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EliIsEliteX2 : 6/12/2018 2:42 pm
Hey BBI - I am looking to replace my current thermostats for Wifi models that can be controlled remotely. Does anyone have any model recommendations? The Nest looks very cool but is it worth the extra money? Any advice would be extremely helpful!
Make sure your wiring will support them  
ron mexico : 6/12/2018 2:45 pm : link
Your system may not be compatible.


Personally I think a standard programmable thermostat has all the functionality I need
first  
giants#1 : 6/12/2018 2:47 pm : link
check your current thermostat setup. Many of the WiFi ones require the C wire which wasn't required for older thermosts and it may be difficult to route an extra wire between the thermostat and your furnace.

If so, Ecobee has an adaptor that allows their system to work without it and its a solid WiFi thermostat in and of itself.
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We have the Nest  
Gman11 : 6/12/2018 2:57 pm : link
and it's great. I'd recommend it.
nest all the way  
jd311 : 6/12/2018 2:58 pm : link
esp great when youre lazy in bed and dont want to get up to change the temp - first world problems.

or when your halfway around the world and forget to shut off your AC
RE: nest all the way  
rebel yell : 6/12/2018 3:06 pm : link
In comment 13989552 jd311 said:
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esp great when youre lazy in bed and dont want to get up to change the temp - first world problems.

or when your halfway around the world and forget to shut off your AC

Or when you want the Chinese or Russians to control it for you.
I have the Côr 7c  
ZGiants98 : 6/12/2018 3:19 pm : link
Works great!
RE: RE: nest all the way  
superspynyg : 6/12/2018 3:21 pm : link
In comment 13989564 rebel yell said:
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In comment 13989552 jd311 said:


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esp great when youre lazy in bed and dont want to get up to change the temp - first world problems.

or when your halfway around the world and forget to shut off your AC


Or when you want the Chinese or Russians to control it for you.


The Chinese are surprisingly accommodating....The Russians are just assholes
FYI if you live in the Los Angeles Area  
mofti : 6/12/2018 5:10 pm : link
Your electrical company will install NEST for free at your house. I know my parents just had this done. I'm not sure about the east coast.
If you want  
Josh in the City : 6/12/2018 5:16 pm : link
the thermostat to basically learn your habits then the Next is great. If you want something that you can easily program and control yourself from your phone, computer, tablet etc then I would recommend the Ecobee.
Nest  
Josh in the City : 6/12/2018 5:16 pm : link
not Next
Check your wiring. ...  
louinma : 6/12/2018 7:08 pm : link
I have a 4 wire set up (no C wire ....), got a SENSI, from Emerson.

The best part is that I can adjust temperature when we're on the road.

Lou
I like my Nest products,  
DonQuixote : 6/12/2018 11:02 pm : link
but I agree with others that you need to make sure you have a compatible system.
Even a basic Honeywell will do  
Shecky : 6/12/2018 11:50 pm : link
But just be prepared. Once you get sucked into home automation, it gets expensive quick. But well worth it!!!
Honeywell  
trueblueinpw : 6/13/2018 10:39 pm : link
We have the Honeywell’s all around the house and they’re great. Run em from the phone which is nice. But they’re a few steps behind the Nest.
Nest is great  
WideRight : 6/14/2018 9:20 am : link
Control the thermostat from your phone while you lie in bed. The ultimate in lazy.
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