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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #90 on: November 22, 2014, 09:28:51 PM »
What about just covering the Nest with a towel or something for Shabbos? Would this fix the issue, and what would the affect be of it's ability to cool/heat?

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #91 on: November 22, 2014, 09:42:24 PM »
What about just covering the Nest with a towel or something for Shabbos? Would this fix the issue, and what would the affect be of it's ability to cool/heat?
Seriously?
A) Super ugly and it would fall off
B) Easier to just change the setting in the menu
C) It would make the sensor think that it's super hot in the house. In the summer - it would run your AC the entire Shabbos. In the winter -your heat would never turn on.

I was in a yeshiva that had the thermostats locked so the bochurim couldn't change them. We'd hang a hat over it so it would think it was really hot and turn on the AC :)

Any thermostat would do that if you covered it with a towel.

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #92 on: November 22, 2014, 09:48:20 PM »
Seriously?
A) Super ugly and it would fall off
B) Easier to just change the setting in the menu
C) It would make the sensor think that it's super hot in the house. In the summer - it would run your AC the entire Shabbos. In the winter -your heat would never turn on.

I was in a yeshiva that had the thermostats locked so the bochurim couldn't change them. We'd hang a hat over it so it would think it was really hot and turn on the AC :)

Any thermostat would do that if you covered it with a towel.

I don't mean a towel, specifically. I mean like covering the motion sensors with something (a sticker?). Same idea as a light switch cover.
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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #93 on: November 23, 2014, 02:13:08 AM »

Its very simple. You shut off the feature that lights up the screen when you approach (some keep it off always - i like to keep it on during the week) and you shut off the sensor that knows when you are away.

You have to do this every week? Isn't that annoying?

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #94 on: May 31, 2015, 10:27:42 AM »
Anyone know where I can get a Nest at a good price?

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #95 on: May 31, 2015, 10:37:04 AM »
Anyone know where I can get a Nest at a good price?

If you're willing to wait it out, they were going for $99 last black friday...

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #96 on: May 31, 2015, 11:34:31 AM »
If you're willing to wait it out, they were going for $99 last black friday...

Not interested in waiting until black Friday

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #97 on: May 31, 2015, 02:24:57 PM »
Why don't they make a shabbes mode?

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #98 on: May 24, 2018, 04:01:58 PM »
With all the hot deals popping up now, I would wanna know the Halocha on the Nest Learning Thermostat

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #99 on: May 30, 2018, 09:39:27 PM »

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #100 on: June 04, 2018, 04:57:40 PM »
With all the hot deals popping up now, I would wanna know the Halocha on the Nest Learning Thermostat
I installed my thermostat (bought from lowes for $134 after tax), there is an option to disable wakeup on approach, this means that nothing physical will happen when you go near the device, it could be that it learns your activity, but since it's not set to turn on and off based on activity there shouldn't be a problem in regards to Shabbos, there is an option of 7 day timer that sets the temperature (not on/off)

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #101 on: June 14, 2018, 08:59:14 PM »
I recently wrote an article about using smart thermostats on Shabbos, including the Nest and Ecobee. https://automatedabode.com/using-a-smart-thermostat-on-shabbos/

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #102 on: June 20, 2018, 08:18:31 AM »
I recently wrote an article about using smart thermostats on Shabbos, including the Nest and Ecobee. https://automatedabode.com/using-a-smart-thermostat-on-shabbos/
Is it possible to use ITTT to turn  automatically off  all the sensors every Shabbos?
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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #103 on: June 21, 2018, 12:54:16 AM »
No. Neither IFTTT nor Stringify are able to do this. You need a real hub that supports the full API implementation to automate this.

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Re: NEST Thermostat
« Reply #104 on: June 21, 2018, 01:03:10 AM »
More accurately this is not supported via the built in support for Nest or Ecobee. It may be possible to use the smart thermostat's REST API and the IFTTT Makers Channel to automate the http call.  I'm not sure what settings are available via the REST API.