With the long days (and sweltering nights) of summer just over the horizon, now’s the perfect time to pull your air conditioner out of storage or the garage and set it up in the living room, family room, or bedroom.
For all the relief they provide, however, life with an AC unit is far from perfect. They increase your utility costs and can take a long time to effectively cool even a moderate-size room after you get home from work. With your house baking in the sun all day, you often have to crank the air conditioner at max for hours once you walk in the door.
Or, you can turn your air conditioner into a smart device with the Tado Smart AC Control system, and control it from anywhere via your smartphone. With Tado, you can turn your AC on at home while you’re crossing the parking lot at work, or wrapping up little league practice at the park. By the time you trudge through the door, home is already a perfect icy cool.
How does it work?
Tado turns just about any air conditioner into a smart one. The only requirement is your current air conditioner has to work with a remote control. Tado connects to your AC unit via infrared, effectively replacing the original remote control. It also connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your air conditioner from your smartphone, anywhere in the world.
Beyond the ability to turn your home AC unit on and off remotely, Tado also lets you create daily schedules and custom geo-fencing options, so your AC will automatically turn on when you turn onto your street or leave work and begin heading home.
Tado estimates savings of up to 40% in energy costs, thanks to intelligent scheduling and Smart Climate Assistant technology, which reads and analyzes real-time weather data to optimize the temperature in your home.