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Old Jun 21, 2012, 02:28 PM   #51
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What does it do when you are sleeping but want the house to stay warm or cool?
It keeps it at the last temperature you leave it at for the night unless you manually schedule it to change.

I have mine like this

At 6:30 am it goes to 81 degrees for the day. This is when I am usually leaving the house. At 4:45 it comes on and goes to 79 degrees so the house is nice and cool when I get home. At 9:30 it goes to 78 for when I am laying down to start to sleep. At 11:300 it goes to 77 to keep the house nice and cool and keep me asleep. And then the cycle starts all over again.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 02:30 PM   #52
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It keeps it at the last temperature you leave it at for the night unless you manually schedule it to change.

I have mine like this

At 6:30 am it goes to 81 degrees for the day. This is when I am usually leaving the house. At 4:45 it comes on and goes to 79 degrees so the house is nice and cool when I get home. At 9:30 it goes to 78 for when I am laying down to start to sleep. At 11:300 it goes to 77 to keep the house nice and cool and keep me asleep. And then the cycle starts all over again.
79 seems hot to me.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 02:32 PM   #53
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79 seems hot to me.
I was gonna chime in and say that myself
Those temps are too high for me
I know it saves energy, but I need it cooler
I'm better around 72-74
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:13 PM   #54
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Here's how mine are programmed:

SUMMER:
Upstairs (2-ton unit)
Wake up at 76
Leave the house at 85
Come home at 76
Overnight at 78

Downstairs (3-ton unit)
Wake up at 76
Leave the house at 85
Come home at 76
Overnight at 80

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Both units
Wake up at 68
Leave the house at 60
Come home at 68
Overnight at 66
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 07:02 PM   #55
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I was gonna chime in and say that myself
Those temps are too high for me
I know it saves energy, but I need it cooler
I'm better around 72-74
Where in Georgia are you? How large is your house?

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79 seems hot to me.
It probably is, but just trying to save some $. My last power bill was quite high. I think it is due to our upstairs ac unit, the thermostat is off about 4 degrees and I hadnt noticed it.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 03:06 PM   #56
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I take it this will not work with my system but wanted to chime in a see what you guys thought. I have a normal ac with a electric heat pump that when the temp drops so much outside it will go over to using a gas (backup system). I pretty sure this is a dual stage correct and will not work with it?(EDIT) After reading and looking mine is whats called emergency heat. I have a switch that i can move to emergency that will allow it to heat with only the gas. So is this a dual stage heat or is it just aux heat?
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 09:01 PM   #57
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Had mine for 2 weeks

Here's a subjective, less than comprehensive quasi-review.

Have a one-stage A/C downstairs. (Left the upstairs programmable thermostat alone)

Loved it after about 5 days when I took it down to paint behind it (it's smaller than most thermostats). Somehow I fried it and after 90 minutes with the NEST guys I gave up and bought another one. Hooked it right up and it worked. RMA was very easy for the first one.

After 2 weeks it has learned our patterns fairly well. We have already have us save 3 hours of A/C use when we went to a festival in the middle of the day. Normally the house A/C would have been on all day. The auto-away feature really works (and we have two dogs). On our way back, I checked in with the iphone app and turned the A/C back on.

The ability to track my energy usage daily gives me a constant feedback loop to try to save energy where we can.

Will I get a ROI? I dont know yet, but it seems I will. When the kids are back in school, I think we will see the real savings. (and it looks really cool on the wall)
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 11:11 AM   #58
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I take it this will not work with my system but wanted to chime in a see what you guys thought. I have a normal ac with a electric heat pump that when the temp drops so much outside it will go over to using a gas (backup system). I pretty sure this is a dual stage correct and will not work with it?(EDIT) After reading and looking mine is whats called emergency heat. I have a switch that i can move to emergency that will allow it to heat with only the gas. So is this a dual stage heat or is it just aux heat?
You can see if its compatible or not on their webpage but putting in your wire colors.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:55 PM   #59
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You can see if its compatible or not on their webpage but putting in your wire colors.
I did and it says yes but nest says maybe. I don't wanna be stuck with a 250 thermostat!!!
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:34 PM   #60
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I did and it says yes but nest says maybe. I don't wanna be stuck with a 250 thermostat!!!
I am sure they would let you return it. Worst case scenario you sell it online.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 06:39 AM   #61
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I have had mine for around a month and a half now and still dont regret it one bit. My AC bill the first month dropped from $235 to $190 so I am damn happy so far!

The only worry I have is my upstairs unit, when it turns off now it makes quite a loud noise.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 08:55 AM   #62
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You know I was looking at these the other day. Very tempting.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 06:29 AM   #63
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 07:36 AM   #64
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I've had my Nest for a while now. I'll start off with the bad: I'm sure there are other thermostats out there for about half the cost that do 90% of the functionality. Does that make the Nest bad? Absolutely not. My preference is for elegant solutions. A case could be made that's why I own an iPod, Mac, etc. I know I hadn't modified my previous programmable thermostat in over ten years. Sure, I did the occasional "add'l heat" , "add'l cool" or away. I didn't change the M-F and S, S settings.

Here's what I like about the Nest: (1) Looks good on the wall. (2) Intelligent design - things like sensors turn it on when you approach it (3) self charging battery in unit (4) Easy programmability (5) wifi/internet access and app (6) Energy usage (7) Energy usage comparison e-mails, and (8) the feeling there's more to come.

The unit has saved me energy. Seeing my energy usage so plainly has made me adjust temperatures. I had 31 leafs last month (which indicates I'm a top Nest user based on outside temperatures and energy usage!) I'm not one to suffer in uncomfortable temps, and I can say I really haven't noticed a difference. I regularly use the app to switch the unit to "Away" depending on my schedule. For example, on 100 degree days that I know I'm working late and going to the gym, I'd remotely turn the unit to "Away". I turn the unit back to "home" as I leave the gym, making the house comfortable when I arrive back.

I also like the ability to whip out the iPad and check the house temperature. Sometimes I just need to know it will be 78 degrees in 30 minutes. Sometimes I need to adjust matters. Either way, I'm not going to check the thermostat to do it.

I have no doubt the unit will eventually pay for itself. I'm hesitant to say it will be a short payback (or another unit wouldn't be faster.) Then again, I converted to a tankless hot water heater, too. Payback is a lot longer on that, but I would make that decision again in a heartbeat.

As another person wrote: Love mine. Works great. Glad I purchased it. Would do so again.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:45 AM   #65
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They just upgraded the hardware and software. Reports just in say it feels "snappier".

http://www.nest.com/blog/2012/10/02/...st-thermostat/
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 02:40 PM   #66
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The new look is sharp!

I am excited with the new compatibilities. We were looking at a new HVAC system over the summer and most would not work with the NEST but now they will.
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 07:37 PM   #67
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Can someone who owns it just tell me if you can put the display to sleep (no lights on at all)? I would be putting it in my master bedroom and I don't want any lights while I'm trying to sleep. Thanks.
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Can someone who owns it just tell me if you can put the display to sleep (no lights on at all)? I would be putting it in my master bedroom and I don't want any lights while I'm trying to sleep. Thanks.
It only turns on when you approach it.
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Very nice to hear the positive feedback on the Nest as I just bought a new house with 2 AC's and I've been putting off buying a Nest.
May be a good thing as they've just announced the newer models.

So you say 2 thermometers talk to each other if they are located in separate rooms? Kind of badass.
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It only turns on when you approach it.
Oh. Wow.
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So they managed to fight off that Honeywell lawsuit in the end? Or was there even a lawsuit at all? I can't remember.
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Very nice to hear the positive feedback on the Nest as I just bought a new house with 2 AC's and I've been putting off buying a Nest.
May be a good thing as they've just announced the newer models.

So you say 2 thermometers talk to each other if they are located in separate rooms? Kind of badass.
Yes, if you have a multi-zone system with >1 HVAC unit, the Nests will coordinate their actions. Aside from the cosmetic differences, the new Nest seems like it would be easier to install because of the way the connectors are arranged. The new s/w looks nice, too. I like the way that the Nest will now start heating or cooling in advance to reach a desired target temp. by a certain time, for example. (As of last night, my Nest hadn't updated.)
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Can someone who owns it just tell me if you can put the display to sleep (no lights on at all)? I would be putting it in my master bedroom and I don't want any lights while I'm trying to sleep. Thanks.
We just pre-ordered the new one. Been thinking about it since back in the Spring. I wish we would have made the decision before the summer, as the biggest savings seem like they would come from the A/C and AirWave, but we are excited anyway!

I am glad that we held off until the new one came out, as the design of it just looks much more elegant.

To answer the question above, I believe there is a setting on Nest that it won't even turn on when you approach it, you just press Nest and then it lights up. I saw that on a review on YouTube.

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To answer the question above, I believe there is a setting on Nest that it won't even turn on when you approach it, you just press Nest and then it lights up.
This is also correct.
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Has anyone received their new one yet? Mine says it ships by October 23rd...I'm so anxious to get it!
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