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Apple HomeKit compatible air conditioners now available from GE

This summer, iPhone and iPad owners can beat the heat with Apple HomeKit-connected window air conditioners from GE Appliances. 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.

By adding these units to the Apple Home app, users can demand cold air with a simple tap or by asking Siri. Owners can also create automations to instruct a unit to perform certain actions, such as turning on or off at a certain time of day. Units can also be controlled remotely, even outside of the home. 

These ENERGY STAR-compliant air conditioners allow owners to enjoy four-way air direction by selecting from three cooling settings or choosing “Energy Saver” mode, where the fan and compressor shut off automatically when the room is cool enough. And a reminder light tells owners precisely when to replace the filter to keep their unit operating at optimal efficiency.

HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.