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I've had one of these for a little over a year now, and it's great. I've really enjoyed being able to use the iphone app with it. I installed it myself, and it wasn't too difficult, but it's worth mentioning that you need to figure out if your system provides power or not. The WIFI will not work on battery power alone.

My system did not provide a power line to the thermostat, so I had to buy my own cord (from alliedelec.com) and run the line to a wall outlet, where it's always plugged in.

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I also have one of these, about 6 months now. It really is super useful to be able to turn heat off for the weekend away, and then on your way back to town turn it back on so it's warm in your home when you get back. Great working thermostat!

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It just happens I wrote a driver for our home control system/energy management (candicontrols.com). These thermostats are ok, apart from the battery thing mentioned. I think the Proliphix ones are a bit better, if you want a WiFi one, although a lot more pricey. RCS also do a range of ones in a variety of interface methods.

The main problem with all these kinds of things is that they tend to be siloed, with their own apps, and you don't have a good deal of integration between different manus (unless you go e.g, all Z-Wave). That will change in the near future, but it's not really true today.

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@despree: better if you only turn down the heat. You don't want the water in your pip to freeze and burst.

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No longer available online. I keep getting dissapointed by these Home Depot 'specials'. Sigh.

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Dang, 5 years ago when I got out of the HVAC business these things were only a high end gadget, now they're under 100?
Tempted to get one and take it with me from apartment to apartment.....

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So uh, this thing cut my power/gas bill by $200 a month, can't say enough good things. Went from a constant on, lever controlled thermostat to this.

And I work with the backend company to optimize them for energy/cost efficiency. This is lower than what we sell them for; a great deal.

Trying to get these things installed + signed-up across the country (e5app.com).

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@jrsteen159:

Same here. HD sucks the big hairy meatball.

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I had it in my cart and was paying for it, when all of a sudden it said "Sorry the item is sold out, please remove it from your cart." I would like for them to try that shit in store. How can you have it in your cart, then they come along pull it out of your cart, "Sorry the item is sold out."

I no longer wonder why I do most of my business with Lowes.
Thanks HD.

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These are also great for those of us who live in parts of the country where the temp is high 80's one day and 45 two days later.

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Yep, out of stock online...too bad...had it at the store for $109...oh well...still want it...bought it anyway...

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@sandyksk: They are there today online, for $109...hmmm...restocked overnight...otherwise, Homedepot just didn't want to sell them for $69 and put them out of stock yesterday...nice Homedepot...you disappoint again...:/

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I got mine yesterday, and man, this thing is great! Fortunately, when my Heat Pump was installed the ‘C’ (or power) wire was included, and once the whole system was set up it was a breeze to set up the wireless connection. For all of the times I’ve been disappointed by the homedepot, it was about time for them to come thru on something…

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@primussucks: i agree, got mine and its a helluva thermostat for the price
now i have to figure out port forwarding to access from the internet

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@commodog: You shouldn’t have to do any port forwarding if you are using the provided free website https://my.radiothermostat.com/filtrete/thermostat.html unless you are planning on developing your own interface. There is a ton of stuff on the rt wiki http://central.isaroach.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page. I may go that route eventually, when I find the time...

Personally, I've kept most of my port forwarding reserved for my servers

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@primussucks: awesome thanks, i was just trying to use the app.