I may be in the minority, but I am not a fan of remote controlled HVAC devices.
I have seen in recent times a lot of heating and air conditioning equipment that is remote controlled.
That just doesn’t cut it for me. It all goes back to having a remote controlled ceiling fan that never worked right. I had so many problems with that thing I can not even describe. When it came to a central heating and air conditioning system that had a remote control I decided to not deal with it. I told the heating and air conditioning company that was installing the heat and a/c system that I was buying that I did not want something with a remote control. I didn’t even want to get a smart thermostat. That isn’t remote controlled, but it may as well be having everything controlled through a computer app. If I can not adjust and operate a heating and air conditioning system or thermostat by hand, I simply do not even want it! I would rather just have things as they used to be when it comes to my central heating and air conditioning. Call me outdated or call me an old man, but this is just how it is. My kids look at me like I am from mars or something when I tell them I will not deal with remote controlled central heating and air conditioning systems. They are quite happy with them. But not me. I will never change and that is just the way it is and always will be!