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Ambi Climate – AI air con comfort

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Source: Ambi Climate

In hot and humid Singapore we are so used to using air conditioners, but sometimes getting it the right temperature is another thing altogether! They can be set too cold or too warm for comfort, which can be annoying.

Ambi Climate recently sent me their Ambi Climate 2 to try out. Let me first tell you a little bit about the device. In a nutshell, it is a smart AI-enable aircon controller. This cute little device has smart sensors that  detect your surrounding temperature, humidity, sunlight and collects local weather data online. Then based on the feedback (whether you are hot, cold or comfortable) you provide to the app and device, Ambi will combine your feedback with data collected from its smart sensors and automatically adjust your air conditioner to create the most suitable environment for you throughout the day and through changing seasons.

 

The device also acts as a remote control for the AC, which you can control using the app. This means you can cool your home before you get home, or maybe set a timer for your room to be cooled while you are away on holiday. I use a dehumidifier when I’m on holiday since the AC won’t be on while I’m away and I don’t want to come back to stinky mouldy clothes. More importantly, the AI allows the Ambi Climate to adjust the AC automatically so you don’t have to keep adjusting the temperature up and down! Additionally, Ambi climate can maintain a certain temperature and humidity threshold at home by automatically turning on or off your AC, so you’re saving energy and not cooling the rooms to uncomfortably cold temperatures even when you are away .

Sounds good right? Well let me tell you about our experience with this device. First I had to get it connected to my Wi-Fi, which wasn’t difficult. After that I just had to find the code on the back of my AC remote and soon it was connected! I thought I might have to find the model number of the AC unit but thank goodness I didn’t have to, so it was really easy.

Smart home devices that can be controlled and monitored with apps are more common these days, but I was impressed that the Ambi Climate 2 could turn my 8 year old AC into a smart home device! I didn’t have to upgrade the AC to be wifi enabled or anything like that.

I decided to use the Ambi Climate 2 in the kids room because they often like to kick off their blankets and don’t know how to put them back on when they’re cold. I also like that if I’m awake in the middle of the night I can use the app to check on the temperature and humidity of the room and adjust it remotely if I think it might be too cold or warm, and I don’t have to physically go into the room to check on everyone.

Our body temperatures cool towards the morning, so I would also like to warm up the room slightly before it’s time to wake up so they don’t wake up cold. I have ever set the AC to a lower temperature to cool the room when they go to sleep and then it slipped my mind to return later to set the AC to warmer, then the next day the kids complained it was too cold! Ooops. Worse is if they catch a cold. Oh the woes of living in a hot climate.

In this respect I think it’s a very useful device for having in kids’ rooms or even in your house if you have the AC on all the time but want to make sure that the temperature is just right for the kids. And since our AC is already 8 years old, all but one of the remote controls (out of 5 controls) isn’t working properly or at all, so it looks like I won’t need to rely on a physical remote control anymore!

You can buy the Ambi Climate online or at many retailers here.

 

 

Some of the many features of the app – so interesting!

Disclaimer: No children were harmed in the testing of this product. All opinions are 100% my own.

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