Millions of people have recently befriended Google Assistant, Google’s friendly and eager-to-please voice assistant.

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With apps for seemingly everything, it only makes sense that Google Assistant help you and your family command control of your home’s indoor air quality with Aprilaire’s latest app.

Use the simple steps below to enable the Aprilaire app on your Google Home device. Soon, you’ll be able to maintain complete control over your entire home as you bask in the healthier, cleaner atmosphere you’ve created for your family.

Enable the Aprilaire app for Google Assistant today! Once your Aprilaire device has been paired with Google Assistant, you can then begin commanding control in your home using the commands below.

How to:
Enable the App on Your Device

You need to have your Aprilaire Wi-Fi Thermostat set-up with an account using the Aprilaire Thermostat App before you can enable the Aprilaire Google Assistant app.

On Android:

  
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google."
  2. At the top right, tap Explore & Your stuffand then More Moreand thenSettings and thenHome control.
  3. In the "Devices" tab, at the bottom right tap Add Add.
  4. Scroll down and tap on the Aprilaire App
  5. Sign in with the same credentials as your Aprilaire Wi-Fi thermostat account

On iOS:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Assistant app Google Assistant.
  2. At the top right, tap Explore & Your stuffand then More Moreand thenSettings and thenHome control.
  3. In the "Devices" tab, at the bottom right tap Add Add.
  4. Tap the type of device you want to connect, then follow the steps.
  5. Sign in with the same credentials as your Aprilaire Wi-Fi thermostat account

Troubleshooting:
How to Change Your Thermostat Name from the Aprilaire App

In the event that you are having issues discovering devices or enabling the Aprilaire skill, you may need to change the name of your thermostat.

  1. Open the side Navigation menu
  2. Select "Locations"
  3. Hit the right arrow for the location that the thermostat was assigned to
  4. Select the thermostat you want to change the name of (Tip: Highlight the name by pressing on the name, do not hit the right arrow)
  5. Select "Edit"
  6. Enter in the new thermostat name and press "Done" or "Save"

Conversing with Google Assistant

8920w-works-with-google-homeYou’ve set up your Aprilaire Google Assistant app, and you’re ready to bask in the glorious atmosphere of your home with your new pal Google Assistant . There’s just one problem: What do you two talk about?

Awkward....

That’s why we’ve put together some icebreakers to help you and your Aprilaire Google Assistant app get acquainted. Check back often for more conversation starters as they’re added!

But before we begin, if you have an Aprilaire thermostat in your home, you’ll need to specify which thermostat you’re referencing by mentioning the name you chose for them – for example, “Upstairs” or “Downstairs.”

Set Your Preferred Temperature
Hey Google, set <Room Name> to XX degrees.

You know your home better than anyone else. Similarly, you know the temperature your family prefers in order to function properly throughout the year. All you need to do now is let Google Assistant know.

Google Assistant is able to maintain your Aprilaire thermostat for you year-round while you tend to more important matters around your home like getting the kids ready for school or paying the bills.

Set it and forget it with Google Assistant for a happier home environment.

Increase the Temperature
Hey Google, make <Room Name> warmer (XX degrees).

No matter what climate you live in, winter months mean cooler weather. Because of this, there’s a good chance you’ll want to raise the temperature to offset the apparent tundra surrounding your home.

For that, there’s Google Assistant .

Just tell Google Assistant to raise or increase the temperature by however many degrees you’d prefer. It’ll be happy to help. 

Lower the Temperature
Hey Google, lower <Room Name> temperature (XX degrees).

Again, no matter the climate you live in, summer months mean warmer weather. Be sure to keep your home cool and drink plenty of water during summertime scorchers to prevent heat-induced injuries, and maintain a healthy home.

Thankfully, with Google Assistant , lowering your temperature requires very little physical action, allowing you to revel in the cool, refreshing breeze gently circulating throughout your home.

Just tell Google Assistant to lower or decrease the thermostat temperature by however many degrees you’d prefer. It’s here to help you keep your cool.

Find Out the Indoor Temperature
Hey Google, what is the temperature inside? 

Curious what the temperature is in your home? Just ask! Sometimes outside weather conditions can shift dramatically, causing your indoor temperature to rise or drop.

Either way, Google Assistant is well aware of the temperate climate in your humble abode and can provide you with those details post haste. If you’re not happy with the temperature, see any of the above commands so that Google Assistant can help you reset your temperature.

At What Temperature is the Thermostat Currently
Hey Google, what is <Room Name> temperature set to?

Did someone forget to adjust the thermostat when they came home? Or maybe the kids are playing around with the thermostat, again.  The set point of the thermostat dictates where the temperature is heading towards; thus incorrect settings can cause unnecessary energy usage and more expensive energy bills.

Google Assistant will let you know what the current set point is with this simple command and you can rest easy knowing you may have saved yourself a few bucks.

 

 


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