The 9 Best Smart Air Conditioners of 2023 (2023)

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Our top winner will keep you feeling cool—even when it’s blistering hot outside

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The best way to cool a room fast is with a window-mounted or portable air conditioner, but smart air conditioners make it even easier to enjoy comfy temps anytime you need it. “The most useful thing about smart ACs is that users have convenient and complete control over their environment,” says Richard Valenti, founder of HVAC service company Valairco. “With these devices, you can set a cooling schedule to ensure your home is comfortable at all times of the day.”

What makes a smart air conditioner worth shopping for? According to Valenti, “Smart ACs can save you money in the long run. Not only does it maintain your desired temperature, but it also operates at lower speeds once the required temperature is achieved, thus consuming less energy than a traditional unit and lowering your electricity bill.” Valenti also stresses that Wi-Fi connectivity is essential, along with an app so that you can control the AC and check its status even when you’re away from home. Some smart ACs also include features like geofencing, energy monitoring, and service alerts to simplify operation and help you keep on top of your energy use and maintenance.

Keeping Valenti’s advice in mind, we looked at dozens of air conditioners from top manufacturers, prioritizing important smart features, efficiency, ease of use, and Energy Star certification. In addition to those vital features, we also focused on units that use modern refrigerants that are less harmful to the environment.

Best Overall: LG Dual Inverter Smart Wi-Fi Air Conditioner LW1022IVSM

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What We Like

  • Efficient dual inverter technology

  • Ultra quiet sleep mode

  • Installation kit included

What We Don't Like

  • No Siri or IFTTT support

  • No geofencing

The LG 10,000 BTU Dual Inverter Smart Wi-Fi Air Conditioner combines an intriguing feature set with quiet operation and an extremely efficient design, which is why it’s our top recommendation for the best smart air conditioner. This window-mounted unit is best suited to medium sized rooms, with a maximum footprint of about 450 square feet, but it’s also available in a few other models, including a massive 23,500 BTU unit that pumps out enough chilly air to cool an entire three bedroom house. We like the 10,000 BTU unit in particular because it’s a good value and doesn’t require any special wiring, but the other options are there if you need them.

This air conditioner is compatible with LG’s ThinQ app, which makes it an especially good pick if your household has any other smart LG devices. The app allows you to control multiple air conditioners, televisions, and other compatible smart devices like an LG washing machine, vacuum, or refrigerator. It doesn’t support Siri or IFTTT at this time, but you can easily integrate it with Alexa or Google Assistant to adjust the temperature with voice commands or smart home routines. It doesn’t have geofencing, but you can use the app to set schedules or adjust the temperature when you leave, or before you get home.

Aside from the smart features, the best thing about this air conditioner is the dual inverter technology. This feature essentially helps the air conditioner to operate in a more energy efficient manner, allowing it to use less power than a traditional unit that’s always either off or running at full capacity. It can be a little on the loud side when it is running at full capacity, but it has a sleep mode that can run for between seven and 12 hours where it’s whisper quiet. That’s one area where this unit is significantly better than the highly rated LW1019IVSM that it replaced, as that unit could only stay in sleep mode for seven hours at most, which was no good for people who need a little more shuteye than that. It’s also a little more powerful than the older model, at 10,000 BTU versus 9,500 BTU, while retaining its Energy Star certification and being quite efficient thanks to the dual inverter technology.

Price at time of publish: $470

Dimensions: ‎24.5 x 19.6 x 12.5 inches | BTU: 10,000 | Room size: 450 sq. ft. | Smart Capabilities: Alexa, Google Assistant

Best Budget: TCL 6W9ER1-A Smart App & Voice Control Window Air Conditioner

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What We Like

  • Voice controls

  • Scheduling via the app

  • Two four-way vents

What We Don’t Like

  • Noisier than similar units

The TCL 6W9ER1-A Smart App & Voice Control Window Air Conditioner is a good option if you’re working on a tight budget, but you still need to escape from the heat. This is a smaller unit compared to many of our other recommendations, but it’s powerful enough to cool off an average-sized master bedroom, den, or modest TV room, and it has some great smart features that can help you save even more. It works with both Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can adjust the temperature with voice commands. The companion app lets you change the temperature from wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection.

This unit is Energy Star certified, and it includes sleep and eco modes that further reduce power consumption. It also has a 24 hour timer that lets you turn the unit on or off at preset times, so you don’t need to worry about ever forgetting. It’s a little louder than more expensive units, but it’s still quieter than the average refrigerator. It’s also available in a budget-friendly 8,000 BTU version if you need a little more cooling power, and pricier 10,000 and 12,000 BTU versions that still have pretty competitive pricing.

Price at time of publish: $260

Dimensions: 15.35 x 15.98 x 12.05 inches | BTU: 6000 | Room size: 250 sq. ft. | Smart Capabilities: Alexa, Google Assistant

Best Value: Haier 10,000 BTU Smart Electronic Window Air Conditioner

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What We Like

  • Energy usage tracking

  • Clean filter alert

  • Power interruption restart

What We Don’t Like

  • Relatively noisy

  • Heavy

Deal hunters will appreciate the Haier 10,000 BTU Smart Electronic Window Air Conditioner because it packs in a ton of useful smart features you’ll usually only find in more expensive units. This smart air conditioner works with both Alexa and Google Assistant, but not with Siri. It also has a geofencing feature that can automatically raise the temperature when you leave and lower it when you return, saving you power and money. It’s Energy Star certified too, and includes an energy reporting feature that lets you keep track of exactly how much power it has used each month.

This is a 10,000 BTU window unit that’s suitable for medium rooms, but it’s also available in a smaller 8,000 BTU version for small bedrooms and also 12,000 and 14,000 BTU editions for larger rooms, all with the same great smart features. It is a heavy unit, and it’s far from whisper quiet, but those are pretty small concessions to make when you consider the excellent value proposition offered by this air conditioner. If you have more room in your budget, our top pick has many of the same features, including significantly quieter sound output during operation. This is all to say that the Haier represents an excellent value in its own right.

Price at time of publish: $439

Dimensions: 19.81 x 19 x 14.5 inches | BTU: 10,000 | Room size: 450 sq. ft. | Smart Capabilities: Alexa, Google Assistant, geofencing, energy reporting

Best with Dehumidifier: Honeywell Smart Wi-Fi Portable Air Conditioner & Dehumidifier

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What We Like

  • Convenient drain port

  • Clean filter alert

  • Washable air filter

  • Voice operated

What We Don’t Like

  • Only supports Alexa

  • Trouble connecting to some Wi-Fi routers

The Honeywell Smart Wi-Fi Portable Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier is ideal if you live in a humid area, but don’t always need to cool every room off on a regular basis. All air conditioners dehumidify the air to some degree as a natural part of operation, but an actual dehumidifier is a must-have for climates that can get humid at times without also getting hot. This unit is capable of pulling up to 62 pints of water out of the air in 24 hours, and it includes a conveniently-placed drain tube that can save you the trouble of needing to constantly empty the drip pan. This is a freestanding unit, so you can also move it around to the most humid parts of your home.

This unit, which responds to voice commands, integrates with the Honeywell smartphone app, which allows you to control multiple Honeywell devices at once. The app provides access to smart features including automatic room settings if you have multiple units, and customized daily schedules so you can set the temperature to different levels based on your daily and weekly routines. It’s also capable of tracking the weather, which allows the unit to adjust itself automatically as the temperature and humidity conditions change.

Price at time of publish: $460

Dimensions: 13.6 x 16.3 x 28 inches | BTU: 10,000 | Room size: 450 sq. ft. | Smart Capabilities: Alexa

Best for Quiet Operation: Midea U-Shaped Inverter Window Air Conditioner

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What We Like

  • Allows you to open your window

  • Doesn’t obstruct the view

  • Quiet operation

What We Don’t Like

  • No support for HomeKit or IFTTT

  • No power usage reporting in the app

The Midea 8,000 U-shaped Air Conditioner packs smart features into a uniquely designed unit that’s the perfect choice if you’re sick of loud air conditioners. This unit features a U-shaped design that allows you to open and close a window while it’s installed. That means it blocks less of your view than other window-mounted air conditioners. This way, you can open your window to get some fresh air whenever you want, and it’s remarkably quiet when the window is shut. If you have high quality dual pane windows, you might not even hear it operating over the ambient noise in your home.

This unit has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows you to control it via the MideaAir app on your phone. It works with both Alexa and Google Assistant for voice commands, and also supports native voice commands in the app, but there is no support for either HomeKit or IFTTT. The app allows you to operate air conditioning wherever you have internet access, and it also has scheduling functionality. It'll even let you adjust the temperature based on your sleep schedule and can control multiple Midea air conditioners.

Price at time of publish: $399

Dimensions: 19.17 x 21.97 x 13.46 inches | BTU: 8,000 | Room size: 350 sq. ft. | Smart Capabilities: Alexa, Google Assistant

Best Portable: Midea Duo Smart HE Inverter Ultra Quiet Portable AC w/Heat

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What We Like

  • Energy efficient

  • Quiet operation

  • Cools, heats, and dehumidifies

  • Voice controls

What We Don’t Like

  • Dual hose isn’t very flexible

  • No energy reporting or tracking

  • No support for HomeKit or IFTTT

If you need more flexibility than you can get from a window-mounted air conditioner, the Mideo Duo is the unit you’re looking for. This unit offers good energy efficiency, surprisingly quiet operation, and chunky casters that make it a breeze to move over both solid and carpeted surfaces. This unit has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows you to hook it into your home network and then control it via an app on your phone. It also supports voice controls through your choice of Alexa or Google Assistant, although it doesn’t work with HomeKit or IFTTT.

As an added bonus, its heat pump is capable of both heating and cooling. When in heating mode, you still need to vent it outside, or drain it regularly. So while it’s more energy efficient than a resistive space heater, it’s a bit more complicated to set up and more difficult to move from room to room.

One thing to note: This portable air conditioner uses a hose-in-hose system, which allows it to draw in fresh air and expel hot air outside your house through a single hose. It’s a convenient setup because you don’t need to worry about multiple hoses, and it increases energy efficiency. The catch is that the dual hose is stiff, so you don’t have a lot of freedom to position this unit.

Price at time of publish: $700

Dimensions: 16.73 x 19.53 x 34.48 inches | BTU: 14,000 | Room size: 550 sq. ft. | Smart Capabilities: Alexa, Google Assistant

Best with Heat: Friedrich CEW08B11A Chill Premier Smart Air Conditioner Window Unit

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What We Like

  • Efficient heat pump instead of resistive heating

  • Washable air filter

  • Slide-out chassis

What We Don’t Like

  • Expensive

  • Heavy

The Friedrich CEW08B11A Chill Premier Smart Air Conditioner is an excellent investment if you’re in the market for a unit that can both heat and cool. Most window air conditioners that provide heat do so via a resistive heater, which is costly to run and isn’t energy efficient. The Chill Premier has a heat pump instead, which is a more energy efficient method that essentially involves running the air conditioner in reverse. Jaral does caution that while heat pumps are efficient, “not all are great in extremely cold weather and this is when a separate heater is preferred.” That’s due to the way heat pumps work, and the fact that they can struggle in severely cold environments.

This unit has a slide-out chassis, which is a feature that’s more commonly seen in wall-mounted air conditioners. That makes it a bit easier to install because you install the chassis into the window first, and then slide in the heavy body of the air conditioner. It has Wi-Fi connectivity that allows for operation via Friedrich’s companion app, supports integrated voice controls, and works with both Alexa and Google Assistant. The app can control multiple Friedrich devices at once, view the status of each device and the temperature in different rooms, and set schedules for heating and cooling to accommodate your daily routines.

Price at time of publish: $649

Dimensions: 27 x 21 x 17 inches | BTU: 8,000 | Room size: 350 sq. ft. | Smart Capabilities: Alexa, Google Assistant

Best Efficiency: GE Profile AHTR10ACH2 Inverter Window Air Conditioner

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What We Like

  • Quiet operation

  • Monitors energy usage

  • Filter replacement reminder

  • Geolocation feature

What We Don’t Like

  • No HomeKit support

  • Heavy

  • Too big for some windows

If you’re looking for an energy efficient air conditioner, you’ll find a whole lot to like about the GE Profile AHTR10AC. This window-mounted air conditioner features best-in-class energy efficiency, with an industry-leading CEER (Combined Energy-Efficiency Ratio) of 15.7. That’s 40 percent more energy efficient than the minimum allowable efficiency laid out by the Department of Energy, so this unit easily qualifies for Energy Star certification. The companion app tracks its energy usage too, the geolocation feature allows it to switch off when nobody is home, and it also has an eco mode that automatically switches off the fan and compressor to save even more energy.

In addition to excellent energy efficiency, the GE Profile AHTR10AC has a lot of other useful smart features, including integration with Google Assistant and Alexa. Built-in Wi-Fi allows it to connect to the internet, so you can monitor and control it from any room in your house, or anywhere else your phone has an internet connection. The app also reminds you when it’s time to replace your filter, which can prolong the life of the air conditioner and also keep energy costs down. This unit is also very quiet during operation. It’s suited to medium-sized rooms, but the GE Profile series is also available in both smaller and larger sizes to suit your needs.

Price at time of publish: $389

Dimensions: 19.89 x 20.52 x 13.91 inches | BTU: 10,000 | Room size: 450 sq. ft. | Smart Capabilities: Alexa, Google Assistant, Sonos, IFTTT, geofencing, scheduling

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Best Add-on: Cielo Breez Lite

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What We Like

  • Works with your existing air conditioner

  • Easy setup and smart controls

  • Includes both temperature and humidity sensors

  • Inexpensive

What We Don’t Like

  • No built-in display or controls

  • Auto-configuration doesn’t always work

  • Can’t connect to hidden Wi-Fi networks

The Cielo Breez Lite is the best option if you already have an air conditioner and want to add smart features without replacing it. This tiny unit works with just about any window, portable, or mini split air conditioner or heat pump that uses an infrared remote control. In most cases, it’s even capable of automatically learning how to control your air conditioner directly from the remote. Once you've set it up in that way, you can control the air conditioner via a smartphone app and with voice commands through your choice of Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.

This smart controller adds a lot of useful smart features to your existing air conditioner, including weekly scheduling to set the temperature automatically, geofencing to switch the air conditioner off when you aren’t home, and it also has a freeze-protection feature if you have a heat pump that’s capable of functioning as a heater. It doesn’t have a built-in display or controls, but that’s a worthy concession to make considering how affordable it is. If you need a display and controls built into your air conditioner smart controller, the Cielo Plus accommodates that requirement at a significantly higher price point.

Price at time of publish: $59

Dimensions: 2.6 x 2.6 x 0.86 inches | BTU: N/A | Room size: N/A | Smart Capabilities: Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, IFTT, geofencing, scheduling

Read Next:The 9 Best Portable Air Conditioners of 2023

Our top recommendation for the best overall smart air conditioner is the LG Dual Inverter Smart Wi-Fi Air Conditioner, thanks to its extremely efficient dual inverter technology, great smart features, and super quiet sleep mode. If you’re working on a tighter budget, our “best value” pick is the Haier 10,000 BTU Smart Electronic Window Air Conditioner, which comes with some excellent smart features, like geofencing, that are usually only found in more expensive units.

What to Look for in a Smart Air Conditioner


The main types of smart air conditioners are window, portable, and mini split. You can also convert older units of each type to a smart air conditioner with the addition of a smart AC controller, and turn a whole-house air conditioner into a smart air conditioner with the addition of a smart thermostat. Just know that those systems aren’t smart on their own.

Window air conditioners and portable air conditioners are the easiest to install, and you don’t need any special skills to set one up. Window units slide into an open window, which is then partially closed to hold the unit in place, while you need to vent a portable air conditioner through a partially open window or a permanently-installed vent.

According to Richard Valenti, founder of HVAC service company Valairco, “Portable units offer mobility, but take up a lot of floor space and require an exhaust hose.” He also adds that, “Window units are easy to install if you know what you’re doing, but it can be a pretty difficult DIY job. Window units can also obstruct your view and are difficult to conceal.”

Valenti also points out that, “Ductless mini-split cooling systems offer a great deal of flexibility, allowing you to start with just a few rooms and then expand your system to cool the entire home without having to scrap the initial work.” These systems are also more efficient than window or portable units, but they are significantly more expensive, more difficult to install, and typically require professional assistance.

Cooling Power & Room Size

The cooling power of an air conditioner is defined in British thermal units (BTUs), which is a useful number to look at when determining what kind of AC unit is required to cool a room of any given size. Air conditioners with larger BTU numbers are capable of cooling larger spaces than units that have smaller BTU numbers.

The general rule of thumb is that you can multiply the square footage of a space by 20 to determine the minimum BTUs needed for that space, or 25 to provide for a margin of error. Valenti cautions that, “You also need to consider extra factors like high ceilings or large windows, which might require more power than average.” If you’re dealing with any factors like those, it’s better to err on the side of getting a bigger unit than a smaller one.


Window-mounted air conditioners are the easiest to install, with a typical installation consisting of opening a window, setting the unit in place, securing the unit and any necessary spacer or strap, and then closing the window. Some are easier to install than others, as some have special features like a separate chassis that slides into place first, or a U-shaped design that makes the unit easier to secure in place.

Portable air conditioners are even easier from a certain perspective because there is no permanent installation. These units are typically on casters, which makes it easy to move one around wherever and whenever it's needed. However, it’s important to note that you can't run one of these units without venting it to the exterior of your home by inserting a vent adapter into an open window or a permanent vent hole. They also pose an issue in terms of water condensation because an air conditioner naturally generates water via condensation during normal operation. Some units include a tank that you can remove and drain manually, and others have a hose that you need to route to the exterior of your home, or an interior drain.

Mini split air conditioners are the most complicated to install, and they typically require a professional installation. The installation process involves cutting holes in the exterior walls of your home, wiring the unit to power, and cutting, connecting, and charging the refrigerant lines.

Connectivity Options

Smart air conditioners can connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, with Wi-Fi units providing the most flexibility. These units connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network, which means you can monitor and control the system via an app on your phone even when you aren’t home. Some also include a feature that can adjust the temperature automatically based on whether your phone is home or not, so you won’t have to pay to cool your home when you aren’t there. The other connectivity option to look for is compatibility with the virtual assistant of your choice, like Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri, because that will allow you to adjust the temperature with voice commands.

Standout features

Energy Star Ratings and Certifications

Energy Star is a designation given to electronics that meet or exceed energy efficiency criteria set by the United States government. While you can look at the CEER rating to gauge the efficiency of an air conditioner, checking for the Energy Star designation is an easy way to verify that a unit is energy efficient. It’s a shortcut that doesn’t force you to remember what constitutes a good CEER rating.


Most smart air conditioning units come with a one year limited warranty, and that’s really the minimum that you should look for. Window and portable AC units can last a decade or longer, especially if they are well-maintained, so most failures occur well outside the warranty window. However, it’s important to have at least a one year warranty so that you have time to break the AC in and use it during the hottest period of the year while it’s still covered.


Home air conditioners use a few different types of refrigerants, including R-22 (Freon), R-410A (Puron), and R-32. Freon was phased out in 2020, but systems that use it are still around. It’s less energy efficient and worse for the environment than newer refrigerants like Puron and R-32 though, so it’s best to choose an AC unit that uses one of the newer refrigerants.

Puron is also on the way out, but it’s better for the environment than Freon because it doesn’t contain chlorine or contribute to ozone depletion. R-32 doesn’t contribute to ozone depletion, and its potential to contribute to global warming is significantly lower than R-22 or R-410A.

If you have an older R-22 system that still works, the efficiency of newer refrigerants means that replacing it will save you money in the long run.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size air conditioner do I need for one room?

According to Anees Jarral, Cielo WiGle CTO, “To find the right AC size, you first need to calculate the area of your room. The next step is to figure out the cooling capacity of the required AC, which is measured in BTUs. For that, multiply your room area by 25 to get the cooling capacity required for your room. Once you know how many BTUs are required for that particular space, you can select AC units of proper size and power accordingly. Opting for a smart AC doesn’t affect the calculation of how many BTUs are required.”

For example, if you’re looking for an AC unit for an average bedroom with the dimensions of 10 feet x 10 feet, your calculation would look like this: (10x10)x25, which would yield a requirement of 2,500BTU. For a big living room with the dimensions of 15 feet by 20 feet, the calculation would look like: (15x20)x25, yielding a requirement of 7,500BTU.

What type of maintenance does a smart air conditioner need?

“Smart AC units require regular upkeep from time to time just like any other AC unit,” according to Jarrel. That means you need to keep on top of replacing or cleaning the filter, and inspect and clean the coils regularly. “However, with smart functions such as air filter cleanliness alerts, you can easily keep up regular maintenance,” Jarrel continues. “You will receive alerts on your phone when the cleaning is due, so you don't have to manually keep track of when to clean or replace the filters.” Smart alerts aren’t universally available though, so it’s important to maintain a regular maintenance schedule if your unit doesn’t have this feature.

Do air conditioners control humidity?

Air conditioners do reduce the ambient humidity when in use, but that isn’t their main function. According to Valenti, “Air conditioners do have some dehumidifying capabilities, but they are not designed for that purpose and can never be as effective as a device specifically made for this task.”

So while an air conditioner with a dehumidifying setting can help out on warmer days where cooling isn’t needed, they usually aren’t sufficient if you deal with persistent humidity problems. Valenti also warns that, “High humidity can cause various issues such as affecting your health, causing mold growth and damage to wood furniture, so it's important to take steps to manage it properly.”

Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was written by Jeremy Laukkonen, a freelance writer and product tester for The Spruce. Laukkonen has extensive experience testing and using smart air conditioners in addition to other smart devices, and his reviews have appeared in outlets like Lifewire and Digital Trends in addition to The Spruce.

For this piece, Laukkonen performed in-depth research on dozens of smart air conditioners from all the top manufacturers, focusing on key aspects like smart home integration, energy efficiency, noise, and other features like sleep modes, auxiliary heating, and dehumidifying. Laukkonen also interviewed two experts, Cielo WiGle CTO Anees Jarral, and Valairco founder Richard Valenti, in order to gain additional insights.


The 9 Best Smart Air Conditioners of 2023? ›

There is no doubt that Smart ACs are more efficient than conventional air conditioning systems; they help reduce your carbon footprint and lower energy consumption. With smart and innovative features, you can easily operate your AC and customize the settings to suit your preferences.

Are smart air conditioners worth it? ›

There is no doubt that Smart ACs are more efficient than conventional air conditioning systems; they help reduce your carbon footprint and lower energy consumption. With smart and innovative features, you can easily operate your AC and customize the settings to suit your preferences.

What is the newest air conditioning technology? ›

Evaporative-cooling-Based Systems

It uses the evaporation process by having hot air contact with water, which evaporates into colder air. This technology is used in swamp coolers and window AC units. These are much more efficient than compression AC systems, only using 15% to 30% of the electricity.

How much does a smart AC cost? ›

How much does a smart air conditioner cost? Because they're relatively new smart air conditioners are a bit more expensive. For example, a smart Frigidaire 8,000 BTU AC costs $329 on Amazon, whereas a nonsmart 10,000 BTU Frigidaire (opens in new tab) model costs about $30 less.

What is the most advanced air conditioner? ›

The Whirlpool 1.0 Ton 5 Star Flexicool Inverter Split AC is one of the most advanced air conditioners in the market. It is designed with the latest technology to give you the comfort and energy savings you need. It features a copper condenser, a convertible 4-in-1 cooling mode, an HD filter and a 2023 model.

What are the disadvantages of smart HVAC? ›

Smart HVAC Cons

Complex to Use at First: Smart heating and cooling systems may be complex to use for non-tech-savvy people. Smart thermostats also require users to continuously think about using the system, as it will not save on energy costs if you forget to regulate your usage.

What is changing with HVAC systems in 2023? ›

What's Changing? On January 1, 2023 the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) is bumping up efficiency standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps. Air conditioners and heat pumps will need to meet these new minimum SEER ratings: 14 SEER for systems used in northern states (2022 requirement was 13)

What is the new HVAC technology for 2023? ›

By the beginning of 2023, new cooling systems will have refrigerants with a low potential for global warming as part of HVAC industry trends. Manufacturers will have to build heat pumps and air conditioning units compatible with R-454b. It's more environmentally friendly and mildly flammable.

What is the most energy efficient air conditioning technology? ›

Split system air conditioners are typically the most energy-efficient air conditioner you can buy.

Can I convert normal AC to smart AC? ›

With the advancements in technology, it is now possible to convert your air conditioner into a 'smart' air conditioner. A smart AC allows you to control and monitor your air conditioner features remotely using your smartphone, tablet or even a computer.

What is the quietest air conditioner? ›

Ductless 'mini split' systems like Mitsubishi home air conditioning systems are the quietest air conditioners on the market today. With an average noise level of 32 decibels, ductless systems are not only whisper quiet, they offer some of the highest SEER ratings and most efficient performance on the market.

Are inverter air conditioner worth it? ›

Inverter Air Conditioners are much more energy efficient than their non-inverter counterparts: they can save up to 30% on electricity compared to non-inverters. Non-inverter air conditioners use the on/off method, where the compressor is switched on and off at regular intervals to maintain the desired temperature.

Which AC has the fastest cooling? ›

List of the best fast-cooling ACs
Top-rated fast-cooling ACsAmazon RatingAmazon Price
Carrier 1.5 Ton 5-Star Flexicool Inverter Split AC3.9 / 5Rs 39,990
Lloyd 1.5 Ton 5-Star Inverter Split AC4.3 / 5Rs 39,990
LG 1.5 Ton 3-Star Inverter Split AC4.3 / 5Rs 38,890
Daikin 1.5 Ton 3-Star Inverter Split AC4 / 5Rs 38,990
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Apr 29, 2023

What SEER rating do I need? ›

Since January 2006, all residential air conditioners sold in the United States must have a SEER of at least 13. ENERGY STAR qualified central air conditioners must have a SEER of at least 14. By upgrading from SEER 9 to SEER 14, you can reduce your energy consumption by more than 35%.

Is Trane or carrier better? ›

Energy efficiency:

In the comparison of Carrier Vs. Trane air conditioner in terms of energy efficiency, Trane finds its superiority over the latter one. All the models belonging to the three tiers produced by Trane are more energy-efficient than that in Carrier.

Do smart vents damage HVAC? ›

Smart Vents Are 100% Safe (and More Affordable)

In every HVAC system, air travels from a place of high pressure to one of low pressure, meaning air typically flows to the nearest supply vent from which it can leave the duct system.

What is the most common part to fail on HVAC? ›

Bad Circuit Breaker or Fuse

One common cause of air conditioner failure is a faulty circuit breaker or fuse. Although some customers may be comfortable changing a fuse or blown breaker on their own, it can be somewhat dangerous because you are working with your electrical system.

What is the age expectancy of HVAC? ›

A: On Average, 10-20 Years

Here are the average life expectancies of different HVAC systems: Air conditioners and heat pumps: 10 to 15 years. Furnaces and boilers: 15 to 20 years. Geothermal: 30 years.

Which brand AC is best in 2023? ›

List of the New AC Launches of 2023
Top-rated ACsAmazon RatingAmazon Price
LG 1 Ton 5-Star AI Dual Inverter Split AC4.3Rs 40,490
Godrej 1.5 Ton 5-Star Inverter Split AC4.2Rs 37,490
Carrier 1.5 Ton 5-Star Inverter Window AC4.2Rs 35,499
Samsung 1 Ton 3-Star Inverter Split AC4.3Rs 34,699
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Apr 18, 2023

Which 5 companies are best for AC? ›

LG, Samsung, Blue Star, Voltas, Hitachi, Daikin, and Panasonic, are some of the best brands in the top 10 AC brands in India.

Which AC brand is most expensive? ›

Top 3 Most Expensive ACs are as follows:
  • Samsung AC140KN4DEH 4 Ton 360 Cassette Inverter AC: Dust Filter, Self Diagnosis, 1 year, Inverter, 4 Ton Capacity.
  • Haier HSU-12CKAB3N Jet Series Split AC.
  • Samsung Bespoke Windless 2023 Split AC: Inverter, Night Glow Buttons, Auto Air Swing, Remote Control, Split AC.

Should I wait until 2023 to replace air conditioner? ›

Should I replace my system before January 1, 2023? The answer is a resounding “Yes” if you have one of the following: An air conditioner that operates with an ozone-depleting refrigerant known as “R22.” Whether the system is working or not – replace it since this refrigerant is no longer being made.

Will AC prices go down in 2023? ›

HVAC prices are expected to rise in 2023 because of the new SEER2 standards. HVAC system prices will occur through installation and repair costs to homeowners and business owners. Increased prices for HVAC equipment will likely jump between 15% to 25% in the early months of 2023.

Is a new HVAC system tax deductible 2023? ›

Central air conditioners tax credit

For qualifying central air conditioners installed in your primary residence between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2032, you can claim a tax credit of 30% of the total project with a max benefit of $600. New-construction homes and rentals are not eligible for this home tax credit.

What will replace R 410a in 2023? ›

R410-a will be replaced by A2L refrigerants, which are a class of refrigerants that have higher efficiency and lower GWP (Global Warming Potential). The two foremost R410a replacements are R-32 and R-454B. R-32: Zero ozone depletion.

Are 14 SEER AC units being phased out? ›

The DOE is phasing out AC units with SEER ratings that fall below 14 or 15. The exact minimum rating depends on your region. In the northern United States, new ACs must have a minimum SEER rating of 14, though you can still buy and install older systems as long as they were compliant when they were manufactured.

Why are AC units going up in 2023? ›

The reason is that the U.S. Department of Energy is raising the minimum energy-efficiency standards for all central air conditioners and heat pumps starting on January 1, 2023. This means that the most basic, lowest-priced units will no longer be available.

Which AC uses the least electricity? ›

The Best Energy- Efficient Air Conditioners
  1. Lennox SL28XCV Air Conditioner. ...
  2. Keystone Energy Star 5,000 BTU Air Conditioner. ...
  3. Amana AVXC20 Air Conditioner. ...
  4. LG 18,000 BTU Smart Window Air Conditioner. ...
  5. Midea U Inverter Window Air Conditioner.

Which AC consumes least electricity? ›

  • LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star AI DUAL Inverter Split AC (2023 Model) ...
  • Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 5 Star, Inverter Split AC 2023. ...
  • Panasonic 1.5 Ton 5 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Smart Split AC (2023 Model) ...
  • Voltas 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC. ...
  • Godrej 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (2023 Model) ...
  • Hitachi Split Ac - 1.5 Ton Shizen Inverter Split AC.
May 16, 2023

What is the most efficient HVAC system with the highest capacity? ›

When it comes to heating, a heat pump will typically be the most efficient choice. Geothermal heat pumps access thermal energy below ground and are able to transfer around 4 units of heat for every unit of electrical energy they consume, making them the most efficient HVAC system for both heating and cooling.

Can I plug an AC into a smart outlet? ›

All air conditioners need a power socket to work. This makes a smart plug a universal accessory, which can fit into any power socket. Simply plug in your air conditioner plug into the smart outlet, and you are good to go.

What is the difference between inverter and converter air conditioner? ›

A power electronic circuit which can transform the electric power from one form to another form, i.e. from AC to DC or vice-versa, is known as converter. A power electronic circuit which can transform direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC) is known as inverter.

What is smart inverter AC? ›

Smart Inverter Air Conditioner can reach out the temperature you want more quickly, resulting in saving energy. While the conventional room air conditioner is switched on, the compressor operates at full power to reach the set temperature. When the set temperature is reached, the compressor switches off.

How many BTU do I need for 600 sq ft? ›

Size and Ceiling Height
Area To Be Cooled (square feet)Capacity Needed (BTUs per hour)
450 to 55012,000
550 to 70014,000
700 to 1,00018,000
1,000 to 1,20021,000
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What is the best AC for a room with no windows? ›

A ductless mini-split air conditioner is possibly the best way to cool down a room with no windows. If you don't have a central air conditioning system installed in this space, opt for a mini-split. You'll benefit from it just like central air conditioning but without the hassle of lengthy duct installation.

How many BTU do I need for a 12x12 room? ›

How Many Square Feet Will A 5,000 – 24,000 Btu AC Cool
Cooling Capacity (BTU):Room Size:Examples:
2,000 BTU50 sq. ft.tiny room, tent
5,000 BTU100 - 150 sq. ft.10x10 room, 12x10 room, 12x12 room
6,000 BTU150 - 250 sq. ft.12x20 room
7,000 BTU250 - 300 sq. ft.16x16 room, 12x24 room
11 more rows
Jul 22, 2022

What is the disadvantage of inverter AC? ›

The inverter window AC is a great choice for people looking for an efficient cooling system that doesn't require much maintenance. The only drawback is that they are expensive and can be difficult to install!

Is it better to leave inverter AC on all day? ›

By not constantly turning off and on, inverter air conditioners are much more efficient and use less energy. Also, experts say inverter air conditioners likely will last longer because there is less wear and tear on the components of the system. Other inverter benefits.

Which is better non-inverter or inverter AC? ›

Inverter Air Conditioners are much more energy efficient than their non-inverter counterparts: they can save up to 30% on electricity compared to non-inverters. Non-inverter air conditioners use the on/off method, where the compressor is switched on and off at regular intervals to maintain the desired temperature.

What is the best overnight AC temperature? ›

Sleeping in a room with the air conditioner set to an appropriate temperature is important for quality sleep. The ideal AC temperature for sleeping is around 65°F (18.3°C). However, this may differ between individuals, who might find their ideal AC temperature lies between 60 and 67°F (15.6 and 19.4°C).

Can I deduct a new air conditioner on my taxes? ›

You can claim 30% of the project cost, up to a $600 maximum credit. The air conditioner must meet the following efficiency requirements: Split Systems: ENERGY STAR certified* equipment with SEER2 ≥ 16.

What SEER rating qualifies for tax credit 2023? ›

Central Air Conditioner

The cooling system must have been purchased and installed in 2023 or beyond to be eligible for the expanded tax credits. For split systems, a SEER2 rating of 16 or greater qualifies for a tax credit, and all Energy Star-certified packaged systems are also eligible.

What is the highest SEER rating in 2023? ›

In 2023, the new minimum efficiency standards for heat pumps will increase by 1.0 SEER to 15.0 SEER. Split-system heat pumps must also achieve a minimum of 8.8 HSPF. Any 14.0 SEER heat pump built before January 1, 2023, can still be installed on or after January 1, 2023.

Is Trane made in China? ›

Most Trane products are assembled in the USA! They have manufacturing facilities that assemble central air conditioners and heat pumps in Texas, New Jersey, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, and Missouri.

Is Lennox better than Trane? ›

Energy Efficiency: In terms of efficiency, Lennox takes the lead with some units having a SEER rating up to 26. Maintenance and Repairs: Carrier has parts readily available and not overpriced when it comes to convenience in repairs and maintenance. Lennox doesn't accept generic parts, which often extends repair times.

Is 16 SEER worth the extra money? ›

Benefits of a Higher SEER Rating

A rating above 16 SEER is associated with lower energy consumption, which translates to less money spent on energy costs. Replacing an 8 SEER AC or heat pump unit with a 16 SEER one may save you up to 50 percent on your energy bill.

How effective are mobile air conditioners? ›

Think of portable air conditioners as the cooling choice of last resort. They're better than a fan but far less effective than a window AC. That's what Consumer Reports' experts consistently see in our tests of portable air conditioners.

Can I make my air conditioner smart? ›

If you have an air conditioner and you're wondering how to make your AC smart, a smart AC controller is the answer. Whether you need a smart air conditioner controller for your mini-split, a smart thermostat for your window AC, or a smart controller for your portable AC unit, there's a solution out there for you!

Is AC with inverter worth it? ›

Inverter Air Conditioners are much more energy efficient than their non-inverter counterparts: they can save up to 30% on electricity compared to non-inverters. Non-inverter air conditioners use the on/off method, where the compressor is switched on and off at regular intervals to maintain the desired temperature.

Do ductless air conditioners really work? ›

Energy efficiency: Ductless systems don't lose hot or cold air due to duct leakage. Most mini split systems are approximately 20 to 30 percent more efficient than ducted systems. Multi-purpose: Mini splits also offer dehumidifying and air purifying benefits.

What are the disadvantages of a portable air conditioner? ›

Disadvantages. Limited coverage: Due to their size, portable air conditioners can only cool about one room at a time and can't cover larger areas. Noisy operation: Portable air conditioners can be quite noisy. They may not be the best choice if you want an efficient cooling system that won't keep you up at night.

Do portable air conditioners make your bill higher? ›

Energy Efficient Cooling Option

One of the more obvious reasons why a portable air conditioning unit can lower your energy bills, is because they can easily be moved from room-to-room. No matter where you are in your house, you can rest assured that you will be in a room that is cool and comfortable.

How long do mobile air conditioners last? ›

The average life expectancy of a portable air conditioner is 5 to 10 years old. Unfortunately, a warranty no longer covers your device past a certain age.

How to convert normal AC into smart AC? ›

How to convert an AC into a smart AC? The first step is to buy a smart plug. Smart plugs are basically extensions of the power socket on your walls that you can control remotely via a companion application.

How to convert window AC to smart? ›

Use Window AC Smart Plugs

A smart plug is like any other power plug except that it is Wi-Fi enabled. You can connect a smart AC plug with your window air conditioner. First, you plug in your window air conditioner into a smart plug, and then you can connect the smart plug with your socket.

What is smart inverter air conditioner? ›

Smart Inverter Air Conditioner can reach out the temperature you want more quickly, resulting in saving energy. While the conventional room air conditioner is switched on, the compressor operates at full power to reach the set temperature. When the set temperature is reached, the compressor switches off.

How long can I run an AC with an inverter? ›

To sum it all up, your inverter and batteries would likely be able to start and run a new efficient air conditioner, but not for very long. Your 600-amp-hour bank can efficiently supply maybe 400 amps of power. Drawing current at 120 amps, your charge will last a little over three hours.

How many rooms can a ductless AC cool? ›

Both can be used to cool a single room without ductwork. But a mini-split can add more evaporator units (up to 4) to one condenser unit. So technically it can cool up to 4 rooms. Mini-splits are also much more energy efficient than window units and last longer, too.

How many square feet can a ductless air conditioner cool? ›

How are ductless mini-splits sized?
Space CapacityBTU Level
350 square feet9,000 BTU
500 square feet12,000 BTU
750 square feet18,000 BTU
1000 square feet24,000 BTU
2 more rows
Jul 9, 2021

Do I need a ductless unit in every room? ›

Do I Need a Ductless Unit in Every Room of the House? No. While you won't need a single indoor unit for every room in the home, the outdoor unit does attach to multiple indoor wall-mounted units. In most homes, this typically means having indoor units in main living areas.


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