I had the please of meeting up with Tado last week as part of the Smart Home Week campaign; they are one of the most innovative companies that develop smart home heating products.

While it may not be of much use in the UK, Tado has had a Smart AC control for a while now, allowing you to intelligently control your air conditioning in a similar manner to your heating.

Today they have announced a successor to the original control which expands on the previous generations functions.

The brand new Smart AC Control v2 is packed with new software and the capabilities of the tado° Smart Climate Assistant. This includes tado° Geofencing technology to ensure that users always come back to a pre-cooled apartment while energy is never wasted when no one is at home, as well as Weather Adaptation for improved efficiency and comfort at home by integrating local weather forecasts. The Smart Climate Assistant’s activities are visualised in room-by-room daily Climate Reports and a home’s monthly Energy Savings Report.

This new software combined with improved control algorithms reduces electricity bills at home more effectively than ever before, saving up to 40% on AC energy costs. For this reason, the Smart AC Control v2 comes with a 100-day Energy Savings Guarantee. During the first 100 days, consumers can get a full refund if they feel tado° is not saving them enough on their energy bill (no questions asked).

The tado° Smart AC Control v2 is Wi-Fi based and connects air conditioners that have a remote control to the internet by using the same infrared signals as the AC’s remote. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT for effortless voice control and to allow users to create smart home scenarios.

The Smart AC Control v2 can be purchased for £149 from leading retailers and at tado.com. Duo Packs can also be purchased for £249 at tado.com.