Smart home appliances are all the rage these days. It makes sense that these devices would become increasingly popular, as they offer a level of control and convenience which was unimaginable even 10 years ago. However, smart appliances are still a relatively new development. Therefore, some users fear the frustration and difficulty that can come with any new piece of technology.
Thankfully, there’s an easy and popular solution when it comes to getting the control you crave from your air conditioner: Alexa. Amazon’s popular smart device manager and home assistant can do more than order paper towels or play your favorite song. Alexa offers a way to control any compatible device with easy voice commands.
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Benefits of Using Alexa to Manage Your Air Conditioner
There are several benefits when it comes to using Alexa to manage your home’s air conditioning. First, Alexa by Amazon allows you to issue voice commands to do things like change the temperature or the settings on your AC. As a result, you get maximum comfort for minimal effort.
Additionally, Alexa gives you the ability to centralize the management of all of your smart devices. This stands in stark contrast to using individual proprietary apps to manage each and every device in your home. Therefore, you can pick the smart air conditioner that you like best, without having to worry about how easy the individual apps are to use for different air conditioners.
Setting Up Alexa to Help Manage Your Air Conditioner
One of the best things about using Alexa to manage your air conditioner is how easy it is to set up. Pairing connected devices with Alexa is a relatively straightforward process.
SYNC AMAZON DEVICE AND SMART AIR CONDITIONER
First, make sure that your Amazon device and your smart air conditioner are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This will allow Alexa to find your device and communicate with it. Once both devices are connected to the same network the process of setting up Alexa becomes even easier.
ENABLE AMAZON ECHO OR DOT
The next step is to enable the skill for whatever Amazon devices you want to use to manage your air conditioner, usually the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot. Amazon’s devices and software are pretty good about knowing what kind of appliance they’re dealing with and what each appliance can do. As a result, enabling the skill for your appliance will usually be as easy as pushing a button.
PAID HOME DEVICE WITH THERMOSTAT
Once you’ve enabled the skill on your Amazon device you’ll need to pair your appliance with that device. To do this you simply tell Alexa to “pair devices” and Alexa will take over from there. Once that’s done you can use a series of simple and common-sense voice commands to manage your air conditioner directly through Alexa with no further effort or hassle.
Benefits of Alexa to Manage AC Systems
As you can see, there are some great benefits to using Alexa to manage your home’s smart devices, including your air conditioner. The process is easy to set up and offers users an unmatched level of comfort and control. Given this, it’s no wonder so many people are turning to smart appliances and smart home management systems to make their lives easier and better.
RCI Air is experienced with the installation and maintenance of residential, commercial and industrial air conditioning systems that are compatible with Amazon Alexa and other home automation products.