Advantages Of Smart Air Conditioners
As the temperature continues to rise every summer, we’re all trying to find new ways to keep our homes cool and comfortable. With an air conditioner, you can ensure your home stays cool all day and night with a steady flow of cool air. Although traditional air conditioners have so far stood the test of time, there’s new technology on the scene that could change the way we cool our homes in the future. Smart air conditioners have become increasingly popular with the development of smart technology and with seemingly ever-rising temperatures. These devices boast a number of features that can’t be found on typical AC units which is exactly what we’re going to cover today.
But first, what is a smart air conditioner?
Put simply, a smart air conditioner is an AC unit with a WiFi radio which allows it to connect to an app where it can be controlled via another smart device (such as a mobile phone or tablet). Some AC units can also be made ‘smart’ by attaching a device that allows it to connect to an app and therefore can also be controlled by your preferred smart device. This means you don’t have to worry about finding the AC remote every time it gets lost and you won’t have to change temperature settings from the device itself or from a thermostat either. Every control you need can be accessed quickly and easily from your phone or tablet. So, whether you’re looking for a new AC unit or hoping to revamp your existing one, smart features give you the ultimate level of customization, helping you save energy and time.
Choosing to upgrade your AC system can be quite an investment and isn’t for everybody. Smart air conditioners often come at a heftier price than other standard AC units thanks to all the bells and whistles attached (figuratively speaking, of course!). However, the higher price tag brings numerous benefits and a far superior quality device than is available at lower price points. If you only occasionally use your current air conditioner, you may feel a smart AC unit isn’t worth your investment. But if you depend on your air conditioner for everyday use, particularly in warmer months, this may be the ideal upgrade you need.
1. Saving Time And Energy
We mentioned already that controlling your smart air conditioner with your phone cuts out time spent searching for your AC remote or adjusting the thermostat manually, but there are even more ways a smart AC can save you time and energy. Timers can be used to automatically switch off your AC unit when you go to bed or leave for work in the morning, preventing energy waste and saving you money on your electric bill. You can even save your own temperature presents to your device which means you’ll never have to worry about fixing settings again after setting up your smart device. Using custom or ready-made presents is another guaranteed way to keep your electricity bill consistent and cuts down on energy waste.
2. Planning Ahead
A smart air conditioner lets you plan ahead using a mobile app to decide when your AC unit should switch on and to what temperature. If you or someone you live with is heading home, you can switch on the AC unit to your desired setting before they arrive. This can be a real life-saver if you don’t want someone changing the settings on your device or if you’re commuting in sweltering weather and need to cool down as soon as you’re home. You can even set the device to switch on just before you wake up in the morning if you know the weather is likely to be too hot for your tastes.
3. Ultimate Customization
Most smart air conditioners come in the form of split air conditioner systems that use thin tubing to pump hot or cold air around the house in up to four different rooms. Using your phone, you can set the temperature of these rooms (often called ‘zones’) individually to suit the needs of the people using them. This level of customization, all controlled from your phone, is sure to keep everyone at home happy and eliminate the stress of deciding a temperature to suit the whole family. After all, we’re all guilty of being a bit grouchy when it’s too hot.
4. Smart Features
Believe it or not, the previous features are only some of the many benefits that come with installing a smart air conditioner as your air quality monitor at home. Smart features depend on the brand that produces them and can even vary depending on the device. A key feature found in many smart ACs is ‘sleep mode’ which gradually changes the temperature during the night or lowers the volume to give you a comfortable and uninterrupted sleep. Other smart air conditioners come with a human sensor which allows the device to switch on or off whenever someone enters or leaves the room, now that’s smart!
Choosing a smart air conditioner requires some thinking and searching to find the right device for you and your home. Keep in mind our 4 reasons to upgrade your AC system and you’ll be well on your way to finding your ideal device.