Free nest thermostat and installation when you change to first utility
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Free nest thermostat and installation when you change to first utility

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Found 2nd Dec
Now it’s even easier for you to manage your energy.
When you switch to an eligible First Utility plan you can get the Nest Learning Thermostat™, plus installation, at no additional cost.

The Nest Learning Thermostat learns the temperature that you like, then programs itself. It even turns itself down when you’re away. So you save energy and stay comfortable.

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Just got off my sofa and switched on my 1984 central heating controller. Saved hundreds.
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Cheaper to buy outright in an Xmas deal I would guess, change over of supplier for gas and electric is an £18 a month increase according to their site and my usage.

to get these u Will need to sign to specific tariffs.... not worth as they have extensive prices, cheaper to buy directly

I've got a Hive, anyone had experience of both? Need to move utility supplier so may consider, obviously only if they good price!

Looks an expensive tariff compared to some and exit fees of £100. Can’t see anything about returning the nest if you leave early so if you can be bothered with the hassle could join for a month and leave and have a best for £100?

It's not really free as the standing charges for both electric and gas are double than most other tariffs. You could go on the chepeast first utility tariff, buy a nest, install it and still save money. I'm a first utility customer and they offered me this a few months ago, and it didn't make sense so I went and brought the screwfix black Friday deal..
Edited by: "sahlb" 2nd Dec

Original Poster

Thanks for your comments. The deal is you get a free nest thermostat and installation if you sign up to their tariffs. Their tariffs aren’t going to be good for everyone as you already may be in a cheaper deal but may be for some. As you may know some energy companies are cheaper in certain geographical areas than others. Please check your existing suppliers agreement for early exit fees to avoid losing out.

yep £44 per month more expensive for me - was tempted enough to check though might be good for someone depending upon location etc

hedgemeist36 m ago

I've got a Hive, anyone had experience of both? Need to move utility …I've got a Hive, anyone had experience of both? Need to move utility supplier so may consider, obviously only if they good price!


I've had both. I ripped out hive but then they brought out hive 2. There were initially a lot of issues with the web interface.... and if you left the property you were supposed to take the box with you as they wouldn't activate it for the next person. That and nest was being offered cheaper etc.

I was given a hive 2 later on, and I thought it looked a bit like an Arab prince's idea of classy. All mirror shiny surface etc but was based around and old crappy WS2 thermostat from British Gas.

And finally, well, hive is British Gas. Nest is google. I found google stuff interacts better with other things / smart devices. But it's all fairly similar tech but I think nest still has one or two more tricks up it's sleeve. For instance, in case of a carbon monoxide leak my nest smoke detectors will shut off the boiler. Pretty smart I think since boilers are usually the culprit.

If you just want the ability to remote control heat, I think you will be happy with either.

Hive is much easier to self-install. Took me 15 mins. Nest on the other hand took me an hour of figuring out my Y-Plan boiler wiring and matching it up to the nest heatlink box.

Just got off my sofa and switched on my 1984 central heating controller. Saved hundreds.

hooray.henry3 m ago

Just got off my sofa and switched on my 1984 central heating controller. …Just got off my sofa and switched on my 1984 central heating controller. Saved hundreds.


Hero....

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andyb8329 m ago

Hero....


1984 switch saves hundreds but boiler uses tonnes more gas = lost thousands.....:/
Edited by: "cmdr_elito" 2nd Dec

Dammit, I just changed to them about 2 weeks ago

I saw this offer a few days ago, the tariff rates are highhhhhh

silverfoxxxx1 h, 55 m ago

Cheaper to buy outright in an Xmas deal I would guess, change over of …Cheaper to buy outright in an Xmas deal I would guess, change over of supplier for gas and electric is an £18 a month increase according to their site and my usage.


Cheapest provider by far for me.

How much are people paying a month?
Edited by: "AgentDaleCooper" 2nd Dec

THREE HUNDRED QUID A YEAR more for me!

Yorkshire Region, 10500 Gas, 3400 Electric.

Bulb (current supplier) 852
F U (great initials!) 1146

...and that's not including any referral income I get from Bulb!

Rrrrrriippp offf.

I'm afraid you pay for the Nest through the high tariff.

AgentDaleCooper20 m ago

Cheapest provider by far for me.How much are people paying a month?


£20 gas, £25 electric with sse.

cmdr_elito48 m ago

1984 switch saves hundreds but boiler uses tonnes more gas = lost …1984 switch saves hundreds but boiler uses tonnes more gas = lost thousands.....:/


True but...... only needed 1 gas valve,2 thermocouples costing c. 250 quid in 30 years. Only 65% efficiency which is poor compared to a 90% combi but as the average combi lasts 10 years if your lucky and at c.£1300 fitted the savings to be made are questionable ?

Don't touch these sharks with a barge pole - First Utility has to be the worst energy company going.

silverfoxxxx25 m ago

£20 gas, £25 electric with sse.


Do you live in a box?
Edited by: "AgentDaleCooper" 2nd Dec

AgentDaleCooper12 m ago

Do you live in a box?


My bill averaged £25/month for the last year... happens when you live on your own, pick a tariff with very low standing charge, and are out quite a bit so usage also very low

I was with First Utility last year, fine supplier, didn’t have any issues. I looked at their Nest tariffs but significantly more expensive than what you can get elsewhere, so cheaper to get a cheaper tariff and pay yourself for Nest (at least it was in my situation).

tickedon27 m ago

My bill averaged £25/month for the last year... happens when you live on …My bill averaged £25/month for the last year... happens when you live on your own, pick a tariff with very low standing charge, and are out quite a bit so usage also very lowI was with First Utility last year, fine supplier, didn’t have any issues. I looked at their Nest tariffs but significantly more expensive than what you can get elsewhere, so cheaper to get a cheaper tariff and pay yourself for Nest (at least it was in my situation).


Ahh ok, fair enough.

welcomedistraction54 m ago

Don't touch these sharks with a barge pole - First Utility has to be the …Don't touch these sharks with a barge pole - First Utility has to be the worst energy company going.


I've used First Utility for many many years and would happily recommend them. Whereas the big 6 I wouldn't touch with a barge pole.
But I won't be going on the Nest offer tariff as too expensive compared to the others they offer.
Edited by: "jamgin" 2nd Dec

AgentDaleCooper51 m ago

Do you live in a box?


2 bed terraced, work full time, led lights and I am a bit tight with turning the heating on, lol.

First utility-cowboys found out they were taking £148 a month off my mum last week, lives in a small 2 bed house.
Octupus charge me £79 for a family in a large 4 bed, go figure
Edited by: "thedvdmonster" 2nd Dec

I’m with first Utility already, they were my cheapest option this year. Saw the offer of a free Nest system, but I had to upgrade to their tariff that’d cost me an extra £300 a year, and I’d be tied into it for 3 years !
A cold offer for me, tempting people in with a free offer that’s actually going to cost them a lot more in the long run.

sjr884 h, 9 m ago

Dammit, I just changed to them about 2 weeks ago



Don’t worry, go onto their website, see how much extra you’d have to pay to upgrade to the tariff that includes the Nest offer. = Be happy you didn’t go for it.

bellboys3 h, 43 m ago

THREE HUNDRED QUID A YEAR more for me!Yorkshire Region, 10500 Gas, 3400 …THREE HUNDRED QUID A YEAR more for me!Yorkshire Region, 10500 Gas, 3400 Electric.Bulb (current supplier) 852F U (great initials!) 1146...and that's not including any referral income I get from Bulb!Rrrrrriippp offf.


Snap. Well, different region and different everything else.. but costing £300 a year more.

Switched to First Utility three years ago on the basis of price alone.
Worst decision I ever made. Took them a year to register the correct details for my gas meter, and every time I contacted Customer 'Service' to chase them, I spoke with a different person to whom I had to give the whole sorry story again.
Incompetent nincompoops doesn't even come close...

welcomedistraction19 h, 24 m ago

Don't touch these sharks with a barge pole - First Utility has to be the …Don't touch these sharks with a barge pole - First Utility has to be the worst energy company going.


Agreed, I had them when I bought my current house (new build) and took over a year to get away from them and had to take them to the ombudsman to get the money back they overcharged me. Even when I left they tried to charge me again for the electric/gas I had already overpaid for!!!

Been after a nest for a while was waiting for a cheap deal and first utility are the same price i'm paying now, I just gotta pay a £60 exit fee with e0n. But a nest for £60 I likey

hedgemeist2nd Dec

I've got a Hive, anyone had experience of both? Need to move utility …I've got a Hive, anyone had experience of both? Need to move utility supplier so may consider, obviously only if they good price!


Hive has a lot more accessories that are far cheaper and not available for nest. Practically the same u can do with both so stick with it. I wish I had installed Hive instead but oh well.
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