Google Nest 3rd Gen - £158.95 free C+C @ Screwfix
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Google Nest 3rd Gen - £158.95 free C+C @ Screwfix

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Found 20th Feb
Been looking for a while, cheapest I can find at the moment.
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Nice find.
Good find. Shame it's not black though
Nice. Will be ordering 2 then
Any cashback our discount codes to go with?
I prefer Nest, but there's no way in hell I could work out how to install it myself, which is why I went with Hive in the end. Hive was a straightforward swap out.
HotUKDealSeeker13 m ago

I prefer Nest, but there's no way in hell I could work out how to install …I prefer Nest, but there's no way in hell I could work out how to install it myself, which is why I went with Hive in the end. Hive was a straightforward swap out.


I had some problems at first as the wiring diagrams in the manual were confusing but then I just figured out what each terminal on my existing thermostat was for and mapped that to the terminals on the Nest and it worked perfectly.

This is a great price, even on Black Friday it was £150 (with a stand).
Evilsatan23 m ago

I had some problems at first as the wiring diagrams in the manual were …I had some problems at first as the wiring diagrams in the manual were confusing but then I just figured out what each terminal on my existing thermostat was for and mapped that to the terminals on the Nest and it worked perfectly. This is a great price, even on Black Friday it was £150 (with a stand).


Think that's household wiring generally. I just swapped a lightswitch that should've had 4 wires. Instead it had about 20, most not connected to anything in the switch.
If you do get this make sure you work out what the Home and Away function is and turn it off!

Took me a while to work out that it was a load of nonsense if two people lived at a house and would regularly come home to a cold house.
Does this work with Alexa or Apple HomeKit or is it Google speaker compatible only.
Ordered 2 of these (valved system). I will return one if i figure out how to get one from first utility as an existing customer. No idea how I'm going to fit them!!
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 20th Feb
Why is this in Freebies?
How would you install this if you don’t already have a thermos
SlimaB21 m ago

Does this work with Alexa or Apple HomeKit or is it Google speaker …Does this work with Alexa or Apple HomeKit or is it Google speaker compatible only.


It works with Alexa perfectly.
SlimaB23 m ago

Does this work with Alexa or Apple HomeKit or is it Google speaker …Does this work with Alexa or Apple HomeKit or is it Google speaker compatible only.


Yes works with Alexa in my current setup. Might have more functionality with a google Home being from the same stable
dreamz10 m ago

How would you install this if you don’t already have a thermos


I’ve always been to scared to mess with my central heating wiring etc. Most electro and will fit it for £90/£100 (Sussex)
Brilliant deal op! Cheapest it’s been in a while.
These are rubbish. It never gets the home/away right. Turns off when your at home. Also it heats the hot water 2 hours a day even if you turn it off to prevent legionairs disease FFS! It's OK as a remote controller but useless for its smart functions. Also it occasionally loses internet connection and turns heating off completely.
Great bit of kit - works well (on the app) with my iPhone and communicates with Alexa fine too!
Had mine fitted for £60 by someone from the NEST website. I like it but does anyone else have issues with it preheating well before you are due back home. Mine sometimes kicks in at noon, when it is scheduled to be on at 16.30. Turned radiant heating to 1 hour but still seems to occur. Not sure what im doing wrong
bob_regis59 m ago

If you do get this make sure you work out what the Home and Away function …If you do get this make sure you work out what the Home and Away function is and turn it off!Took me a while to work out that it was a load of nonsense if two people lived at a house and would regularly come home to a cold house.


Can't you add another mobile to nest aware? You definitely can on nest cam and it works a treat.
dreamz49 m ago

How would you install this if you don’t already have a thermos


I had one fitted (utility company offered it for free ). It doesn't matter if you don't already have a thermostat, we didn't have one. The Nest acts as a thermostat - it sits wherever you want in the house, you tell it the temperature that you want, and it turns the heating on as necessary.
shepademus8 m ago

Had mine fitted for £60 by someone from the NEST website. I like it but …Had mine fitted for £60 by someone from the NEST website. I like it but does anyone else have issues with it preheating well before you are due back home. Mine sometimes kicks in at noon, when it is scheduled to be on at 16.30. Turned radiant heating to 1 hour but still seems to occur. Not sure what im doing wrong



maybe set the temp to 10 before that time

Follow this
excuse my ignorance but does thuis replace my programme controller and thermostat?
AzeemB9 m ago

maybe set the temp to 10 before that time


Ah yeah, that would work, logic sometimes fails me thanks!
Edited by: "shepademus" 20th Feb
tighty2 m ago

excuse my ignorance but does thuis replace my programme controller and …excuse my ignorance but does thuis replace my programme controller and thermostat?


Yes. To both
only150 m ago

I’ve always been to scared to mess with my central heating wiring etc. M …I’ve always been to scared to mess with my central heating wiring etc. Most electro and will fit it for £90/£100 (Sussex)


my electrician isntalled mine for £60 and also wired in the thermostat via cabel from the Nest, so i dont have to have it plugged in to the charger as it gets charged now
You can also get integration via Smartthings if you have this setup in your house and the Integration is really good
i can turn it on and off remotely via either Alexa, Smartthings or the Nest app.
also get notifications when it has been boosted during the day

smarthings setup if anyone is interested - NST Manager

its a bit fiddly to setup but works well when done
Edited by: "rob200375" 20th Feb
shepademus7 m ago

Ah yeah, that would work, logic sometimes fails me thanks!



had the same problem, where the heating would come on downstairs, realised it was because the temperature dropped below the minimum I had set of 16.
I have been really impressed with it. Agreed on the smartthings integration.

Tip - look for third-party stainless steel stands on ebay which are a fraction of the price of the official stands but look just as good. I tried to post a link to the great one I purchased but the mods removed it.
I bought a netatmo thermostat when they were on offer at Amazon (£75) easy to replace existing stat. Great support from Netatmo who advised how to replace thermostat easy to use app to set up schedules and view graphs of temperature.. works well with Alexa.. .
I’m new to the nest system. My flat is all electric, boiler and heating etc. Really would like to give this a try; would it work with my current set up? TIA
Edited by: "Bramber" 20th Feb
Bramber9 m ago

I’m new to the nest system. My flat is all electric, boiler and heating e …I’m new to the nest system. My flat is all electric, boiler and heating etc. Really would like to give this a try; would it work with my current set up? TIA


Are you saying you have a wet central heating system powered by a boiler which is electric? of that you have a boiler, and electric radiators?
If your radiators are electric are your radiators independently controlled, does each have a switch to turn on/off

If you have a wet heating system controlled via a program on the boiler or a thermostat, then yes, this will work. you must have a central point for controllin the heating on/off, this would then also work even with an all electric system.
I'm a bit out the loop here, is this the current gen model? Seems a very good price if so, it's £219 on the Nest site.
joeyjoejoe2066 m ago

Are you saying you have a wet central heating system powered by a boiler …Are you saying you have a wet central heating system powered by a boiler which is electric? of that you have a boiler, and electric radiators?If your radiators are electric are your radiators independently controlled, does each have a switch to turn on/off If you have a wet heating system controlled via a program on the boiler or a thermostat, then yes, this will work. you must have a central point for controllin the heating on/off, this would then also work even with an all electric system.

My system isn’t wet central heating, the boiler works independently from the radiators & only heats the water. So, the nest doesn’t sound suitable for me. Do you know of any other system that. Would probably work, I’d also like to use it with Alexa. Cheers
HotUKDealSeeker3 h, 15 m ago

I prefer Nest, but there's no way in hell I could work out how to install …I prefer Nest, but there's no way in hell I could work out how to install it myself, which is why I went with Hive in the end. Hive was a straightforward swap out.


It's actually fairly easy to work out how to install it. Just take your time, read the manual, look online as well because some people out there have excellent guides. Did mine on New Years Eve.... living life on the edge, no chance of getting an electrician or plumber out at that point

SlimaB2 h, 34 m ago

Does this work with Alexa or Apple HomeKit or is it Google speaker …Does this work with Alexa or Apple HomeKit or is it Google speaker compatible only.


Although near enough everybody here will say Alexa, you can also get it working with HomeKit, if you have a Raspberry Pi hanging around you can use. You use a piece of software called HomeBridge. It's fairly easy to setup. Again, like above, go online, get the instructions and read through them carefully. Homebridge is actually a really useful piece of software to have running. You can integrate so many pieces of older technology into home kit.
SlimaB2 h, 44 m ago

Does this work with Alexa or Apple HomeKit or is it Google speaker …Does this work with Alexa or Apple HomeKit or is it Google speaker compatible only.


It works fine with Alexa for controlling heating, but I'm not sure there is support for "hot water boost" via Alexa yet (only applicable if you're using your Nest to also control your hot water).
Wadadli_Cooler1 h, 54 m ago

These are rubbish. It never gets the home/away right. Turns off when your …These are rubbish. It never gets the home/away right. Turns off when your at home. Also it heats the hot water 2 hours a day even if you turn it off to prevent legionairs disease FFS! It's OK as a remote controller but useless for its smart functions. Also it occasionally loses internet connection and turns heating off completely.



Have you got your hot water tank set a silly mild temp? Set it up to over 60c, that’ll kill your Legionnaires.
Is this really worth it or just a gimmick? Not sure whether to take a chance with the whole wiring and fittings etc.
stvwlkr19 m ago

I'm a bit out the loop here, is this the current gen model? Seems a very …I'm a bit out the loop here, is this the current gen model? Seems a very good price if so, it's £219 on the Nest site.


yes it is
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