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calistyle 11,134 48,502 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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#106
Quote from TwinTurboJosh View Post :

The Nest proximity sensors are capable of discerning pets from people.
Good to know and thanks. Now if we can get it better than 10% off I'd probably jump on this.
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Check your local electric company for rebates. In my state, they offer a $100 rebate for this.
(added to wiki)
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How well will the nest work on a rotating shift schedule? For example one week I'll be on a night shift for 3 nights, then the next week 3 dayshifts, then 4 nights then 4 days etc.... will it eventually "learn" or will the changes get too crazy for it?
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How well will the nest work on a rotating shift schedule? For example one week I'll be on a night shift for 3 nights, then the next week 3 dayshifts, then 4 nights then 4 days etc.... will it eventually "learn" or will the changes get too crazy for it?
it only 'learns' because it has a motion sensor. In my case, I am almost never by my thermostat, so it started turning off the heat, even though I was home. I turned off the learning portion and just used the built in scheduler - had much better results.
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it only 'learns' because it has a motion sensor. In my case, I am almost never by my thermostat, so it started turning off the heat, even though I was home. I turned off the learning portion and just used the built in scheduler - had much better results.
How far in advance can you schedule? Monthly?
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#111
Did any one have this installed? I asked our hvac installer last year if these were compatible with our system, and while it was, I was told that it could void our warranty unless professionally installed. Didn't bother asking how much the install would be, as I'm cheap and know I could do it myself.
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How well will the nest work on a rotating shift schedule? For example one week I'll be on a night shift for 3 nights, then the next week 3 dayshifts, then 4 nights then 4 days etc.... will it eventually "learn" or will the changes get too crazy for it?
My thermostat points right at the front door. I work from home most days of the week but I go out at random times of the night. It took almost a month for the nest to really learn auto away, but once it did it worked fine. On days that I go to work, it goes into away. When I go out at a weird time, it sets it to away. I just set the schedule by hand, though, as I pretty much know what I want the temp to be when I am at home.
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#113
Just how useful a product like this is depends a lot on your particular circumstances.

I purchased a pair of Filtrete 3M-50’s from a recent deal ($70 ea.), and they work quite well. I have a second home that I’m trying to sell, and in the meantime, I’m leasing it. It’s quite advantageous to be able to manage the house temps remotely. When unoccupied, I use the “set away” feature to keep temps reasonable. If my real estate agent calls and wants to conduct a showing, I adjust the temps for most comfort a few hours beforehand. Even if I have renters, I can help them configure schedules that suit their lifestyle.

That said, is wifi all that useful for most ppl? I’m not totally convinced. I certainly wouldn’t pay $180 for it. Despite what I believe are sound reasons for my own purchase of the 3M-50’s, I wouldn’t have paid more than $100 each for them. At $70, it was a no-brainer.

Btw, beware of something that can affect ANY thermostat update, and that has to deal w/ the size/footprint of the new one. That’s particularly true of the Nest. It’s so small that I can see LOTS of ppl having to do touch-up work behind it. In my case, I had a rather large electrical box that was just barely covered by the old thermostat. Ended up having to do some wall repair and touch-up paint to make it look good (and you know how hard that can be if you have painted walls or wallpaper). It’s just something you don’t often consider until you start pulling the old one out and notice you have “issues”. I assume (at least I hope) the Nest provides some sort of plate or cover option to hide old installations.
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Can I install this myself or do I need someone professional?
It's pretty easy. They give you a screwdriver. A wire stripper is handy.
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#115
I have two of the 2nd generations and they're very easy to install. My power bill dropped too.
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#116
I was interested in buying the Nest last fall for our new house but after a ton of reading decided on the 3M/Filtrete wifi thermostat instead for over $100 less. We do actually program our thermostat, fairly agressively too, and I figured it would take 20+ years to make up that extra $$.

If it were in a more prominent area, I probably would have sprung for the Nest because it is very nice looking, but our thermostat is in an inside corner completely out of the way (and the motion sensor wouldn't pick up traffic very often) so I saved the $$.

Hopefully everyone realizes the Nest is not only or first thermostat to offer remote control. Their marketing will lead you to believe that, just like Apple's iPhone marketing makes people think it's the only smartphone that can take panoramic pics or navigate you somewhere or play a simulated guitar.

For everyone saying their heat bill went down, that's more likely a factor of natural gas prices being quite a bit lower this winter than recent winters.


BTW, for geek factor, I datalog our thermostat into MySQL every 10 minutes along with outside temp, etc etc.
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Last edited by SuperJETT March 25, 2013 at 08:52 AM
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anyone know if nevada energy offers a rebate for this?
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Looks like a $50 rebate for Nicor in IL. On the fence.
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I was interested in buying the Nest last fall for our new house but after a ton of reading decided on the 3M/Filtrete wifi thermostat instead for over $100 less. We do actually program our thermostat, fairly agressively too, and I figured it would take 20+ years to make up that extra $$.

If it were in a more prominent area, I probably would have sprung for the Nest because it is very nice looking, but our thermostat is in an inside corner completely out of the way (and the motion sensor wouldn't pick up traffic very often) so I saved the $$.

Hopefully everyone realizes the Nest is not only or first thermostat to offer remote control. Their marketing will lead you to believe that, just like Apple's iPhone marketing makes people think it's the only smartphone that can take panoramic pics or navigate you somewhere or play a simulated guitar.

For everyone saying their heat bill went down, that's more likely a factor of natural gas prices being quite a bit lower this winter than recent winters.


BTW, for geek factor, I datalog our thermostat into MySQL every 10 minutes along with outside temp, etc etc.
This.
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I honestly don't understand the fascination with these things. "It learns your schedule"? Don't you already know your own schedule? I program my schedule into a $40 programmable thermostat and it works perfectly. What does this thing actually improve on?
Can you access your thermostat remotely? Do you get a monthly report? I get what your saying, but the beauty of the nest is the mind set it puts you into! I got mine free from the electric company but I could buy it several times over with the money I've saved! I love the thing. Without question.
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