Many air conditioner models offer a remote control, and two of the most popular are the LG LP1014WNR and the Haier HPN10XCM. Both manufacturers also offer several other models with remote controls.
Standard remote-controlled air conditioners are window or floor units that allow users to operate the cooling unit from across a room. Most models require an unobstructed path between the remote control and the unit's sensor and cannot be controlled from other rooms.
Smart thermostats bring the convenience of a remote control to central air conditioning systems. One popular smart thermostat is the Nest Learning Thermostat, a digital unit that accepts commands from wireless devices. This thermostat also adapts to users' preferences and anticipates temperature changes, greatly reducing the need for personal attention. The Learning Thermostat has an illuminated display and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Each unit comes with a simple wall mount and does not require professional installation.
Some total home-management systems include remote climate control. For example, Nexia Home Intelligence is a monthly service that provides remote temperature and lighting adjustment, door alarm monitoring and digital keypad lock control. Subscribers receive mobile alerts about keypad entries and can enable, disable and create new alarm codes from any mobile device.