Air conditioning bills are no joke and this summer is already shaping up to be insanely hot. I thought it just seemed that way compared to the recent endless winter, but then I looked at the weather forecast and realized that the heat wasn’t in my head, it was reality. ThinkEco’s smartAC Starter Kit can’t cool the world down but it shoudl help lower what are likely to be insane electric bills this season.
The smartAC kit works with plug-in air conditioners by turning your everyday window unit into an app controlled device. The idea is to save you money by scheduling on and off times or control the temperatures all with your smartphone, which is great for people who are too busy to remember to optimize their settings, or those who have children who forget that power buttons should be seen and not touched without permission.
You do have to have a computer with internet connection in order to utilize the device, however there is a WiFi model coming up which is available for preorder. The units come in 110v and 220v models so this product can be used in a variety of different countries.
The product has a starter kit that includes the plug adapter, the Gateway unit itself and a remote. The USB Gateway is $139.99 and the Ethernet connected Gateway is priced at $244.99. Whichever you go for, the product is likely to save you some serious cash over the course of its lifetime.