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Free 3rd generation nest thermostat - npower
Free 3rd generation nest thermostat - npower

Free 3rd generation nest thermostat - npower

So been looking to switch my tariff from eon and came across this deal with npower. Basically sign up to their intelligent tariff which is fixed until October 2018 and you'll receive a free nest 3rd gen thermostat. Fitting isn't included.
Tariff link - npower.com/hom…ix/

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You missed "...by switching your energy company or tariff" from the end of your title!

I'm currently with N-power so I have the advantage of checking how much this tariff costs compared to my currect just by logging in. It shows as £171 increase per year, so not free at all.
Edited by: "PAULTRD" 1st Dec 2016

1p per kwh more for gas and 5p per kwh more for electricty for me. With almost identical standing charges. Ouch

winifer

1p per kwh more for gas and 5p per kwh more for electricty for me. With … 1p per kwh more for gas and 5p per kwh more for electricty for me. With almost identical standing charges. Ouch



5p extra on electricity? Sod that!

I looked at a mobile phone contract that was £20 per month or £35 if I wanted a free TV. Couldn't turn down the offer of a free TV though could I?

Always read the small prints when companies tell you they are giving you something for FREE.

PAULTRD

I'm currently with N-power so I have the advantage of checking how much … I'm currently with N-power so I have the advantage of checking how much this tariff costs compared to my currect just by logging in. It shows as £171 increase per year, so not free at all.



Bingo. "Free" if you pay over the odds for you electricity. Cheaper to buy the Nest separately. Cold.

Original Poster

The charges for each unit of energy are exactly the same for me as I'm paying at the moment with eon. So if I switch my bill is still going to be the same plus I'll have a FREE thermostat

shopper32

The charges for each unit of energy are exactly the same for me as I'm … The charges for each unit of energy are exactly the same for me as I'm paying at the moment with eon. So if I switch my bill is still going to be the same plus I'll have a FREE thermostat


The cost per unit/kwh and the standing charges are exactly the same! I find this hard to believe...

PAULTRD

I'm currently with N-power so I have the advantage of checking how much … I'm currently with N-power so I have the advantage of checking how much this tariff costs compared to my currect just by logging in. It shows as £171 increase per year, so not free at all.



Is your tariff fixed for nearly 2 years, though? a 12 month tariff will inevitably be cheaper. Some people are prepared to pay a premium for certainty

I did an 18 month fix with Npower recently and got a couple of Nest smoke/CO detectors thrown in (and £60 TCB). I also bought a thermostat at a reduced price of £129 from them too.

I wanted the certainty of fixed energy prices through the next couple of winters and compared prices on Uswitch etc. first All in all, it was marginal but probably a good deal for me overall. The Nest system does do a good job so overall I'm quite happy.

It may or may not be a good deal for each person based on several variables (it was overall for me)- just be sure not to let the freebie tail wag the Cheapest Tariff dog.

shopper32

The charges for each unit of energy are exactly the same for me as I'm … The charges for each unit of energy are exactly the same for me as I'm paying at the moment with eon. So if I switch my bill is still going to be the same plus I'll have a FREE thermostat


...and no price increases before October 2018

I'm having to switch because my 1 year fix will soon end - looks like I will have to pay more wherever I go

shopper32

The charges for each unit of energy are exactly the same for me as I'm … The charges for each unit of energy are exactly the same for me as I'm paying at the moment with eon. So if I switch my bill is still going to be the same plus I'll have a FREE thermostat


But change to a different tariff and pay even less.

Good if you cant afford the £129 up front though.

djc0367

Is your tariff fixed for nearly 2 years, though? a 12 month tariff will … Is your tariff fixed for nearly 2 years, though? a 12 month tariff will inevitably be cheaper. Some people are prepared to pay a premium for certaintyI did an 18 month fix with Npower recently and got a couple of Nest smoke/CO detectors thrown in (and £60 TCB). I also bought a thermostat at a reduced price of £129 from them too.I wanted the certainty of fixed energy prices through the next couple of winters and compared prices on Uswitch etc. first All in all, it was marginal but probably a good deal for me overall. The Nest system does do a good job so overall I'm quite happy.It may or may not be a good deal for each person based on several variables (it was overall for me)- just be sure not to let the freebie tail wag the Cheapest Tariff dog.


No mine is only fixed for 12 months but It's not likely for energy prices to increase for my consumption levels to warrant an additional £171 per year for two years, not when I also have the option of switching to another tariff that is £63 cheaper per year (again fixed for only 12 months) less £25 early termination fee for my current tariff.

Make sure you check out Co-op Energy which does not show on some search engines as for me they were by far the cheapest fix and the savings will buy 3 Nest over 12 months!

Of course, you could switch to this, get the nest, and then pay the £120 to exit early. This is what I did when fitting was included and it was only £100 to exit, got a good saving overall.

They don't modulate new uk combi boilers properly its only on/off so greater saving can be had with a controller that can modulate modern boilers properly.

qwerta369

Bingo. "Free" if you pay over the odds for you electricity. Cheaper to … Bingo. "Free" if you pay over the odds for you electricity. Cheaper to buy the Nest separately. Cold.



Your're not 100% wrong, but this wasn't the case for me.

I just switched to a tariff with NP that had a "Free" nest product. The rates weren't much more expensive tbh. (Note; I am a relatively low user despite having servers that run 24/7)
Even the cheapest tariffs I could find would have only been like 5 quid cheaper a month

After trying out a bunch of the major guys (and a small one),I found NP to be the "best" for me based on Customer support, online services etc. Not a single problem in almost 4yrs. I cant be hassled with the change for the sake of a coffee a month!

I wanted a NEST too, so I just see it as me paying ~120 quid for the NEST over 2 years.

As you hinted, not worth it though if you are on a much cheaper rate.
Edited by: "tehwabbit" 1st Dec 2016

standing charge on electricity 11p higher than my current and usage charge 2.5p higher;
standing charge on gas 1 p higher and usage charge .1p higher ....na, staying put with GB

GB collapse, Co-op is taking you on apparently

netjock

GB collapse, Co-op is taking you on apparently



I was with GB, co-op have taken us on and protected our tariffs.

so what is a rough install cost for these

install cost please ?

Someone suggested £70 for an npower customer.. Not sure of it's still valid or accurate

PAULTRD

I'm currently with N-power so I have the advantage of checking how much … I'm currently with N-power so I have the advantage of checking how much this tariff costs compared to my currect just by logging in. It shows as £171 increase per year, so not free at all.



​Yeah you are absolutely right..I checked the diffrence between the cheapest n power torrid and this tarrif and it was almost £190 dearer.. the nest is def not free.

Great if you're actually looking to switch...and happy to pay the early exit fee...and happy to switch to another provider that pays your early exit fee for you...

Either way, not available anymore. Thanks OP
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