RFI: Programmable thermostats

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Any suggestions for a programmable thermostat? No, not dropping $250 for a Nest.
We have 1600 sq ft, forced air electric furnace.

Artichoke, Badger, Cornflower, Daisy (doo dah), Tuesday, 21 January 2014 11:49 (five years ago) link

Do you know what sort of programming you think would be useful to you? Do you just want to put the settings on a timer, or something more elaborate?

Aimless, Tuesday, 21 January 2014 18:50 (five years ago) link

Hm, my husband works from home, but is in and out. I think it remains to be seen if he sets himself a schedule.
I was thinking a 7 day programmable? If you have AC as well, does that require a thermostat that can handle both? Never had whole house AC before!

Artichoke, Badger, Cornflower, Daisy (doo dah), Tuesday, 21 January 2014 19:27 (five years ago) link

im curious abt this too. is Nest not good/worth it?

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 21 January 2014 20:08 (five years ago) link

I think it is too expensive and we don't need something like it, maybe it is more useful for a house, rather than a condo.

Artichoke, Badger, Cornflower, Daisy (doo dah), Tuesday, 21 January 2014 20:16 (five years ago) link

we considered the Nest, ended up buying this simpler and cheaper thermostat:

http://www.amazon.com/Lux-TX9000TS-Seven-Day-Programmable-Thermostat/dp/B000I7MANA/

it controls both heat and AC

the default programming works pretty well, so I haven't gotten around to reprogramming it ... it's easy to override the program if you want

Brad C., Tuesday, 21 January 2014 20:48 (five years ago) link


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