Cool 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
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.
1. BEST SMART WINDOW AC
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 14,000 BTU — enough to effortlessly cool up to 700 square feet of living space.
2. Midea Smartcool AC 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 Wi-Fi air conditioner with dehumidification capabilities by Midea.
The well-priced Smartcool AC will allow you to easily control it via Amazon Alexa 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 8,000 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.
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.
4. Frigidaire Gallery Cool Connect Smart Window Air Conditioner
The Frigidaire Gallery Cool Connect window air conditioner has an elegant design. This smart appliance will blend in better with your home decor than any of its rivals.
This Wi-Fi air conditioner is compatible with voice commands from Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. You can also control it via a smartphone app or its surprisingly sleek, bundled remote control.
We like that device has a built-in air purifier, as well as the ability to send you mobile alerts when it’s time to clean the filter. Frigidaire has included a handy window-installation kit in the retail package of the Gallery Cool Connect smart AC.
With a maximum cooling capacity of 10,000 BTU, this Gallery Cool Connect variant is perfect for medium- to large-sized rooms.
Just like the Frigidaire window AC unit, the Gallery Cool Connect portable air conditioner sets itself apart from its competitors with elegant design.
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 the air in the room and it will send you alerts when it’s time to clean its filter. The 12,000 BTU maximum cooling capacity makes this portable Wi-Fi air conditioner an excellent option for medium-sized or large rooms.