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  1. #14
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  2. #15
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    Let me see... so you want to turn the stat back so when you return you can pay a huge premium to use electric resistance heat to warm it back up and potentially pay more money to heat the home than just letting it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kangaroogod View Post
    Let me see... so you want to turn the stat back so when you return you can pay a huge premium to use electric resistance heat to warm it back up and potentially pay more money to heat the home than just letting it be?

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    Read this OP.

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    Can't believe I'm actually asking this, but why are you getting rid of the nest? It seems like you like it.

    Also, add me to the list of people who are trying to discourage you from having a setback.

    With gas/propane furnaces setbacks are a good thing, since they operate slightly more efficiently in high stage and/or with longer run times.

    But with heat pumps that are coupled to electric resistance back up heat, the wheels in your electric meter will spin much faster when the system comes out of setback. If you could somehow lock out your resistance heat from kicking in then it might save you a little bit, but then it would take a very long time for your house to warm back up again.
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    " Why are you arguing over a feature I want, like and use? "

    Because we have more experience with thermostats and setbacks. The advice is free but you don't have to take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    " Why are you arguing over a feature I want, like and use? "

    Because we have more experience with thermostats and setbacks. The advice is free but you don't have to take it.
    Because he's been drinking the NEST Kool-Aid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Because he's been drinking the NEST Kool-Aid!
    And that Kool-Aide comes from an area of the country that almost never sees below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Here is my no-setback story...

    Had a customer who did the setback thing. Every year he would get a notice from the electric company that his electric use was higher than his average neighbors. I explained to him that using a setback is costing him more money. Once he stopped using a setback, the notices stopped.


    You should look at the Honeywell 8000 series Vision Pro that matches your system. Costs less that the Nest.
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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