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House Humidity vs room temperature

I’ve been doing an experiment in my house for the last month or so. It’s mid December and here in Quebec, it’s cold outside. We’ve seen temperatures as low as -20C. I did not start the electric heating yet. This is an experiment to see how much electricity I can save by postponing the heating in the automn. I’ve had many comments by my friends and family how bad it was for the house to be that could and how I’ll have humidity problems. I didn’t have any logical reason to think so, but not any proof to show them they are wrong. I just plugged a Dallas DS2438 with an Humirel HTM1735 to get absolute and relative humidity readings and here are the results:
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Motorized automatic window blinds

My latest home automation project, since a month or so ago is to automate my window blinds.

Here’s the general idea:

I want to simulate human activity in my home when I’m away. Lights are currently turning on and off, thanks to Icon relay switch, but the blinds remain shut all day long. I thought it would be a great idea to open and close them automatically, according to the time of day.
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