5 Best Smart Air Conditioners in 2020

Air conditioners are a requirement for areas where there’s no central heating or cooling available. But did you know that you can now buy smart air conditioners that can be controlled with your smartphone, basically allowing you to turn it on when you’re on your way home from work. Well, some of them even work with Alexa, letting you control it features with just your voice.

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Since most of them come with a dedicated application, they can even tell you how much energy has been consumed up to a certain day, keeping you informed about your usage. Custom timers are nothing new to air conditioners, but the fact that you can set them directly from your smartphone brings a whole new level of convenience.

So let’s have a look at the best smart air conditioners you can buy.

5 Best Smart Air Conditioners

Frigidaire Smart Window AC

Frigidaire is no stranger to smart ACs as you will find out towards the end of this list. This particular unit comes with Alexa support and a dedicated smartphone app to let you schedule its running, control its temperature or even turn the device on and off at will. The slanted vents offer comprehensive cooling to the entirety of the room. The company mentions this air conditioner is ideal for rooms of up to 350 square foot in size. The device is energy efficient and has received the 2016 Energy Star certification.

If you have a home full of Alexa-enabled devices, the addition of this Frigidaire smart window AC will complement them very well. It’s pretty cost effective as well, priced at under $300 on Amazon right now. Stocks might be limited, however, so users are recommended to hurry.

Quirky + GE Aros

This product has been co launched by Quirky and GE, with the latter being a decade old startup whereas GE is an industry pioneer in terms of home appliances. The AC uses the company’s Wink app, allowing you to control the air conditioner from practically anywhere. You can even allow the app to know your location and turn the AC on or off based on your proximity to the device.

Since this is a smart AC, it can learn from your cooling schedules and automatically switch to the cooling mode of your choice. The app also gives you insights on your energy usage, allowing you to ramp up or cut down accordingly. While the smartphone app is extremely handy, the device also comes with capacitive buttons to let you operate its features manually. Since it’s a window air conditioner, you’re ideally going to place it at ground level, making it easier to operate.

As with the AC we talked about above, this unit can cool a room of up to 350 square feet in size, which is adequate for most bedrooms. The Wink app that is used to operate the air conditioner is well designed and offers all the basic details you need about your device.

An air conditioner of this caliber won’t come cheap, however. Amazon is currently selling the product for $1099.99, making this one of the most expensive products on our list.

Kenmore Smart 04277087

This looks like a standard window AC, but don’t let the looks fool you. It supports Alexa out of the box, provided you have an Amazon Echo or other compatible product. The company even specifies the noise level that the AC can touch (57 decibels), which is decent for a product of this size. This window AC is Energy Star certified, so you don’t have to worry about energy efficiency here.

It has a standard control panel on the unit, while it can also be controlled using the Kenmore Smart AC application on the Google Play Store. If you have an Alexa device, the company recommends enabling the Kenmore Smart skill from the Alexa Skill Store. The device comes with three fan speeds and can cool a room of up to 350 square feet. The filters can be easily removed and washed by the user. The 8,000 BTU unit is only priced at $279.99 on Amazon right now.

Frigidaire Cool Connect Smart

This is the second Frigidaire smart AC on this list, and with good reason. It has a unique cylindrical shape and a portable exterior, allowing it to be transported to a room of your choice. This makes it an incredibly versatile offering, giving it flexibility that no other rival air conditioner offers. This unit is 12,000 BTUs offering coverage in an area up to 550 square feet. This in turn means it can offer cooling over a bigger space than other smart window ACs, which is a welcome addition.

This portable AC comes with a 24 hour on/off timer, and has three cooling speeds and three fan speeds, offering incredible amount of versatility as far as your cooling needs are concerned. Given the shape of the unit, users can expect airflow to occur at a 360 degree angle, covering the entire room in the process. Naturally, it can connect with the Frigidaire Smart app, allowing you to control its features using only your smartphone. This handy portable air conditioner by Frigidaire can be purchased for $599 on Amazon.

RolliCool COOL208

This is our second portable air conditioner on our list, but with a key difference – Alexa. You can use a paired Alexa device to control this air conditioner with your voice. Further, you can download the RolliCool app to control all of its features from your phone or tablet. This is a 10,000 BTU unit that is ideal for areas of up to 450 square feet. The wheels underneath the AC make it easier to roll around the various rooms of your home or office.

As far as energy efficiency is concerned, the RolliCool COOL208 comes with an eco-friendly R410A refrigerant, so don’t expect to shell out a fortune on utility bills every month. The device also comes with a dehumidifier as well as a fan for regular operation. This unit will set you back by $299.99 on Amazon right now.

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