Smart air conditioners seem to be the next big smart technology trend of 2019. Homeowners already have access to a wide range of “internet of things” technologies for their homes, such as smart surveillance cameras, smart lights, smart locks, smart refrigerators and smart stoves. It is only natural that smart air conditioners would come into the mix as well.
Just so you remember what smart technology does, it allows everyday home appliances and devices to wirelessly connect to the internet through a Wi-Fi connection. This gives homeowners the ability to control these appliances and devices from any location where internet is available. For instance, if you’re at work and you want the temperature to be cool in your home by the time you get there, you can set the temperature right from your smartphone instead of having to be there in person to do it. How cool is that?
In 2019, we are going to see a lot of amazing smart air conditioners which offer Wi-Fi and Alexa connections. One example of this is with the Frigidaire Smart Window Air Conditioner. It comes with its own mobile application for both the Android and iOS platforms. To control the air conditioner from any location with a Wi-Fi connection, you just open the app and set the temperature that you want in your home. The app also lets you monitor the current temperature, change the speed of the fan, activate/deactivate the unit, and switch AC modes.
An exciting new feature brought to smart air conditioners in 2019 is Amazon’s Alexa. In case you aren’t familiar with Alexa, it is a voice-controlled virtual assistant that performs certain functions and operations by merely speaking to it. This means you can now remain hands-free on your mobile device as you manage the smart air conditioner of your home.
Why are smart air conditioners so important? You may be asking yourself this question. Well, just think about how much money is often wasted from leaving your air conditioner on all day when no one is home. Since air conditioners normally utilise a lot of electricity, you can help save money on your next electric bill by remotely managing when your air conditioner is turned on and off. If there are kids or others in the house who change the thermostat without your permission, you can now change it back to the temperature that you want it to be at.