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Top-Rated Smart Wi-Fi Air Conditioners for When You Need to Beat the Heat
A Wi-Fi-connected air conditioner will allow you to effortlessly control it via a smartphone app, even if you're away from home. Many are also capable of responding to voice commands from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.
Best Wi-Fi Air Conditioners
- Best Smart Window AC: LG LW1817IVSM Dual Inverter Smart Window Air Conditioner
- The Portable Pick: Midea Smartcool Portable Air Conditioner
- Most Elegant Window Design: Midea U Inverter Smart Window Air Conditioner
- Stylish & Portable: Frigidaire Cool Connect Smart Portable Air Conditioner
- A Reasonably Priced Window Pick: GE AHP10LZ Smart Window Air Conditioner
- Quietest: LG LP1419IVSM Dual Inverter Portable Air Conditioner
Choosing the right Wi-Fi-connected air conditioner can be confusing. A unit too small won't be able to cool your space properly, while one that's too large will run up your utility bills. Besides referencing this handy guide, we want to help you keep your cool while choosing the right air conditioner.
Take a look at our favorite Wi-Fi air conditioner picks, with plenty of range in both looks and price points.
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1) 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. It has an elegant design and superb cooling performance, and the model operates more quietly than any competitor, courtesy of LG's proprietary Dual Inverter tech. It consists of a uniquely designed motor and compressor, which work together in perfect (and quiet) harmony.
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, which allows you to control the air conditioner's settings while also keeping tabs on the exact temperature of the room it's operating in.
This variant of the LG Dual Inverter smart window air conditioner has a maximum cooling capacity of 18,000 BTU — enough to effortlessly cool up to 1,000 square feet of living space.
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2) Midea Smartcool Portable Air Conditioner
Because there’s nothing worse than going from an AC-cooled room to a stuffy and humid one, portability is key. So if you’re looking for a unit that can follow you around an un-air-conditioned apartment, opt for this pick by Midea with the ability to cool and dehumidify the air in your space.
The well-priced Smartcool AC will allow you to easily control it via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands, a mobile app, or the bundled remote control. Its built-in control panel is also impressively intuitive.
The air conditioner has a relatively quiet operation. Its built-in proximity sensor can also adjust the temperature based on your distance from the appliance. Midea has equipped the device with a washable filter for easy maintenance.
The maximum cooling capacity of the air conditioner measures 10,000 BTU, making it suitable for a small room. Like all portable air conditioners, the Midea Smartcool AC is easy to install, so long as you have a proper window opening for its hot air exhaust. You can easily move the device around via built-in wheels.
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3) Midea U Inverter Smart Window Air Conditioner
The all-new U Inverter by Midea is the most elegant window air conditioner available today. As its name suggests, the product has an innovative U-shape — which, in addition to making it easy to install, helps it operate significantly more quietly than a traditional window unit.
Midea’s cool design also ensures that the appliance will blend in better with your home decor than most of its rivals. The Wi-Fi air conditioner is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google assistant voice. You can also control it via a smartphone app or its bundled remote control.
This Midea U Inverter variant has a maximum cooling capacity of 10,000 BTU — enough for medium- to large-sized rooms. You can order the air conditioner with smaller and larger cooling capacities as well.
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4) Frigidaire Cool Connect Smart Portable Air Conditioner
The Frigidaire Cool Connect portable air conditioner is one of the best Wi-Fi air conditioners, thanks to an understated design and excellent cooling capabilities. With a maximum cooling capacity of 13,000 BTU, the connected air conditioner is an excellent option for medium-sized or large rooms (up to 600 square feet).
This smart, portable air conditioner works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. You can also operate the device with a mobile app, a bundled remote control, or via its built-in controls.
The AC is also capable of cleaning and dehumidifying the air in the room. It has a washable filter and a convenient light, which displays its performance and filter status.
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5) 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. There's also the option to control the Wi-Fi-connected appliance via a mobile app, or you can use the included remote control.
Other key features of this Wi-Fi air conditioner include dehumidifying capabilities, a built-in light that reminds you to clean its filter, and a handy eco mode. This energy-saving mode turns off the fan and the compressor of the AC when the room is sufficiently cool.
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6) 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, and a near-silent operation.
LG's Dual Inverter technology is what makes it so quiet. Available on the LG LW1517IVSM window AC we just mentioned, it also makes this unit incredibly energy efficient.
The LG LP1419IVSM Dual Inverter has a maximum cooling capacity of 14,000 BTU. It has the ability to dehumidify the air as well, and you can even use this feature on its own if necessary.
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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7) Sensibo Sky Smart Air Conditioner Controller
The Sensibo Sky is designed to make your existing air conditioner smart. The tiny gadget allows you to seamlessly control an AC and adjust its settings via a sleek smartphone app. It will interact with your old air conditioner via an infrared connection.
The device is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. Plus, there’s the option to automatically turn off your AC when you leave home and turn it back on when you return, thus saving you money on energy bills. You will need to give Sensibo access to your location in order for this feature to work.
A review editor from Tom's Guide gave the Sensibo Sky high marks for being easy to set up and for its compatibility with all major virtual assistants. You can order the device in black or white.
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8) WeMo Mini Smart Plug
The WeMo mini smart plug will instantly transform your old air conditioner into a legit smart home appliance, as it's compatible with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
You can control the Wi-Fi-connected power outlet from anywhere, as well as set schedules for the connected appliances. The WeMo mini is as easy to install as connecting it to your power outlet, then downloading a mobile app.
It is important to note that the Mini smart plug is suitable for air conditioners with a physical on/off button (think one that clicks). Many new air conditioners have a digital button setup, so the gadget might not work for them.
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