Home Assistant gets an air purifier card

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Developer Denys Dovhan has released an air purifier card (simply called Purifier Card) for the Home Assistant frontend. The thermostat card has been part of Home Assistant for some time and the Purifier Card clearly draws inspiration from it. The Purifier Card displays the state of your air purifier and allows to control it using a number of presets.

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An air purifier card in the Home Assistant dashboard

How to install the Purifier Card

As with most community additions to Home Assistant, the Purifier Card is available in HACS (Home Assistant Community Store). Simply search for Purifier Card and it should pop up. If the card is missing, simply add the following repository to HACS and you will be able to find it:

https://github.com/denysdovhan/purifier-card

If for some reason you do not have HACS installed (you really should give it a go) or have no interest in installing it, you can also manually install the card. Instructions on how to do that are available on the GitHub page.

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How to configure the Home Assistant Purifier Card

There are a number of configuration options available, as detailed in the documentation. Besides the required basic information, such as which air purifier you want to control, there are a number of customizations. I, personally, disliked the animation and felt that the custom card took up too much space, so I set the option compact_view to true.

Which air purifiers does Home Assistant support?

Since the Air Purifier custom card has been released, a number of air purifiers have been confirmed to be supported. As the author wrote the code for their Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier, it took some time for the community to give feedback on other models. So far, the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3 and 2 series, the Coway Airmega 300S/400S (using IoCare custom component), Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool, and Winix AM90 Wi-Fi Air Purifier have been confirmed to be fully functional.

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Liam Alexander Colman, the author and maintainer of Home Assistant Guides.

About Liam Alexander Colman

Liam Alexander Colman has been using Home Assistant for various projects for quite some time. What started of with a Raspberry Pi quickly became three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-blown server. I now use Unraid as my operating system, and Home Assistant happily runs in a Docker container. My personal setup includes many Zigbee devices as well as integrations with existing products such as my Android TV box. Read on to find out more on how I got started with Home Assistant.

1 thought on “Home Assistant gets an air purifier card”

  1. Unfortunately as of October 2021, this card has element that are broken (AQI display, and the speed buttons)
    Development seems to have stalled for now.

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