Wi-Fi Air Conditioner or Smart Air Conditioner are future of Air Conditioning. Almost every model will come with Wi-Fi Air Conditioner feature in upcoming days. As Global warming on rise and world is getting hotter day by day. Therefore demand for Air conditioners has been growing fast. Because of high demand many air conditioner manufacturers are trying to make their product unique by adding some extra features to Air Conditioners. Among all these features Wi-Fi Air Conditioner or Smart Air Conditioner is latest and interesting one. It offers good value to consumers.
All AC manufactures promotes Wi-Fi enabled air conditioners under various names like Wi-Fi Air Conditioners or Smart Air Conditioners, Wi-Fi Air Conditioner, Wireless Air Conditioner and Wi-Fi controlled Air Conditioner. Whatever name says, But basically it is Wi-Fi enabled AC. World is going forward for more automation options to make life easy. However, primary purpose Air Conditioner is to provide cooling but this feature is really cool if you have interest in trying new things and adapting new technologies. What is amazing thing about this feature is you can control your Wi-Fi enabled Air conditioner from anywhere and you don’t have to be next to your AC. That means you can control your home AC by sitting in office. This feature is one of the best examples of IoT (Internet of Things). Let’s deep dive in to Wi-Fi AC and understand in detail.
What is Wi-Fi AC or Smart AC?
Wi-Fi AC also commonly known as Smart AC. These Air Conditioners comes with in-built Wi-Fi control device. Using that device you can connect AC to your home to Wi-Fi networks. Most of these devices use IEEE 802.11 wireless network standards. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi antenna that allows you to connect with home Wi-Fi connection. This Wi-Fi control device fixed inside of indoor AC unit. That why air conditioner with this feature called as Wi-Fi Air Conditioner or Smart Air Conditioners.
How Wi-Fi Air Conditioner works?
Let’s understand how Wi-Fi AC works? This is possible due to key elements like Wi-Fi connectivity and its mobile application which is designed to facilitate users to operate their AC through Wi-Fi. Each and every manufacturer has developed their own mobile applications for their respective Wi-Fi ACs. These applications works as command centre, where user can directly control it using provided options in mobile applications without using remote. Below image shows How Wi-Fi AC & Smart AC Works.
For example commands like switching on AC, changing temperature levels, setting timer. These commands will be sent to application server from mobile application through internet. And in return these commands sent to Wi-Fi AC device control unit using Wi-Fi internet connection. Wi-Fi ac device control unit and AC general control unit are synchronous or connected with each other. AC general unit is nothing but traditional control system which allows user control ac using remote.
So that’s how you can control Wi-Fi AC remotely from anywhere in the world as long as your AC and mobile application connected with active internet connection. Since it happens through internet you don’t have to be there in front of AC to operate it. Some Wi-Fi AC or Smart AC allows to connect with voice enable devices like Alexa.
How to setup Wi-Fi Air Conditioner?
You don’t have to be worry much when it comes to setup. Once you buy AC their service team will come for installation and they do all the required Setup for first time. Also they will give you live demo of mobile application so you will be master in it.
Note: To use Wi-Fi AC feature effectively, mobile and AC should be connected to active Wi-Fi internet connection all the time. Any issues with internet connection can cause problems in functionality. AC should have active source of power supply to ensure working of Wi-Fi control device.
Wi-Fi feature comes in Split AC & Window AC. Know more about Difference between Window AC & Split AC.
Major benefit of Wi-Fi Air Conditioner or Smart Air Conditioner is, you can control it remotely from anywhere in the world. It may not be primary feature of AC but when it comes to Tech Savvy buyers then it’s really good option to consider it while buying AC. Check out about Portable Air Conditioners.