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    Learning Thermostat

    Nest | The Learning Thermostat | Living With Nest

    Its actually a pretty slick concept. At a 246 dollar pricetag I would expect it to work well. Its being reported that you basically will get all of that back in saving throughout the year. Love the wifi feature for remote access. I believe some of the guys who designed the ipod worked on this project.


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    I heard that if you constantly tell it to keep heating or cooling your house even when nobody is home you can hear it faintly crying.



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    Does it learn that what makes the wife comfortable is all that matters?



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    bos, your house must be full of toys.


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    Its looks pretty sweet. I like the look, the wifi and the fact that it will automatically go into vacation mode. I already have a proramable thermostat that is actually programed so I don't think I would save very much.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    bos, your house must be full of toys.

    Actually no. Believe it or not. For a tech guy, I surprisingly have minimal toys at home. I do however love things that can save me money.



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    Re: Learning Thermostat

    Wouldn't a programmable thermostat do the same thing except you set the schedule yourself instead of the device "learning" your schedule?



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    Wouldn't a programmable thermostat do the same thing except you set the schedule yourself instead of the device "learning" your schedule?
    In theory, but I think this thing is a bit more proactive. Im looking for some reviews that delve into it more. I want some proof as well.



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    I do like this feature. My wife fiddles with the damn thermostat because she never feels like its heating the house fast enough.

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    Bos, did you ever get one?
    I'm thinking about getting a smart thermostat and was wondering if you like it. I'd definitely like to go the wireless route where I can access it from the internet.



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    I havent yet, I just put in new windows so extra cash is a bit tight. Im thinking maybe this winter. They recently did a software update the supposedly will turn your ac off a few minutes early and uses your fan to push cold air into your house. Claims the ac always makes cold air for 5-10 minutes or so after its shut off so this is actually more efficient. I cant wait to try the thing out, but like I said, its a decent initial investment that I dont have at the moment.



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    I havent yet, I just put in new windows so extra cash is a bit tight. Im thinking maybe this winter. They recently did a software update the supposedly will turn your ac off a few minutes early and uses your fan to push cold air into your house. Claims the ac always makes cold air for 5-10 minutes or so after its shut off so this is actually more efficient. I cant wait to try the thing out, but like I said, its a decent initial investment that I dont have at the moment.
    I'm seriously thinking about buying it this week sometime. To save some cost, I'm converting $180 Discover dollars to $200 at Lowes, and I also have a Lowes 10% off.

    I'll keep you updated on if I do, and how it works.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I'm seriously thinking about buying it this week sometime. To save some cost, I'm converting $180 Discover dollars to $200 at Lowes, and I also have a Lowes 10% off.

    I'll keep you updated on if I do, and how it works.
    Yes please do. I am very anxious to hear about it. Of course it will take a few months of learning to get an accurate read, but Im patient. =)



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    Looks cool, but I don't have a house.



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    I want this. Now.



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