Companies like Google’s Nest, Ecobee, and Honeywell mostly own the market when it comes to making central A/C and furnaces smart but what about window/portable/split AC units and more? Sensibo Air is an easy way to convert your dumb A/C into a smart appliance and now HomeKit support has officially arrived.
Sensibo’s first product, the Sensibo Sky launched back in 2018. It offered a simple conversion of existing A/C units and more that work with a remote control. In our review, we found it to be solid from both a convenience and money saving perspective. But we had some criticism, particularly the lack of HomeKit support.
Now the latest product, Sensibo Air – which includes greater device support and can be purchased in a bundle with a separate Room Sensor to read temp, humidity, and motion – has gotten HomeKit functionality:
We’re excited to announce that Sensibo Air, the first smart-sensing air conditioning controller, is now compatible with Apple’s HomeKit — making your smart home even smarter! It may be hard to imagine for some right now that summer will be here before we know it. This new update will make saving money and energy with AC – and heat pumps – even easier.
Sensibo says Air is compatible with “any air conditioner or heat pump with a remote control.” But you can double check your specific model on its website (about halfway down).
Sensibo Air on its own normally sells for $169 but is currently going for $139. The Sensibo Air plus Room Sensor normally sells for $199 and at the time of writing is going for $149. You can find the same bundle on Sensibo’s Amazon storefront as well.
Sensibo also offers bundles of 4 or more with the price coming down as low as $129 per unit. Keep in mind it’s just the Sensibo Air that now has HomeKit, the Sensibo Sky still does not.