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New HVAC System - Nest?
I will be replacing my AC & furnace with an Amana 2-stage/speed unit.  The installer mentioned a smart thermostat but his idea of smart is it learning how long it takes to cool/heat the room.  I obviously want a smart, CQC controllable thermostat. Did the Nest ever open up sufficiently to be reliably controlled by CQC?  Any other thermostats I should consider?  Thanks.
CQC does have a good Nest driver, but of course it works through the cloud, which isn't ideal. I recently added support for the Venstar IP based thermos (Colortouch/Voyager), so they are all local.
Dean Roddey
Software Geek Extraordinaire
Wait, don't you have a Lutron RA2 system? If so, why not just use their thermostats?
Dean Roddey
Software Geek Extraordinaire
The first control I bought used. I just looked for a second RadioRa2 set with SeeTemp control and the package is $450-500. That's two Nests plus money back by selling my current RadioRa2 control. But I'll keep trying to get the Lutron cheaper and I may do that but was looking at options.
I ended up buying a pair of Ecobee3s on sale at HomeDepot for $179 each. I will be selling my RadioRa2 SeeTemp thermostat control. Plan to primarily use Alexa to control it but will likely switch to CQC voice support at some point, especially if the new MiniDSP mic array works out or something similar. Thanks.

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