Free NEST thermostat when you switch to nPower's fixed tarrif "In Control March 2017"
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Free NEST thermostat when you switch to nPower's fixed tarrif "In Control March 2017"

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Found 29th Jan 2015
FRE NEST learning thermostat c/w installation when you switch to nPower's fixed tarrif "In Control March 2017"
Might not suit everyone, all depends on usage I guess, but it can work out an effective way of saving £'s on the thermostat & installation alone........works for me anyway

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To see the offer you have to get a personalised quote from the Npower website, no personal detail needed.

I'm struggling to find the actual cost of the tariff. I tried inserting the link but it wouldn't work (same problem above), you'll need to copy and paste the text below:

http://www.npower.com/home/electricity-and-gas/products/fixed-medium/#tab2

I'm wondering if you could switch to this tariff, get the Nest thermostat installed and then leave the tariff, paying the £100 exit fees. That's still a very cheap way of getting a Nest Thermostat installed. Maybe there is something in the T's and C's that would prevent that though but not seen anything so far.


Edited by: "rogerd7" 29th Jan 2015

nPower are by far the worst energy company I've ever dealt with. Had a complaint upheld by the regulator against them when they incorrectly sent me a bill for several thousand pounds.

to be honest these sorts of deals rarely work out...the cost of the item will be heavily priced into the deal and if it goes against you in the long run you'll possibly be locked in for the duration.

Personally I ordered two of these when they were released...had one installed for free but had to pay installation for the other. Very happy with them and made a big difference to our heating bill and gas usage in this cold spell.

DistortedVision

nPower are by far the worst energy company I've ever dealt with. Had a … nPower are by far the worst energy company I've ever dealt with. Had a complaint upheld by the regulator against them when they incorrectly sent me a bill for several thousand pounds.



Try First Electricity, they are unbelievably bad. Took 2 months to return my money when I left them, then sent two checks, I only cashed one as I knew the other was a mistake, but they've been threatening to take me to court for costs of the second cheque even though I haven't cashed it. Takes ages to get through to anyone on the phone too.
Edited by: "rogerd7" 29th Jan 2015

Not the best time to be locking into fixed price tariff.

Original Poster

Disagree crispy - prices unlikely to drop much further (IMHO)

With Brent crude hovering around the $48 mark, there's nowhere left to go south, can only rise.

DYOR

DistortedVision

nPower are by far the worst energy company I've ever dealt with. Had a … nPower are by far the worst energy company I've ever dealt with. Had a complaint upheld by the regulator against them when they incorrectly sent me a bill for several thousand pounds.


I am in the process of doing that myself, how long did it took in your case?
They are threatening me with passing my details to credit reference agencies to pay an invoice for a period I was long gone from the flat (moved out) although I did let them know about it and in the new flat had them as a supplier as well... They are unbelievable! I would encourage every one to step forward and complain to the authority, they do make statistics and nPower comes up on top for number of complaints.

Original Poster

This Potential saving of hundreds of £'s gets voted rather cold, yet a "Doggy Brolly" currently stands at over 500°

What is this "community" all about eh?
Seriously.........

net63

Disagree crispy - prices unlikely to drop much further (IMHO)With Brent … Disagree crispy - prices unlikely to drop much further (IMHO)With Brent crude hovering around the $48 mark, there's nowhere left to go south, can only rise.DYOR


The problem is that prices haven't really dropped, at least where I live. Plus, there's always a delay for the cost savings to be passed on to consumers.

net63

Disagree crispy - prices unlikely to drop much further (IMHO)With Brent … Disagree crispy - prices unlikely to drop much further (IMHO)With Brent crude hovering around the $48 mark, there's nowhere left to go south, can only rise.DYOR



Wholesale gas price has dropped 35% in the last 6 months.
Consumer gas prices should be dropping much more than they have done The wholesale gas cost accounts for about 50% of the bill , so prices should have dropped about 17%

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net63

This Potential saving of hundreds of £'s gets voted rather cold, yet a … This Potential saving of hundreds of £'s gets voted rather cold, yet a "Doggy Brolly" currently stands at over 500°What is this "community" all about eh?Seriously.........



net63

This Potential saving of hundreds of £'s gets voted rather cold, yet a … This Potential saving of hundreds of £'s gets voted rather cold, yet a "Doggy Brolly" currently stands at over 500°What is this "community" all about eh?Seriously.........


I guess you've answered your own question. This is only a Potential saving. For me, this tariff is terrible. I'll end up paying over £100 a year with this tariff. Their previous Nest tariff was much better.

Original Poster

Ours works out slightly cheaper, but the free thermostat & installation factored in make the switch worthwhile.
Everyone to their own.



But - a Doggy Brolly FFS?

This is actually a good deal, certainly for me, the NPower tariff was only slightly more than the nearest cheapest which did not come with a free Nest. The Nest belongs to you, so it is a cheap and easy way to get the Nest.

i needed to change energy suppliers as swalec is going up for me (nearly £70 a month combined) and npower with this nest I can get for £52 a month. £2 more than the cheapest which was sainsbury. Im half tempted to get this deal but im slightly confused which tariff i need as neither of them on the quote page says anything about nest

Think it was around 2 weeks.

MaximusRo

I am in the process of doing that myself, how long did it took in your … I am in the process of doing that myself, how long did it took in your case?They are threatening me with passing my details to credit reference agencies to pay an invoice for a period I was long gone from the flat (moved out) although I did let them know about it and in the new flat had them as a supplier as well... They are unbelievable! I would encourage every one to step forward and complain to the authority, they do make statistics and nPower comes up on top for number of complaints.


It seems most energy suppliers have stopped their quidco/topcashback offers

I’m thinking of switching to this deal in march, leaving early paying the £100 early exit fee as soon as the nest is installed and move to the cheapest tariff on the market. If you don't trust yourself to install the nest you are saving £149 on the cost of buying off the shelf +installation. I suppose it depends if you think the extra hassle is worth £149

I have read the T&Cs and once the nest is installed it is part of your central heating system and owned by you. If you want to return the nest after installation you have to deal with nest directly under their own 30day satisfaction guarantee or something.


Edited by: "Mars104" 29th Jan 2015

Banned

DistortedVision

nPower are by far the worst energy company I've ever dealt with. Had a … nPower are by far the worst energy company I've ever dealt with. Had a complaint upheld by the regulator against them when they incorrectly sent me a bill for several thousand pounds.



Isolated case. Your personal dealings with them have no relevance.

brrr, this is as chilly as if npower cut of your gas and electricity.

net63

Disagree crispy - prices unlikely to drop much further (IMHO)With Brent … Disagree crispy - prices unlikely to drop much further (IMHO)With Brent crude hovering around the $48 mark, there's nowhere left to go south, can only rise.DYOR



#dumbass

This tariff worked out £42 a year more expensive than my current tariff. Subtracting the £30 Quidco I got for switching via USwitch, brings the total cost to £12 for the nest including installation! I was very close to spending £249 for this!
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