Smart Thermostats

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  1. Capn Crud

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    Thinking about getting a smart thermostat.

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    It's between the Ecobee3 and the Nest.

    Anybody have any experience?

    Poll to come
     
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    Meh.
     
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    Nah.

    I like Venstar's.

    They're not all fancy like those, but they get the job done.
     
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    $100 rebate from the electric company and $50 from the gas company. Hard to pass them by
     
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    Protip from a PC computer security expert. Quit hooking up nonsense devices to your wifi.
     
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    I have one and it reset to a nice cool temperature by the time I got back from my exciting vacation. I like it. I also have the hue for the lights and you can screw with people house sitting for you by turning the lights crazy colors while they are trying to relax and watch BET.
     
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    I set up a "guest" network that I use for these types of things.
     
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    I had a Nest until Google bought them. Sold it after: i dont like the idea of Google having a tunnel into my home ever since they decided being the good guys wasn't their culture anymore. Eccobee is good although you need a Zigbee hub, right? I have a Smarthome hub, and a Apple TV4. I think I am waiting for a hub that integrates all the different protocols. I mostly want z-wave and Homekit in one box (its fun telling Siri and Alexa to kill the lights).
     
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    No you don't.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Ecobee works out of the box. Maybe you need a hub for the HomeKit integration.
     
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    I don't?

    My tv, Internet phone are hooked up to it. Something else too. My wife and I use it for our work computers.
     
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    i checked: i would need the hub because i want to control everything from my phone with one app remotely. These things can do that because they will talk to a hub. If you're not interested in that kind of integration then its fine as is.
     
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    Actually, I think the phone was hooked up to the main network via cat 6. Haven't hooked it up since I moved
     
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    thats my plan up the road. I have 2 shittythermostats that need to be changed sooner rather than later
     
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    Idk man. I'm fucking exhausted. I need someone to argue with.
     
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    i'm always afraid that the heat will go out in the winter (when i first moved in the windows would open on their own anytime the outside temp dropped to freezing, till they were replaced) and i will be across the river. I wanted to be able to raise the heat, be alerted, and be able to turn on a freestanding oil heater by the cages if that happens. the hardware available is getting better and better now.
     
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    Cages? :scared:
     
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    I'm always getting email from mono price about their z-wave stuff. It's piqued my interest for sure.