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PhoenixDown
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reply to bcool

Re: Gas company hanky panky or bona fide glitch?

I have been looking into a NEST thermostat and one of the things I like about it is the usage reports. They will email you a report showing your gas usage and it will try to tell you the reason for variances (colder weather, you just wanted it warmer and turned up the temp, etc).

I know there are other units that provide similar stats but I like the idea of having them as a check point to the meter readings.

(granted, meter readings will include my hot water, stove, dryer, etc that the NEST and other thermostats would not).
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cdru
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said by PhoenixDown:

(granted, meter readings will include my hot water, stove, dryer, etc that the NEST and other thermostats would not).

Other uses besides for a furnace aren't seasonal. Their consumption of fuel is generally consistent throughout the year with only minor fluctuations. Incoming water temperature does change so it will require more natural gas to heat the water to the desired temp, but it doesn't have the same extreme fluctuations that air temperature has.

Unless conditions change that require a significant changes in household activity (e.g. kid comes home from college, cooking for more people, doing a lot more laundry, etc) the month to month gas usage is fairly constant.


PhoenixDown
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Yeah, that's what I was alluding to



KrK
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I've really enjoyed my Nest. It's already saved me a lot of money on heating and cooling. It will quickly pay for itself. Here's an screenshot from my phone showing the energy report you describe from the Nest app.
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