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[Amazon.ca] Google Nest Thermostat - Smart Programmable WiFi Thermostat - Snow $134.63 (28% off)

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[Amazon.ca] Google Nest Thermostat - Smart Programmable WiFi Thermostat - Snow $134.63 (28% off)

Style: Programmable Wifi Thermostat - Snow (white)
- regular price $185.99
- other styles are similar regular price (sand, charcoal)

Note this is not the top-of-the-line Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation, also on sale at $269.99 (18% off)
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Does this qualify for an enbridge rebate in Ontario? I can't find anything confirming that it does
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thx OP had $125 from the amazon business promo and now I can finally spend it haha :)
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This is not nearly as good as nest 3g but price is cheap.
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Isn’t the 3rd gen like years old now? I bought one in 2017
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Anyone able to help me decide whether to get these or Mysa for my baseboard heaters? They seem to be the same.price now.
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It was about $125 last week after the bonus redemption at SDM
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vashby wrote: Anyone able to help me decide whether to get these or Mysa for my baseboard heaters? They seem to be the same price now.
I don't think these will work with baseboard heaters. However, if you go to the Nest site there's a compatibility check that you can do there. I installed Mysa. The install is much simpler and like them a lot.
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Phils wrote: I don't think these will work with baseboard heaters. However, if you go to the Nest site there's a compatibility check that you can do there. I installed Mysa. The install is much simpler and like them a lot.


Thanks for this. I will check it out.
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Where does this draw its power from and is there a battery backup?

I am looking for a smart thermostat for a place in Florida that doesn't have a furnace but the AC needs to run year round.
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I would strongly discourage any google thermostat. I bought the nest in December, had it professionally installed and it destroyed my furnace in 10 days. Huge, costly mistake. There is enough information out there regarding the google and thermostats. Proceed with caution.
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Yeah I turned the learning features off on my Nest. Otherwise it would turn the furnace on ever hour for 5 min. I just put in a schedule.
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d_source wrote: Where does this draw its power from and is there a battery backup?

I am looking for a smart thermostat for a place in Florida that doesn't have a furnace but the AC needs to run year round.
It does have a battery backup, but it's for like if you don't have a 24 volt as it'll slowly charge off the other wires. Not meant to be ran solo.
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most got the 3rd gen for under $140 with tax last time with just 1 of the 2 discounts. Far better looking than this one and actually has a chrome dial making it very elegant to look at.

This one just looks like the Nest-e
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StraightCashHomie wrote: I would strongly discourage any google thermostat. I bought the nest in December, had it professionally installed and it destroyed my furnace in 10 days. Huge, costly mistake. There is enough information out there regarding the google and thermostats. Proceed with caution.
The only way this can happen is if the control line wasnt hooked up to the Nest thermostat, and every few single hours it turns the furnace on for a sec to draw power into the internal battery. Either you dont have a control wire, and the installer was too lazy to hook one up (he should have warned you), or it is there but he didnt hook it up.

There is no way way for the Nest to destroy your furnace. And this info is online as well, and very well documented.

TLDR: Dont use a Nest thermostat without a control wire going into it for power.
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evilYoda wrote: The only way this can happen is if the control line wasnt hooked up to the Nest thermostat, and every few single hours it turns the furnace on for a sec to draw power into the internal battery. Either you dont have a control wire, and the installer was too lazy to hook one up (he should have warned you), or it is there but he didnt hook it up.

There is no way way for the Nest to destroy your furnace. And this info is online as well, and very well documented.

TLDR: Dont use a Nest thermostat without a control wire going into it for power.
Contrary to what you are saying...there was a control wire installed with the unit. I called a second HVAC guy and the first thing he asked was “is it a google nest?” He said has had nothing but problems with Google. Two separate HVAC guys said the same thing. Do what you want with that info, but that was my experience with it.
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Bigboy16 wrote: It does have a battery backup, but it's for like if you don't have a 24 volt as it'll slowly charge off the other wires. Not meant to be ran solo.
Any idea how people in hot locations install these devices that need to draw power from a furnace?
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this must be replacement for nest-e as there are no more nest-es being sold. i have 2 nest es and it's been working fine for past few years, no problems, in-floor radiant heating. installed myself very easy to install if you follow instruction correctly.
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d_source wrote: Any idea how people in hot locations install these devices that need to draw power from a furnace?
I didn't have a 24 volt wire, but it just charges enough from the G, W and other wires to function.
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StraightCashHomie wrote: Contrary to what you are saying...there was a control wire installed with the unit. I called a second HVAC guy and the first thing he asked was “is it a google nest?” He said has had nothing but problems with Google. Two separate HVAC guys said the same thing. Do what you want with that info, but that was my experience with it.
Other than saying it's a nest problem, did you ask either of them very thoroughly what went wrong? I did my research and it is exactly as i stated. A lack of control wire that caused the thermostat to turn on and off the furnace every few hours leading to a premature death for parts of the furnace.

I would be very interested in finding out what went wrong if my furnace was damaged. It isnt just ok to say nest killed it. I would want to know why and how. None of this stuff it that technical.

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