HVAC Hacks: Four Perks to Using Wi-Fi-Controlled Mini Split Systems
Smartphones and internet access have given us very high levels of control in nearly all aspects of our day-to-day lives. We can now order groceries, check the weather, and complete any number of various tasks without ever getting off the couch. These technological and digital innovations have made their way into the HVAC industry, as many ductless mini splits systems and models can now be connected to Wi-Fi networks. Read below to learn more about the perks and advantages of using a Wi-Fi controlled mini split system!
Wi-Fi connected mini split systems can be controlled via smartphone. All you have to do is download your brand’s application to your smartphone and follow the instructions to connect the devices. While all mini split models will come with a physical remote control that obviously works just fine, smartphone applications give homeowners a more thorough level of control over their entire system.
Smartphone applications allow people to control and adjust their system when they are not located at home. The application can also offer advanced information and control unavailable on the remote control. It allows you to adjust humidity levels, change airflow, and more. Additionally, it allows you to easily secure and lock your system settings. The application can also send alerts directly to your phone for when the system turns on or off, malfunctions, and more.
Temperature Cycling and Programming
Wi-Fi-controlled mini split systems allow for temperature cycling and programming. A cycle or program can automatically adjust the temperature, airflow, and other settings in certain timed units. This will be different for each system and model, but they are generally set through the smartphone application, remote control, or on the device itself.
While they are completely customizable, there are several commonly programmed cycles and programs. People often program their systems to turn off completely or decrease operating power while the house is empty, such as during the work or school day. People also program their systems into “sleep cycles” at night, where the machine will run more quietly to create a comfortable and cooler sleeping environment.
Temperature cycles and programs are very advantageous for homeowners and their mini split systems. Not only does it lead to a heightened sense of thermal comfort, the decreased stress helps expand its lifecycle. Cycling also increases your system’s efficiency. Mini splits are already well-known for their heightened efficiency, and cycling helps reduce any wasted energy. This also leads to lower energy bills and carbon emissions.
Pairable with Smart Devices
Wi-Fi-controlled ductless mini split systems may be pairable with other smart devices. If you find a thermostat that can pair a mini split and smart home technology like a Google Home or an Amazon Alexa over the same Wi-Fi network, you’ll be able to easily control the temperature settings. In most cases, you’ll simply have to say a command and the thermostat system will adjust accordingly.
Ductless mini splits may also be compatible with smart thermostats, such as the Honeywell D6. Similar to the aforementioned smartphone applications, these thermostats provide advanced information and data about your entire mini split system. They run diagnostics tests, adjust airflow to remedy any temperature discrepancies, and perform various other tasks that help your mini split system operating efficiently.
In conclusion, connecting your mini split system to a Wi-Fi network offers many benefits and gives homeowners more control over their home’s temperature. Be sure to speak with one of our trained product specialists for any questions concerning Wi-Fi and ductless mini splits because some units require separate components for connection, such as a GREE Wi-Fi kit. Call 1-855-337-0001 or contact us directly today!