A killer winter probably will be followed by a killer summer, or so it was assumed by the specialists at General Electric who partnered up with the inventing community from Quirky to bring us Aros, a smartphone controlled A/C which is said to save us energy and prevent our energy bills to give us headaches. However, this smartphone controlled A / C is not the first of the family, as we already have available the Friedrich’s Kühl’s smart air conditioning system, but is indeed an innovative one, as it is capable to teach you how to manage your lifestyle and energy spending habits on air conditioning: it calculates your energy costs and provide you with full data so you could be more aware of how much cooling do you actually need, matched up with your budget.
How does Aros, the smartphone controlled A/C work?
You don’t actually have to be a modern geek or a tech – savvy individual to make Aros work in your benefit. It can be controlled by the app Wink – available for both Android and IOS smartphons – which connects your smartphone to the air conditioning device with a few simple clicks and settings. Aros pushes the cool air not forward, like your common A/C, but up, thus enhancing and improving the air circulation in the entire room. It is button-less and has three different fan speeds, being built with a BTU cooling capacity almost three times bigger than common models (8,000 versus the popular 3,000 BTU cooling capacity).
One of the greatest features of Aros, besides giving you a helping hand in saving energy and money, is that it can track your location and you can turn it on or off from a distance, so when you come home, the air is already cool and breathable. While not being the first attempt of tech developers to provide the regular home appliances’ user to have a smart device that saves energy, Aros is intended for those who need bill monitoring and who spend a lot of money on energy bills. However, this smartphone controlled A/C is quite expensive and everything you can hope for is that in time, it will save you enough energy money to compensate for the initial purchase price.