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#1 Dinggus

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:42

Does anyone have one of these? My thermostat currently is upstairs in the  back of the house, basically the only way to walk pass it is if you're going to the upstairs bathroom, which my roommate uses.

 

So, how can this device learn a schedule? I currently have a Nexia system, which I think is pointless to be paying $10/month to control it with my phone. Basically, I have a schedule made to let the house go to 75 degree's from 2am-6am, then 73 degree's from 6am to 8am, then 75 degree's from 8am-4pm, then go down to 73 degree's from 4pm-2am,

 

My electricity bill is around $180/month which in my eyes is a bit much.




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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:10

I'm not sure about that thermostat, but depending on how old your boiler is, there might be a way to set up times on it's control panel

Mines a Worcester Bosch, and all timers are set on the boiler, thermo just regulates temp according to time <sorry, no idea what make or model>



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:27

I'm not sure about that thermostat, but depending on how old your boiler is, there might be a way to set up times on it's control panel

Mines a Worcester Bosch, and all timers are set on the boiler, thermo just regulates temp according to time <sorry, no idea what make or model>

 

House was built last year, it was an add-on package. It was nice with the 1yr free, but now I don't see the need to pay for it if I can get something like Nest and it's designed to save people money.



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 14:35

75F at 2am? Why so warm? Prolly like my wife that likes it warm as hell when she sleeps but still that's a touch warm. Since your house was built last year i'm guessing you shouldn't have drafts/leaks so much so that's definitely warm.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:20

75F at 2am? Why so warm? Prolly like my wife that likes it warm as hell when she sleeps but still that's a touch warm. Since your house was built last year i'm guessing you shouldn't have drafts/leaks so much so that's definitely warm.

 

I installed fans in the bedrooms.

 

75F, I don't think so. I've been in hot weather since 2010 when I was deployed and then got stationed in a hot place. 73F is awesome, and if it's 70F outside, I need a sweater.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:30

75F at 2am? Why so warm? Prolly like my wife that likes it warm as hell when she sleeps but still that's a touch warm. Since your house was built last year i'm guessing you shouldn't have drafts/leaks so much so that's definitely warm.

Keep mine at 78F in the summer...



#7 shozilla

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:40

My electricity bill is around $180/month which in my eyes is a bit much.

 

Depends on the age of the house and boiler/furnace.

 

The house is built in 2010 or newer, then the house is in good condition because the house is filled up with good insulation system.. such as spray foam, proper rated insulation, vapor barrier, etc.  No leaks anywhere.

 

You will check the boiler/furnace and see if it is either old or new... and whether it is energy efficient or not.   Some old houses have leak...  Contact your A/C specialist or contractor and they will scan your walls and duct to see if there is any leak.

 

 

The house that was built in many years ago...  that didn't properly sealed like the new houses do.   Sometimes people got their old house remodeled that is up to code and up to date which help them to save money for AC/heating.

 

Lastly, make sure the windows are up to the code ... such as double or triple panes windows are better. Not the single pane ones.

 

 

So, how can this device learn a schedule? I currently have a Nexia system, which I think is pointless to be paying $10/month to control it with my phone. Basically, I have a schedule made to let the house go to 75 degree's from 2am-6am, then 73 degree's from 6am to 8am, then 75 degree's from 8am-4pm, then go down to 73 degree's from 4pm-2am,

 

Nest thermostat is acting like a computer... it can save your programming for daily use .. so it can remember to start or change for you.... and you can even control it from your mobile device without getting up to walk to the thermostat.

 

I have one here but not same brand like yours.  But I don't have anything to control it from the mobile devices.... I have to go to the thermostat to change manually when needed but it can change up or down in timely manner like yours.

 

Edit: I added quotes.





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