Smart air conditioners leverage internet and WiFi technology to allow you to control your air conditioner in many ways.
Smart air conditioners connect to other smart appliances in your house to improve your home’s comfort levels. These devices are similar to standard room air conditioners.
Smart air conditioners are typically mounted on windows or walls and not centrally located in a house. A smart air conditioner, just like other smart homes technology can be programmed so that it cools on your schedule. It can be turned on or off remotely.
What makes smart air conditioners smart?
Connecting to WiFi is a fundamental requirement for smart air conditioners. You can remotely control your air conditioner using your mobile device via a WiFi connection.
Smart Thermostats vs. Smart Air Conditioners
A smart air conditioner does not work the same way as a smart thermostat. Most thermostats are used in conjunction with central air conditioning systems and not individually.
The thermostat senses the temperature of the home and tells the air conditioner when it is time to cool down.
An air conditioner on the other side holds the necessary components to produce cool air. Both an air conditioner and a thermostat can be controlled via Wi-Fi.
How does it all work?
A smartphone, tablet or other mobile device can turn on an air conditioner smartly. For voice activation, some air conditioner units can connect to home assistants like Alexa.
Smart air conditioners don’t usually require a remote to function. When you speak or use a Wi-Fi connection, the air conditioner will generate cold air and circulate throughout your home.
Smart Air Conditioners: The Benefits and Drawbacks
Smart air conditioners, like all smart technology have pros and cons. You should weigh these before you make a purchase.
Smart Air Conditioners: The Benefits
Smart air conditioners offer many benefits:
- Convenience – You can control the temperature and turn on/off your air conditioner using your smartphone or other device. This allows you to control the temperature in your home.
- Smart home connectivity If you have smart devices such as lights or blinds, you can link them to your home to better control the temperature. If you live in hot weather, the air conditioner can be programmed to turn on, the blinds will close, and the lights to dim. This will allow you to cool down your home.
- Multiple options Smart air conditioners are available in a variety of models, including portable, in wall, in-window and split units. You can choose the air conditioner that best suits your needs, your home and your climate.
- Long-term cost savings Smart air conditioners have a high initial price. You can save money on your energy bills by not using the air conditioner when you aren’t home.
Smart Air Conditioners: The Drawbacks
A healthy list of pros is accompanied by a brief, but crucial, list of cons.
- Price Smart air conditioners can be expensive because they are newer than the rest. A smart air conditioner’s price can vary depending on its size.
- Multiple units required Smart air conditioners do not work in a central manner, so it is necessary to cool multiple rooms.
- Installation: Depending on which unit you choose, installing a smart AC can be complicated. They can also take up valuable space within a house. A window unit, for example, must be mounted in the lower part of a window. This makes the window unusable.
Are you ready to buy a smart conditioner? Smart air conditioners are a great option if you want to cool just a few rooms and still have complete control over the setting even when you’re not there. You might also consider other options such as units that don’t have smart technology, which can be cost-effective and still cool your whole home. Give American Air Repair a call today at (813) 802-2183 for a Free Estimate.