Micro-Air Inc., the award-winning high-tech manufacturer of the EasyStart family of air conditioning products for home, marine and RV use, today (Jan. 7) announced the impending arrival of its newest product for the RV: EasyTouch RV, a smart thermostat, and the smartphone app to control it.
EasyTouch is a Wi-Fi-enabled and Bluetooth-capable wall control thermostat for RV air conditioning. With the device, RVers can monitor and control cabin temperatures from anywhere that Wi-Fi or cell service are available. The wall thermostat will complement Micro-Air’s EasyStart 364 for RV, the electronic soft starter for low power A/C starts. According to company officials, the EasyTouch’s free app for smartphone and other devices makes it the “one-of-a-kind game changer in coach comfort control.” Even boondockers leaving behind a cell hotspot will enjoy remote Wi-Fi control, officials stated, adding that the EasyTouch is expected to “dominate” the aftermarket installation of modern thermostats in travel trailers, campers and luxury RVs.
“It has no competitor in the market,” said Micro-Air engineer Robert Schmidinger. “It will be compatible with Dometic and Coleman/Airxcel rooftop A/C units and both the iPhone/Apple and Android platforms for remote control.”
In the near future, EasyTouch will be adapted to work with most of the remaining rooftop A/C brands, Schmidinger added before noting that EasyTouch Marine is the predecessor to the EasyTouch RV. Its years of experience in the field speak to the quality of manufacturing standing behind the new RV model.
The product’s new color touchscreen thermostat provides a simple touch-driven experience that can also be controlled from a laptop, phone or tablet. With Wi-Fi access, the user can now set and check the air conditioning and power status in an RV from anywhere.
“Imagine being able to cool your RV from your car, office, home or restaurant dinner table, rather than returning to a stuffy (or cold) rig,” said Micro-Air Director of eCommerce Marc Gerardi.
Picking up on that, Micro-Air Engineer Roger Krinic said, “No longer will the EasyStart be our standalone RV product. It will buddy up with the new EasyTouch RV.”
“Although the software is entirely platform agnostic, the hard-wired wall control will need to match the type of A/C on top of the rig. That’s simple though: Dometic unit = Dometic-compatible control, Coleman unit = Coleman-compatible control,”Krinic added, noting that installation “will be a snap with a telephone jack-style for the Dometic units and an equally simple install for Colemans.”
While the release date is not yet announced, it is expected to be available for the Spring camping season. Sales will be made via the company website and through participating dealers.