- Oct 4, 2007
Global Warming or Planet Nibiru?
I forgot to quote Peakr's post when posting that.Google is full of Nutters? Last time I checked, this is about Google doing bad things. (Chances are, this would already be 10 pages out if it where Microsoft doing it but hey, Google.........)
Is doing something financially beneficial really evil? I mean the system rewards their behavior.
Those don’t work on my old ass furnace but the Nest does (and I can set schedules). I did not connect my Nest to wifi though. They send out updates that sometimes brick the nest.
Never had a problem with a Nest bricking. If you look at the threads in the support forums almost every single bricked Nest is from people who do NOT have a C wired therefore not steady power, but instead are relying on Nests hackney power stealing to charge the battery scheme that is sketchy AF.
Nest offers support for it so they should make sure they don't screw peoples shit up, but not having power is flat out stupid. Things like Add a Wire are inexpensive and trivial to install - no excuse to not have dedicated power active.
I don't care what kind of thermostat you have for your main thermostat, if you live where it routinely gets below freezing it's not a bad idea to wire an old school no frills thermostat in parallel to your main one as a fallback. My main furnace is in my basement so I just put one down there by it set to 50 degrees. Frozen pipes are no joke and even ones like the round Honeywell showed earlier in this thread can fail from sticking, literal bugs, etc. Stuff happens
I wish I kept my old mercury one... the “no frills” actually have electronics in them and for some reason the honeywell I tried didn’t work.
You just didn't look hard enough. I got a $14 Honeywell at Home Depot at the start of winter that has nothing but a bimetallic strip in it with a couple of adjustment screws. Simplicity itself for a backup. Meanwhile my Nest works just fine, thank you. Although if I were to replace them I would do so with Ecobe - I bought into the Nest auto learning a bit too much; it's never been worth a flip.