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Nest thermostat #5267593 11/14/19 09:06 PM
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hi there;

I installed 2 today for our two story house after getting them at a discount price provided by our local electric company; It is very first day for use so I cannot say much about them except for its looks; Also, we have Nest Google Hello doorbell camera along with it and they work seemesly on the app.

So I was wondering does anyone have one at your residence here and what is your take on it

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Re: Nest thermostat [Re: miden851] #5267605 11/14/19 09:16 PM
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I have a Trane thermostat for the upstairs and another for the downstairs. They are WIFI and programmable. But do not sense people in a room or whatever else the fancy thermostats do.

But they each tell me about usage for the day for last 7 days of heat/cool, backup heat, indoor and outdoor temp. And a log of each event the system sees for many days (change in temp or RH, fan on, heat or cooling on, etc). And a bunch of service info for the HVAC guys.

Can the Nest do all that?


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Re: Nest thermostat [Re: Donald] #5267608 11/14/19 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald
I have a Trane thermostat for the upstairs and another for the downstairs. They are WIFI and programmable. But do not sense people in a room or whatever else the fancy thermostats do.

But they each tell me about usage for the day for last 7 days of heat/cool, backup heat, indoor and outdoor temp. And a log of each event the system sees for many days (change in temp or RH, fan on, heat or cooling on, etc). And a bunch of service info for the HVAC guys.

Can the Nest do all that?


Nest can do that, yes, even longer than 7 days.

They’re nice, we have one, saved about 60-110$ a month depending on avg upside temp so far over 7 months. Eco/away mode is amazing, as sometimes we would forget to turn it up/off in the summer. About an hour before we get off work we can go on the app, set the temp and yeah.

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I don't have a Nest 'stat, but I do have a Nest smoke detector in the kitchen and LOVE it. I went with an Ecobee for my thermostat, I got a good deal on it through Xcel energy.


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Re: Nest thermostat [Re: GumbyJarvis] #5267797 11/15/19 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by GumbyJarvis
Originally Posted by Donald
I have a Trane thermostat for the upstairs and another for the downstairs. They are WIFI and programmable. But do not sense people in a room or whatever else the fancy thermostats do.

But they each tell me about usage for the day for last 7 days of heat/cool, backup heat, indoor and outdoor temp. And a log of each event the system sees for many days (change in temp or RH, fan on, heat or cooling on, etc). And a bunch of service info for the HVAC guys.

Can the Nest do all that?


Nest can do that, yes, even longer than 7 days.

They’re nice, we have one, saved about 60-110$ a month depending on avg upside temp so far over 7 months. Eco/away mode is amazing, as sometimes we would forget to turn it up/off in the summer. About an hour before we get off work we can go on the app, set the temp and yeah.


How does it save money over a thermostat programmed for my daily routine?


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We have Nest Protect (fire alarm and CO2) at home, it integrates really nicely with the Nest app.

It also gives us a peace of mind that if anything goes wrong, we'll get an alert.


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Have fun manually adjusting humidity.

I got an ecobee for this single function


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Originally Posted by Donald
How does it save money over a thermostat programmed for my daily routine?

https://www.energyvanguard.com/blog/78078/Does-the-Nest-Learning-Thermostat-Save-Energy

Not a bad article but the info included is not the strongest. Reads like the author was trying to convince himself the Nest pays for itself.

For my house where I use a programmable thermostat and have a gas furnace, the savings would be minimal. Because of that I don't plan on getting one and I am not a tech savvy person so I don't need the latest gadgets.


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We had early nests, ~2 years ago, that I had to remove as they were incompatible with our central heat and ac wiring; they needed a dedicated hot lead. For whatever reason, they would not charge when they were on cool, instead they would cycle every few minutes and not cool the house. Tech help recommended using the hot lead for the fans which would have eliminated the ability to turn on just the fans without heat/cooling, which we like in the Spring and Fall. I would up removing them and putting in standard programmable thermostats. I am looking at the Honeywell systems.

I think the latest generation Nest is better...I did like them though.


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Just installed an ecobee a week ago so other than being able to control it without walking up to it (can adjust it from work, from the bedroom, while sitting on the couch, etc) I can't say much yet. Downside currently in our house is everyone's schedule. I work M-F, 8-5 generally. My wife works 3 x 12s on varying days per week. Our son works 3rd shift so he's home during the day when we'd otherwise turn the heat down, for example. Makes setting up programming almost impossible. It does have 'home' and 'away' settings that I presume are for times when the scheduling should be (can be) overridden. Will have to look into it more. I just don't want anyone that's home to override the temperature too much.

One thing our son mentioned since installing it is this thermostat seems to cycle the furnace more often than the previous thermostat (a non-smart, but programmable unit). His room is near the furnace so he hears it cycling. I don't know if it does it this way for energy efficiency or what (?).

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In some thermostats if you get into the advance functions you can actually set the number of cycles. See how many times it runs on 1 hour period,
ideally is 3 or 4 times.

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I have had an Ecobee 3 for about 1.5 years now and it is great. Can turn furnace off when away in winter but if it is getting too cold kick it on from phone. It does have Home and Away setting and after a set amount of time which is predetermined at 2 hours I think but you can change it with no motion it will automatically go into the energy saving Away mode. You set it for whatever you like when home or away. I also kick furnace up a bit about 30 minutes before I wake up for work. If you are not tech savvy at all it has many prebuilt features so you don't have to do anything and it will function with economy and or comfort in mind.


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Originally Posted by Donald
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Originally Posted by Donald
I have a Trane thermostat for the upstairs and another for the downstairs. They are WIFI and programmable. But do not sense people in a room or whatever else the fancy thermostats do.

But they each tell me about usage for the day for last 7 days of heat/cool, backup heat, indoor and outdoor temp. And a log of each event the system sees for many days (change in temp or RH, fan on, heat or cooling on, etc). And a bunch of service info for the HVAC guys.

Can the Nest do all that?


Nest can do that, yes, even longer than 7 days.

They’re nice, we have one, saved about 60-110$ a month depending on avg upside temp so far over 7 months. Eco/away mode is amazing, as sometimes we would forget to turn it up/off in the summer. About an hour before we get off work we can go on the app, set the temp and yeah.


How does it save money over a thermostat programmed for my daily routine?


I have no need to program it, although that option is avaliable if needed. If my roommate and I leave, it automatically goes into eco mode. This is great because we both really dont have daily routines other than work.

In 107F+ summers here, if we leave, it shuts off. The AC only runs if were not home if the inside temp drops below 65 or above 90 which is our "Eco Settings"

The old thermostat was an old manual turn dial style, so this was a major upgrade for us.


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