The Best Smart Air Conditioners in 2020

Air conditioning is essential these days. However, keeping your home chilled can really rack up the electricity bills. Make sure your home stays cool and comfortable without breaking the bank with a smart air conditioner. A smart AC is an air conditioner that has a built-in Wi-Fi control system so that it can be controlled via an app on your smartphone. Most smart air conditioners can even process voice commands from Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.

Sure, smart ACs tend to be more expensive than their traditional counterparts, but their ability to save energy makes up for it. So in the long run, you’ll be saving more money on electricity bills with a smart AC. There are lots of options out there, but not all of them are equal. To help you find the perfect smart AC for your living space, here are some of our recommendations.

Midea Smartcool Portable Air Conditioner

Unable to install a window air conditioner? Want to be able to cool multiple rooms as you move through the house? Then check out this portable smart air conditioner from Midea! This affordable smart AC can be easily controlled via Alexa or Google Assistant, a mobile app, and remote control. This portable AC can follow you around, simply roll it to your preferred cooling area, turn it on, and you’re done! It’s also versatile; it has the ability to cool as well as dehumidify your home. 

Friedrich Kuhl 8,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

Friedrich Kuhl Window AC is one of the most elegant and luxurious smart AC available on the market. Aside from its sophisticated design, this device also boasts excellent temperature control capabilities. It can precisely maximize air flow and dispersion to deliver the perfect temperature for you. This smart AC can be controlled through Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands as well as the Friedrich Connect app. It can be scheduled for up to seven days for an easy and seamless experience.

LG LW1817IVSM Dual Inverter Smart Window Air Conditioner

If you're looking for a window install, this smart air conditioner by LG is your best bet.  An elegant design and superb cooling performance while operating more quietly than any competitor, courtesy of LG's proprietary Dual Inverter tech. It's no doubt the top choice. The device is compatible with voice commands from both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can also control it via LG's SmartThinQ mobile app to control the exact temperature of the room it's operating in.

Frigidaire Cool Connect Smart Portable Air Conditioner

The Frigidaire Cool Connect portable air conditioner is one of the best smart air conditioners, thanks to an understated design and excellent cooling capabilities. With a maximum cooling capacity of 13,000 BTU, it is an excellent option for medium-sized or large rooms. This smart, portable air conditioner works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. You can operate the device with a mobile app or use voice commands via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

GE AHP10LZ Smart Window Air Conditioner

The reasonably priced GE AHP10LZ window air conditioner is compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, allowing you to control it with voice commands when set up or control the via a mobile app sharing the same wifi. Of course you can use the classic remote control. This particular GE smart AC has a cooling capacity of 10,000 BTU — enough for a medium-sized room. Variants with smaller and larger cooling capacities are also available. 

LG LP1419IVSM Dual Inverter Portable Wi-Fi Air Conditioner

A top portable air conditioner pick from Wirecutter, this expensive-but-worth-it model has an understated design, top-notch cooling performance. You can enjoy silence when you are asleep.The air conditioner is compatible with voice commands via Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. You can also control it using LG's SmartThinQ mobile app. A bundled remote control with a handy digital display is also available.

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