat firmware, contact your service provider.

To enable Smart Humidity Control using the Alarm.com app:
  1. Log into the Alarm.com app.
  2. Tap Thermostats
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Device Settings
  5. Tap Humidity Control
  6. Tap the Smart Humidity Control toggle switch to enable it. 
  7. Tap Back
  8. Tap Apply to save changes. 

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To enable Smart Humidity Control using the Alarm.com customer website: 
  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website.
  2. Click Automation.
  3. Click Add New Rule
  4. Click Thermostat Rule
  5. Click Smart Humidity Control.
  6. Using the dropdown menus, select the desired humidity setpoints.
  7. Click Save
     

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Set humidity target levels

To regulate humidity levels in a home or business, the customer must select target humidity levels, similar to how a customer sets temperature targets for standard thermostat operation. The customer is prompted to set the humidity setpoints after enabling the Smart Humidity Feature.

To configure Smart Humidity Control using the Alarm.com app: 
  1. Log into the Alarm.com app.
  2. Tap Thermostats
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Device Settings
  5. Tap Humidity Control
  6. Use the slider to adjust to the desired humidity setpoints. 
  7. Tap Back
  8. Tap Apply to save changes.  

Note: To disable Smart Humidity Control, tap the Smart Humidity Control toggle switch. 

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To configure Smart Humidity Control using the Alarm.com customer website: 
  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website.
  2. Click Automation.
  3. Click Edit on the existing Smart Humidity Control rule. 
  4. Using the dropdown menus, select the desired humidity setpoints.
  5. Click Save

Note: To disable Smart Humidity Control, click the toggle switch in the Smart Humidity Control rule. 
 

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Change the humidity differential

The humidity differential feature maintains a comfortable balance of both temperature and humidity levels in your home and is only necessary when the air conditioner is used to dehumidify the home. The humidity differential prevents a thermostat that is dehumidifying using an air conditioner from cooling too far below the cool setpoint. The default setting is 3⁰F (1.5⁰C) and generally does not need to be adjusted.

To adjust the humidity differential using the Alarm.com app: 
  1. Log into the Alarm.com app.
  2. Tap Thermostats
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Device Settings
  5. Tap Advanced Settings
  6. In Humidity Differential, tap add to increase the degree, or tap Minus to decrease the degree. This is the number of degrees the thermostat is allowed to go below the cooling setpoint when air conditioning is being used to dehumidify. 
  7. Tap Back
  8. Tap Apply to save changes. 
To adjust the humidity differential using the Alarm.com customer website: 
  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website. 
  2. Click Details on the thermostat card. 
  3. Click Advanced Configuration
  4. Click Advanced
  5. In Humidity Differential, set the number of degrees the thermostat is allowed to go below the cooling setpoint when air conditioning is being used to dehumidify
  6. Click Save

Smart Humidity notifications

Smart Humidity notifications allow users to be notified if the thermostat reads a humidity level above or below the specified threshold. 

To create Humidity Alert notifications using the Alarm.com app: 
  1. Log into the Alarm.com app.
  2. Tap Menu
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Add
  6. Tap Use A Template
  7. In Temperature, tap Humidity Alert
  8. Name the notification. 
  9. In When device detects a relative humidity, tap to select Above and/or Below, and then use their dropdown menus to select the threshold humidity percentage. 
  10. In For the selected devices, tap to select the thermostats the specified humidity threshold is applied to. 
  11. Tap Add to specify which contacts receive the notification. 
  12. Verify all desired settings are set, tap Save.
To create Humidity Alert notifications using the Alarm.com customer website: 
  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Click New Notification
  4. Click Temperature
  5. Click Humidity Alert
  6. Name the notification. 
  7. In When device detects a relative humidity, click to select Above and/or Below, and then use their dropdown menus to select the threshold humidity percentage. 
  8. In For the selected devices, click to select the thermostats the specified humidity threshold is applied to. 
  9. Click Add to specify which contacts receive the notification. 
  10. Verify all desired settings are set, click Save.

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