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Anyone have one of these done from Columbia Gas or AEP?

We've lived in our house about 2 1/2 years now, our energy bills are above average and I'm sure that's because we need new windows, more insulation, new appliances, etc. (everything but the furnace and water heater are original to house from 1993).

I also came across this, which caught my eye as well. If I'm going to get the audit done, I might spring the extra $150 for the Nest along with it.
Woooo, Dude

Be careful about investing in "smart" tech. Nest bought competitor Revolv 18 months ago just to kill it yesterday. Considering Nest version 1 thermostats were known to spontaneously catch fire, I'd be cautious about putting these products in my home. Not quite ready for prime time.

I have exactly zero "smart" tech in my house at the moment (unless you count the phones, tablets, PS4 and streaming boxes), for a variety of reasons. This is one of them. And I think there's bigger concerns around Nest right now than 1st gen fires and Revolv, neither of which really frighten me personally, especially when you look at the number of Nest Thermostats sold vs. the number of Revolv hubs. I'm more concerned about privacy and having too many devices with eyes and ears in the house.

Nonetheless, the "smart" thermostats have my piqued my interest and would likely be the only thing I'd connect at this point, though probably with features like Auto-Away turned off (I'm sure the two 100 lbs dogs moving around during the day would limit the effectiveness of that anyway).
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