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How to use Google Home to control your Windmill ACUpdated 8 months ago

You can control your AC with your voice using Google Home. Please using the following commands:

  • Turn on AC: “Okay Google, turn on [AC name]”. E.g.: “Okay Google, turn on living room AC”
  • Change temperature: “Okay Google, change [AC name] temperature to [degrees]”.  E.g.: “Okay Google, change living room AC temperature to 72 degrees.”
  • Change mode: “Okay Google, change [AC name] to [cool/eco/fan] mode”.  E.g.: “Okay Google, change living room AC to Cool Mode.”
  • Change fan speed: “Okay Google, change [AC name] fan speed to [auto/low/medium/high]”.  E.g.: “Okay Google, change living room AC fan speed to Low.” (Note: the AC will display A/1/2/3 for auto/low/medium/high.)
  • Turn off AC: “Okay Google, turn off [AC name]”.  E.g.: “Okay Google, turn off living room AC.”

You don’t need a smart speaker or smart home hub to use Google Home voice commands. You can use the Google Home app itself, but you’ll need to add your Windmill AC to your “favorites” in Google Home first on the main screen of the app, tap Add favorites, then the checkbox next to Assistant, then Save. After that, tap Assistant on the main screen to use voice commands.


You can also access your certain AC controls through the Google Home app, though Google frequently changes these controls, so some features may be missing. You can find your linked devices on the main screen of the app (possibly nested within Climate) or on the Devices tab. Press and hold the icon for your Windmill AC to access the controls.


Things to know

  • Google Home voice commands should work consistently, but the AC controls in the app itself may be missing important features, such as the ability to change the mode or temperature, or the ability to turn the AC on or off. Google updates the Google Home user interface frequently (sometimes once a week), and features may appear or disappear with each change.
  • Google does not allow you to change the mode and the temperature with a single voice command. If you want to change the mode and the temperature, please use two separate commands.
  • If you change the AC’s name in Google Home, the name will not update in the Windmill app. This is how Google Home is designed.
  • You can make voice commands using the Google Home app, but you’ll need to add your Windmill AC to your “favorites” first. On the main screen of Google Home, tap Add favorites, then the checkbox next to Assistant, then Save.


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