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Old 07-01-2016, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by demolition_x View Post
Looked this up and this is exactly what I have been looking for.

The remote sensors are key.
The sensors sold me. My thermostat isn't in a spot that we regularly walk by. If I had the nest it would think we are gone all the time.
I also liked the charting. More options to understand what my system is doing.
If you connect it to home link it will allow geofencing so you can set it to run scripts when you are certain distances from home. Good for vacation homes. The closer you get it sets the temp to your "home" setting. Drive away and it sets it to "away".
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:58 AM
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I bought the Honeywell units, they weren't any cheaper than the nest. The reason I chose not to go with the best was the self learn function and the fact that the screen didn't stay lit all the time only when you approach it. In the end I'm happy I think the Honeywell units look better and I love the functionality.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Chpsk8 View Post
The sensors sold me. My thermostat isn't in a spot that we regularly walk by. If I had the nest it would think we are gone all the time.
I also liked the charting. More options to understand what my system is doing.
If you connect it to home link it will allow geofencing so you can set it to run scripts when you are certain distances from home. Good for vacation homes. The closer you get it sets the temp to your "home" setting. Drive away and it sets it to "away".
My issue is that first and second floor thermostats are stacked in the same area in a 2 story cathedral (second floor on balcony above). When the AC upstairs kicks on the cold air dumps on the first floor thermostat eventually. Master bedroom and office are down stairs along with all the living space and the master and office are never cooled to where they are supposed to be.

I have been looking for a good option for a thermostat with a remote sensor and they are hard to come by. This is perfect.
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Old 07-01-2016, 04:10 PM
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I have the Nest Thermostat and 2 smoke detectors. They are great. I love the safety lights on the smoke detectors. I also have a home automation system for lights, pool pump, security, etc. I just added Alexa from Amazon. Now I can talk to that and have it adjust just about everything.

Next is a brain implant device that can read my mind so I don't even have to talk to adjust things.
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