These days it seems that almost any device you use at home can be a smart device. Sometimes this requires an entirely new device to be purchased, and sometimes your existing device can be retrofitted to the point where it’s considered to be smart. While an entirely new smart air conditioner can be a considerable investment, there are a number of attachments that can make your existing air conditioning unit into a smart unit. Any air conditioning service centre will be able to sell you one of these attachments and can also install them for you. But what exactly can a smart air conditioning unit do for you?
Remote access is perhaps the most important aspect of a smart air conditioning unit. A control pod is attached to the unit, which is then connected to your home’s WiFi. A smartphone app allows you to control your air conditioning unit from wherever you are. But what is the benefit of this? It essentially allows you to activate the unit well before you arrive home, meaning that your home will have achieved your preferred temperature before you even walk in the front door. This is just the thing to make a hot summer’s day all the more bearable.
That remote access is perhaps the key appeal to a smart air conditioning unit. If your home has multiple air conditioning units, you can simply add more control pods, all of which can be controlled at the same time by the smartphone app.
Room to Room
Most smart air conditioning unit attachments can also help your home to maintain a consistent temperature. You just need to allow the system to know where you are in your home. How does this work? It only works if you happen to have a smartphone (or smartwatch) on your person. The control app would be running on an iOS or Android device, and the system can be configured to detect the physical location of the device via Bluetooth. This means that if you were to move into another room of your home, the system would recognise this and adjust the temperature in that room accordingly. This might seem unnecessary, but you know that you can move freely around your home, always knowing that your air conditioning unit will maintain your preferred temperature. It’s an interesting automation that makes life a little easier.
And who doesn’t want a bit of automation that will make their life easier and to make those hot summer days far more bearable? A smart air conditioning unit pod attachment can do all that, meaning you might never have to check the unit’s temperature ever again.