Summer these days means excess heat just about everywhere in the world. At this time of year, the APAC region is certainly feeling it. While most people experience cooler months from October to March, Australia and New Zealand average about seven months of warm sunshine with Singapore experiencing unabated, year-long warm spells. During these long, hot months, air conditioning is a welcome respite. Luckily, with smart AC automation, you can stay cool and refreshed all summer long.
When it’s blazing hot outside, the temptation to crank your air conditioner down to arctic settings is strong. The right thermostat setting in summer depends a lot on your preferences. Do you want to conserve energy and save money? Or, do you prioritize personal comfort regardless of cost? Here are the magic numbers to get the best of both.
For most, 25.5°C (78°F) is low enough to keep the home comfortable, yet still high enough to manage costs.
Take a few days to figure out what works best for your family. For quicker, more thorough results, smart AC add-ons are your best bet.
AI-enabled AC control takes it up a notch, saving you the trouble of constantly adjusting for that right temperature. In a nutshell, it gives you greater control over your existing air conditioner, auto-adjusting the temperature settings as needed so your home stays at optimal temperature - anytime, anywhere. Packed with heaps of features that include machine learning, insights and analytics and multi-user options, it leaves you free to tend to the more important things in life.
Weather patterns are becoming increasingly more erratic. In fact, 2017 was a particularly difficult year for severe weather. According to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), January 2017 was the world’s third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping.
The changing climate creates the perfect conditions for heat waves, heatstroke and extreme wildfire seasons. Add to this more development and urban encroachment into forests and you have an increasing number of structures and people being placed at risk.
For homeowners, air conditioning is the strongest protective factor against heat-related hazards and illness. Exposure to air conditioning for even a few hours a day will reduce the risk of heat-related illness. Smart AC automation captures and emphasizes the important relationship between internal and external conditions and AC operation. Simply put, it makes conditions easy to control and reliable.
There are many ways in which AC automation expands and improves comfort, with temperature auto-adjustment only the beginning. As an added bonus, when combined with add-ons like insights and analytics, geolocation, and multi-user control, it makes for greater energy savings.