Texas Power Companies Control Residents’ Thermostats Remotely

Wow! Texans are always very verbal about government telling them what to do. They won’t have it! They want freedom – whatever the hell that is. Yet they let corporations control their home thermostats remotely. Now, that’s FREEDOM! Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage.Residents with Google’s Nest… Continue reading

The Nest Thermostat

Oh, I forgot to tell everyone. We now have a Nest. You know, the cool thermostat that was created by Tony Fadell, who headed up Apple’s iPod division for many years. As it turned out, our thermostat, a rather sophisticated affair, died back in November. After suffering for a few weeks, waiting for the new model of the Nest to… Continue reading

How Very Odd (or Even)…

I have recently noticed something about myself that I find mildly amusing if not just plain weird. I have always set my digital thermostat in my home on odd numbers: 75 or 77 in the summer, 67 or 69 in the winter. And if the house gets too hot or too cold, I always adjust the thermostat up or down… Continue reading