1. Filtrete’s Smart Home Air Filter Voice Skills
  • Filtrete™ Smart App Just Got Smarter

    July 24, 2019

    Our most advanced filter can connect to three smart home products—Google Assistant, Amazon Echo and Siri Shortcuts.

    • “Hey, Google.” Just ask Alexa. Say “Hey, Siri.” No matter what platform you speak to, there’s no denying today’s smart technology is advancing at-home convenience. And we’re proud that our most tech-savvy air quality solutions, the Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter plus the Filtrete™ Smart App, are part of the innovative mix.

      Now, you can learn more about your home’s air and the status of the filters—all at the command of your voice. Read on to discover how the Smart Air Filter can connect to three smart home products—Google Assistant, Amazon Echo and Siri Shortcuts.

      Smart Air Filter basics

      Beyond the ability to trap pet dander, dust, bacteria, mold spores, smoke and other pesky airborne particles, our most advanced filter features a small yellow disc with a Bluetooth®-connected pressure sensor that measures and monitors airflow through the filter.

      As particles are captured in the filter and increase in pressure drop will be detected. This means less air is moving through the filter as it continues to fill up with particles. If you pair it to your smartphone via the corresponding Filtrete™ Smart App (available for Android and Apple IOS), you can get real-time alerts when you should switch out the old filter for a new one.

      Voice Skills how-to

      Before you can ask home devices about your Smart Air Filter, take some time to build or enable a “skill.” Here’s how:
       

      • If you have Google Assistant on your smartphone, start by saying “Hey, Google, talk to Filtrete.” (Or “OK, Google, talk to Filtrete.”)
      • To set up your Alexa Skill, open up the Alexa app on your mobile device. Press the menu bar on the top left of the home screen. Select “Skills & Games” and type “Filtrete Smart” in the search bar at the top of the screen. After taking steps to verify your Filtrete™ Smart account, you can start making voice commands.
      • Enable Siri Shortcuts within the My Profile section of your Smart App. You’ll find some suggestions, which you can add by recording a personalized phrase.

      Sample invocation phrases

      Google Assistant

      • “Hey Google, ask Filtrete if any of my filters need to be replaced”
      • “Hey Google, ask Filtrete for today’s outdoor air quality”
      • “Hey Google, check the status of my filters”

      Alexa

      • “Alexa, ask Filtrete to add replacement filters to my shopping list”
      • “Alexa, ask Filtrete if any of my filters need to be replaced”
      • “Alexa, ask Filtrete for the air quality today”

      Siri Shortcuts

      • “Hey Siri, how is the current outdoor air quality?”
      • “Hey Siri, check the status of my filters”
      • “Hey Siri, do my filters need to be replaced?”