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.

These traits are recommended, if applicable to your device. However, you are free to mix and match from all available traits to best match your existing product functionality.

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

ThermostatTemperatureSetpoint

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

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.ThermostatTemperatureSetpoint",
                "params": {
                  "thermostatTemperatureSetpoint": 22
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "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": "6894439706274654520",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.ThermostatSetMode",
                "params": {
                  "thermostatMode": "cool"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654520",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "thermostatMode": "cool",
          "thermostatTemperatureSetpoint": 22,
          "thermostatTemperatureAmbient": 25.1
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Device ERRORS

See the full list of errors and exceptions.