[Smart Home] How to Make Your Home Air Conditioner Smart?

[Smart Home] How to Make Your Home Air Conditioner Smart?

In Hong Kong, the summer temperature is high. Unless you have the heat resistance of the former Director of the Observatory, Lam Chiu-ying, you can insist on not turning on the air conditioner at 32 degrees. Even if you don't turn on the air conditioner during the day, if you want to "have a good sleep" at night, you will inevitably need to turn on the air conditioner. However, turning on the air conditioner is expensive, and when you return home, you need to wait for the air conditioner to start before you can feel a little cool. If you want the air conditioner to turn on automatically before you get home, or if the air conditioner can adjust according to the indoor temperature and save electricity, then this Moorgenzine article is perfect for you.

The highlights of this article:

  • Advantages of smart air conditioners
  • Smart air conditioners - choice of controllers
  • Which smart air conditioner controller is better?
  • How to set up a smart air conditioner
  • Brands of smart air conditioners

Advantages of smart air conditioners

Like other smart devices, smart air conditioners use built-in chips to perform a variety of functions. When it comes to advantages, the first and foremost advantage is saving electricity and saving electricity bills!

  1. Save electricity
    Although there are already air conditioners with energy labels on the market, which have helped a lot in saving electricity, smart air conditioners can do even more. Unlike ordinary air conditioners, smart air conditioners usually have a temperature control function, which mainly keeps the room temperature at a certain temperature, rather than just adjusting the temperature of the air conditioner to emit cold air. The automatic adjustment function allows the air conditioner to run only when necessary, rather than running all the time, avoiding unnecessary power consumption.

  2. Timer / scheduling function
    If your life is relatively regular, such as going to and from work at the same time from Monday to Friday, or if your children have fixed school hours or specific times for interest classes, you can use the timer or scheduling function in the smart air conditioner to let the smart air conditioner run only at specified times. This not only saves electricity, but also allows you to enjoy a comfortable room temperature when you return home, killing two birds with one stone.

  3. Sensing function
    Some of the more advanced smart air conditioners have a sensing function, which can sense whether there is anyone in the room before turning on the air conditioner, or if there is no one in the room for a certain period of time, the air conditioner will automatically turn off. This saves electricity and does not affect the room temperature. In conjunction with the timer / scheduling function mentioned above, the air conditioner can be turned on at the right time. If the schedule changes and there is no one at home, the smart air conditioner will also automatically turn off the air conditioner for you.

  4. Remote control
    As a smart air conditioner, of course, it cannot do without the remote control function. Smart air conditioners usually come with a mobile phone App, or can be operated through the mobile phone App of other smart systems. As long as you have a smartphone, you can control the air conditioner's on/off, temperature setting and wind speed adjustment anytime, anywhere. Even if you are at home, you don't have to look for the remote control everywhere, or it is very convenient for those who are too lazy to get up and adjust the air conditioner.

  5. Automatic on/off with positioning
    There is a type of smart air conditioner that has automatic on/off with positioning. You only need to turn on the location function of your smartphone. As long as you and your smartphone are close to your home, the smart air conditioner will start. When you are away from home, the smart air conditioner will automatically turn off.

Which smart air conditioner controller is better? 

The advantage of a dedicated mobile phone App is that it should have the most comprehensive functions, because it is launched by the air conditioner manufacturer itself. However, since the air conditioner manufacturer itself may not have a very good mobile phone App development experience, the connection and App experience may not be very good. In addition, a disadvantage is that when various smart appliances or devices in the home have different Apps, it is necessary to constantly switch interfaces when managing smart products in the whole house. In addition to the different experience, it is also necessary to adapt to the operation of different Apps, which is time-consuming and inconvenient. 

Smart home platforms such as Apple HomeKit and Google Home unify the smart home experience, and mobile phone Apps are also relatively intuitive and easy to use. However, smart home platforms may require a small amount of technology knowledge in terms of settings, and may not be suitable for everyone. First, users need to install a router to connect all smart home products in the house to the Wi-Fi network. In addition, if users need to connect smart air conditioners and other smart appliances, they need to connect to the network and smart home platform App according to the instructions of the relevant smart products, before they can control the connected smart home products through the smart home platform App. In addition, in terms of functions, since the smart home platform App unifies a certain format, the functions of the connected smart home products may not be able to 100% functional due to certain technical restrictions or terms of the platform. 

One-stop smart home systems are similar to smart home platform Apps, but the difference is that smart home platform Apps preset a certain format, and other smart home product manufacturers connect their smart home products to the platform App by themselves. One-stop smart home systems take the initiative to integrate with major brands of smart appliances, smart devices, and smart devices to achieve a seamless smart home experience. One-stop smart home systems are generally equipped with distinctive controllers, such as the smart panels and smart knobs of the high-end smart home brand Moorgen. In addition to being more in line with the interior design of the home in terms of design, they are also relatively intuitive and comfortable to use. You can control the smart home without a mobile phone in your hand, just like a real home. In addition, one-stop smart home systems will also be equipped with mobile phone Apps, allowing you to control smart home products in your home even when you are not at home. This is a convenient option for those who do not want to deal with technical details themselves, but want to have the best smart home experience.

How to set up a smart air conditioner

Compared with other smart appliances, setting up a smart air conditioner is not complicated. First, you need to download the corresponding smart application and follow the instructions to install and set it up. Usually, these applications provide simple and easy-to-understand setup instructions to guide you through the entire setup process. 

When setting up, the most basic thing is to connect the smart air conditioner to your home Wi-Fi network. In this way, you can control the air conditioner through the application or smart home platform. Some applications also provide advanced setup options, such as timer functions, temperature settings and energy-saving modes, so that you can set them according to your needs. 

To say the most convenient, it must be a smart air conditioner that has been integrated into a one-stop smart home system. Since the one-stop smart home system has been installed and set up by professionals during installation, you only need to use it directly! 

Brands of smart air conditioners 

There are various well-known smart air conditioner brands and models on the market, including Daikin, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric, etc. When choosing a smart air conditioner, you can consider energy efficiency rating, noise level, price and supported smart control methods. 

You can also refer to the Consumer Council's regular test reports to choose the smart air conditioner with the highest cost performance. For example, in April 2023, the Consumer Council tested 13 net-cooling window-type 1.5 HP air conditioners.

One-stop smart home systems will provide you with a series of integrated smart air conditioners for you to choose from. High-end smart home brands such as Moorgen have pre-selected the most energy-efficient and intelligent smart air conditioner brands for you, allowing you to choose the smart air conditioner that best suits your needs among the best choices.

If you have any questions about smart air conditioners, please feel free to contact Moorgen at any time. In addition, if you want to experience a real smart home, you can visit Moorgen's showroom in North Point, Hong Kong, and personally experience "a real smart home".

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