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Hive fitted included free echo dot £179 British Gas (via on site engineer)
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Hive fitted included free echo dot £179 British Gas (via on site engineer)

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Posted 12th Sep 2018Available: National

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Thought it was a great deal. £179 hive fitted by a British Gas engineer including a free amazon echo dot which is £50 on its own so a bargain in my eyes! For British Gas customers when an engineer is on site so if you have heating cover get an engineer out to quote for one at this offer!

* It’s a price availability when a British Gas engineer or on site for existing customers having there annual service or having a repair done
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Bad reviews for British gas engineers on amazon for not turning up.
Not seeing the suggested deal via the link. Am I missing something?
It’s still £249 or have I missed something on this offer? It directed me to the website and it’s on there at the £249 cost
The offer's only valid if a BG Engineer's at your home for another reason, e.g. service. I managed to get my Hive supplied and fitted for a good price this way ages ago - and he did turn up and come on time!
ellbee2 m ago

The offer's only valid if a BG Engineer's at your home for another reason, …The offer's only valid if a BG Engineer's at your home for another reason, e.g. service. I managed to get my Hive supplied and fitted for a good price this way ages ago - and he did turn up and come on time!


Yeah I would advice officially when an engineer is on site though you could get an engineer to quote for some thermostatic rad valves free and while there ask him about hive offer with echo dot. That would be my suggestion, mine was done yesterday while having a repair done and I asked about hive and the guy mentioned the £179 price with echo dot free (comes in the post) and he fitted the hive there and then which took about an hour longer (dual channel)
I also got the hive installed a year ago when the engineer came to do the yearly service. They have these in their van so so the fitting there and then. I paid this price WITHOUT the amazon echo dot so this is a very good deal in my opinion.
Do you have to be a BG customer to have Hive??
jai474 m ago

Do you have to be a BG customer to have Hive??


No
If you don't have an engineer in your house you can get it for 10 monthly payments of £19.99
Why are these so popular? Don't get the need for this hive stuff personally. Just seems a major waste of money
Sorry to sound silly - What the easiest way of getting a BG engineer out if I don’t have BG as a supplier? Is it a boiler cover job? Thank in advance.
My engineer just offered me the same deal.
I had a hub already from a house move and so my price is £149. Happy days.
kford198412/09/2018 10:17

Why are these so popular? Don't get the need for this hive stuff …Why are these so popular? Don't get the need for this hive stuff personally. Just seems a major waste of money



If you work shifts or have an irregular schedule these can be remotely managed manually or it will try and adjust the schedule automatically based on the time that you are in the house. So in the long run will save you money in that you're no longer heating an empty house just because your schedule is set to start heating up at about 5pm but you don't get in until 7pm that night for example. Or if you go away a lot you can set the thermostat to away mode and then you can turn the heating on remotely when you're on your way home instead of having to manually program your thermostat (if you even have that capability) especially useful if your plans change.
Can you get this deal and then leave BG or without penalty?
The issue with these is that they stop working properly after a year in some cases and eat batteries. BG are investigating but seem not to have answers. We have three and all of them were fine then almost in unison started eating batteries at the rate of a set per week or so. Same type of batteries. Check out Google before you buy to see if the issue has been resolved.
N3ildb1 h, 27 m ago

Sorry to sound silly - What the easiest way of getting a BG engineer out …Sorry to sound silly - What the easiest way of getting a BG engineer out if I don’t have BG as a supplier? Is it a boiler cover job? Thank in advance.


Ring up and ask for engineer to quote for some work on a rad valve.
I got offered it when I had my smart meter fitted. Good deal and once you have the hub you can add other bits like lightbulbs, cameras, sensors etc.
malky393 h, 49 m ago

If you don't have an engineer in your house you can get it for 10 monthly …If you don't have an engineer in your house you can get it for 10 monthly payments of £19.99


Where are you finding this please? Is it still an existing customer deal?
Sorry just realised that the 10 months offer is for bg customers of any kind. Home are, untilites etc.
niefoon12/09/2018 11:01

If you work shifts or have an irregular schedule these can be remotely …If you work shifts or have an irregular schedule these can be remotely managed manually or it will try and adjust the schedule automatically based on the time that you are in the house. So in the long run will save you money in that you're no longer heating an empty house just because your schedule is set to start heating up at about 5pm but you don't get in until 7pm that night for example. Or if you go away a lot you can set the thermostat to away mode and then you can turn the heating on remotely when you're on your way home instead of having to manually program your thermostat (if you even have that capability) especially useful if your plans change.


Fair enough I just don't bother with the heating full stop as it's controlled via a thermostat and our bills are so low anyway seems not useful for me but that makes a bit of sense now at peast
This is a pretty good price. I just paid £134 for just the hive and fitted it myself. Great product and customer service online chat is bang on. Happy, warm house now considering we've not had a thermostat since moving in!
I'm not sure why some are saying you have to have some other work done to get this. My mother called BG last week to ask about a new thermostat, they offered her the £20/month over 10 months deal and the engineer came out yesterday to get it all done
The_Guru12 h, 31 m ago

Bad reviews for British gas engineers on amazon for not turning up.


I've had this a few times. Complaint via resolver and you get free compo.

I've so far had a free hive bulb set... Free boiler servicing and about 120 quid compo since moving to BG last year.
kford198411 h, 15 m ago

Why are these so popular? Don't get the need for this hive stuff …Why are these so popular? Don't get the need for this hive stuff personally. Just seems a major waste of money


Because of the flexibility, most digital programmers only have 3 on and offs per day. This you can set 6 on and offs per day, then set it for when you are on holiday, you can choose where you locate the thermostat as it's portable, you have the option to control it using Alexa or via the app, you can boost the heating to a desired temperature for up to 6 hours and the last thing is using Geolocation it can turn your heating on ready for when you get home in the winter or turn it off when you leave the house. Then you can add other things like light bulbs, sockets etc. to expand its usefulness.
Personally I fitted my own and it's the best thing I have bought in years as it is so flexible.
Edited by: "bigmac2020" 12th Sep 2018
TIP:
British Gas engineers have the discretion to fit a Hive for £179 (instead of £249) if you have a faulty control and opt for a Hive instead of the repair, the current offer is a free Echo Dot.

The easiest way is to call in and report your room stat as not accurate and when the engineer arrived they should offer a hive instead of a repair, if they don't just mention it. We are unable to test a room stats accuracy and have to accept your word for it, say it heats the room then goes off and never comes back on or that the room goes up to 28c when the stat is set to 21c.

Trust me, as an BG engineer, we are targeted for hive sales and are up in front of our manager if we don't sell enough, the engineer who calls will be chuffed you want a Hive and will have no hesitation offering you one.

We are not meant to offer them at £179 unless there is a faulty control, the OP was probably offered this price by an engineer trying to keep their job and has been "on the mat" for lack of sales! Most managers turn a blind eye to us selling them for £179 anyway because they are also targeted on their teams sales figures.

Your engineer will also receive £10 incentive for the sales plus productivity enhancements, not a lot but it all helps out.
I just got it today £179.99 fitted said Amazon echo dot would come in post with welcome pack
I got the deal a couple of months back without the dot included. Good price, engineers turned up on time and were excellent. It took them an initial visit and an extra full day to fit due to confusing wiring on an old boiler but they persisted until it was done.
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