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Various Utility Companies are Offering Current Account Holders in Select States: Google Nest Thermostats and Nest Learning Thermostats on sale below. Shipping costs may vary depending on location and provider.

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Various Utility Companies [smartthermostatdeals.com] for the holidays are offering Google Devices to current Account Holders in Select States for as low as Free (terms and conditions vary). Shipping costs may vary depending on location and provider.


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Over 70 energy providers nationwide are celebrating the holidays with up to $175 off of a Google Nest thermostat instantly - pay as little as $0 outside of shipping & taxes.

All energy providers have a "no strings attached" option that varies from $80 - $248 off instantly and doesn't require any commitment and some offer additional discounts for participating in voluntary energy saving programs that you can opt out of at any time while still keeping your thermostat if not satisfied.

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Last Edited by timbertop November 23, 2021 at 05:47 PM
For PG&E rate payers:
Rebate has increase to up to $120 towards the actual cost You agree to switch to the time of day usage plan for 12 months however the PG&E has a 12 month bill gurantee so that your bill will not be more than for your actual usage had it been billed at your old rate. This is per a PG&E csr today.

Go to PG-E Market place to view eligible smart t-sat models and apply for your rebate online. You may apply as soon as you have downloaded your invoice.

FYI, PG&E does not remotely control smart thermostats.
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chrmnxpnoy asked this question on 11-17-2021 at 04:26 PM
11-17-2021 at 04:26 PM
If you don't have a c wire you can buy an adapter to power the thermostat. I have just two wires for heat. The nest thermostat will lose wifi and eat batteries without a c wire. The adapter solves both those issues. Example below:

24 Volt Transformer, C Wire Adapter Thermostat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DJ7RHS5
SmilingBanana1125 asked this question on 11-18-2021 at 01:41 AM
11-18-2021 at 04:52 PM
Sure I’ll pay you $25 for it :-)
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talsal asked this question on 11-22-2021 at 06:13 PM

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It is so awesome to give control of your thermostat over to the utility companies.

Read the fine print. All legal doublespeak.

This is from one in my state's utilities linked in the post.

"By participating in the Company's energy efficiency and peak demand reduction programs, customers agree their electric utility will maintain ownership of all Capacity Rights from electric savings measures, which refers to the demand reduction associated with any energy efficiency or peak demand reduction measures for which incentives were provided by the Company"


During periods of high demand or as they say there "peak demand reduction programs" they will raise or lower your thermostat and you have no control over it. Enjoy.

No thanks.
Technically no, but there have been a lot of reports of people having issues without one. If you don't hook a c wire then it attempts to suck power off of one of the other wires. This has led to rapid cycling (think on/off every few second) of systems that can lead to damage, never mind how annoying and useless that would be.

If you don't have a c wire and don't want to run new wire, they sell an official Nest $25 wiring kit that you install in your air handler. I recommend getting one if you don't have a c wire.

Also, check the wires that are coming out of your wall behind the thermostat. I found in my old home the c wire was there but never connected to the board in the air handler. It all just depends on if you have an extra unused wire already run. In my new home I have only 4 wires and they are all in use, so when I replace the dumb thermostat with a Nest I will need the c wire kit.

https://store.google.com/product/...r?hl=en-US

You can buy this at Best Buy or Amazon or a number of places. Also be sure you have a c wire connection on your air handler board. You probably do but look for a low voltage screw terminal Marked "C"
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What's the difference between nest vs nest learning?
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Quote from oakdosakdoakdoak :
What's the difference between nest vs nest learning?
well it learns from your data Smilie
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What's the difference between nest vs nest learning?
Exactly what the second part on nest learning says. Learns and auto schedules.
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Does the original thermostat (spinning outer ring) require a C-wire for installation?
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Exactly what the second part on nest learning says. Learns and auto schedules.
There are some other features missing from the cheaper one too. It doesn't turn like the learning one does (touchscreen only). It's plastic whereas the learning one is metal. And it doesn't work in the Nest app (use google home app). Might be other things too but the lack of dial control upsets my wife enough to make me pay for the more expensive one even though I despise it's attempts at guessing how comfortable I want to be.
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Does the original thermostat (spinning outer ring) require a C-wire for installation?
Technically no, but there have been a lot of reports of people having issues without one. If you don't hook a c wire then it attempts to suck power off of one of the other wires. This has led to rapid cycling (think on/off every few second) of systems that can lead to damage, never mind how annoying and useless that would be.

If you don't have a c wire and don't want to run new wire, they sell an official Nest $25 wiring kit that you install in your air handler. I recommend getting one if you don't have a c wire.

Also, check the wires that are coming out of your wall behind the thermostat. I found in my old home the c wire was there but never connected to the board in the air handler. It all just depends on if you have an extra unused wire already run. In my new home I have only 4 wires and they are all in use, so when I replace the dumb thermostat with a Nest I will need the c wire kit.

https://store.google.com/product/...r?hl=en-US

You can buy this at Best Buy or Amazon or a number of places. Also be sure you have a c wire connection on your air handler board. You probably do but look for a low voltage screw terminal Marked "C"
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I've havd both the nest learning thermostat and he nest thermostat. Besides the fact that I find the nest learning is much nicer, here are some of the differences that convinced me to go with the learning thermostat...

The nest learning thermostat has an actual dial for turning the temperature up and down. The nest thermostat has a touch sensor on the side and it's not quite as nice, accurate or as intuitive. I prefer satisfying click click click of the nest learning thermostat as I turn the dial.

I also could never get the nest thermostat to connect with any of the nest sensors that I use for the different rooms in the house for changing the temperature based on rooms. (Seems the nest thermostat is not compatible with remote sensors according to Google)

The nest thermostat also doesn't use the nest application only Google Home, whereas the nest learning thermostat uses both/either. There's some features on the nest application such as using widgets on your home screen that I really enjoy such as multi-room temperature control and application temperature shortcut on your phones home screen.

The build quality of the nest learning thermostat feels far superior and less plasticky than the nest thermostat.
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It is so awesome to give control of your thermostat over to the utility companies.

Read the fine print. All legal doublespeak.

This is from one in my state's utilities linked in the post.

"By participating in the Company's energy efficiency and peak demand reduction programs, customers agree their electric utility will maintain ownership of all Capacity Rights from electric savings measures, which refers to the demand reduction associated with any energy efficiency or peak demand reduction measures for which incentives were provided by the Company"


During periods of high demand or as they say there "peak demand reduction programs" they will raise or lower your thermostat and you have no control over it. Enjoy.

No thanks.
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I had the Learning Version and then tried this one. The Learning one worked just fine with my 5 year old Rheem Prestige AC/Furnace. This newer cheeper version would not connect at all. Be Careful it may not be compatible even if you have a newer AC
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NC (dominion energy) offering these for 49.99 ! That's the first time I see my utility company there. Gonna grab 1
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wasn't explicitly listed in the post, but managed to get an ecobee lite for free thru the Consumers site in MI. Lots to choose from if you are willing to enroll in a energy saving plan.
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