WiFi Air Conditioner: How it Works

Summer is upon us, and the heat is already imposing itself with hot and sultry winds. Trying to concentrate while studying or working in an office with more than 28 degrees becomes very difficult while using a fan, while sleeping becomes a real nightmare. If you still don’t have an air conditioner in your home and you are about to install a new system, or if you decide to add one in another room, you can opt for a WiFi air conditioner.

These are useful solutions to make the air conditioner a smart device, opening up many interesting opportunities.

What is a WiFi air conditioner?

Some new devices can be connected to the home computer network. These are not just expensive and necessarily latest generation systems: even a $400 monosplit has this function.

If you have a router with an internet connection in your home with any of the network operators, you can connect it to the internal wireless splitter, which has much more advanced electronics than one without WiFi.

You should use your smartphone to install the manufacturer’s application (unless it integrates with Google Home or Amazon Alexa). Once the app is installed and opened, it will identify the splitter and, at this point, guide you to connect it to the home router.

What are the advantages of a WiFi air conditioner?

Once connected to the router, you can safely say goodbye to the remote. The latter, in fact, absolutely needs to be in the same room as the splitter to correctly transmit the commands due to the use of the now obsolete infrared technology.

With WiFi, you can connect the air conditioner is to the router like a normal computer. You can control it remotely, from a different room, for example, or from a completely different place. You can turn it on, off, or set an ideal temperature before going home to find a comfortable environment immediately.

Another feature is to keep an eye on consumption. Most of the manufacturers’ apps can determine how much the system is consuming. They can also determine how much it affects the electricity bill. With the mere presence of Wi-Fi, you could greatly improve the efficiency of use based on the consumption recommendations you can find on your smartphone in real-time.

Finally, some smarter products can integrate with the ecosystems of Google and Amazon. Samsung’s products are an example of this. The advantage is that you can use Google Assistant or Alexa to issue commands using your voice. You could, for example, ask your car’s infotainment directly (if compatible) to lower the living room temperature to 25 degrees to find a cool room as soon as you get home.

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