The advent of smart home technology has allowed for more customization and control over many of your home's components, and your air conditioner is one you can work with. Rather than working with a simple thermostat on the wall, you can make use of smart air conditioning systems to give you wireless control via apps, to enable voice control, and even to control the temperatures of individual rooms.
1. Use A System With An App
The good thing about a smart air conditioning system is that the hub for all control remains at your thermostat, which means that in many cases, you'll only need to replace the thermostat itself with one that is Wi-Fi enabled.
Alternatively, you can also look for smaller air conditioners designed to fit in a window where the air conditioning unit itself is Wi-Fi enabled. What you want comes purely down to preference, but the wider variety also means that you can still get a smart AC even if you're only working with one room rather than the entire house's HVAC system.
Systems that connect to your wireless internet can be paired with a smartphone app, and this has multiple benefits. To start, you can change the temperature or turn your system on and off from anywhere in your house rather than walking all the way to your thermostat.
It can also allow you to control it while you're away from home, so you can do things like turn on your AC a few minutes before you get home. Apps may also have scheduling options and data that helps you keep track of how much energy you're using. Smart HVAC systems already have the benefit of saving you money, and your app can let you see that in action.
2. Use Voice Control
Voice control is another unique tool that works by pairing your smart thermostat with a smart home assistant. You can ask what the temperature is inside your home, what your thermostat is currently set to, raise or lower the temperature, or turn the air conditioner on and off, all with your voice. This works like the app in that it provides more accessibility, as well as providing verbal feedback, and lets you make use of all the personalizing options your home assistant has to offer.
3. Use A Zoning System
A standard HVAC system will push cool air through your home's ducts and every vent connected to them so that a mostly equal amount of air will flow into each room. Zoning lets you set custom temperatures for each room, which gives you much more flexibility and can save you money by not spending energy cooling rooms you don't need to cool.
Zoning system will sometimes make use of special motorized vents that open and close on their own to moderate air flow. Otherwise, you can set up zones using dampers in the ductwork itself. The best part about a zoning system is that you can often combine it with your smart thermostat or home assistant or app. For example, you can ask your assistant to raise only your living room's temperature or open your app while at work to see how cool it is in every room in your house.
There are plenty of options available for installing smart home air conditioning systems, and most are easy on your budget and easy to set up. For more information, contact a company like D & R Service Inc.