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Old November 23rd, 2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Anyone run these fancy things? What do you have, and would you recommend it?
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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thought about them but $180 or $280 price tag no thanks not worth it to me. I have a cheap digital honeywell and it works just fine.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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My inlaws have one that's up at they're cabin. It looses connection, or the internet goes out, what seems like frequently. This then causes a freak out, because you gotta ask yourself...is the heat really out? Did the furnace quit? Should we drive up there and check? It's kinda maddening. But as far as for at home use, seems cool.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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Yes I have two of these...http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RET9...ifi+thermostat
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 08:19 PM   #5
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Do you like them? What sold you on this unit?
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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Yes I like them, bought them because I had to replace my tstats. So far they have been okay, no real issues to note so far...ive had them for about 2-3 months now. Super easy to program over wifi or from any computer using the Internet
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 08:40 PM   #7
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Yes I like them, bought them because I had to replace my tstats. So far they have been okay, no real issues to note so far...ive had them for about 2-3 months now. Super easy to program over wifi or from any computer using the Internet
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What's the advantage to having these in a home? A vacation property I understand. Wouldn't a programmable do the same thing? Mind you I don't use a thermostat.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 08:50 PM   #9
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I spent $50 on a programmable thermostat and I am happy with it so far. Had it for a year so far. Set the schedule once and I leave it.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 07:11 AM   #10
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What's the advantage to having these in a home? A vacation property I understand. Wouldn't a programmable do the same thing? Mind you I don't use a thermostat.
Yes they would...I've been buying two new "better" tstats every three years because for some reason the touch screen goes. I was getting real sick of paying 1$50-$200 for a good touch screen and only have it last three years. A basic programmable would work in my application but I wanted some that I can control all day and your basics won't do that. So I popped for the wifi tstats in the hope the last longer than three yrs as I can program them from my iPad and never have to touch them. It sucks I have to run two, as these cost my $500 for the pair and ill be more than pissed if these fail.

I've read of people losing wifi connection, I did when I first set them up, but they hoped right back on without any input from me and haven't had a problem since. These are supposed to be like the nest tstats and start auto programming to your needs.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 07:24 AM   #11
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Honeywell I have put in many..Red link there are others that r as good .if u get mad at the wife u can shut the heat/air off or roast,freeze them ,u can see that no one has changed the setting because your not home,,the old I don't know how the heat got put on 75,,
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Old November 24th, 2013, 08:02 AM   #12
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Honeywell I have put in many..Red link there are others that r as good .if u get mad at the wife u can shut the heat/air off or roast,freeze them ,u can see that no one has changed the setting because your not home,,the old I don't know how the heat got put on 75,,
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Old November 24th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #13
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Hefty price tag. I like the options it has, how does the outside temperature get 'fed' to the t-stat? Are you using that option?
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Old November 24th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #14
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Yes...from the wifi...does the humidity as well
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Old November 24th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #15
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Yes...from the wifi...does the humidity as well
Cool. I'd like to have you purchase one for me. PM me for my address. Thanks!
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Old November 24th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #16
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I have the Ecobee. its a great tech toy and does what it should. no problems so far. we are currently doing a whole home remodel and going full out smart home. this was our first step since we did all new hvac first.

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Old November 24th, 2013, 11:01 AM   #17
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Yes they would...I've been buying two new "better" tstats every three years because for some reason the touch screen goes. I was getting real sick of paying 1$50-$200 for a good touch screen and only have it last three years. A basic programmable would work in my application but I wanted some that I can control all day and your basics won't do that. So I popped for the wifi tstats in the hope the last longer than three yrs as I can program them from my iPad and never have to touch them. It sucks I have to run two, as these cost my $500 for the pair and ill be more than pissed if these fail.

I've read of people losing wifi connection, I did when I first set them up, but they hoped right back on without any input from me and haven't had a problem since. These are supposed to be like the nest tstats and start auto programming to your needs.
Speaking of the nest units, are the honeywell units like them with the "autoaway" features?
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Old November 24th, 2013, 11:50 AM   #18
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I'm pretty sure they do, however with anything these days, I'm just happy I got it to work without too much trouble
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Nest > (All others) * 10

Nest coupled with phone app > (All others) * 20

Not cheap.

Definitely a geek toy.
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Nest > (All others) * 10

Nest coupled with phone app > (All others) * 20

Not cheap.

Definitely a geek toy.
I concur.

The Nest is about the same price level as most of the others I've seen ($250ish), and is the best.

Ecobees are supposed to be pretty good too, but I haven't used one.
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