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Offline Nick B

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smart homes and the Nest E thermostat
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:22:36 AM »
I was reading another thread this morning about AC and appliance noise. I recently bought a replacement thermostat for my home and the Nest E is an amazing product. It connects via wifi which tells me the outside temperature and humidity, allows me to adjust it from my iPad, has a learning mode, turns on the display when I approach and is completely programmable. So when I listen to music, Iíll be able to adjust the temperature so the heating/cooling units are turned off.

I did numerous searches and finally found the particular unit for $169. The other Nest units are over $200 and surprisingly Amazon didnít carry it although they now offer a two pack.

This is my first venture into the realm of smart homes and my wife and I really enjoy the convenience.
Does anyone have any smart home type products and are they worth the money for what they do?
Nick

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Re: smart homes and the Nest E thermostat
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 03:05:34 PM »
I use the Emerson Sensi thermostat, pretty much the same idea as the Nest. I can control it through my phone and tablets and of course my Amazon Dot. I also just added wifi outlets for a few lamps amd again can be controlled by the Amazon Dot or phone

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Re: smart homes and the Nest E thermostat
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 05:23:15 AM »
I've been using z-wave to control lighting and thermostats for ages now - probably over 10 years.   A few years ago we added a home security system that has built-in z-wave support so the software that controls my security system also controls my thermostats and many lights throughout my house - inside and outside.   It can also control cameras, door locks, and likely anything else electrical.   Slick stuff.   I have not (yet) looked at more modern smarthome systems, but I have to say I've  been quite spoiled by it.

I will say that I DON'T do is hook it up to any of my audio system although I have no idea if it would negatively affect anything.