Programmable thermostats are great for minimizing heating and cooling costs while maximizing your comfort, but they don’t work for people who rely on window air conditioning units. Leave it to the folks at Quirky and GE to develop the WiFi-connected Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner. It works with the Wink app, so you can monitor, program, and control the Aros from anywhere. It can learn your cooling patterns and learn to adjust the temperature based on the time of day or your GPS location. It tracks your usage so you can evaluate the costs and adjust settings to save money. It’s an 8000 BTU, 115 volt, 15 amp unit that can cool a 350 square-foot room. It has retractable wings to fit a window 24.5″ to 40.5″ wide X 13.5 inches high. It has an upward air flow, three fan speeds, and three cooling modes, and its washable filter saves you the cost of constantly replacing the filter. You can read more about it at Quirky; follow the link there to pre-order it for $300 at Amazon. Shipment is expected in early May.
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