The best smart home features for your air conditioning system

The best smart home features for your air conditioning system

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Use your smartphone or tablet to control your residential air conditioning systems.

An air conditioning system is essential in every Australian home. This is because the summer season in Australia can get really hot. An air conditioner at home is a must to escape the unbearable heat. However, with so many options available, it is not enough just to get the first air conditioner seen in stores.

With the emergence of smart home appliances, air conditioning systems will not be left behind. Smart appliances have greatly improved the security and lifestyle of many families. Smart air conditioning systems also promise to do the same.

Here are some of the best and most useful features that a smart aircon can have.

Human sensors

Most smart home appliances gear toward efficiency and savings. For instance, smart LED lights can turn on and off on their own, depending on the presence of people and the time of day. The same can be done for smart home air conditioning systems.

These human sensors can detect movement in the room and adjust the temperature as necessary. As a result, they can help households save on their electricity usage while not compromising the comfort of everyone.

Smart weekly scheduler

Smart weekly scheduler

Smart air conditioning systems may be programmed according to the household’s weekly schedule and activities. This feature allows families to have the perfect temperature settings they need. Thus, the AC unit does not need to work at its full capacity all the time. It also turns off the AC when not needed. Aside from comfort, the household also can save on its energy usage.

For instance, imagine a homeowner going home to an empty house on a hot summer day. If his home is not equipped with a smart AC, he would have to turn his AC on at maximum for about 30 minutes for the house to cool down to a comfortable temperature.

If the AC is aware of the homeowner’s schedule, it will intuitively know that he is going home. The AC can then turn on for around 30 minutes in a low, energy-efficient setting before his usual arrival at home. This will cool down the home to a comfortable temperature when the homeowner arrives.

Smartphone access to all settings

Like most smart home appliances, a smart air conditioning system can be accessed remotely through a paired smartphone. As with the smart scheduler, smartphone access can make things easier for the homeowner.

Before coming home, homeowners can control their AC unit through their internet-connected smartphones. With a few presses on their screens, they can control the temperatures of their homes and make sure to come home to a comfortable atmosphere.

Remote access is also useful when someone in the household forgets to turn off the unit before leaving the house.

Monitoring of energy usage

Connectivity to a smartphone app allows homeowners to monitor the energy usage of their air conditioning system. Some even can put a cap on their monthly consumption. This feature not only helps lower power usage but also helps maximise the unit’s lifespan.

Homeowners can also set timers for the AC units through their smartphones.

Some apps can provide homeowners with the history and statistics of their usage. This information can give homeowners knowledge of their usage patterns and change them to lower their bills.

Preventive maintenance reminders

Preventive maintenance reminders

Preventive maintenance is a crucial factor in maximising the life of an AC unit. Scheduled maintenance and tune-ups can help reduce the risk of sleeping in an overly warm home.

Keeping track of the maintenance schedule can be overwhelming for some. With smart air conditioning systems, the app will predict the homeowner when the next maintenance should be. The schedule is based on the homeowner’s usage of the unit. The more the unit is being utilised, the dirtier its filters will be. It will also be more prone to problems. The app will remind the homeowner when to schedule the next maintenance and tune-up.

It is always better to schedule a tune-up before the unit breaks down. By then, it will cause great inconvenience to the household and may also be dangerous to the unit.

Geolocation feature

Geolocation features help to identify the location of an object. Since the air conditioning system will not be moving once installed, the geolocation feature can track the smartphone.

The geolocation feature is helpful for forgetful people. Through the geolocation feature, homeowners can automatically turn off their AC units when they leave the house.

Smart home integration

Not only can homeowners control their air conditioning units from their smartphones. They can also integrate it with their smart home systems. Once integrated, they can control their units with their voice through Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.

By integrating their air conditioning units with their smart home systems, homeowners can create routines for their preferred settings.

Smart modes

Smart modes

All air conditioning systems have operating modes such as eco, cool, fan, heat, and dry. With smart ACs, homeowners can enjoy additional modes that are much more personalised. These added modes are meant to provide convenience and comfort to the household. They can set the AC to the preferred temperature settings, and the AC can adjust as the climate changes.

Reduced carbon footprint

All air conditioning systems, whether smart or not, release carbon dioxide when running. It is known knowledge that carbon dioxide is harmful to the environment. Since smart air conditioning systems can be programmed to run only when needed, they have a lower carbon footprint than traditional AC systems. Therefore, a smart AC can help households reduce their carbon emissions.


When the smart AC is connected to the home’s network of smart appliances, the homeowners can have full control in setting a desired home atmosphere. For instance, they can set the temperatures cooler while lowering the blinds and dimming the lights.

Contact Coles Air Conditioning and Refrigeration for your air conditioning system needs.

With more than eight decades of experience, Coles is here to serve residential and commercial clients in Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Cessnock, Hunter Valley, and Central Coast. Give us a call on 02 4957 0221 and let us know how we can help you.

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