There are lots of smart, connected thermostats for controlling your full-house HVAC unit, but you’re stuck with manual controls for window air conditioners. Kapsul is changing that by bringing connectivity and app control to the window unit.
The Kapsul W5 unit has the performance of a traditional 5,000 BTU window air conditioner. At only 7″ tall, Kapsul brings a new, more attractive look to the window units, and it’s twice as quiet as traditional window units. And Kapsul says their “patented window frame adapter can be installed by one person in minutes, creates a perfect airtight seal, and eliminates the possibility of improper installation, or worse yet, a unit dropping out of the window.”
The W5 has on-board temperature, humidity, ambient light, and kilowatt sensors. The app lets you monitor all these conditions and control the W5’s performance from anywhere you have internet access. Plus, the Kapsul W5 is compatible with Nest, Google Assistant, and Alexa, so you can control the W5 with your voice, too.
- Type: 5,000 BTU Window AC
- Dimensions: 7″ X 20″ X 22″
- Window Size: 21″ to 36″ wide
- Weight: 40 pounds
- Power Type: 120V AC
- EER: 11 energy efficiency rating
- Temperature: in Fahrenheit
- Operation: between 70º – 110º F
- Certifications: FCC and ETL
Right now, Kapsul is taking pre-orders for their W5 unit. By ordering now, the W5 will be $499, $100 off the normal price. Delivery is expected in the Spring of 2019; your card will not be charged until your unit is ready to ship. Learn more at the Kapsul website.