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Yes. They are independent devices that you can control under one account. When you bring up your app, it will show you all devices.
The concept is that in the beginning you just walk over to it whenever the temperature is not what you want it to be, and set it to the desired temp, and that the device eventually learns your schedule and eventually takes over the job for you.
I'm almost certain that it has the same feature as my Honeywell where it learns how quickly your house cools and warms, so that your house will hit your desired temperature at the exact moment you walk into the door.
This post was edited by chris14 18 months ago
Or you open the Nest app on your smartphone, but yes, that's the concept. It takes about a week or so to train it. Over time it will also train itself. If you join a bowling league on Thursday nights and start being out of the house every Thursday between 6-9, it will learn that too.
Yes, it does have that. Also, if you change the temperature, it will tell you on the app (or the display) how many minutes it will take to reach that temperature.
This post was edited by Trevor Barnes 18 months ago
Can you get a printout of when the Nest changes the temperature. So if your wife is going home every Wednesday to have sex with the neighbor, will the Nest have a record of that?
Don't think -- it can only hurt the ballclub
I can see what time my wife gets home for lunch every day.....
Same here but that is because I have nanny cams wired all over the house and have a GPS tracking device in her purse....
I'd like to know more about this issue. Closing on a house later this month and am interested in the Nest thermostat. The power company offers 15% off electric bills in June through Sept. if you allow them to turn off your AC for short intervals during peak use. I've seen that people have had issues with the Nest when power is lost, which could be a huge problem if away from home in the winter, or a huge hassle if it needs a reset every time the AC unit power is cut by the power company.
I am afraid that the whole world is closer to moral foreclosure.
Does the nest autosensing work if your thermostat isn't in a high traffic area? Our thermostat is in the living room and it isn't like we are passing by it every hour. Can it use audio cues to determine when you are away?
If it's not in a high enough traffic area for auto-away to work correctly, it says it'll notify you.
This will be really cool when the system knows how to offset the temperature differential between outside and inside by using filtered external air if possible before running the AC. I don't know how many times the AC kicks on to cool the house after the sun heats it up in the afternoon, but the air outside has already cooled.
Don't post poop!
Great idea. I hate the AC running when the outside is cooler than the inside but there is no good way to bring that cool air in. I remember having an attic fan as a kid...dont see those much anymore.
How does auto-away work if you have a dog or if you don't walk by it very often? And how is "learning your schedule" better than simply programming your schedule into it? The smartphone feature is kind of cool, but I'm not sold that it actually knows when I'm in the house or not.
I'd rather have it GPS based or something so it can shut off when I leave and kick on when I come within 2 miles of my house. Or something like that.
I don't know how it works, but it does.... we have ours in our center hallway... we will spend hours in another room and never trigger the movement sensor but it will keep going.
Other times, like on weekends we will leave, I will check my phone a couple hours later and it will be in away mode..... I have no idea how it does it, but it does somehow.... Shit just works
We have a cat, lazy piece of shit, so not much movement, but the system has no problem with getting confused.... it works...
The learning schedule is better because it can change easily, I always found it a pain in the ass to program every day if I wanted a change... and putting my thermostat on hold temp created a lot of innefficiency.....
this thing is literally hands off, and will continue to learn as you make adjustments......
the smartphone thing is the best ever.... I love being able to wake up and if I am cold or hot, just click, click, click and settle back in...
so if your away temp during the summer is 82. and you come back from the an errand and it had gone to auto-away. you walk into an 82F house?? and promptly jog in front of the Nest so it sees you and starts cooling again?
Unless you think on the way home to drive and go to your iphone app to adjust the temp and try not to rearend someone.
Considering auto-away activates, at best, 30 minutes after you leave, unless you live in a swiss-cheese style house or your errands take 5 hours each, your house probably wouldn't come close to a shift that drastic (assuming say your normal temp is 78 and your away temp is 82).
My crappy touch screen thermostat kicked the bucket (or is kicking the bucket as we speak, the screen does not work at all). I am seriously considering getting the 2nd Gen Nest. I love the ability to be able to turn the heat/ac on and off via my phone.
Any reason I should not drop $250 on it?
The fact that it's five times the price of a touchscreen programmable honeywell?
Just comes down to how much disposable income you have and how you value it.
Thats what I currently have and the touch screen only lasts about a year and a half before parts of it stop working.
you got to a full 18 months. Lucky!
Its ordered. Besides I smashed my other one by accident when taking the wall down that it was on.
I think it was my subconscious working there.
I have one on preorder. My current thermostat is a POS. A couple of years ago the power went out, when when it came back on the LCD display was all jacked up, barely readable -- and it switched to freeking Celsius. I'm too dumb to figure out how to fix it (ie, not in the manual), so it's time for a new one.
Shrug. My 7600 has been rolling along for almost 3 years now, I think.
Enjoy the nest though. It's what all thermostats should be.
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