Nest 2nd Generation Thermostat £70 @ B&Q - Newtonabbey
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Nest 2nd Generation Thermostat £70 @ B&Q - Newtonabbey

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Found 16th Jul 2016
Clearance bin of Nest 2nd generation Thermostat, approx 10 left after my purchase. Reduced to £70, next cheapest I can see is £119 from Screwfix.

Was going to buy the 3rd generation but have a combi gas boiler with no hot water tank so this will do the same job.

Could just be local deal but worth checking out your nearest store if interested. Product not stocked online.

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Very glad I sold my old one before the price dropped. Great device if you're not fussed about on the fly hot water control

Bargain! Yet to install mine! Pain in the bum

Yes have to agree I wouldn't have wanted to install my v2 on my own. But upgrade to three was literally one extra cable

Shame my local b&q shutdown or I'd go look for one.
Edited by: "rvcshart" 16th Jul 2016


​Not sure I understand - wiring up heating only (v2) is much easier than wiring up heating and hot water(v3) . There's a nice Scottish man on YouTube who explains v2 and the 'common wire' quite well
It was the 'satisfied' wire for hot water on v3 that threw me. Took me a few weeks to 'satisfy' myself I'd done it right

any reason why I shouldn't choose this over the 3rd gen for a combi boiler? Is it just a cosmetic upgrade, or are there alot less features?

Has google stopped support for this product?

There is a lot of different products out now, so its a little difficult to know which one to buy.

Just collected one today at screwfix for £120... Doubt I will be able to find one at my local B&Q
Edited by: "DevilzGtr" 16th Jul 2016

nice price!

just a heads up if anyone is thinking of this who has a windows phone, netatmo do a thermostat which is very easy to use although more expensive than this, but has an official windows phone app!

Anyone else seen them at this price?

Will give Bamber Bridge a go in the morning.

leehardacre

Anyone else seen them at this price?Will give Bamber Bridge a go in the … Anyone else seen them at this price?Will give Bamber Bridge a go in the morning.


I wonder if there's one at Biffins Bridge?!

glennhoward007

I wonder if there's one at Biffins Bridge?!


I'd ask the Mrs to check but she blows hot and cold at the best of times...

Lucky she blows at all

Has anyone seen this deal in the London area, preferably East or South?

Boyee

Bargain! Yet to install mine! Pain in the bum


youtube.com/wat…Rms

This might help!

Boyee

Bargain! Yet to install mine! Pain in the bum


Then fit and not sit on it.

rvcshart

Shame my local b&q shutdown or I'd go look for one.


Saw 1 in halifax bnq earlier with the smoke alarms if this helps anyone

this is hot... but no one else has mentioned buying one?
i am going to check my local today though, thanks!

could someone briefly explain what are the advantages of this stuff and if it is necessary?

adyjoy

​Not sure I understand - wiring up heating only (v2) is much easier than w … ​Not sure I understand - wiring up heating only (v2) is much easier than wiring up heating and hot water(v3) . There's a nice Scottish man on YouTube who explains v2 and the 'common wire' quite well It was the 'satisfied' wire for hot water on v3 that threw me. Took me a few weeks to 'satisfy' myself I'd done it right



​V2 is a doddle if you understand the wiring diagram. I fitted mine in 15 mins.

Do the wall mounts use the same holes as a standard thermostat?

rvcshart

Shame my local b&q shutdown or I'd go look for one.


Thanks for that.

miaomiaobaubau

could someone briefly explain what are the advantages of this stuff and … could someone briefly explain what are the advantages of this stuff and if it is necessary?



It works like a normal thermostat to control your heating, but you can control and program it from your smart phone or the internet. The thermostat is supposed to learn how you use it so it can adjust your programming if you keep turning the heating on at different times, turning the temp down etc. It also detects motion so if you're not in, it will turn the heating off.

Personally, I find the learning bit not so brilliant. It never seems to learn much from me adjusting stuff and at times it does bizarre things like turning on the heating when it's over 20 outside (which it knows) but I've opened the windows and the inside temperature has dropped a bit.

The really useful bit for me is being able to turn the heating on / off / up / down from my phone if I'm out.

miaomiaobaubau

could someone briefly explain what are the advantages of this stuff and … could someone briefly explain what are the advantages of this stuff and if it is necessary?



its not necessary,

I use ours to turn off on the heating from the phone, our boiler is in our main bedroom and its really annoying if we had it on and forgot to turn it off and it kicks on so turning it off from the phone is nice, but no there is no real reason to have this!

Begize

It works like a normal thermostat to control your heating, but you can … It works like a normal thermostat to control your heating, but you can control and program it from your smart phone or the internet. The thermostat is supposed to learn how you use it so it can adjust your programming if you keep turning the heating on at different times, turning the temp down etc. It also detects motion so if you're not in, it will turn the heating off.Personally, I find the learning bit not so brilliant. It never seems to learn much from me adjusting stuff and at times it does bizarre things like turning on the heating when it's over 20 outside (which it knows) but I've opened the windows and the inside temperature has dropped a bit.The really useful bit for me is being able to turn the heating on / off / up / down from my phone if I'm out.


I thought he said advantages, Are there any, apart from not having to carry £70 round in your pocket?

gleechy

I thought he said advantages, Are there any, apart from not having to … I thought he said advantages, Are there any, apart from not having to carry £70 round in your pocket?



Have you ever forgotten to switch the heating off before going on holiday? Think of the money you would save if you could switch it off remotely. Is it not horrible to come home to a cold house? Has your house ever been too hot or too cold in the morning because maybe its working off a timer and weather has changed? Does your current thermostat know what day of the week it is? (i.e. if you're at work Monday - Friday versus the weekend?)

With the price of oil and gas, these are a no brainer.
Edited by: "tanked" 17th Jul 2016

These are a life saver, top marks for discovering this, someone I know was returning home from a night out slightly worse for wear and not thinking about his boiler happened to pass a B&Q needed the loo so popped in and passed the thermostat isle, on his way out he nearly opted for a basic stat for a tenner, but luckily he went for the £70 option because two hundred yards up the road he was accosted by a mugger who saw he had no money left and let him be, He grabbed the Hive thing, but gave it him back with a smug look on his face, did he know something others don't I wonder?

tanked

Have you ever forgotten to switch the heating off before going on … Have you ever forgotten to switch the heating off before going on holiday? Think of the money you would save if you could switch it off remotely. Is it not horrible to come home to a cold house? Has your house ever been too hot or too cold in the morning because maybe its working off a timer and weather has changed? Does your current thermostat know what day of the week it is? (i.e. if you're at work Monday - Friday versus the weekend?) With the price of oil and gas, these are a no brainer.


Oh please don't try to re invent the wheel. If you're going on holiday you can manually switch off, it's one thing you should have on your check list of things to do. If you have to operate your heating when you're not there you are wasteful or careless and switching your heating on early is more comfortable but can never ever be cost saving.So as for getting this I would say yes it is a no brainer, but speak to someone with a brain and they'll educate you differently.

good price, hot

Great idea but stupid design, there are better like Hive.
Having a thermostat on the wall that needs a USB power supply is just crazy, others use battery's... and the lean function is just stupid.

kudos1uk

Great idea but stupid design, there are better like Hive.Having a … Great idea but stupid design, there are better like Hive.Having a thermostat on the wall that needs a USB power supply is just crazy, others use batteries... and the learn function is just stupid.


No battery! Yes that's stupid. My thermostat is nowhere near a socket and I don't fancy a wire dangling down a wall. What happens if there's a power cut? Are the settings saved?

So, can anyone confirm if this is nationwide, or just Newtonabbey?

kudos1uk

Great idea but stupid design, there are better like Hive.Having a … Great idea but stupid design, there are better like Hive.Having a thermostat on the wall that needs a USB power supply is just crazy, others use battery's... and the lean function is just stupid.



​Fwiw, it doesn't *have* to be powered from USB. It can be powered from 12v mains, and the NEST link serves this up - I used the existing wiring from my old thermostat to achieve this.

Anyone got the product code for it?

I have been in to Bamber Bridge and Chorley, called Bolton, Blackburn and Wigan; no joy, unfortunately!

jasee

No battery! Yes that's stupid. My thermostat is nowhere near a socket and … No battery! Yes that's stupid. My thermostat is nowhere near a socket and I don't fancy a wire dangling down a wall. What happens if there's a power cut? Are the settings saved?



Yes its ridiculous. My current thermostat runs on batteries and is reasonbly near a socket. But that's useless as I can't wire the nest in directly and having a dangling cable is just stupid.

gleechy

I thought he said advantages, Are there any, apart from not having to … I thought he said advantages, Are there any, apart from not having to carry £70 round in your pocket?



Thank you, I see, I never actually put timers or anything when are out. Our system includes larger radiators which would make the place warm in a short time once switched on, so no need to waste fuel etc... apart from the fact that it can still be an hazard when not under control and definitely always switch it off when out. USED ONLY WHEN NEEDED, only the girls always feel cold,lol

gleechy

I thought he said advantages, Are there any, apart from not having to … I thought he said advantages, Are there any, apart from not having to carry £70 round in your pocket?



I think the other advantage is that it can notified that you're on your way home, so it'll heat up your house in time for your arrival (works out your travel time, and the time it takes to heat up your house).

tanked

Have you ever forgotten to switch the heating off before going on … Have you ever forgotten to switch the heating off before going on holiday? Think of the money you would save if you could switch it off remotely. Is it not horrible to come home to a cold house? Has your house ever been too hot or too cold in the morning because maybe its working off a timer and weather has changed? Does your current thermostat know what day of the week it is? (i.e. if you're at work Monday - Friday versus the weekend?) With the price of oil and gas, these are a no brainer.


The only real advantage of these is the smartphone control. Useful for people who work irregular hours, etc. All the other features have been available on much cheaper programmers for years. I have a Honeywell that you just set which temperature you want at what day/time and it does the rest, rarely override it and half the price of this so not worth it for me.

Zimmy

The only real advantage of these is the smartphone control. Useful for … The only real advantage of these is the smartphone control. Useful for people who work irregular hours, etc. All the other features have been available on much cheaper programmers for years. I have a Honeywell that you just set which temperature you want at what day/time and it does the rest, rarely override it and half the price of this so not worth it for me.



You clearly don't understand how the Nest works.

Zimmy

The only real advantage of these is the smartphone control. Useful for … The only real advantage of these is the smartphone control. Useful for people who work irregular hours, etc. All the other features have been available on much cheaper programmers for years. I have a Honeywell that you just set which temperature you want at what day/time and it does the rest, rarely override it and half the price of this so not worth it for me.



No... It's not just smartphone control -it's the more even temperature in the house (thanks to true radiant algorithm), it's the auto learn of your schedule and temperature preferences, it's the fact that as I set out for home it automatically heats the house awaiting my arrival (using the phones geolocation), it's the monthly heating reports, is the safety integration with my smoke alarms and it's saved me a lot of money in my heating bills.( More than paid for itself)
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