5 Benefits of WiFi-Connected Air Conditioners
WiFi-connected air conditioners can make your life a lot easier. How? With an internet connection, WiFi, and an app you can turn your smartphone into your home’s air-con control.
One of the benefits you can get from WiFi-connected smart air conditioners is the convenience of having complete control of your AC unit from wherever you are. Also, WiFi-connected ACUs help reduce energy cost and make your home a more comfortable place to live.
Chances are, you already have a smartphone, an air conditioning unit (ACU), WiFi, and an internet connection which are basic requirements to automate your home. Read on to start making your life a lot easier.
The Concept WiFi Connected Air Conditioners with Smartphone Control
WiFi-connected air conditioners are AC units that are connected to the internet via WiFi connection. Smart air conditioners for smart home systems make use of the WiFi Air Conditioning Control concept.
A WiFi-connected smart air conditioner can be controlled by a smartphone through an app. The app, of course, is from the same company that manufactured the smart AC unit. The app can also be downloaded on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
WiFi Controllable vs. WiFi Optional
WiFi-connected air conditioners are either WiFi Controllable or WiFi Optional. So, what’s the difference?
WiFi Controllable (or WiFi enabled) means that a device or appliance has built-in WiFi capabilities. On the other hand, WiFi Optional (or WiFi capable) means a device can have WiFi capabilities if it is connected to an adaptor or a smart plug.
5 Benefits of Using WiFi Connected Air Conditioners with Smartphone App Controls
Complete control of the AC unit is the biggest benefit that WiFi-connected air conditioners can give to users. With your smartphone, you can completely control your smart air conditioners from inside your home or from wherever you are.
Common WiFi-connected AC settings and features include:
- Setting the power and timer
- Controlling speed and temperature settings
- Controlling the AC Zoning system
Smart air-cons can restore their settings automatically after the auto-restarting process. This feature eliminates the hassle of restarting and restoring AC settings manually, which we often do with standard air conditioning units.
This prevents air conditioners from breaking down due to harmful voltage fluctuations.
Your smart air conditioner will keep a record of your settings and eventually ‘learn’ from them.
What’s even better is that your smart air-con will create a schedule based on the usage data collected. You don’t need to create a schedule to adjust your AC’s temperature and other settings for a specific time, day, week, or month.
A smart air conditioner can remind you if servicing is needed after analysing its operating data and energy usage. Also, you’ll get notifications to change filters and other important maintenance activities. In addition, the detailed information about your smart AC’s energy usage can help you decide if you need to take other energy and cost-saving measures.
With the partner app on your smartphone and the WiFi-connected smart air conditioners, you can pre-cool your room whilst still in the workplace or office. By the time you arrive home, the room is already pre-cooled according to your desired specifications.
Moreover, WiFi-connected smart AC units have a feature that conforms to your sleep pattern. This smart air-con feature or sleep mode provides you with maximum comfort while asleep. Furthermore, you can set your smart air conditioner to raise your room’s temperature minutes before your wake-up time.
With the use of IFTTT on home automation, a homeowner can program their smart home system to lower the shades, turn the lights on, and then turn on the air conditioner when a room’s temperature is getting warmer.
A smart home system won’t be complete without the voice control feature. However, voice control has its limits and it’s not connected to the internet.
The advent of A.I.-powered virtual assistants such as SIRI, Alexa, and Google Assistant to smart home systems gradually transformed the smartphone as a universal remote controller.
Cost and energy-efficient
Our mobility (e.g. going to work and heading home) can affect the way we save on energy bills. If you’re a forgetful person, the chance of not shutting down your AC unit when going off to work is high.
WiFi-connected smart air conditioners solve this problem by providing you with the capability of controlling your home’s AC units while you’re away. Likewise, with your smartphone’s app, you can view your AC’s energy usage information and pre-set your energy consumption limit. Ensuring that you’re always shutting down your smart air-con when nobody’s home means the AC unit is running less. As a result, you are prolonging the life of your AC system.
How to turn your existing air conditioners into WiFi-connected air conditioners
You read that right! You can make your existing air conditioners ‘smart’. There’s no need to throw away old unit. Indeed, many people would find it unreasonable to throw away their AC unit when it is still in good running condition.
This is where smart plugs and WiFi adapters come in. As mentioned earlier, adapters can turn your existing WiFi-capable AC unit into a smart air conditioner.
For example, the BRP072A42 wireless LAN adapter or the Daikin Mobile Controller allows you to control and monitor your air conditioner via your Android or Apple devices using WiFi. Daikin adapters and the Daikin Comfort Control App work well with Daikin’s Split System Air Conditioning units.
If you want to know more about which Daikin air conditioners that are compatible with Daikin adapters, call us on (02) 4957 0221. We also do 24-hour emergency services. To know more about what we do, call us or drop by our office at 141 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow, NSW.