Nest 2nd generation thermostat £149 at Amazon and Screwfix
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Nest 2nd generation thermostat £149 at Amazon and Screwfix

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Found 26th Nov 2015
Hi.

I have been hesitating on getting a smart thermostat, and the price of the 2nd gen Nest has gone down to £149 at Amazon and Screwfix (possibly amongst all retailers) from £179 this morning.

The 3rd Gen is out on the 8th of December, but the only upside is a slightly improvement in screen for £199.

The Hive has also gone down to £143.99, but I have decided to plump for the Nest.

Hope it helps someone.

:EDIT: 3% quidco at Screwfix.

Nest 2nd gen

screwfix.com/p/n…63c

Hive for combi boilers

screwfix.com/p/h…32j

Hive for other boilers

screwfix.com/p/h…15j
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I went for nest over they over advertised hive.
works great on my iphone and I now set the temperature in the room that i need heating as the stat is wireless (apart from power supply)
I have one of these and it's brilliant. Quite easy to wire up the receiver to replace your existing clock. Looks great with the optional but expensive stand.
The 3rd Gen Nest will also be able to control your hot water as well as your heating. 2nd gen can only do heating.
Hoping 3rd Gen will be that price tomorrow on Nest website.
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revelations

The 3rd Gen Nest will also be able to control your hot water as well as … The 3rd Gen Nest will also be able to control your hot water as well as your heating. 2nd gen can only do heating.



Cool.


So is that specifically an issue for non combi boilers then? From my research that as why people with non combis would go for the Hive that I have linked to.

I can't see an upside for hot water control on a combi boiler. So if you want to save £50, and have a combi, then why not get the 2nd gen.



screwfix with next day delivery
just cancelled my pre-order of 3rd gen and ordered 2nd gen
dwl99

I have one of these and it's brilliant. Quite easy to wire up the … I have one of these and it's brilliant. Quite easy to wire up the receiver to replace your existing clock. Looks great with the optional but expensive stand.



Does it simply replace an existing turn dial thermostat.?
farazfastian

just cancelled my pre-order of 3rd gen and ordered 2nd gen



Is it not worth getting the 3rd gen, as you can get it installed for £249 complete, unless of course you can install it yourself.
Does this include installation.?
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netsurfer

Does this include installation.?



No.

youtube.com/wat…dzY
would this replace a Drayton programmer and a Drayton thermostat. The programmer can only do 3 time for turning heating on and off, when I a use to the dial where you can have it on and off as many times a you like?
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j1mgg

would this replace a Drayton programmer and a Drayton thermostat. The … would this replace a Drayton programmer and a Drayton thermostat. The programmer can only do 3 time for turning heating on and off, when I a use to the dial where you can have it on and off as many times a you like?



Yes, I am sure.

Pop the front off the programmer and check the connections to see how it would wire up.

There is a lot of help on the nest forums so ask there too.



ginoworm

Hoping 3rd Gen will be that price tomorrow on Nest website.



I'm sitting tight to see. I don't *need* hot water control but it would be useful to have it all in one place.
I do need the hot water, had a tado for the past year but the geofencing never works properly so sending back as i was renting.
This is great, thanks for the post!
cheapo

No.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhq1u14tdzY


thanks for this!!
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Gareth79

I'm sitting tight to see. I don't *need* hot water control but it would … I'm sitting tight to see. I don't *need* hot water control but it would be useful to have it all in one place.



As I have said, and unless I am wrong, you only need the hot water control IF you have a boiler that is not a combi, as the combi heats the water on demand, thus there being no need to control when the boiler/tank heats it up as it only does so when you turn the hot tap on.

I am happy to be proven wrong though.

netsurfer

Does it simply replace an existing turn dial thermostat.?



Bit more to it than that, but essentially, yes. You need to rewire the boiler slightly too. There's a box that sits between the thermostat and the boiler so you need an extra wire to complete the installation. The middle box also needs mains power.
Edited by: "the__cat" 27th Nov 2015
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Just had it installed, and it is cool.

Only time will tell if it saves me money in the long run.
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