My nest protect smoke / co alarm always gets set off by my humidifier. I’ve tried wrapping my nest protect device with plastic bags and shower caps but even then it still somehow senses the humidifier steam. Has anyone successfully found a way to wrap or disarm the nest protect alarm to prevent false alerts? I’d like to be able to occasionally crank up my humidifier steam without the entire household getting woken up in the middle of the night from a false alarm.
I’m sorry for the trouble this has caused you. Let me help you out. Most smoke alarms can't tell the difference between steam from the shower and smoke from a fire, so they treat them both the same way. Check out this link to Learn about Steam Check and change settings.
Let me know if that helps.
Steam Check won't stop all alarms related to steam. If the event appears similar to real smoke or fire, even if it's caused by pure steam, the alarm will sound. When this happens, you’ll need to address the source of the steam and air out the room for Nest Protect to quiet down. The other option here to deactivate the sensor is to remove the battery from Nest Protect whenever you use your humidifier.
Let me know if you have additional questions.
@Arborman, we wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let us know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as we would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.
I appreciate the help, Edmond.