Benefits of an ac unit at home
Besides allowing you to cool your home to a pleasant temperature during summer, and air-conditioner unit can also help exclude various types of allergens such as pollen that can reduce the possibility of suffering an asthma attack. With an air conditioning you get better air quality, which contributes to the reduction of mental sluggishness that comes with days that are just too hot. Lower temperatures in summer also contribute to better sleep, and they also prevent electronic devices from overheating.
How does smart air conditioner work?
Smarter conditioners work just like regular units, but they also allow you to monitor and control the settings of the device via a smartphone or tablet. Business that you can use an app on your mobile phone to turn the air conditioner on or off even if you’re not at home. This is an excellent way to make sure your pets are cool and comfortable when you are at work or that you return home to a pleasant temperature by setting the device to turn on an hour or two before you get home. Some devices can also be controlled via voice applications such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Features to consider while buying the best smart air conditioner
There are multiple features that you need to take into account when shopping for a smart air-conditioner, and the most important of them are the size of the room you want to cool, the level of noise it makes, the size of the unit, the type of installation as well as the various controls and smart features. Pricing, warranty, ease of cleaning and durability are further factors to consider before making a choice.
Choose the type you need
The two main types of smart air conditioner units are those that need to be mounted on the window, such as FRIGIDAIRE Cool Connect FGRC084WAE, and those that you can integrate into a wall, for example Friedrich Kühl Series SQ06N10C. Moreover, you can also find portable smart air-conditioners that have castor wheels to allow you to transport them from one room to another with ease, as for instance JHS Smart Portable Air Conditioner. Choose the type you need according to the design of the room you intend to use the unit in.
Consider the room space
The size of the room you want to cool is very important when choosing a smart air-conditioner, because you want a model with enough BTU cooling power to handle your space.
In order to be able to choose the correct type of smart air-conditioner, you need to know the square foot size of the room. You can then use that number to cross reference it with the recommended BTUs mentioned by the manufacturer. If your room falls on the border of the square-foot measurements, it is always up with idea to get the next highest BTU level to make sure that the unit can perform the cooling task effectively.
For that reason keep in mind that there will be a huge difference in the purchase of, for example, RolliCool COOL100H
with 14000 BTUs and Friedrich Kühl Series SQ06N10C
with 5800 BTUs.
Nobody wants a noisy air-conditioner, particularly if you decide to get one for your bedroom, so it’s important to look at the noise level of the machine you intend to buy. The noise level is expressed in decibels, and we found that the LG LW1019IVSM is the quietest model from all the air conditioners we reviewed.
Controls and smart features
Not all smart air-conditioners come with the same amount and variety of contacts and smart features, so is important to make sure that the unit you decide the goal for has all the features you need. The number of cooling speeds, fan speeds, and the existence of a heating element or dehumidifier are just some of the features that many smart air-conditioners come equipped with.
The size of the unit is important not only because you need to make sure that you have enough space to your room for the air-conditioner, but also for these installation and portability in the case of the portable models.
Smart air-conditioners are generally very easy to install and come with all the instructions needed to perform the task yourself. It generally takes between 10 and 30 minutes to start such a unit, but keep in mind that for heavier models you might need the help of a second person to proceed with installation.
Most of the smart air conditioners we reviewed come with a one-year warranty on the peace of mind, and some models such as the Friedrich Kühl Series SQ06N10C also have a five year sealed system warranty.
Smart air-conditioners use filters that require regular cleaning. Make sure that they are easy to remove for cleaning so you can maintain your air conditioner in tip top condition without much effort.
The prices for a smart air conditioner vary from $100 to upwards of $500, depending on power and number of smart features they include.
You can generally expect to use your smarter condition for years without any hiccup, but it’s always a good idea to opt for a model that is made from durable materials so don’t have any problems along the way.
The clean an air conditioner unit, make sure you unplug it first. You should clean the output with a soft bristled vacuum and check for any drainage problems in the case of wall-mounted units. You can then proceed to clean the filter and dust the vents.