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Hive Heating 2 plus full installation £149.99 instead of £249.99 Britsh Gas

£149.99 @ British Gas
I'm in 2 minds about posting this but here goes.... I've just had the BG engineer around to check out my boiler as I am going on the Home Care package. Whilst he was here he offered me a Hive Activ…
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I'm in 2 minds about posting this but here goes....

I've just had the BG engineer around to check out my boiler as I am going on the Home Care package. Whilst he was here he offered me a Hive Active Heating 2 and Boiler plus installation for £149.99. I hummed and harred and did a quick search online and thought "ok why not". He is coming back at 3pm today to install as I have a doctors appointment to go to at midday. I asked him 3 times to confirm and he has assured me it is "the latest Hive out the Hive 2" I will post pictures after installation today.

UPDATE. ENGINEER IS HERE. showed me the offers, best price is 149.00 and it is the Hive 2 with hub and stat to control heating and boiler. working on it now, pics to follow.

all done and working top notch. synched with ECHO as well but apart from telling here to increase and decrease room temperature for not that is all it appears she can do. Well pleased with the scheduling and the HIVE app had a good play around. Did I need it - no as my honeywell controller was fairly new. Am I glad I got it, -yes it looks cool and I like the more control I have. thanks guys.
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55 Likes
Good luck at the doctors X)
23 Likes
Heat just for the lovely story.
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I know people are jumping up and down about this, but I still don't see the point. For me the thermostat works in the background. having setup days, times, temperature etc it should work 24x7 without any intervention and without bothering me with alerts or anything.

happy for you if you want a sophisticated intelligent system installed for turning a boiler on/off but not for me. thanks.

Edited By: saif8897 on Oct 04, 2016 13:45: edit
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Hope you haven't broken out in a case of hives! oO
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saif8897
I know people are jumping up and down about this, but I still don't see the point. For me the thermostat works in the background. having setup days, times, temperature etc it should work 24x7 without any intervention and without bothering me with alerts or anything.
happy for you if you want a sophisticated intelligent system installed but not for me. thanks.
yep I get your point, but then what else am i going to use my Amazon Echo for? Bored with telling it to turn on my Philips Hue lights, now I have heat at my voice command, yay!

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55 Likes #1
Good luck at the doctors X)
#2
Sounds good to me
#3
Do you go on to a different, more expensive fuel package? If not, seems like a good price to me. Will follow and see how you get on later today
#4
flstivvy
Do you go on to a different, more expensive fuel package? If not, seems like a good price to me. Will follow and see how you get on later today
not changing fuel, its a maintenance contract on my boiler it it dies......
1 Like #5
flstivvy
Do you go on to a different, more expensive fuel package? If not, seems like a good price to me. Will follow and see how you get on later today
will promise to update once installation has taken place. not sure if this is national or local though sorry.
#6
£149.99 straight payment... or after cashback ?
1 Like #7
HOT - got one a few weeks ago and couldn't recommend it enough.

Edited By: S c 0 TT y on Oct 04, 2016 12:12
1 Like #8
pavel76
£149.99 straight payment... or after cashback ?
straight, payment will be by credit card after insallation, sorry about spelling using phone whilst waiting for docs. cheers
11 Likes #9
Hope you haven't broken out in a case of hives! oO
1 Like #10
Sounds like a Virgin Media deal where you might need to track down an engineer in your area who can offer you something.... Unless of course anybody has any links. I'm considering installing in a new place i'm moving into but think i require two zones as their is underfloor heating downstairs.
23 Likes #11
Heat just for the lovely story.
1 Like #12
what is your question? I am a British gas electrician that installs hive active heating, 150 is a great price for just the hive, If he has been out to have a look then he will only take an hour to install the hive
1 Like #13
would be interested at this price, any info on how to get it at this price?
1 Like #14
andrewmclachlan1
what is your question? I am a British gas electrician that installs hive active heating, 150 is a great price for just the hive, If he has been out to have a look then he will only take an hour to install the hive
i am referering to my docs appt which i mentioned in the post, now sat here watching the staff munch on snacks, no question.
#15
doober
would be interested at this price, any info on how to get it at this price?
think it is a "on the spot" offer, as he was there to service and check boiler for maintenance plan
2 Likes #16
Are you getting that rash sorted at the doctors? X)
#17
bargain. love my hive. I did pay 120 for mine but it was from amazon clearing out hive 1 (bg engineer just installed v2 for me anyway)..
1 Like #19
austinc
Are you getting that rash sorted at the doctors? X)
ill let you know if I ever get to see him today! LOL
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That's not a fitted price though, and not everyone would be able to fit it themselves

edit: That's not the correct one.
this is: http://www.screwfix.com/p/hive-active-heating-thermostat/4632j

Edited By: joncoyle87 on Oct 04, 2016 13:23
#21
Got my Hive 2 for £119 from Amazon last November and self installed. Very nice bit of kit. Still resisting the temptation to use the heating in the 2nd half of the year...
#22
joncoyle87
That's not a fitted price though, and not everyone would be able to fit it themselves
and i dont think it includes the hub and it won't do hot water..... I think the screwfix is only the stat.
#23
djlondon22
joncoyle87
That's not a fitted price though, and not everyone would be able to fit it themselves
and i dont think it includes the hub and it won't do hot water..... I think the screwfix is only the stat.

Yeah that's the multizone one, the full stat is £180 from screwfix
#24


​in description it says "Designed to work with the Hive Active Heating and the Hive Hub. "
does it mean you need to buy other bits to make it work?
1 Like #25
littel helper
​in description it says "Designed to work with the Hive Active Heating and the Hive Hub. "
does it mean you need to buy other bits to make it work?
yes, without the hub you can't do nada with just the stat. the hub allows you to connect to your system from your phone or tablet
1 Like #26
joncoyle87
That's not a fitted price though, and not everyone would be able to fit it themselves
edit: That's not the correct one.
this is: http://www.screwfix.com/p/hive-active-heating-thermostat/4632j
you are correct and thanks for pointing out..... therefore looks like a good deal from BG
#27
If you have homecare with BG you can get it for £99 from the engineer, just say you boiler controls are faulty.
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I know people are jumping up and down about this, but I still don't see the point. For me the thermostat works in the background. having setup days, times, temperature etc it should work 24x7 without any intervention and without bothering me with alerts or anything.

happy for you if you want a sophisticated intelligent system installed for turning a boiler on/off but not for me. thanks.

Edited By: saif8897 on Oct 04, 2016 13:45: edit
#29
I wonder how much British Gas is offering as a bounty for the first proper hack of this :P
11 Likes #30
saif8897
I know people are jumping up and down about this, but I still don't see the point. For me the thermostat works in the background. having setup days, times, temperature etc it should work 24x7 without any intervention and without bothering me with alerts or anything.
happy for you if you want a sophisticated intelligent system installed but not for me. thanks.
yep I get your point, but then what else am i going to use my Amazon Echo for? Bored with telling it to turn on my Philips Hue lights, now I have heat at my voice command, yay!
#31
DAMNOME
If you have homecare with BG you can get it for £99 from the engineer, just say you boiler controls are faulty.
ill try when he comes back.... think i know what he is going to say..... but worth the try. don't ask, dont get.
#32
djlondon22
saif8897
I know people are jumping up and down about this, but I still don't see the point. For me the thermostat works in the background. having setup days, times, temperature etc it should work 24x7 without any intervention and without bothering me with alerts or anything.
happy for you if you want a sophisticated intelligent system installed but not for me. thanks.
yep I get your point, but then what else am i going to use my Amazon Echo for? Bored with telling it to turn on my Philips Hue lights, now I have heat at my voice command, yay!
:-)
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djlondon22
saif8897
I know people are jumping up and down about this, but I still don't see the point. For me the thermostat works in the background. having setup days, times, temperature etc it should work 24x7 without any intervention and without bothering me with alerts or anything.
happy for you if you want a sophisticated intelligent system installed but not for me. thanks.
yep I get your point, but then what else am i going to use my Amazon Echo for? Bored with telling it to turn on my Philips Hue lights, now I have heat at my voice command, yay!

I'm guessing Hive works with the IFTTT app as well, which is cool.
4 Likes #34
saif8897
I know people are jumping up and down about this, but I still don't see the point. For me the thermostat works in the background. having setup days, times, temperature etc it should work 24x7 without any intervention and without bothering me with alerts or anything.
happy for you if you want a sophisticated intelligent system installed but not for me. thanks.

I was sceptical at first too - and I'm a gadget freak.

If I forget to turn the heating off when I leave, it reminds me. If I'm out longer than I expect, or come back sooner, I can change the temp so I don't come back to a cold house/heat up an empty house. Also, there's little things, like not having to get out of bed to turn up the temperature.

It also works with Amazon Echo, but in my case since everyone here uses iOS, I've setup HiveKit (https://github.com/njpatel/hivekit), which means I can just say "hey Siri, turn the heating up to 20 degrees".

It's definitely not something you *need*, but it's nice to have. Keep an eye on Amazon Warehouse deals too - I paid £80 for mine from there, and it took about 20 minutes to install myself.

You can also integrate it nicely with IFTTT. Like saying turn the heating on when the outside temperature drops below a certain temperature.

Edited By: bma1445 on Oct 04, 2016 13:48
1 Like #35
saif8897
I know people are jumping up and down about this, but I still don't see the point. For me the thermostat works in the background. having setup days, times, temperature etc it should work 24x7 without any intervention and without bothering me with alerts or anything.
happy for you if you want a sophisticated intelligent system installed but not for me. thanks.
We go to stay with my wife's family at Christmas, in Norn Iron. It's always a rush when leaving the house. Last year I forgot to turn the heating and water off, but I just did it from the app after getting to the airport. I am not saying that it paid for itself in one week, but it was a convenience feature that I appreciated. It is also nice to be able to turn the heating ON a few hours before we got home, so we didn't get back to a cold house.
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I don't know if I can forgive Hive for that annoyingly catchy song on their advert....
2 Likes #37
Hope you get your hives sorted, nasty business that.
1 Like #38
DAMNOME
If you have homecare with BG you can get it for £99 from the engineer, just say you boiler controls are faulty.


​I have homecare, but surely if you told them this they'd just come out and fix the boiler controls(or find out there's nothing wrong with them?)
#39
Am I missing something or... where is this deal?

Do I have to sign up to a HomeCare package then ask the engineer when they eventually come round? a HomeCare package surely more than wipes out the £100 saving.

I already have Hive v1 (got it free a couple years back for switching to a cheaper BG tarriff) but I'm about to move to a new house so considering getting it again.
#40
s24adm
Am I missing something or... where is this deal?
Do I have to sign up to a HomeCare package then ask the engineer when they eventually come round? a HomeCare package surely more than wipes out the £100 saving.
I already have Hive v1 (got it free a couple years back for switching to a cheaper BG tarriff) but I'm about to move to a new house so considering getting it again.
true. however i also got the homecare on a 20% off via sainsbury's. you're right is it a deal? yes because I'm guessing im not the only one having a BG engineer knock on my door for one reason or another and it could be a case of being aware that an offer is available might help out one fellow member. Like I said was in 2 minds about posting....

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