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[GreenOn] ON only - Free Smart Thermostat program is back

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Gtsourapis wrote:
Mar 21st, 2018 1:21 pm
Is anyone who has installed this new thermometer not happy with it? Has anyone who has installed one of these thermostats seen a rise in their gas bill? After installing this about a month ago I received a letter from enbridge Yesterday stating that I’m consuming more than the average in my area.
So you consume more energy than average but you haven't told us if you consumed more energy compared to before. This new thermostat can be saving you energy AND you're still consuming more than average. Your house could just be really inefficient. Can't fault the thermostat for that.
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Jan 22, 2018
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Just saying that I have never received a letter like this before. Installed the new thermometer last month and here is the letter
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Gtsourapis wrote:
Mar 21st, 2018 7:33 pm
Just saying that I have never received a letter like this before. Installed the new thermometer last month and here is the letter
How much did you use?
Who cares about the damn letter!
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vkizzle wrote:
Mar 21st, 2018 5:09 pm
The $100 bill credit took two billing cycles to show up for me.
you are lucky.
i applied 3 months ago and didn't get anything.
called enbridge this afternoon and the csr couldn't find any info. he asked for the details and sent a request to somewhere..wtf...
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Feb 6, 2013
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Toronto
vkizzle wrote:
Mar 20th, 2018 4:44 pm
Then you don't need a tstat...LMAO!
LMFAOO!!
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wearysky wrote:
Mar 20th, 2018 4:46 pm
It's one of the programs paid for by the carbon tax.
This is the answer I guess, thanks buddy
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May 6, 2017
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i had been thinking about this , any cons for them to install? Do they get into controlling your thermostat afterwards - temperature wise?
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ghibli0490 wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2018 12:01 am
i had been thinking about this , any cons for them to install?
Everyone's taxes go up to pay for this "free" program. Of course even if you don't install, everyone's taxes, including yours, still go up for the same reason.

Do they get into controlling your thermostat afterwards - temperature wise?
These are standard EcoBee, Nest, etc. thermostats. They connect to the Internet. So they can be hacked. I'd imagine EcoBee and Nest (owned by Google), etc. can collect usage statistics. But AFAIK the province has no direct access or control over your "free" thermostat.

Welcome to the brave new world of IoT.
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Feb 12, 2014
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Just a heads up to anyone who has recently booked a date online, their online booking was experiencing issues the last few days and wasn't actually reserving a date even though one showed as booked. I took the day off work for the installation and nobody showed up, when I finally got through on the phone that's when they told me about the problem. I had to re-book over the phone, and now they can't come for another month and a half.

So, if you booked recently it might be a good idea to call in and follow up on the appointment.
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chab009 wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2018 7:44 am
Just a heads up to anyone who has recently booked a date online, their online booking was experiencing issues the last few days and wasn't actually reserving a date even though one showed as booked. I took the day off work for the installation and nobody showed up, when I finally got through on the phone that's when they told me about the problem. I had to re-book over the phone, and now they can't come for another month and a half.

So, if you booked recently it might be a good idea to call in and follow up on the appointment.
Though you're "officially" booked, don't leave work until you get a phone call from the installer confirming the time.
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chab009 wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2018 7:44 am
Just a heads up to anyone who has recently booked a date online, their online booking was experiencing issues the last few days and wasn't actually reserving a date even though one showed as booked. I took the day off work for the installation and nobody showed up, when I finally got through on the phone that's when they told me about the problem. I had to re-book over the phone, and now they can't come for another month and a half.

So, if you booked recently it might be a good idea to call in and follow up on the appointment.
This is true.. When they didn't show, I called and luckily they had an appointment available for the next day (Sunday).
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Feb 11, 2017
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The ecobee is fantastic. I highly recommend it.

Having said that, for me it replaced a dumb conventional thermostat so I am not sure how it compares to Nest.

This post isn't very helpful I guess :(
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I'm thinking of going with the Nest as I don't care as much for the room sensors.
But I have a feeling I might consume more as my 7 day programmer tstat is setup to be "off" during work hours, but now I have someone roaming around the home during those times.
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Nov 6, 2013
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Ancaster
Nest had sensors now too. Well to preorder. 3 for $ 125.
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Dec 6, 2008
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Ontario
If asked already i apologize...which of the 3 is considered the best.

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