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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 by brisar at 08:15 AM View Original Post 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:

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:

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.

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

Ameren Illinois Residential Heating customers can get a $25 rebate: []

Ameren Missouri appears to allow $25, two per household.

People's Gas or North Shore Gas Illinois customers can get a $50 rebate (up to 2 per household) []


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Quote from trip1eX View Post :
Anyway anyone thinking the NEST is saving you so much money never had a programmable thermostat or is calculating their savings based on not ever adjusting up thermostat.

Hell even programmable thermostats exaggerate their savings if you already diligently turned down your temp at night and when away at work.

All these other purported fancy savings from monthly reports or sensors or remote control are dubious and at best a negligible savings.

Wow, you certainly have a lot of negative input within this thread. Perhaps the vigor with which you pursue your disdain is actually quite unrelated to the product itself? Either way, it seems you've made your point. Cheer up.
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Nest thread for the ages. I just paged through all of the comments and admire the level of snarkiness from both the "for" and "against" camps.

FWIW... I received a Nest as a gift from good friend at work. I would never buy such a thing for myself because I've always been pretty good about programming our builder-grade Honeywell unit. My preconceived notions about the Nest were largely negative (overpriced, hipster, nonessential). After installing the Nest myself and using it for ~3 months and I have to say that I'm a believer. It's a money-saver and it provides a little bit of convenience for our family. Does anyone really "need" it? Probably not.

In for another unit to replace our thermostat upstairs. I have a unit with damper control and just ordered a second one. Thanks OP.

*** I enjoy the utterly useless suggestions/alternatives from folks on this thread (install multiple window AC units, etc.). Please keep up the hard work!
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Last edited by roadiemike March 25, 2013 at 07:56 PM.
Ironic that this device still doesn't support dual fuel systems such as a heat pump/furnace set up considering the goal of the device... conservation.

My understanding is you need the newer model to do this, just beware if you have that type of setup.
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Last edited by GTeye March 25, 2013 at 08:10 PM.
Quote from johtull View Post :
Wow, you certainly have a lot of negative input within this thread. Perhaps the vigor with which you pursue your disdain is actually quite unrelated to the product itself? Either way, it seems you've made your point. Cheer up.
Where is the negative input?

I never said don't buy the product. BUt let's not fool ourselves into thinking it saves you more money than a sub-$50 thermostat would.
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New drinking game for every time someone says this.. nod
Sounds dubious to me.
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If my wifi goes out at my house or for example in certain areas/rooms of my house the wifi signal is low, will I still be able to control this with my iphone?
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ughh it doesn't even have hdmi
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Been using one since September. Works very well. Don't know if it saves money but it does auto away etc which a timer wouldn't do.
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I just pulled the trigger on one of these. I've been looking at them for a while.

People's Gas Illinois has as $50 rebate too.
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Thumbs down on Liberty $100 rebate like all the other surrounding New England utilities.
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This is it!!! The monster cable of thermostats. The bose of home audio.
Haters flame on!!!
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Quote from slomer View Post :
I have had one of these since November when you could stack a couple of coupons at Lowes. It was $162 but after taxes it was more than this deal. I found that I prefer to manually set it instead of using the learning feature but setting it is simple on the device and even simpler on the phone app or site.

The auto away function is very nice and even though the nest is located in a less than desirable place in the house it still does a decent job. I am sure it would do an even better job in a high traffic area and not 6 foot off the ground in the hallway leading to the kids rooms.

More importantly it is good at learning how long it takes to cool or heat the house so it is pretty much always nice at home even though I have the temps a lot less comfortable while I am at work and the kids are at school. No waiting for it to get right.

I like the reports they send me on energy use in email. I can proactively get the info myself form the device or app but usually I have better things to do with my time so it is nice to have them send me a summary.

The control from anywhere functionality is very nice. I change it from my bed from time to time. I also have a remote control fan I use while in bed but that doesn't do the kids any good so if I feel it is too cold or hot because of humidity levels in the house I will change it so they sleep well.

Overall I am glad I bought a nest and I do not regret getting the 1st gen instead of the 2nd gen.
Now that's something worthy to consider! It would be unromantic and uncomfy to run across the hall to adjust the thermostat when she complains "Honey, I'm hot! Do something!"
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Didn't see it mentioned but I was wondering about the motion sensor (there is a motion detector built in). Doesn't the Nest automatically go into "Auto Away" mode when it senses that nobody is in the house? Also, maybe someone can chime in who actually has a Nest where it's not located in a place where people actually walk past it. Do you have to set it to let it know you are home? Do you have to have iPhone or can you use Android phone to set it?

My dream house would have a Nest and the Hue Lightbulbs installed. This way I could use my iPod Touch to control the heating and the lights as well. That would be so cool! That's better than the Clapper!
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Last edited by 31mm-FA-Limited March 25, 2013 at 08:48 PM.
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Rats! I'm in NH, but National Grid (my supplier) only offers the $100 rebate for MA residents.
Liberty Utilities, now, I think. Send them a nastygram that they're not participating where everyone else in the area is.
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wow, the product is interesting, i have never used a thermostat
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