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    Default Apple Turns Up The Temperature for New Product


    Ask anyone to compose a list of products manufactured and sold by Apple, and there's a good chance no one will ever include on that list what has just turned up on the Apple online store. Earlier today, following a protracted site outage for upgrades and repairs, Apple added to its product line a new Nest Learning Thermostat, which sells for $249.95.

    "The Nest Learning Thermostat helps you stop wasting energy, while providing control using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac," reads the product description posted by Apple.

    So where did this product come from? For starters, it was created by Tony Fadell, a former Apple employee - the retired VP of Apple's iPod division - although he no longer works for or with Apple in any official capacity.

    At $249.95, and requiring professional installation (except for the maker crowd), these won’t exactly fly of the shelves, but Apple is making a point about the intersection of its technology and the everyday aspects of the home. The thermostat is right up there with the TV, stove and refrigerator as default appliances of the modern dwelling.
    As of this writing, Apple isn't thought to be planning any additional products in the realm of kitchen or household appliances. So if you were really excited about the iToaster or iMicrowave, you're out of luck for now.

    Source: Forbes

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    i bought one, does not require professional instillation... look 5 min, if you have the proper wiring, mainly powerline, you'll be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJob View Post
    i bought one, does not require professional instillation... look 5 min, if you have the proper wiring, mainly powerline, you'll be good.
    installations isnt terribly difficult, but id bet your parents would prefer it. It's a great product and it has already saved ne noney and frustration over my previous programmable thermostat.

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    Wow..Apple is literally moving into our living rooms haha! Well if you can make better what is already here its a win win for all of us. Can't wait to hear how much users actually save on their monthly bills!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJob View Post
    i bought one, does not require professional instillation... look 5 min, if you have the proper wiring, mainly powerline, you'll be good.
    My kWh usage for the last two years averages to 1,240kWh per month (and about 458kWh are attibutable to the A/C) at a cost of 16.94 cents per kWh. If the price of energy remains constant (or at least doesn't go down), that puts the break even point ($250 savings) at a year IF it can achieve a 26.6% reduction of kWh usage in the home. Is that anywhere near realistic?
    Last edited by keith4298; 05-30-2012 at 01:49 PM. Reason: correction to math

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    I want an itoaster and imicrowave that gives a notification on my iPhone when my toast or food is done... That'd be epic.

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    i can't find it on the site. when i type in "nest" on the online store it automatically fills out nest learning thermostat... but then delivers 0 results.

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    At one time, Best Buy sold this thermostat, but it appears now they no longer carry it. When you go to the www.nest.com website, the only retailer listed is Lowes. Available on the Nest website is a concierge service that will have a licensed HVAC contractor come to your home and install it. The concierge service is provided by One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, which is located across most of the United States and much of Canada. If you call the nationwide toll-free number of 888-333-8888 or visit www.ScheduleSomeHelp.com you may even be able to get your new Nest Learning Thermostat installed for a lower price.

    Either way, check out www.ScheduleSomeHelp.com because it is a funny site!

    P.S. This is credible information, as I own two One Hour Franchises.

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    Think this is gonna be interesting

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    I have had one for a while as I pre-ordered it. I love it. While it is pricey it is well worth it to me. I have saved quite a bite over my old programmable. It is elegant in design & easy to install and use.

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