Controlling your Air Source Heat Pump using the MELCloud on an Amazon Alexa
MELCloud and Amazon Alexa…
Over the last few years, we have seen the Amazon Alexa smart-home device become adopted internationally into people’s homes as a way to make their busy lives easier and to help control certain technologies in their homes. In case you didn’t know, the Amazon Alexa allows you to control certain applications and much more by using only the power of your voice.
The Amazon Alexa is a key feature in more than 200 million homes across the globe, and now it can be used to control the MELCloud. The MELCloud is an application that you can use to control a Mitsubishi Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump remotely, without the need of a thermostat. People have found this application incredibly useful for controlling the climate of their homes while they are out and about, people have delighted in coming home to an already warm, pre-heated home in the winter, or simply having the peace of mind that their heating is at a sensible temperature after leaving the house.
Heating control with your voice…
Now, Ecodan owners have the ability to control their home’s heating using only their voice. To synchronise your Amazon Alexa to the MELCloud, you first need to install the MELCloud skill onto your Amazon Alexa, for those of you who are not sure how to do this then please check out this handy guide:
Next, you simply link your Amazon Alexa to your MELCloud app, instructions for this step can be found here:
Once you have linked your devices you will be able to control your home’s heating by using phrases such as “Turn up the temperature in the living room”. Having complete control over your home’s heating using only your voice is a luxury that we will soon realise we can’t live without and with more and more people installing Air Source Heat Pumps it is clear that this technology will become a standard in most future homes.
To learn more about the MELCloud app and how it can be used please check out this article or check out the video below for a more detailed guide on how the MELCloud can be synchronised to your Amazon Alexa.