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Nest learning thermostat 3rd gen with first order code £159.99 @ Plumbcentre

£159.99 @ Plumbcenter
I ordered nest thermostat with 20% discount code FIRSTSHOP20 The code is valid for other items as well including Nest with CO detector (for £202) Installed Nest today and am thrilled with its o… Read More
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I ordered nest thermostat with 20% discount code FIRSTSHOP20

The code is valid for other items as well including Nest with CO detector (for £202)

Installed Nest today and am thrilled with its on app controls. Worth it :)
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Why don't u just turn the heating on when it's cold and turn if off when it gets warm...it will save you £159.99
28 Likes
ashuk
If you've got an iPhone I'd suggest you get a HomeKit compatible thermostat like the Netatmo one. Since Google have bought Nest then they aren't really catering for Apple devices.

Absolute rubbish!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nest-your-home-in-your-hand/id464988855?mt=8

The iOS app was last updated 30 Sept, which is pretty current, and the Nest product page has iPhones all over it:

https://nest.com/uk/app/

As for Google supporting apps on iOS in general, I suggest you have a look what is available in iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/google-inc./id281956209

A lot more Google apps in iTunes than there are Apple apps in the Google Play Store!!!

Just because Nest (and Google) don't/won't support Apple's proprietary Homekit requirements does not mean "they aren't really catering for Apple devices". If Apple used an open standard, then I'm sure the chances of Nest supporting Homekit would increase, but that isn't Apple's way. Furthermore, you also need an Apple TV to get full functionality of Homekit. I suggest people buy the thermostat that has the best features in itself primarily.

Edited By: Stu C on Oct 17, 2016 09:53: Edit
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PLANKT0N0
Why don't u just turn the heating on when it's cold and turn if off when it gets warm...it will save you £159.99


i think even a basic thermostat costs 50. I know this is not an essential kit, but it is handy in one of those situations where you forgot or want heating on/off remotely. I think tech savvy ppl might want it :)
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sudhu
PLANKT0N0
Why don't u just turn the heating on when it's cold and turn if off when it gets warm...it will save you £159.99

i think even a basic thermostat costs 50. I know this is not an essential kit, but it is handy in one of those situations where you forgot or want heating on/off remotely. I think tech savvy ppl might want it :)

A bog standard mechanical thermostat is less than £15.

For about £35 you can get a programmable thermostat (e.g. TimeGuard TRT35) that lets you set 6 different temperatures per day (e.g. during the night it can be set to only come on if it gets very cold, then in the morning it comes on so you wake up with the house nice and warm).

I suspect a suitably programmed thermostat will do almost as well as a Nest for most people. The main thing that's missing is the ability to control it remotely, e.g. if you come home from holiday in winter and want to switch on the heating a few hours before you get back.

In any case, I think it would take a long time to recoup the cost of a Nest in any energy savings it might bring.

Edited By: benjus on Oct 17, 2016 10:10: Typos

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andywedge
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thanks mate. I uploaded on my mobile, so missed it.
#3
how did you find installing it. the thermostat looks easy but not sure about the link box thing?
1 Like #4
russdeebrown1
how did you find installing it. the thermostat looks easy but not sure about the link box thing?


i was changing boiler anyway so plumber installed it. I guess it is not difficult. There are videos in YouTube that could guide you.
2 Likes #5
I have 2 zones in the house. Can it manage it? If yes then how will it measure the temperature as for each zone I would need one thermostat
1 Like #6
is it possible to get it delivered?
1 Like #7
Does the code work with boilers pls?
1 Like #8
the spec says it can manage multi zones. I didn't go for it though as I had to change the pipes to zone the floors.
#9
yes, I tried for Worcester 32 CDI compact and it worked. However, it didn't work for package deals.
1 Like #10
kalawelwyn
is it possible to get it delivered?


i collected it from store instantly. There is option for home delivery as well.
1 Like #11
Code doesn't seem to be working if I check out as guest - do you need an account for this to work?
#12
FatalSaviour
Code doesn't seem to be working if I check out as guest - do you need an account for this to work?


same for me
1 Like #13
kalawelwyn
FatalSaviour
Code doesn't seem to be working if I check out as guest - do you need an account for this to work?
same for me
Having now created an account, the code does indeed work - thanks for the heads up OP!
81 Likes #14
Why don't u just turn the heating on when it's cold and turn if off when it gets warm...it will save you £159.99
#15
How much is installation for these usually?
13 Likes #16
PLANKT0N0
Why don't u just turn the heating on when it's cold and turn if off when it gets warm...it will save you £159.99


i think even a basic thermostat costs 50. I know this is not an essential kit, but it is handy in one of those situations where you forgot or want heating on/off remotely. I think tech savvy ppl might want it :)
#17
As above how much to install please?
1 Like #18
good find op, heat added
#19
Good deal
#20
Installation is usually around £50 but I'm not sure if you have to buy the kit and installation as a bundle from "Nest".If you go to the nest website the kit and installation was £249 and they link you to installers in the area.That was the last time I looked anyway

Edited By: scorpio iscariot on Oct 17, 2016 00:38: Spelling
#21
https://store.nest.com/uk/product/thermostat?selectedVariantId=T3010GBBI

This link shows the 4 different colours and the £249 includes installation
#22
a friend of mine just done his house up, he installed one of these babies I was very much impressed ! a must buy if you know your stuff. Good price heat from me
#23
Been waiting for a good deal as have duel control system so will need 2 units. Ordered thanks.
1 Like #24
I've just installed two st my house. I have two zones. You will need a stat for each
1 Like #25
Does anyone have any idea if these would work with an Air Source heat Pump (Mitsubishi Ecodan)?
Tried Google and contacting Nest themselves with no luck.
regards
#26
capricornianz
I have 2 zones in the house. Can it manage it? If yes then how will it measure the temperature as for each zone I would need one thermostat


You need a nest thermostat for each zone. Expensive...
10 Likes #27
sudhu
PLANKT0N0
Why don't u just turn the heating on when it's cold and turn if off when it gets warm...it will save you £159.99

i think even a basic thermostat costs 50. I know this is not an essential kit, but it is handy in one of those situations where you forgot or want heating on/off remotely. I think tech savvy ppl might want it :)

A bog standard mechanical thermostat is less than £15.

For about £35 you can get a programmable thermostat (e.g. TimeGuard TRT35) that lets you set 6 different temperatures per day (e.g. during the night it can be set to only come on if it gets very cold, then in the morning it comes on so you wake up with the house nice and warm).

I suspect a suitably programmed thermostat will do almost as well as a Nest for most people. The main thing that's missing is the ability to control it remotely, e.g. if you come home from holiday in winter and want to switch on the heating a few hours before you get back.

In any case, I think it would take a long time to recoup the cost of a Nest in any energy savings it might bring.

Edited By: benjus on Oct 17, 2016 10:10: Typos
1 Like #28
I'm about to get a full new system installed as there is not boiler or radiators in the house.

would I be better off with a nest or a hive thermostat?
thanks
4 Likes #29
Check with your energy supplier first as they may sell this to you cheaper as a (valued) customer. I was about to register with Plumb Centre and then noticed that NPOWER sell this for £129.99 still heat for this deal though.
1 Like #30
If you've got an iPhone I'd suggest you get a HomeKit compatible thermostat like the Netatmo one. Since Google have bought Nest then they aren't really catering for Apple devices.
1 Like #31
These are great, love mine, but it won't save you any money over a programmable room stat unless you regularly are irregular if you know what I mean...If you have a fairly regular routine and aren't too bothered about gizmo's, get a programmable room stat. If you like gadgets and/or quite often don't follow a routine get one of these as it allows remote control either manually, or on geolocation if you put the app on everyone's phones. Oh, and don't have a pet running around...
If you get one I'd recommend the smoke detectors as well, they have build in carbon monoxide and link to the thermostat to detect occupancy/away so you don't just have the stat itself detecting people in the house. Useful if the stat is in a hallway you don't walk past often.
Also bear in mind it uses an algorithm based on the temperature inside and outside and how long it has learned your heating takes to warm the house up to work out when to switch the heating on to get it to the set temperature at the time programmed. So if you're used to the heating coming on at the time you set it might be a shock when it fires up an hour before that! Once you get used to the concept it's fine, my programmable room stat was set for 20°C at 06:30 but I have the Nest set for 07:30 and the heating comes on between 06:20 and 06:50 currently. On the flip side I think it probably ramps down as well, so switches off ahead of a lower temperature time, but need to check that.

Edited By: D00nhamer on Oct 17, 2016 08:51
1 Like #32
I need a thermostat for the house. Was looking at this two days ago but decided to opt for a bog standard one, as they're cheaper.

Damn you HUKD for making me buy this one!

Now to explain this to the wife...
3 Likes #33
Just to remind everyone as it's been posted before these are available for £129 delivered if you are a customer of npower. http://www.npower.com/home/home-and-heating/accessories/nest-learning-thermostat/?WT.mc_id=VURL1320
3 Likes #34
nhodgetts
Been waiting for a good deal as have duel control system so will need 2 units. Ordered thanks.

Do they fight it out?
28 Likes #35
ashuk
If you've got an iPhone I'd suggest you get a HomeKit compatible thermostat like the Netatmo one. Since Google have bought Nest then they aren't really catering for Apple devices.

Absolute rubbish!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nest-your-home-in-your-hand/id464988855?mt=8

The iOS app was last updated 30 Sept, which is pretty current, and the Nest product page has iPhones all over it:

https://nest.com/uk/app/

As for Google supporting apps on iOS in general, I suggest you have a look what is available in iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/google-inc./id281956209

A lot more Google apps in iTunes than there are Apple apps in the Google Play Store!!!

Just because Nest (and Google) don't/won't support Apple's proprietary Homekit requirements does not mean "they aren't really catering for Apple devices". If Apple used an open standard, then I'm sure the chances of Nest supporting Homekit would increase, but that isn't Apple's way. Furthermore, you also need an Apple TV to get full functionality of Homekit. I suggest people buy the thermostat that has the best features in itself primarily.

Edited By: Stu C on Oct 17, 2016 09:53: Edit
1 Like #36
We have had our Nest for a while now and it's fab, can't recommend it enough.
3 Likes #37
PLANKT0N0
Why don't u just turn the heating on when it's cold and turn if off when it gets warm...it will save you £159.99

Well yes, that should work for anyone. However the point of having a programmable learning thermostat is that it tends to 'learn' your preferences over time after you use it manually for a while. Further, you can link the temperature inside your home to that outside, and importantly turn the heating on or off remotely - this is a fantastic feature which means you won't be returning to a freezing home from holiday, or have to leave the heating on the whole day if you had forgotten to switch it off on the way out. You can even use geofencing to switch the heating on and off - just set a perimeter around the home inside which it should always be on using your smartphone GPS. and you'll never have to remember to switch it off on the way out, and it will come on as you approach home.

Obviously these are all first world problems to have!
#38
Thanks OP, ordered 2 nest protect smoke alarms
#39
Hi, I have a potterton Prima F40 Boiler. I need a new thermostat. Will Nest 3rd Gen work with my boiler? Voted Hot.. Awesome price!



Edited By: aabb007 on Oct 17, 2016 10:03
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Stu C
ashuk
If you've got an iPhone I'd suggest you get a HomeKit compatible thermostat like the Netatmo one. Since Google have bought Nest then they aren't really catering for Apple devices.
Absolute rubbish!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nest-your-home-in-your-hand/id464988855?mt=8

The iOS app was last updated 30 Sept, which is pretty current, and the Nest product page has iPhones all over it:

https://nest.com/uk/app/

As for Google supporting apps on iOS in general, I suggest you have a look what is available in iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/google-inc./id281956209

A lot more Google apps in iTunes than there are Apple apps in the Google Play Store!!!

Just because Nest (and Google) don't/won't support Apple's proprietary Homekit requirements does not mean "they aren't really catering for Apple devices". If Apple used an open standard, then I'm sure the chances of Nest supporting Homekit would increase, but that isn't Apple's way. Furthermore, you also need an Apple TV to get full functionality of Homekit. I suggest people buy the thermostat that has the best features in itself primarily.

The whole problem is that Apple doesn't give a **** about open standards, they want to do it their own way. Imagine not using microUSB for charging and data syncing when every other phone manufacturer agreed to this standard years ago - not only to make it easier for consumers with multiple devices, but the impact on landfill has been significant. But Apple, oh no - they do it their own way with a 'lightning' connector @@!!:

Can't diss Google for not bending over to Apple. Google's mobile OS, Android, is as open standard as you can get, being based on the Linux kernel. In Android, all you need to do to install third party apps - outside of the Play store- is to tick a box. With Apple/iOS, you'd need to jailbreak your device.



Edited By: hcc27 on Oct 17, 2016 10:06: .

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