With all of the news coming out about connected homes and systems that let you remotely control the temperature in your house, it is easy to forget that there are plenty of homes that don’t central heating and cooling systems that are compatible with smart thermostats like Nest.
In my hometown, most apartments, and even a lot of older homes, don’t even have central heating and air conditioning. We all prop portable air conditioners in our windows instead. Using a smartphone to control the temperature is a luxury that’s not available to most of us… or at least it wasn’t until recently.
Tado’s Smart AC Control is a new smart hub that supports any air conditioner that works with a remote control. It lets you use your phone as a remote for your window unit… and much more.
The Smart AC Control is compatible with any air conditioner, wall, portable, or centralized, that uses a remote control with infrared beams.
With it, you can set up your AC unit to switch on or off based on your location. Using geofencing, you can make sure you don’t accidentally leave with your air conditioner running when you leave the house. Plus, it will switch on when you are close to home so your room will start cooling before you even walk through the front door.
You can also monitor and adjust the temperature of your room using the compatible app for Android or iOS. You can remotely change the mode, fan speed, and more, right from the app while at work or even on vacation (maybe you are worried about your cat getting too hot).
The hub itself also has touch capacitive controls. So, you don’t have to track down your smartphone it you just want to turn down the air.
The Smart AC Control is available now at the company’s website for $199.