Before you consider automating your air conditioning system it’s a good idea to contact a reputable air conditioning service and have the unit overhauled. This will ensure it is working properly and at peak efficiency.
There is little point in automating it if it’s not doing its job properly.
Once you’re satisfied that it works efficiently you can take the following steps and automate the system, giving you the perfect home temperature even on the hottest of days.
Purchase a Programmable Thermostat
A standard thermostat measures the temperature in the room and turns the air conditioning unit on and off as required to create the right temperature. In effect it’s always working to correct the temperature as it reacts only when the temperature moves out of the pre-defined range;
A programmable thermostat works differently. It monitors the outside air temperature and adjusts the temperature of the air leaving the unit to match. This helps to regulate the temperature inside the house and keep it constant.
Not only does this mean you’re more comfortable, the unit actually works less saving you money and reducing the strain on it.
You’ll be able to set the program on the unit so that it cools the air in the house when you need it. For example, it can be set to come on an hour before you get home from work, in the same way, that you would set your heating system in the winter.
Of course, you’ll need to consider which is more cost-effective, leaving it on all day or turning it on and off as required.
Add A Smart Device
The next step is to add a smart device. You’re probably familiar already. It’s effective an electronic device that allows you to connect your air conditioning unit to your wireless network inside your home.
You can then access this network from anywhere in the world and adjust the air conditioning settings. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the house, the garden, or halfway around the world, all you need is the internet and your smartphone to connect to your smart device!
Of course, you’ll be able to control more than just your air conditioning unit through this type of system.
In fact, the real benefit of incorporating your air conditioning unit into your smart system is that, on cooler days, you can shut the air conditioner off and bring the heating system online. A standard programmable thermostat can’t get your air conditioner to heat your home.
It really is as simple as adding a programmable thermostat and smart device. However, if you have any concerns with hos these devices are fitted to your system then it’s worth getting the professionals to give you a hand. They’ll check your system at the same time, giving you peace of mind and a home that is just the right temperature.
The best part is automating your air conditioning system can actually save you money as it works more efficiently.