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Old 12-20-2012, 09:16 AM   #61
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I don't think I want to deal with hooking up the additional control module with the smart thermostat anyway. I don't believe the smart Si has one of those to deal with. So, I will probably go with the Si or the nest.

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #62
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The ecobee si doesn't require a wifi connection, does it? I know I won't be able to use many of the features without wifi. I need to be able to use this and program it differently for each day of the week without having wifi.
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The ecobee si doesn't require a wifi connection, does it? I know I won't be able to use many of the features without wifi. I need to be able to use this and program it differently for each day of the week without having wifi.
Yes it does. Simple to install one at your house though.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #64
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I will be coming and going from the house so I don't want to pay for wifi until I'm living there full time. The nest doesn't require wifi, but you do lose out on the web-based functions. If the ecobee requires wifi, I might have to splurge on the nest...
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I will be coming and going from the house so I don't want to pay for wifi until I'm living there full time. The nest doesn't require wifi, but you do lose out on the web-based functions. If the ecobee requires wifi, I might have to splurge on the nest...
All you need is the a wifi router. So if you already have broadband internet, the Ecobee works out much better then the Nest.
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I do have an old router. However, I do not have an Internet connection. I will get an Internet connection sooner or later but not at this point in time because I am not living at the house. I don't understand why you cannot use the thermostat, manually, with out an Internet connection?
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You can. just can't control it with your iphone like you said you wanted to. Or do the energy monitoring.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:41 PM   #68
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Oh, perfect. I will go with the ecobee si and use it manually until I get the Internet connection. At that point in time I will monitor the energy, etc. It appears the ecobee si gets good reviews.
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In that case, you may be better to look at one of the Internet or smartphone capable controlled thermostats. The Nest, Ecobee, 3m/Radio Thermostat Co. of America, Honeywell Prestige. As for the cycling, if people are fudging with the thermostat, it will cycle more, because it is not staying at one set temp.

Also, how well insulated or air tight is the house. That in itself can have a lot to do with how much your system runs. Personally, I have my Swing set on my thermostat set at 1.5, because like you, I found that at a swing of 1, it would cycle every 10 to 15 min's, now at 1.5, it cycles maybe twice an hour, three times if really hot outside, with a set temp of 72 during the day, 69 at night.

I also have the FV4BNF002 air handler. I was interested in installing the Nest thermostat, so I contacted Nest support to check compatibility. The guy I spoke with told me that because the unit has a variable speed fan, the Nest is not compatible. Can anyone tell me whether I was given good advice?

I have a very new Trane system in the other part of the house and it has a Nest thermostat on it which (as far as I am aware), is working just fine. But I never actually confirmed that it was making use of variable speeds.

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