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I have an Ecobee3 that wants me to connect it with home WiFi.

Uh, no I told it. Just keep it simple.


I just bought two of these for our rental home at the beach. Hopefully we will be able to program it so that the renters don’t crank it down to 60 degrees and leave the sliding doors onto the deck open. I’m hoping that my $7-800 / month electric bill in the summer will go down quite a bit...


Your renters do pay for their own utilities, don't they.

And, $7-800 a month electric bill? How big is your home?


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I guess I'm the only who has a Nest, has it work properly, and likes it. I've had mine for just over 2 years now and love it.

I'm sorry you've had so many issues Kevin. You are a very patient man for being on hold for so long!


Love my nest too. Haven’t had any issues at all. It’s been fantastic.
 
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it all started with the tv remote.
 
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I had to replace my system just under two years ago. They installed a Honeywell T6 - has programming, geo-fence, and remote change via an app on your phone. I keep the the system somewhat close to what I want when I get home, then change it as necessary on my way.

Home Depot has versions of this unit - the T6 is nominally the one that contractors get - there are similar models that are sold to consumers.
 
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Go Honeywell. I have one of their wifi models and it is been solid for two years. I can do adjust the schedule from my phone which is easier and you can make adjustments on the fly.


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I guess I'm the only who has a Nest, has it work properly, and likes it. I've had mine for just over 2 years now and love it.

I'm sorry you've had so many issues Kevin. You are a very patient man for being on hold for so long!


You are not alone, we've had one for several years, works as advertised, did have one issue on upgradeability, the original T-stat couldn't handle the upgrade, Nest sent us a replacement at no charge for that one....

Software could use some improvements, reporting could be better as well.

But all in all,,,, It will Cool Big Grin



 
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I've been married for 25+ years to a woman with a thyroid problem. I'm not even allowed to say the word thermostat.



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I guess I'm the only who has a Nest, has it work properly, and likes it. I've had mine for just over 2 years now and love it.

I'm sorry you've had so many issues Kevin. You are a very patient man for being on hold for so long!


I have 2 in my new house. No issues.


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Your renters do pay for their own utilities, don't they.

And, $7-800 a month electric bill? How big is your home?


Guessing it's a vacation rental property, and you'd be surprised how low people will set hotel and rental condo T-stats since they don't foot the bill directly. We had a rental condo on the beach, people would open the doors for the "fresh beach air" and go out all day, letting the AC run continuously. Most owners put switches on the doors, you leave them open over 15 minutes and it turns off the power to the AC...



 
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4 years with our Nest T-stat and no issues, in fact I recently installed a Nest outdoor camera and they both share the same app.
 
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I guess I'm the only who has a Nest, has it work properly, and likes it. I've had mine for just over 2 years now and love it.

I'm sorry you've had so many issues Kevin. You are a very patient man for being on hold for so long!

I didn't see this post originally, but I'm a Nest fan too.

We installed one when we moved into this house 6+ years ago and have never had an issue with it.

It's not just a fancy gadget either; it has saved us a lot of money on our electric bills.

For example, if we go out of town, I set it to Eco mode when we leave, which drops the temp to 50 degrees. A couple of hours before we return, I open the app and turn off Eco mode. By the time we get home, the house is nice and warm.


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Has anyone ever conducted a scientifically rigorous experiment and documented any savings from moving the temp up and down on a daily basis?

My suspicion is that the savings are minuscule and one would never amortize the cost of the "intelligent" thermostat.

That's a good question.

I have never seen any studies, but we used to have ours set to go down 50 degrees at 10pm and then back up to 68 around 6am.

I was talking to our HVAC tech and he told me that we should not set it so low at night because we were losing any savings when the furnace had to run extra long in the morning to heat the house back up.

Now I have set to drop to 60 at night, but I don't even know if that's the right number. It would be great if there was data that had recommended settings.


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That's a major bummer. I've had a Nest for about two years and I really like it. Zero issues. I don't use their scheduling AI. I find I like my own generic schedule better. It's pretty easy to set your own up imho. You can also use the Nest like a regular thermostat if wifi goes out. I like the dial-style and hated the tiny buttons of my old-school model I had before. I also like the motion detector that senses you and lights up. It's like a bonus night-lite.

Sorry to hear their support was so bad. I have several Nest/Yale/Google products and have had quite good luck with them. I have a Rachio sprinkler controller that occasionally misses a zone which I may need to ask about in the Spring. Not sure if that's controller issue or maybe a wiring or solenoid issue. For another day...
 
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For example, if we go out of town, I set it to Eco mode when we leave, which drops the temp to 50 degrees. A couple of hours before we return, I open the app and turn off Eco mode. By the time we get home, the house is nice and warm.


Yep, that's a great help. I set the schedule to lower the temp while I'm at work and then warm up before I get home.

I'm moving to a new home in 7 days and the thermostat that was put in is being removed and my Nest is being installed in it's place.
 
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Thank you for posting this, I was about to buy one for when we were on vacation. Not now for sure!!


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