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Nest Learning Thermostat (1st Generation) EXPIRED

calistyle 48,495 March 25, 2013 at 12:01 AM in Home & Home Improvement (7) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 03-25-2013 at 08:15 AM View Original Post
Amazon.com has Nest Learning Thermostat 1st Generation (T100577) for $179 with free shipping. Thanks calistyle

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Edited March 25, 2013 at 02:26 AM by calistyle
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Last Edited by cgrady March 26, 2013 at 12:16 AM
See if you will NEED the 2nd Generation Nest:
http://widgets.nest.com/compatibility/

Warranty:
1st Gen Nest carries a 5 year warranty
2nd Gen is 2 years

Check your local electric company for rebates. In my state, they offer a $100 rebate for this.

MA/NH gas companies also include a $100 rebate (up to 2 per household) for this: http://www.gasnetworks.com/effici...Rebate.pdf

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For MA and RI residents National Grid has a rebate of 50% off up to $100.

So after rebate the price comes to $89.50 which is SUPER SLICK.

https://www1.nationalgridus.com/W...tRI-RI-RES
https://www1.nationalgridus.com/W...tMA-MA-RES

Check your local residential gas or electricity supplier for similar rebates.

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Ameren Illinois Residential Heating customers can get a $25 rebate: http://www.actonenergy.com/portals/0/forms/rebate-form-stat.pdf [actonenergy.com]

Ameren Missouri appears to allow $25, two per household.
Form: http://www.ameren.com/sites/AUE/U...at2013.pdf


People's Gas or North Shore Gas Illinois customers can get a $50 rebate (up to 2 per household)
http://www.peoplesgasdelivery.com/home/pdf/rebates_residential_hvac.pdf [peoplesgasdelivery.com]

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Any diff on 1st and 2nd gens for those who have it?
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Any diff on 1st and 2nd gens for those who have it?
I have the first gen and I love it. It's my understanding that the only difference is that the 2nd is slimmer/sleeker but they run the same software.
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Thanks. Comment Yes, but the amount is relatively small.
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I was on the fence for about a year on getting one of these and then funally pulled the trigger last black friday when they were $149 at Lowes. Even if it's doing the same thing as my previous thermostat, I love the "geek" factor that goes with these.

For instance - last night I was sitting at work in the middle of the night and I know my little ones have been coming down with a cold or something. I remembered that I had turned off the AC/HEAT since the weather has been nice, but at night it gets a little chilly. So I logged on my phone and turned the heat on because I didn't like the temp the house was at. All done while my family was sleeping and remotely. Big Grin
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I remembered that I had turned off the AC/HEAT since the weather has been nice, but at night it gets a little chilly. So I logged on my phone and turned the heat on because I didn't like the temp the house was at. All done while my family was sleeping and remotely. Big Grin
The point of the thermostat is to control your AC/HEAT automatically to keep the temperature constant inside. So when it's nice inside, the thermostat will turn the heat off and when it's chilly inside, it will turn the heat on.
In this case, you're playing the role of the thermostat. Maybe that's what you call geek factor these days. bounce
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So I logged on my phone and turned the heat on because I didn't like the temp the house was at. All done while my family was sleeping and remotely. Big Grin

did you log in using high definition?
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Great price. Thanks
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Atleast MA, and a bunch of other states - offer a $100 rebate on these (up to 2) so you would get it for $80. (Gas customers only - sorry!)

MA rebate
http://www.gasnetworks.com/effici...Rebate.pdf
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The nice thing about this thermostat is that it will tell you how many -hours- the furnace ran each month, and you get a monthly report in your email. (So you can compare run time over the years vs. just cost from your gas bill).
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The point of the thermostat is to control your AC/HEAT automatically to keep the temperature constant inside. So when it's nice inside, the thermostat will turn the heat off and when it's chilly inside, it will turn the heat on.
In this case, you're playing the role of the thermostat. Maybe that's what you call geek factor these days. bounce
1) The point of every thermostat is to control the AC/heat. Turn the heat on when it gets too cold and turn the AC on when it gets too hot. The Nest doesn't break any new ground here.

2) The Nest is NOT designed to keep the house at a constant temperature. Most people either don't have or don't use a programmable thermostat, and do set what they have to a constant temp. This results in a lot of extra usage, such as the AC/heat running when nobody is home. The point of the Nest is to run only when necessary. Personally I used to keep the house at a constant 69F. Now that I have a Nest, I let the temp drop to 64F at night or when I'm not a home. Saves quite a bit of money.

3) The remote control feature of the Nest is one of it's biggest features and main selling points. Suppose your Nest has learned to heat your house to 70F by 5:30p when you get home from work. Suppose you leave early one day and would rather come home to a warm house rather than waiting until 5:30p for the heat to kick on. This is where the remote control feature is used.

4) You're SUPPOSED to adjust your Nest, either in person or remotely. The entire point of the Nest is that it learns your schedule and will learn to adjust itself accordingly. During the first two weeks or so, you adjust the temperature whenever you need to, such as leaving for work, coming home, night time, etc. The Nest will learn your behavior and begin to set it's own schedule based on that. Otherwise, you can just program a schedule into the Nest and never touch it again. However, this would be missing the point of a learning thermostat.

I've had my Nest (2nd gen) for about four months now and LOVE it. It's really made me conscious of how much I'm running my furnace. Also, the first two gas bills I've had since installing the Nest have been lower than the previous year, and not just by price, but by MCFs used. This despite the fact the average temperature has been lower this year than last. I expect to see similar results in the summer.

At this price, even for a 1st gen, I'd recommend one.
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