I don’t have any experience with smart home. It will be my first project. I have IT background (I’m cloud engineer, and employer pays me for Python/Golang code). Because I don’t have relevant experience, I can ask stupid questions, sorry.
We live in a rented apartment, so, we can’t mount air conditioner into a wall. We have a small window (about 54x54cm) and we can put it there. What air conditioner would you suggest to buy in this situation?
If I understand correctly, I need some kind of IR gateway between home assistant which I’m going to install in the docker container in my own server, and this gateway will work with air conditioner, right? I’m not going to connect air conditioner to the home Assistant right now, first of all I want to connect to it smart lamps and webcams, but I want to buy compatibility air conditioner in 1-2 days. Please suggest me one. Also, price is important. I’m in Canada (and we have here US-like power: 110V)