The summer months are difficult on air conditioning system. Because of the blistering heat, your external Air Conditioner unit has to use more energy to cool that warm air to that typical indoor temperature level. As a result, you wind up paying considerably more on your electrical bill.
Mistbox aims to make the summer months a bit more manageable with variation 2.0 of its energy-saving smart gadget. Mistbox 2.0 is designed to lower the air temperature level around your AC unit by carefully spraying water whenever its integrated sensors and the weather forecast inform it to.
Readily available for preorder now on Kickstarter, the second-gen Mist box provides some necessary upgrades over its predecessor. It still links to your external AC system, and you’ll find related sprinkler accessories that shower water from your garden pipe. However, the Mistbox 2.0 now operates via wind power instead of solar energy.
Specifically, it includes a little wind turbine attachment that depends on exhaust air from the system’s condenser fan for power. This is a smart upgrade since you can count upon the fan’s exhaust instead of stressing whether your Mistbox is getting enough sunlight. (Outside AC units include a compressor, a condenser, and a secondary fan.)
The new Mistbox likewise utilizes cellular information instead of Wi-Fi. Partially because of this, Mistbox has altered its payment system to a subscription service, meaning per month. However, a mobile network makes sense in this case. I installed and began evaluating the original Mist box unit at my home more than a year ago, just to face a series of errors during the Wi-Fi configuration stage.
Mistbox states it’s done more to deal with the water that’s sprayed around your AC unit with the second version of the gadget. Apparently, unattended water can damage your cooling system with dangerous bacteria and other irritants.
In addition to these significant changes, Mistbox 2.0’s design looks a lot much better at a glimpse. That might not matter much, given that it’s going to be installed outside on your AC system, however it might likewise translate to enhanced ease of use. We’ll just have to see for ourselves.
Mistbox has raised over $180,000 up until now on Kickstarter; its initial financing objective was mere $10,000. Systems are expected to ship globally in August beginning at $89 for a year-long prepaid membership (that converts to about ₤ 70 or AU$ 115)– or for $399 to purchase it outright (plus a $49 membership charge; $349 converts to ₤ 270 or AU$ 455).
After the crowdfunding campaign ends, Mistbox gadgets will be readily available for purchase beginning at $10 monthly. Non-Kickstarter clients can likewise select a $99 prepaid yearly subscription. A $39 activation cost will apply to all purchases also unless you preorder using Kickstarter.