LOUISVILLE, Ky.—August 18, 2016—GE Appliances has added another product, connected window air conditioners, this summer to its growing list of appliances that consumers can control using If This Then That (IFTTT), an online service that allows users to create powerful connections between apps or websites and Wi-Fi®-connected products they love.
“Consumers are often looking for easier and more convenient ways to control appliances in their home, and this includes window air conditioners,” said Mark Evans, product manager, room air products. “Using the connected window air conditioner channel, you can decrease waste of cooling an empty room and increase comfort when you’re at home.”
In only a short period of time since launching the GE Appliances connected window air conditioner, hundreds of owners have already started using the GE Comfort app to manage their unit, giving it a 4.2 Star rating for its capabilities, along with praising the simple installation and quiet settings of the product.
- Create their own cooling schedule
- Monitor and control their air conditioner from anywhere
- Choose from available cooling modes
- Control multiple units from one app
- Get reminders to clean or change the air conditioner’s filter
Recipe for a Cooler Home
IFTTT members can concoct recipes, or directions, for how their apps will respond to certain circumstances. GE Appliances has taken the lead and already created a few recipes on the GE Appliances Window AC Channel that IFTTT users can copy:
- Ask Alexa to set AC mode
- Dim all lights when energy saving mode is selected
- Add reminders to calendars if air filter needs replacing
- Receive a notification if fan-only mode is selected
- Set temperature
- Track air filter alerts in a Google spreadsheet
"We are thrilled to welcome the GE Appliances window air conditioner as the latest addition to their suite of smart appliances now available on IFTTT,” said Anne Mercogliano, VP of marketing for IFTTT. “This integration only further extends the functionality and value of GE Appliances’ world-class product lineup and allows customers to enjoy even more control over their connected lives."
About GE Appliances
GE Appliances, a Haier company, makes moments that matter for our owners through our passion for making great appliances and providing unparalleled services. We make with our hands, heads and hearts. We make with integrity, inventiveness and ingenuity. For more than 125 years, we have been creating a legacy of invention—we've electrified and modernized life, bringing convenience and fun to kitchens. GE Appliances' products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems and water heaters. For more information on GE Appliances, visit www.geappliances.com.
IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement—if this, then that. The IFTTT community can create if this then that connections, called recipes, between lots of different applications, called Channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail and others. IFTTT also works with devices like the Nest Thermostat and Protect, Fitbit, UP wristband by Jawbone, and the Philips Hue bulb. For a more comprehensive overview of IFTTT, see our about page.