tado° Smart Air-Conditioner Control Reaches Major US Retailers

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The Smart AC Control from German technology company tado° has now reached US stores and is available though a number of major retailers.

Tado-2One of the world’s leading intelligent home climate control solution providers, tado° launched its Smart AC Control in the US in late August, making the intelligent air conditioner controller available through a number of major retailers, including Amazon, B&H, Build.com, Newegg.com, and will soon be available at BestBuy.com, Brookstone.com, and Smarthome.com.

The Smart AC Control uses your phone’s location to adjust the air conditioner so that it saves you money — “cool before you get home, saving when you’re away.” On top of the automated intelligence built into the Smart AC Control, users are also able to control their air conditioners from anywhere, whether at home, work, or on the train somewhere in between — no matter where you are, you can always know what the temperature is at home, and change it at your discretion.

“Our growing partnerships with US retailers allow us to bring our AC solution to more Americans,” says tado° CEO Christian Deilmann. “Together we will bring consumers a product that will save them money while increasing comfort and convenience.”

“The geo-aware app on your phone senses when you leave the house and turns off the air conditioner,” the company wrote in its press release accompanying the announcement in late August. “As soon as you start approaching home, tado° begins pre-cooling or pre-heating so you always come back to a comfortable house, without having to lift a finger. With its fully automatic climate control, tado° not only makes your home more comfortable, but also helps you save up to 40% on energy costs.”

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10 thoughts on “tado° Smart Air-Conditioner Control Reaches Major US Retailers

  • Honeywell has this same feature. The Honeywell Wouldn’t work for me as I work 4.2 miles away from home. (Honeywell sets their geo trigger at 4 miles) If I took a walk/go to lunch in the direction of my home it might set off the geo feature turning my HVAC system on. Lol. Wouldn’t save anything vs my programable yet dumb thermostat. This article didn’t specify the geo trigger point. I wonder if it’s programable? I would want it to be 1 mile.

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  • Yet another solution for controlling a single appliance (or group of appliances) with its own smartphone app. And another one for the pv array, and another one for the car recharger, and another one for the alarm …
    No. One app to rule them all. With IoT, it’s quite doable.

  • The universe of smart home controllers and appliances is expanding.


    I have been thinking a smart universal controller is needed, but now I wonder if it wouldn’t be more practical to concentrate on the more frequently used energy hogs and peak power devices. Air conditioners are near the top. If EVs are used, the charger. Hot tubs. Electric water heaters. Ground sourced heat pumps. Dryers. Washers. Refrigerator. Lights really are not the most significant load.

    Only a few of these at a time would make a big difference in the average home. With utilities planning to go TOU, these appliances would be preferred.

    I know people that purchased a combo, heat/cooling air conditioner. Thats a plus. IF it also had smarts it would be ideal.

  • It’s hardly intelligent if you have to control it.

    The jab aside, there has not been any remarkable innovation in the air conditioning control systems for ages. Intelligence would have been if the system could have judged the user’s desired thermal comfort conditions based on the external environment and set itself to do the same. Most users have no idea whatsoever of what temperature/humidity/fan settings will make them feel comfortable – and this leads to a lot of wastage of energy.

    The other features are more like changing themes on a smartphone.

    • The Nest thermostat has simple learning. You can’ t talk to it yet, like Siri. But this is why I predict the winners in home energy management will be software-centred firms like Apple and Google.

  • As far as I know, almost all of these controls require utilizing the “C” terminal between the air handler and the controlling thermostat. MANY are wired without this function, with no spare wire present. This often requires rewiring. Something to consider. Furthermore, part of the ‘magic’ of AC is the inherent dehumidifying of the living space. This sometimes requires an extended run time, depending on the sizing of the system to the home. Running the system intermittently or insufficiently long enough to dry the living space will often result in a musty smell or worse: mold can begin to take hold. Saving energy&money is legitimate goal, but sometimes unforeseen consequences can and do occur. Just things to consider.

  • Hi all,

    Just wanted to clarify a few things on the tado° Smart AC Control.
    – You can manually change the geofencing distances to suit your lifestyle/habits.
    – tado° uses intelligent automation to control your AC so you can relax. It automatically switches on or off based on your location and is used in collaboration with your schedules.
    – tado° can talk to other smart products via platforms such as IFTTT and Apple HomeKit with more to come. The device is packed with technology and sensors, so you’ll always need the hardware in addition to a universal remote/app
    – tado° uses infrared which means it is wireless and connects with any AC that uses IR.


    • Thanks for replying and answering my question regarding the geo fence!

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