16:51 19th Mar, 2018
Get Ready To Beat The Heat With Smart Air Conditioners
As the temperature soars outside and you are set to beat the heat, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your worn-out air conditioner to a smarter, Wi-Fi connected version that keeps you cool and saves you money, all at the same time.
Smart homes are already underway and companies are offering many types of smart appliances, including smart refrigerators, washers, and dryers, making lives smarter, more connected and affordable. Many of these newest products are now controllable from anywhere in the world. Not surprising then that smart air conditioners have also made inroads in the market. And with the summer months officially upon us, these air conditioning systems that are operated with the help of a smart device can help you to reduce your energy consumption.
While smart air conditioning may vary from centralized systems that control the entire home to single units mounted on a wall or a window, what’s trending in the market is Wi-Fi connected air conditioners – that are a new class of home appliance that make controlling the climate in your home or office easier than ever before with the help of smartphone apps and cutting-edge technology.
Getting The Best Air Conditioning
So if you are looking to replace your old, leaky air conditioning unit with a good Wi-Fi smart air conditioner, you must look for some of these cool features before you buy:
Add-on features: The Wi-Fi air conditioners available in the market have the basic features including Wi-Fi controls, timer setups and temperature readouts. But you need to look beyond that. You should keep an eye on additional energy-saving features and connected apps that will run your AC unit in the background, even when you’re not at home. In other words, you should look for features in which you can get to your phone to tell the unit what to do without you around.
App compatibility is essential: A good quality Wi-Fi air conditioner will use various smartphone apps to connect you to the unit remotely.
Ease of Use: One of the main reasons you would want to choose a Wi-Fi-enabled air conditioner is ease of use. When you buy the AC, you need to ensure that it offers a convenient way to change temperatures and monitor the temperature stats of your room all from the comfort of a mobile device.
Power Saving Options: Minimum efficiency standards for A/C systems have progressively increased, in recent years, requiring manufacturers to optimize systems to reduce energy consumption. Power-saving options are very important when you buy an AC. Whether you have to do it manually or it automatically tracks your usage statistics, and gives you a rough estimate of how much power you are using or money you’re saving can make a lot of difference.
Towards A Smarter, Connected Future
According to Technavio’s market research analysts, the global market for smart connected air conditioners will grow at a profound CAGR of over 60% by 2020.
The future smart air-conditioning units will incorporate greater innovation to put a whole new level of control in the consumer’s hands, in the process reducing home energy consumption. For example, users can adjust functions and settings on the air conditioner from off-site computers and web-enabled cell phones. The systems will even send text and e-mail alerts on when to replace the filter or arrange routine service inspections.
Manufacturers will also advance smart technologies to interface their systems with the national electric grid, allowing units to be regulated according to geography and changing weather conditions, thereby increasing speed and efficiency and spoiling consumers with a greater variety of such devices.
So, what are you waiting for? As the temperatures soar outside and you are set to beat the heat, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your worn-out air conditioner to a smarter, Wi-Fi connected version.
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