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Posted by Morris Dovey on October 26, 2011, 3:54 am
 
It isn't available yet, and it seems to me a bit spendy - but I have to
admit that I'm impressed with a thermostat that can tell if anyone is
home and can learn home/away patterns to maximize comfort and minimize
heating and cooling costs.

    http://www.nest.com/living-with-nest/index.html

(No connection with the company - a friend sent me a link and I'm
sharing in case anyone here might be interested.)

--
Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
http://www.iedu.com/Solar/

Posted by Congoleum Breckenridge on October 26, 2011, 3:57 pm
 
On 10/25/2011 11:54 PM, Morris Dovey wrote:

A 3M model 3M-50 thermostat at Home Depot is alot cheaper and does about
the same thing.

Posted by Mho on October 27, 2011, 11:57 pm
 Sounds like temperatures fluctuating all over the place in a complex
algorithm (nothing to do with a US scammer)  that can get out of control and
is hard to correct.

We spend lots of money attempting to get even temperatures throughout our
house and then they come along with one that "thinks" it knows when to turn
the heat up and down...and learns that you adjust the temperature when it is
too late and the house is already too cold or too hot.

I have used AIC (adaptive intelligent compensating) thermostats and always
had to turn the setting off. The Weather intelligence sounds real good but a
simple outdoor reset sensor would do the same thing. Hard to compensate for
radiant solar heat though. It doesn't measure well on a temperature sensor.

The idea sounds great and after the initial people needing constant updates
pay for the development, and the product survives that long from the bad
reviews, we will see how well it functions.

I will wait for a unit in a dual heating stage , dual A/C cooling stage ,
dual fan stage with HRV cycling and multiple scenes unit that can talk to
other thermostats and instruct them which time of day and scene to use.

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It isn't available yet, and it seems to me a bit spendy - but I have to
admit that I'm impressed with a thermostat that can tell if anyone is
home and can learn home/away patterns to maximize comfort and minimize
heating and cooling costs.

    http://www.nest.com/living-with-nest/index.html

(No connection with the company - a friend sent me a link and I'm
sharing in case anyone here might be interested.)

--
Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
http://www.iedu.com/Solar/  


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