When I got a new furnace put in my house in November, I had to decide just what kind of thermostat I wanted to use. Did I want to install a smart thermostat, a programmable thermostat, a normal thermostat? And did I want a very smart thermostat or just a regular type smart thermostat? I ended up getting a pretty simple programmable thermostat, with settings for the working week, Saturday, and Sunday, with options for the heat before work, during the day, after work, and overnight. It’s not smart, but it’s pretty close, and it doesn’t need fancy software to function. Good thing, too.
A bug in the software is leaving Nest users in the cold, literally. A bug in the code previously disabled some Nest services in September, and now that we’re officially in winter’s embrace, those outages are very troublesome. Nest users were sleeping at night and waking up to cold houses and drained batteries, leaving them in the cold quite literally. Fortunately, there’s a fix: you plug your thermostat into the USB port or press a few buttons to reset things, and Nest go back to normal.Technorati Tags: google, google nest, nest, nest bugs, online home, smart thermostat bugs, smart thermostats, the internet of things