Hint, ( he clams to have invented the internet, and is all about convenient, I mean, inconvenient truths).
Now for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: GOOD: Cost is the almighty force that drives a good, better, and best offering, whether in cars or televisions, or universities or hair salons, and economics will prevail in the selection of a thermostat — unless there is a greater tax or rebate incentive offered, or it becomes mandatory ( as in the government makes you, wonder which savvy investor will make billions off of little round thermostats if this happens) for a smart device to link energy information from each residence to the utilities for grid management.
The whole Nest thing is like a controversial book or movie that upgrades our awareness and makes us better for the time invested.
Nest is the Do-it-Yourself (DIY) dream-stat with the best marketing-side manners to date.
This works in most cases but most DIY-ers are not prepared to deal with these types of installation issues and this can cause expensive equipment damage and reek havoc on equipment like boilers.
You laugh, but watch this video, it might change your mind about the use of your personal data.Now’s as good of a time as any to make sure you’re getting all that you can out of a checking account.The Hybrid account from Radius Bank has a competitive 0.85% APY that isn’t introductory, and there’s no cap on balances that can earn at that rate.There is a much larger agenda behind the Nest noise.It is a web-enabled, wireless, zigbee, smart phone, that takes advantage of cloud computing, and it is prepared for the smart grid.