9 Smart home devices for hot summer days

As the sun bakes down and the mercury rises, your home might start to feel like a giant sauna. If you’re feeling the heat, these smart home devices should help you stay cool throughout the hot summer.

9 Smart home devices for hot summer days
  • What are the best new summer gadgets? Our Summer category is looking hot right now — head over there for the latest tech!
  • How do you save energy without turning off your AC? Try using a smart controller. These devices adjust your AC to save power when you’re out of the house.
  • Is this the hottest summer ever? Not even close. In the USA, the “Dust Bowl” summer of 1936 still holds the record, although 2018 was the 4th hottest on record.

All winter, we long for the summer sun to return. But when the seasons finally change, the shift to warmer weather can be a little too drastic. If you’re melting in the hot summer sun, these smart home devices should provide some much needed cool.

Ikea Smart Window Blinds

Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit, these smart blinds from Ikea help you block out the blazing sun. Expect to see in store by August.

Price: $113 USD, coming soon

Ambi Climate AI Air Conditioner

This intelligent AC uses machine learning to understand your family’s routines and temperature preferences. It then takes into account indoor humidity and the weather outside to ensure you are always comfortable in your home.

Price: $129 USD

Tado° 3rd Generation Smart Thermostat

Running your AC is essential on hot summer days, but it can be expensive. Tado° reduces your energy use by turning down the AC when you’re out of the house. This version can even handle your radiators in winter.

Price: $225.68 USD

Pure Cool Link Air Purifier by Dyson

Pure Cool is both an effective air purifier and a powerful bladeless fan. You can control the device via Amazon Alexa or the Dyson Link app, with the latter providing live air quality data.

Price: $449.99 USD

evaSmart Personal Air Conditioner

This desktop device creates a cool microclimate, meaning you can work or sleep more comfortably. EvaSmart can reduce the local temperature to 59.3°F, and it’s compatible with most smart home platforms.

Price: $229 USD

Hisense Hi-Smart Portable Air Conditioner

To keep a larger area cool, you might want to invest in the Hi-Smart. This beast can cover 300 square feet, with smartphone control and Amazon Alexa compatibility.

Price: $419 USD

Hunter Apache Wi-Fi Enabled Ceiling Fan

Need a little top-down cooling? The smart Hunter Apache ceiling fan connects to your Wi-Fi network, so you can control the downdraft via Alexa or Siri. In addition, it has an energy-efficient light built in.

Price: $349.99 USD

Bond Smart Ceiling Fan Controller

If you already have a ceiling fan, you can retro-fit smart features with the Bond controller. This device acts as a bridge between your fan and your phone or smart speaker, with the companion app providing an array of options.

Price: $99 USD

AirPatrol WiFi Smart Air Conditioner Controller

AirPatrol adds smart features to your existing AC unit. The controller connects your phone via Wi-Fi, allowing you to set up your cooling schedule. The system can help you save up to 40% on your electricity bills.

Price: $258.28 USD

Smart home devices for the hot summer

No matter how high the mercury rises, these smart home devices should keep you cool over the summer.

How do you reduce the temperature in your home? Share your top tips in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.


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