Voice Control of your Heatmiser with IFTTT & Amazon Alexa

What is IFTTT?

Technology is great at taking over the repetitive tasks we do every day, and there is something special when things just happen.

IFTTT was created to provide us with an easy way of connecting our favourite Apps and Devices. By creating “Applets” you can setup a trigger (I arrive Home) and a series of actions that will take place automatically.

Your Heatmiser Thermostat can be used to alert you of any low temperatures in your home, allowing you to re-act quickly to any potential issues.

Here at Heatmiser, we truly believe we are better connected. 

How can I use Amazon Alexa with Heatmiser?

Connecting your Heatmiser Neo or SmartStat to IFTTT gives you voice control via the Amazon Alexa Service.

There are various ways you can use Alexa with Heatmiser, but we suspect most users will use the “Phrase Command”  This means when you say a phrase, any of the following actions on your Neo / SmartStat can be made to happen.

  • Set Temperature Hold
  • Turn neoPlug On
  • Turn neoPlug Off
  • Set Temperature
  • Set Standby Mode
  • Boost Timer
  • Cancel Standby Mode
  • Set Home Mode
  • Set Away Mode

As an example, you could say

“Alexa, Trigger Turn on the Christmas Tree Lights”

This would turn on the tree lights plugged into your neoPlug

“Alexa, Trigger Boost the Heating”

This would boost the heating in the room you set. 

Getting Started?

Setting up IFTTT is really easy and their app talks you through all the steps you need to take in order to connect Heatmiser with all the other channels around.

We have included the basic steps here