News Anyone Have a Wifi Thermostat?

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  1. wife is a whore

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    I'm thinking of getting one. No sense in running the AC, and especially the heat w/o anyone home. I don't want to come home to a cold house in January, just to jack up the heat and pass out before it is warm. One of them wifi deals w/ a decent app seems to be just the ticket. Log in and turn up the heat when I start my 1hr + drive home, then the house should be toasty when I get there, w/o burning a lot of oil all day.


    Let me know whatcha got, along w/ the good and bad of it.
     
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    We have the Nest thermostat. It's pretty awesome. I can't think of anything bad about it honestly
    It works just like you said.
     
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    Except that I can hack your network and watch you shower.
     
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    For real? How's that? Lol
     
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    Well, i'm exaggerating but it's a weak point in network security that gets utilized by weirdos.
     
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    I'm at work and busy but the less stuff on your wifi that's not a computer the better. Or setup a separate wifi for all that stuff.
     
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    Interesting. Good to know. For the convenience I'll take the chance....
    Wait-what's the worst case scenario ?
     
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    Bad stuff. I really gotta hit the road. I'll show you later.
     
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    Nest seems over kill for my needs. My schedule is completely scattershot and I aint hooking any cameras or smoke detectors to it.
     
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    If you don't have 2 factor verification and a 32 character password, the hackers are going to use your Netflix and Bang Bros. accts too.
     
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    The Nest thermostats may be okay, but they don't have the bugs worked out of their smoke detectors yet.
     
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    I've been reading quite a bit on these as far as reviews go. The Nest seems to have too many different "generations" and each one evidently has a different set of bugs. I guess that's the way it goes with electronics trying to "learn" what you want it to do.

    Honeywell appears to have a decent unit that looks nice and is customizable
    Just don't buy it from Amazon. They seem to be selling a contractor version that isn't covered under warranty.
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    Try using a cheap programmable thermostat first with a best guess of when you will be home. Being off an hour so wont change your bills much. There are a lot of studies out there showing that it doesn't save that much money unless you use electricity to heat your home.
     
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    It depends on your climate, but here in the south I've had two Heating and Air guys tell me not to have the temp change more than a few degrees. First, it takes a lot of energy to re-cool a warm house, or re-warm a cold one, second, units are designed to run periodically rather than not at all for hours then full on for hours, and finally, here in the south it overtaxes the unit and causes probelems on really hot days. Odds are any savings would be minimal. I've seen studies of "setbacks" where the savings was about 5%. But this is small increments properly timed so you arrive home to a comfortable house. Not turning it off at 8am when you leave and trying to heat a 45 degree interior to 68 in an hour or two.
     
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    This
     
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    Had three of them in my last house. Worked quite well.
     
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    you brought it up :rolleyes:
     
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    It aint going to be totally off, just 10 hrs at a lower temp 2x / week.

    I had/have a programmable one. I dont know about electric for the AC, but the thing paid for itself in heating oil in the first year. Made a noticeable difference.
     
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    I've been using a Nest since February. Big difference in electricity bill.

    Don't give a shit if it can be hacked because everything can be hacked now. If some loser wants to hack my thermostat go ahead.
     
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    I have the Ecobee and it's one of the best purchases I've ever made!
    The advantage over the Nest is that they have individual wireless sensors for rooms in your house which provide a far more accurate balance.
    Installation was a breeze, the interface is easy to use and I'm saving a ton of money on HVAC.

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