Smart air conditioners: the new technology trend
What to think about before deciding on a smart air con
We live in an era of smart devices: smart phones, smart TVs, smart watches, and the list goes on. Air conditioners are the latest home gadget to join this trend, so if you’re out hunting for the smartest and coolest device in town, here are some key facts that you should know.
Smart is cool, which is why cooling your home with a smart air conditioner has become so popular in the last few years. While still being a luxury, more and more companies are starting to create and add new smart features to the air cons, so that they can join the “internet of things”.
What makes an air con smart?
Smart air conditioners can be connected to the internet, which means you’re able to control and monitor the temperature of your entire home through your smartphone or tablet. They afford you the luxury of forgetting about the old-fashioned remote control that most of us have hard time finding when we need it the most.
How does a smart air con actually work?
A smart air con uses a compatible mobile device and internet connection to set the desired temperature in your entire home while you’re comfortably sitting on the couch in your living room. That’s not all: you can also do it while you’re out shopping, at the office, or indeed any other place away from home.
Imagine how time-saving, energy efficient and comfortable it becomes when you’re able to pre-heat or pre-cool your house, then find the perfect temp for you the moment you step inside! Pretty cool and smart, isn’t it?
What are the key features of a smart air con?
The main idea behind opting for a smart air conditioner is to be able to control your home’s temperature no matter where you are. You can turn it on, make all the necessary adjustments and even turn it off, for instance if you left home in a hurry to meet your friends.
The key features of a smart air con are:
- Smartphone and/or other compatible mobile devices app, developed for you to access all air conditioner settings
- Controllable temperature and timer; fan speed settings
- Control settings when you are not at home, so you can make the necessary adjustments according to your needs and preferences
Which trusted brands produce smart air conditioners?
Some of the “big players” on the air con market that are known for their newly added smart features are:
Mitsubishi Electric stands out from the “air con crowd” with its Wi-Fi control system, through one intuitive app available in the App Store or Google Play. You can either control your entire home at once or, if you have a ducted system or multiple split systems, you can also individually control separate rooms even when you are away.
LG is another smart producer, known for its “Wi-Fi ready” add-on, making the connection through all your LG smart appliances possible.
Samsung has also joined the smart air con team, having good references for its Wi-Fi control option. You can access your device settings at any time of day through your smartphone, as well as learn about its current energy usage. Plus, if any technical issue is detected, you will receive a text message from your air con system as a warning to get it fixed in a timely manner.
Is a smart air con a smart investment?
A smart answer would be: it depends. We recommend you take into consideration your budget first of all, and then evaluate your needs and preferences. If you own a small house, or you’re thinking of installing smart air conditioning in your holiday home where you just stay a few days a year, maybe a classic air con would do the work.
But if you aim for the maximum of comfort, usability and control, then buying a smart air conditioner could offer you the easiest climate control one you could ask for.
Talk to Jaric about smart air conditioners
If you’d like to know more about choosing the ideal smart air con for your home, call Jaric Air Conditioning today at 1300 452 742 or get in touch with us online.