GE unveils its first HomeKit-enabled window air unit
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For the first time, U.S. homeowners can control GE window air conditioners with their iPhones and iPads.
The units now include technology that makes them compatible with Apple HomeKit.
Delivering 8,000 to 12,000 BTUs to cool medium- to large-sized rooms, the units are the first HomeKit-compatible air conditioners available for the U.S. market, according to GE.
By connecting the units to the Apple Home app, users can control units with a simple tap, by asking Siri or remotely. Users can also create automation to instruct a unit to perform certain actions, such as turning on or off at a certain time of day.
The window air conditioners are accessible from HomeKit app via an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch or the HomeKit home hub through HomePod and fourth-generation Apple TV.
The ENERGY STAR-compliant air conditioners feature four-way air direction, three cooling settings and an “Energy Saver” mode, where the fan and compressor shut off automatically when the room is cool enough.
Companies: GE Appliances