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Hive 2 including Installation £179.00 using code @ Wickes

£179.00 @ Wickes
Looking thru the deals and noticed Wickes are doing Hive 2 with installation for £199.00 which is already discounted by 20% but then if you enter the code BLACK20 you get £20 off that and for the savv…
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Looking thru the deals and noticed Wickes are doing Hive 2 with installation for £199.00 which is already discounted by 20% but then if you enter the code BLACK20 you get £20 off that and for the savvy go thru Quidco for a potential 2.2% off that also. Think thats the cheapest at the moment with installation?
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1 Like #1
Do you have to do pay a monthly fee
1 Like #2
savsac29
Do you have to do pay a monthly fee
No there are no additional fees
#3
Looks a good price. Im going to buy this or nest still not 100% sure but must get it in sale
#4
gr8h8me
Looks a good price. Im going to buy this or nest still not 100% sure but must get it in sale
Better check if hive is fully functional only with British gas.... might be the case that you'll have to always be with BG to get the best out of hive
#5
Also BG will fit it for £150 if they are in your house to fix another boiler problem or to do annual boiler service etc
2 Likes #6
urgurinder
gr8h8me
Looks a good price. Im going to buy this or nest still not 100% sure but must get it in sale
Better check if hive is fully functional only with British gas.... might be the case that you'll have to always be with BG to get the best out of hive
No it works with ANY supplier...says so in the blurb
#7
urgurinder
Also BG will fit it for £150 if they are in your house to fix another boiler problem or to do annual boiler service etc
Unfortunately there is no guarantee that they'll offer it as some have testified here on HUKD
#8
classygear
urgurinder
gr8h8me
Looks a good price. Im going to buy this or nest still not 100% sure but must get it in sale
Better check if hive is fully functional only with British gas.... might be the case that you'll have to always be with BG to get the best out of hive
No it works with ANY supplier...says so in the blurb
Does it say all the features will work for any supplier or just the basic thermostat function... Read somewhere that if changed supplier then it will be no better than a traditional timer/thermostat although that may have been about 1st gen Hive...
1 Like #9
urgurinder
classygear
urgurinder
gr8h8me
Looks a good price. Im going to buy this or nest still not 100% sure but must get it in sale
Better check if hive is fully functional only with British gas.... might be the case that you'll have to always be with BG to get the best out of hive
No it works with ANY supplier...says so in the blurb
Does it say all the features will work for any supplier or just the basic thermostat function... Read somewhere that if changed supplier then it will be no better than a traditional timer/thermostat although that may have been about 1st gen Hive...
It makes no difference who supplies your gas and as to the functioning of this or any device in the same way your cooker doesn't heat food slower/faster because you've changed supplier

Edited By: classygear on Nov 26, 2016 00:00
#10
guys is this the same as the hive 2 at Amazon for 189?
1 Like #11
makaveli
guys is this the same as the hive 2 at Amazon for 189?


Yes
1 Like #12
ah brill.. thanks op just saved me £11
1 Like #13
[/quote]It makes no difference who supplies your gas and as to the functioning of this or any device in the same way your cooker doesn't heat food slower/faster because you've changed supplier[/quote]Of course.. Sorry my fault... I Confused hive with smart meters oO .... Too late to be replying anything sensible on these forums so better sleep now.
#14
Really good system, have had it installed for a few months now. Only downside is that it is does not currently support Apple Home Kit (they do say they plan to support it, eventually) and the geolocation feature built into their app is useless.

You can get proper geolocation functionality by using IFTTT however, https://ifttt.com
#15
I ordered yesterday from Amazon at,£189.99. Wonder if they will price match if I point out wickes are cheaper?
#16
What are the requirements for one of these? I'm thinking about one for my retired parents but their boiler/heating setup is from the 70s!
#17
david_robinson94
Really good system, have had it installed for a few months now. Only downside is that it is does not currently support Apple Home Kit (they do say they plan to support it, eventually) and the geolocation feature built into their app is useless.
You can get proper geolocation functionality by using IFTTT however, https://ifttt.com

Are there any requirements for this? Or can it be installed with every boiler/system?
#18
curr
I ordered yesterday from Amazon at,£189.99. Wonder if they will price match if I point out wickes are cheaper?


​I just tried as I too bought it yesterday from amazon and they have also dropped their price down to £183.98. I spoke to customer service and the best they could do was cancel my order, refund me and let me re order. But for the sake of a couple of quid, having to re order again then wait for a refund is just not worth the couple of quid difference.

Edited By: LazybeatX on Nov 26, 2016 07:37: edit
1 Like #19
dawidim
david_robinson94
Really good system, have had it installed for a few months now. Only downside is that it is does not currently support Apple Home Kit (they do say they plan to support it, eventually) and the geolocation feature built into their app is useless.
You can get proper geolocation functionality by using IFTTT however, https://ifttt.com
Are there any requirements for this? Or can it be installed with every boiler/system?

To my knowledge it works on all standard UK systems. Ours is the usual boiler and hot water tank system and it does both the heating and hot water.
#20
Also the Hive multizone add-on is at the £79.99 price plus the extra 20% off code discount. :D Total for both £258!
#21
woldranger
What are the requirements for one of these? I'm thinking about one for my retired parents but their boiler/heating setup is from the 70s!


It won't work on behind the fire boilers as far as I am aware. If it does it's not really going to benefit them over a normal thermostat. The main advantage is for family's that are busy and active and forget to turn off their heating etc
#22
In my opinion as well nest is better than Hive. This is a good price but the nest system works well with busy family lives and tracks where you are to turn the heating on or off (works with multiple phones as well) it also has a back up with sensors in the thermostat so that if a person is in the house without the app it will still turn on the heating. The nest system learns your habits very well and automatically works out a heating schedule. The hive system is a bit less intelligent and requires a bit more management. The hive system also has its smart system turned off as default and you have enable it! That's just dumb but then again it's made by BG and do they really want you to use less gas? Read reviews 90% say nest wins
1 Like #23
Might be a daft question: how do the sensors work with pets?? I have a Labrador that's at home, will this think it's a person home and keep putting the heating on??
#24
ace_rees
In my opinion as well nest is better than Hive. This is a good price but the nest system works well with busy family lives and tracks where you are to turn the heating on or off (works with multiple phones as well) it also has a back up with sensors in the thermostat so that if a person is in the house without the app it will still turn on the heating. The nest system learns your habits very well and automatically works out a heating schedule. The hive system is a bit less intelligent and requires a bit more management. The hive system also has its smart system turned off as default and you have enable it! That's just dumb but then again it's made by BG and do they really want you to use less gas? Read reviews 90% say nest wins

The reviews I've read are more like 50/50? I'm attracted to the Hive personally because its the only one thats said it will support Apple HomeKit and Amazon Echo.
#25
rachnumber1
Might be a daft question: how do the sensors work with pets?? I have a Labrador that's at home, will this think it's a person home and keep putting the heating on??

You are right it is a daft question and the answer is of course NO
#27
it shouldnt cost a lot to install these say £40, maybe worth asking your local gas person
#28
urgurinder
Also BG will fit it for £150 if they are in your house to fix another boiler problem or to do annual boiler service etc


Not saying you are wrong, maybe it's chance some people get this deal but I asked for this as part of my annual service and they said no, would have to book a separate appointment so I have them coming next week :(
#29
rachnumber1
Might be a daft question: how do the sensors work with pets?? I have a Labrador that's at home, will this think it's a person home and keep putting the heating on??


​it's a wireless the most at that fits on your wall, it won't be affected by pets
#31
wow thats some big quotes especially for the tiny amount of wiring involved, I paid £35 sounds like i was lucky
#32
adamsxi
rachnumber1
Might be a daft question: how do the sensors work with pets?? I have a Labrador that's at home, will this think it's a person home and keep putting the heating on??
You are right it is a daft question and the answer is of course NO

RUDE!!! if it affects many alarm systems I think it's a valid question
1 Like #33
I'm am electrician for British gas, and hove is pretty. Mich the exact same as nest, you can control from anywhere in the world, and it's a really good idea if you have a gran/ grandpa, elderly person etc to fit a hive because you can monitor there heating from your phone, for example, I've got one for my gran who has Alzheimer's, so she's always forgetting what to do with her heating and either switching it off or putting it on full blast, so i setup a child lock on the the most at and just control her heating from my phone
1 Like #34
classygear
ace_rees
In my opinion as well nest is better than Hive. This is a good price but the nest system works well with busy family lives and tracks where you are to turn the heating on or off (works with multiple phones as well) it also has a back up with sensors in the thermostat so that if a person is in the house without the app it will still turn on the heating. The nest system learns your habits very well and automatically works out a heating schedule. The hive system is a bit less intelligent and requires a bit more management. The hive system also has its smart system turned off as default and you have enable it! That's just dumb but then again it's made by BG and do they really want you to use less gas? Read reviews 90% say nest wins

The reviews I've read are more like 50/50? I'm attracted to the Hive personally because its the only one thats said it will support Apple HomeKit and Amazon Echo.


Fair point I haven't really considered these as personally I don't have any interactive items in my home except Nest. I would be surprised if nest doesn't become more cross compatible in the future as well. Both are still in their early life I'm sure both will improve a lot over the years.
1 Like #35
andrewmclachlan1
rachnumber1
Might be a daft question: how do the sensors work with pets?? I have a Labrador that's at home, will this think it's a person home and keep putting the heating on??

​it's a wireless the most at that fits on your wall, it won't be affected by pets

Thank you for the reply
#36
any questions about hive or any boiler related questions( electrician), e. g about controls etc drop me a message :D
#37
andrewmclachlan1
I'm am electrician for British gas, and hove is pretty. Mich the exact same as nest, you can control from anywhere in the world, and it's a really good idea if you have a gran/ grandpa, elderly person etc to fit a hive because you can monitor there heating from your phone, for example, I've got one for my gran who has Alzheimer's, so she's always forgetting what to do with her heating and either switching it off or putting it on full blast, so i setup a child lock on the the most at and just control her heating from my phone
Excellent use for the device...she better not fall out with you :)
1 Like #38
andrewmclachlan1
I'm am electrician for British gas, and hove is pretty. Mich the exact same as nest, you can control from anywhere in the world, and it's a really good idea if you have a gran/ grandpa, elderly person etc to fit a hive because you can monitor there heating from your phone, for example, I've got one for my gran who has Alzheimer's, so she's always forgetting what to do with her heating and either switching it off or putting it on full blast, so i setup a child lock on the the most at and just control her heating from my phone

As far as I know unlike Nest Hive doesn't have a built in motion sensor and so doesn't really learn you heating preferences? Hive is more of a very high tech thermostat which you have more control over. They are completely different beasts.


Edited By: classygear on Nov 26, 2016 10:00: facts
#39
urgurinder
Also BG will fit it for £150 if they are in your house to fix another boiler problem or to do annual boiler service etc


​ They didn't with me...
#40
rachnumber1
adamsxi
rachnumber1
Might be a daft question: how do the sensors work with pets?? I have a Labrador that's at home, will this think it's a person home and keep putting the heating on??
You are right it is a daft question and the answer is of course NO
RUDE!!! if it affects many alarm systems I think it's a valid question
rachnumber1
Might be a daft question: how do the sensors work with pets?? I have a Labrador that's at home, will this think it's a person home and keep putting the heating on??
Hive would certainly not be affected by pets since it has no motion detector. NEST may but it does say it has the ability to detect whether the motion is from a pet or a human being...but how affective that is depends I guess on how big your dog is? :)

Edited By: classygear on Nov 26, 2016 10:05

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