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Smart Home Air Conditioning Unit Guide

action.devices.types.AC_UNIT - Air conditioning units are similar to thermostats, but do not support heating and may not support setting temperature targets.

This type indicates that the device gets the Air Conditioning Unit icon and some related synonyms and aliases.

Device capabilities

Refer to the corresponding trait documentation for implementation details, such as attributes and states that your service should support, and how to build EXECUTE and QUERY responses.

Required traits

These traits and commands are required, if applicable to your device.

Quality requirements

  • Latency: must be less than or equal to 1000ms.
  • Reliability: must be more than or equal to 97%.

Example device: Simple AC unit

This section contains example intent payloads representing a common "Air Conditioning Unit" based on the device type and traits above. If you add or remove traits in your implementation, modify your responses accordingly to reflect those changes.

Sample SYNC response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "user123",
    "devices": [
      {
        "id": "123",
        "type": "action.devices.types.AC_UNIT",
        "traits": [
          "action.devices.traits.FanSpeed",
          "action.devices.traits.OnOff",
          "action.devices.traits.TemperatureSetting"
        ],
        "name": {
          "name": "Simple AC unit"
        },
        "willReportState": true,
        "attributes": {
          "availableFanSpeeds": {
            "speeds": [
              {
                "speed_name": "low_key",
                "speed_values": [
                  {
                    "speed_synonym": [
                      "low",
                      "slow"
                    ],
                    "lang": "en"
                  }
                ]
              },
              {
                "speed_name": "high_key",
                "speed_values": [
                  {
                    "speed_synonym": [
                      "high",
                      "speed 2"
                    ],
                    "lang": "en"
                  }
                ]
              }
            ],
            "ordered": true
          },
          "availableThermostatModes": [
            "off",
            "cool",
            "fan-only",
            "on"
          ],
          "thermostatTemperatureUnit": "C"
        },
        "deviceInfo": {
          "manufacturer": "smart-home-inc",
          "model": "hs1234",
          "hwVersion": "3.2",
          "swVersion": "11.4"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Sample QUERY response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.QUERY",
      "payload": {
        "devices": [
          {
            "id": "123"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "payload": {
    "devices": {
      "123": {
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "online": true,
        "on": true,
        "currentFanSpeedSetting": "low_key",
        "thermostatMode": "cool",
        "thermostatTemperatureAmbient": 25,
        "thermostatTemperatureSetpoint": 20
      }
    }
  }
}

Sample EXECUTE commands

SetFanSpeed

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.FanSpeed reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.SetFanSpeed",
                "params": {
                  "fanSpeed": "high_key"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentFanSpeedSetting": "high_key"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

OnOff

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.OnOff reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.OnOff",
                "params": {
                  "on": true
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "on": true
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

ThermostatTemperatureSetpoint

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.TemperatureSetting reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654520",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.ThermostatTemperatureSetpoint",
                "params": {
                  "thermostatTemperatureSetpoint": 22
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654520",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "thermostatMode": "cool",
          "thermostatTemperatureSetpoint": 22,
          "thermostatTemperatureAmbient": 25.1
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

ThermostatSetMode

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.TemperatureSetting reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654522",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.ThermostatSetMode",
                "params": {
                  "thermostatMode": "cool"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654522",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "thermostatMode": "cool",
          "thermostatTemperatureSetpoint": 22,
          "thermostatTemperatureAmbient": 25.1
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Sample utterances

en-US

  • Turn on the AC

  • Turn off the AC

  • Start the AC

  • Stop the AC

  • Make the AC speed higher

  • Lower the AC speed

de-DE

  • Schalte die Klimaanlage an

  • Schalte die Klimaanlage aus

  • Starte die Klimaanlage

  • Stop die Klimaanlage

  • Erhöhe die Geschwindigkeit der Klimaanlage

  • Verringere die Geschwindigkeit der Klimaanlage

fr-FR

  • Allume l'air conditionné
  • Allume le climatiseur
  • Allume la clim

  • Éteins l'air conditionné
  • Éteins le climatiseur
  • Éteins la clim

  • Démarre l'air conditionné
  • Démarre le climatiseur
  • Démarre la clim

  • Arrête l'air conditionné
  • Arrête le climatiseur
  • Arrête la clim

  • Augmente la vitesse du climatiseur
  • Augmente la vitesse de la clim

  • Réduis la vitesse du climatiseur
  • Réduis la vitesse de la clim

Device ERRORS

See the full list of errors and exceptions.