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NEST Thermostat
« on: November 26, 2012, 11:55:42 AM »
I am looking into getting a Nest. I think there may be an issue with Shabbos because the Nest senses if there are people home or not and adjust the temperature based on that. Anyone know if there is a way to get the Nest and not have any Shabbos issues?

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 08:24:17 PM »
ask your local rabbi...

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 08:36:17 PM »
It probably depends on how it senses it, not all sensors are פסיק רישיה and therefore some are allowed.
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Re: NEST Thermostat
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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 09:22:27 PM »
ask your local rabbi...

-1,000,000 if your LOR doesn't understand technology (and it's likely that most LORs won't be proficient on how NEST works), it's probably better to find a Rabbi who does and ask them.
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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 10:24:12 PM »
I am looking into getting a Nest. I think there may be an issue with Shabbos because the Nest senses if there are people home or not and adjust the temperature based on that. Anyone know if there is a way to get the Nest and not have any Shabbos issues?

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 10:26:10 PM »
there is a hotel up north (forgot which town)that installed it and there was suppose to be a shabbos sheva brochos they changed the shabbos plans (over 50 rooms) because it had these installed (to save $)
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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 10:31:59 PM »
there is a hotel up north (forgot which town)that installed it and there was suppose to be a shabbos sheva brochos they changed the shabbos plans (over 50 rooms) because it had these installed (to save $)
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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 11:04:24 PM »
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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 08:21:50 AM »
-1,000,000 if your LOR doesn't understand technology (and it's likely that most LORs won't be proficient on how NEST works), it's probably better to find a Rabbi who does and ask them.
Not necessarily related, but there was a Rov in Brooklyn in the 50's who was trying to convince his Shul to stop using a microphone on Shabbos, but the board kept saying that "if Rabbi so-and-so says it's OK then it must be fine". The Rov being a Lubavitcher, suggested they go to The Lubavitcher Rebbe and see what he says. The Rebbe heard both sides out, then turned to the board members and said: Amongst the Rabbonim who are Matir to use a microphone on Shabbos there are 3 kinds. a) Rabbonim who are well versed in Hilchos Shabbos but are not very well informed on how microphones work. b)Rabbonim who know very well how microphones work but are sadly not well informed in Hilchos Shabbos. c)Rabbonim who can do well to educate themselves in both. The Rebbe then concluded "With all due humility, I have studied electrical engineering and I know a thing or 2 in Hilchos Shabbos, and I tell you that there is no way to be Matir the use of a microphone on Shabbos".
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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 01:56:45 PM »
-1,000,000 if your LOR doesn't understand technology (and it's likely that most LORs won't be proficient on how NEST works), it's probably better to find a Rabbi who does and ask them.

I agree..

I called the company, there is a way to "turn off" the sensors by shutting off the "away" mode...

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 03:50:37 PM »
ask your local rabbi...

On a side note I already have the nest for half a year - Works like a charm.
Although I would make sure you have the connections you need for it otherwise you will have problems with the battery being low

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 03:56:56 PM »
On a side note I already have the nest for half a year - Works like a charm.
Although I would make sure you have the connections you need for it otherwise you will have problems with the battery being low

Do you have the 1st or 2nd generation?

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Nest Learning Thermostat New Jersey Natural Gas Customer-$150(reg. $250)
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2013, 07:52:21 AM »
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Re: Nest Learning Thermostat New Jersey Natural Gas Customer-$150(reg. $250)
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2013, 08:13:22 AM »
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may be problematic on shabbos