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The Nest Learning Thermostat T3010GB does what it says in its name, "Learns". This innovative thermostat builds a schedule around you, learning the temperature you like, whilst saving you and the world billions of kWh of energy. This will work with most devices such as Android, iOS and so on. The Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR certified.
The Nest Thermostat is also available in Copper, Blackand White.
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I had Hive installed just last week as part of one of the deals posted on here.

I have a somewhat irregular pattern of being at home on a fortnightly schedule so the ability to totally programme this in has been a godsend. Works great. Asking Alexa to put the heating on is also a bonus if I’m in unexpectedly. Great so far for me, Hive.

Just sharing as I noticed it wasn’t mentioned on the thread.
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Other colours are more expensive, but this is lowest I've seen since I've been looking.

Free delivery too!
Great price, heat added.

For this price something like the Drayton Wiser should be considered.
£179.28 for thermostat (3rd gen) and stand. in all colours from Travis Perkins. Currently got 10% off if u spend over £150.
FuzzyDuck6928/10/2018 12:01

Great price, heat added.For this price something like the Drayton Wiser …Great price, heat added.For this price something like the Drayton Wiser should be considered.


Why is that? When reading around what I've gathered is tado are best... Then nest and Drayton below them.

Anyone advise?
dole28/10/2018 12:14

Why is that? When reading around what I've gathered is tado are best... …Why is that? When reading around what I've gathered is tado are best... Then nest and Drayton below them.Anyone advise?


Just because you get greater control over individual rooms than the best can offer at this price. Tado is cool too but is generally twice the price of Drayton.
FuzzyDuck691 m ago

Just because you get greater control over individual rooms than the best …Just because you get greater control over individual rooms than the best can offer at this price. Tado is cool too but is generally twice the price of Drayton.


Ah cool thank you
akkie00728/10/2018 12:03

£179.28 for thermostat (3rd gen) and stand. in all colours from Travis …£179.28 for thermostat (3rd gen) and stand. in all colours from Travis Perkins. Currently got 10% off if u spend over £150.


And have you posted that deal? I did search but couldn't see any other deals posted?
dole23 m ago

Why is that? When reading around what I've gathered is tado are best... …Why is that? When reading around what I've gathered is tado are best... Then nest and Drayton below them.Anyone advise?


Have a look at the Honeywell T6, this is supposed to be one of the best ‘smart’ stat/controllers
how do these things work? what 'inputs' do they take? I assume cheating systems were quite closed and not meant to be altered.
garpat321 h, 8 m ago

And have you posted that deal? I did search but couldn't see any other …And have you posted that deal? I did search but couldn't see any other deals posted?


There was a post for the generic 10% off across Travis Perkins goods. Not just NEST specific.
dole28/10/2018 12:14

Why is that? When reading around what I've gathered is tado are best... …Why is that? When reading around what I've gathered is tado are best... Then nest and Drayton below them.Anyone advise?


Nest is better I have installed it been nearly a year excellent piece of kit
robwood198712 m ago

how do these things work? what 'inputs' do they take? I assume cheating …how do these things work? what 'inputs' do they take? I assume cheating systems were quite closed and not meant to be altered.


Pretty straight forward to fit
robwood19872 h, 30 m ago

how do these things work? what 'inputs' do they take? I assume cheating …how do these things work? what 'inputs' do they take? I assume cheating systems were quite closed and not meant to be altered.


In my case I had a timer switch on the wall with no thermostat, so the heating went on and off regardless of the current temperature or whether you were in etc.

So I didn't need to go near the boiler just replace the timer switch with the heatlink (supplied) which is pretty straightforward, especially if you can get the wiring diagram for the old timer switch just label each wire then fit to the appropriate connector on the heatlink.

I have the thermostat on a stand in the living room, no need to wire it directly to the heatlink if you don't want too or if it is in another room.
akkie00728/10/2018 12:03

£179.28 for thermostat (3rd gen) and stand. in all colours from Travis …£179.28 for thermostat (3rd gen) and stand. in all colours from Travis Perkins. Currently got 10% off if u spend over £150.


plus vat
I've had a Nest for about a year and I like it. It looks cool, I really like having remote control of the heating and hot water and features like recognising whether or not anyone is home and taking the outside temperature into account are very good.

However, my experience of the learning functionality has not been very positive and it seemed to sometimes turn the heating on at weird times. So I've turned this feature off and just set the time program manually.
waseem_khaliq5 h, 17 m ago

Nest is better I have installed it been nearly a year excellent piece of …Nest is better I have installed it been nearly a year excellent piece of kit


Tado is better for those who have an inconsistent pattern of being at home as it uses geoloacation rather than learning the comings and goings of home users. Nest is great if not all home users have a mobile device on them at all times. Both are soooo much better than traditional thermostats - and yet, surprisingly, are still a hard sell for a lot of people due to price and lack of perceived benefit.
benjus28/10/2018 18:47

I've had a Nest for about a year and I like it. It looks cool, I really …I've had a Nest for about a year and I like it. It looks cool, I really like having remote control of the heating and hot water and features like recognising whether or not anyone is home and taking the outside temperature into account are very good.However, my experience of the learning functionality has not been very positive and it seemed to sometimes turn the heating on at weird times. So I've turned this feature off and just set the time program manually.


My boiler is on timer, will the Nest prevents the central heating from turning on when nobody is at home regardless of the time set by the timer?

Many thanks in advance
I had Hive installed just last week as part of one of the deals posted on here.

I have a somewhat irregular pattern of being at home on a fortnightly schedule so the ability to totally programme this in has been a godsend. Works great. Asking Alexa to put the heating on is also a bonus if I’m in unexpectedly. Great so far for me, Hive.

Just sharing as I noticed it wasn’t mentioned on the thread.
lxx28/10/2018 18:53

My boiler is on timer, will the Nest prevents the central heating from …My boiler is on timer, will the Nest prevents the central heating from turning on when nobody is at home regardless of the time set by the timer?Many thanks in advance


You should set the boiler's built in timer to "always on" to give the Nest exclusive control of the heating (and hot water if it's not a combi boiler). Then you can set the times on the Nest (with or without the learning functionality). You can then configure how the Home/Away functionality of the Nest works.
I been thinking of one of these, as we got a baby on the way so was thinking of better ways to help regulate temperature in the house. Wondering if anyone can help from their experiences...

Our current thermostat has been placed awkwardly in the kitchen - so was thinking if I get one of these, can it be removed from the wall in the kitchen and brought into the living room and regulate the temperature from there? - I'm assuming this would work on a battery - how long will this battery last?

Is the cradle that comes with it a charging cradle? - so I can use it in the living room all the time?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks
Russonf39 m ago

plus vat


£179.28 is the price Inc VAT.
Do thermostats just take the temp of the room they are in. What happens if it's in a warmish room and the rest of the house is colder?
I do not want it to learn. And now I am confused is this or Hive better for me. I need to set it to switch boiler on on the same hour every morning for about 30 minutes. I would like to control it by mobile and have access to temp reading when I am away. Any advise.
Tado is better
dennisuv30 m ago

Tado is better


I've used both Tado and Nest in my home for three years. Two winters Nest and one and a half winters Tado.
Technically, I find Tado to be excellent! It has a far greater degree of compatibility with various boiler and more importantly it works well with modulating boilers which Nest can only do through Opentherm (most boilers can't don't have that).
On my boiler, Nest used to work only as a relay (on/off), thats it. Whereas Tado modulated or adjusted the flame level, especially important as you came closer to the set point or target temperature so as not to overshoot the set point.

Tado's location/home detection has also been better and includes features such as home WIFI detection (to determine if you are home or not), whereas Nest, I found wasn't as accurate.

When it comes to 'bling' I have to say Nest beats Tado by miles. The Tado's thermostat is simply functional. HOWEVER, after over three years of use I found that I seldom, if ever created schedules etc. using the Nest thermostat - I would just revert to the app. Which Tado does better! With cool graphs and the like!

Anyhow, I just wanted to share my experience. The deal is HOT - thank you for sharing. Two thumbs up!
Kenmarinaris1 h, 4 m ago

I do not want it to learn. And now I am confused is this or Hive better …I do not want it to learn. And now I am confused is this or Hive better for me. I need to set it to switch boiler on on the same hour every morning for about 30 minutes. I would like to control it by mobile and have access to temp reading when I am away. Any advise.


I have had a Nest Gen2 running for 3 years now.
I have set up schedules in the Nest app to control my heating and hot water. It's so customisable I can do it for individual days or blocks of days at a time. I can customise the timings down to 15mins blocks, IIRC.
I've got it set up for heating and the app will let you check the temp that the thermostat is showing in the room it's in, and set the desired heat accordingly.
It will do everything you want.

I've even set up If This Then That (IFTT) to switch the heating on if the outside temperature drops below 4°c, but there is inbuilt frost protection and you can set lower temps for overnight if you're worried about the house being too cold.

You can switch the learning function off. I've left mine on but just set my own schedules which it's happy enough with (and works for our house!)

If you have any more questions feel free to PM me. I wouldn't be without my Nest thermostat and controller now.
dole8 h, 22 m ago

Why is that? When reading around what I've gathered is tado are best... …Why is that? When reading around what I've gathered is tado are best... Then nest and Drayton below them.Anyone advise?


Please see my post below...
lxx28/10/2018 18:53

My boiler is on timer, will the Nest prevents the central heating from …My boiler is on timer, will the Nest prevents the central heating from turning on when nobody is at home regardless of the time set by the timer?Many thanks in advance


With the Nest usually removes the existing timer and it is replaced by the Nest thermostat that also provides timer/schedule function.
In certain installations the existing timer remains installed, however, then the old timer is set to permanently on and the Nest takes over its functions.
daz_7528/10/2018 19:15

Do thermostats just take the temp of the room they are in. What happens if …Do thermostats just take the temp of the room they are in. What happens if it's in a warmish room and the rest of the house is colder?


Correct, they take a temperature of the room they are in, such as your existing thermostat.
What I've done is (and this is just what works for me): I've put the thermostat in my usually occupied room - the living room and set to max. Thus the thermostat senses and targets this room. The radiators in all other rooms were subsequently 'tuned' to make them comfortable. So in my case the living room is set to '5' on the radiator but my bedrooms are set to a little under '3'. The study is a colder room so that is set to '4'....
But this is just my set up!

In any case it is not usually good to set up the thermostat in a draughty corridor or landing, as often is the case with older setups. With Nest, Tado etc. you have the flexibility of moving the thermostat to a better location.

If anyone else has better advice, please feel free to pitch in! :o)
TT_M28/10/2018 20:54

Correct, they take a temperature of the room they are in, such as your …Correct, they take a temperature of the room they are in, such as your existing thermostat.What I've done is (and this is just what works for me): I've put the thermostat in my usually occupied room - the living room and set to max. Thus the thermostat senses and targets this room. The radiators in all other rooms were subsequently 'tuned' to make them comfortable. So in my case the living room is set to '5' on the radiator but my bedrooms are set to a little under '3'. The study is a colder room so that is set to '4'.... But this is just my set up!In any case it is not usually good to set up the thermostat in a draughty corridor or landing, as often is the case with older setups. With Nest, Tado etc. you have the flexibility of moving the thermostat to a better location.If anyone else has better advice, please feel free to pitch in! :o)


So I've got thermostatic rads so basically this isn't needed then??
benjus28/10/2018 18:58

You should set the boiler's built in timer to "always on" to give the Nest …You should set the boiler's built in timer to "always on" to give the Nest exclusive control of the heating (and hot water if it's not a combi boiler). Then you can set the times on the Nest (with or without the learning functionality). You can then configure how the Home/Away functionality of the Nest works.


Many thanks for this. I am thinking of getting Nest/hive but don't have one at the moment.

Will Nest turn the boiler on once it detects someone's at home, or does it detect the location of the mobile which is controlling the Nest? Ideally I want the boiler to be on timer but off when nobody is at home.
TT_M15 m ago

With the Nest usually removes the existing timer and it is replaced by the …With the Nest usually removes the existing timer and it is replaced by the Nest thermostat that also provides timer/schedule function.In certain installations the existing timer remains installed, however, then the old timer is set to permanently on and the Nest takes over its functions.


Many thanks
daz_7516 m ago

So I've got thermostatic rads so basically this isn't needed then??


The Nest thermostat replaces the existing thermostat/timer for your boiler.
The thermostatic radiator valves 'fine tune' temperature in each room. And remain.
I hope that was clearer?
lxx28/10/2018 21:01

Many thanks for this. I am thinking of getting Nest/hive but don't have …Many thanks for this. I am thinking of getting Nest/hive but don't have one at the moment. Will Nest turn the boiler on once it detects someone's at home, or does it detect the location of the mobile which is controlling the Nest? Ideally I want the boiler to be on timer but off when nobody is at home.


You can do that in any combination with the Nest.
turbocat28/10/2018 19:02

I been thinking of one of these, as we got a baby on the way so was …I been thinking of one of these, as we got a baby on the way so was thinking of better ways to help regulate temperature in the house. Wondering if anyone can help from their experiences...Our current thermostat has been placed awkwardly in the kitchen - so was thinking if I get one of these, can it be removed from the wall in the kitchen and brought into the living room and regulate the temperature from there? - I'm assuming this would work on a battery - how long will this battery last?Is the cradle that comes with it a charging cradle? - so I can use it in the living room all the time?Any help is appreciated. Thanks


Doesn't work that was. The battery is only for if the power dies. The thermostat should be left in one position. Basically there is two units a heat link and thermostat. The heat link is to control the boiler and the thermostat tells the heat link what to do. But the link is using a radio frequency and there is a limit distance the units can be apart. I have put the thermostat in the room that we spend most of our time and lowered the temp of the rest of the rooms. That way the thermostat knows when we are home and keeps the house constant. In your case I would think thermostat in living room and hestlink to replace the old thermostat. I like the nest but the learning that was advertised is as dumb as a bag of spanners and the home away I have found works for a spell then goes just stops
TT_M28/10/2018 21:17

You can do that in any combination with the Nest.


Thank you
May I ask is it easy to install?
daytripper2k5 m ago

Doesn't work that was. The battery is only for if the power dies. The …Doesn't work that was. The battery is only for if the power dies. The thermostat should be left in one position. Basically there is two units a heat link and thermostat. The heat link is to control the boiler and the thermostat tells the heat link what to do. But the link is using a radio frequency and there is a limit distance the units can be apart. I have put the thermostat in the room that we spend most of our time and lowered the temp of the rest of the rooms. That way the thermostat knows when we are home and keeps the house constant. In your case I would think thermostat in living room and hestlink to replace the old thermostat. I like the nest but the learning that was advertised is as dumb as a bag of spanners and the home away I have found works for a spell then goes just stops


in that case would the nest thermostat e be a better option? - or maybe something like tado like another poster mentioned earlier?
daytripper2k16 m ago

Doesn't work that was. The battery is only for if the power dies. The …Doesn't work that was. The battery is only for if the power dies. The thermostat should be left in one position. Basically there is two units a heat link and thermostat. The heat link is to control the boiler and the thermostat tells the heat link what to do. But the link is using a radio frequency and there is a limit distance the units can be apart. I have put the thermostat in the room that we spend most of our time and lowered the temp of the rest of the rooms. That way the thermostat knows when we are home and keeps the house constant. In your case I would think thermostat in living room and hestlink to replace the old thermostat. I like the nest but the learning that was advertised is as dumb as a bag of spanners and the home away I have found works for a spell then goes just stops



You can move the Nest thermostat to the living room (or any room for that matter) since it is connected wirelessly to the boiler's heatsink. Essentially, this option exists - what you are looking for, I guess?
Alternatively, if the existing/old thermostat was already well situated, then you could just remove the old thermostat and wire the new Nest thermostat to the cables left over from it. In this second scenario, you wouldn't need the USB power adapter for the thermostat, since left over cables would power the Nest.
daytripper2k16 m ago

Doesn't work that was. The battery is only for if the power dies. The …Doesn't work that was. The battery is only for if the power dies. The thermostat should be left in one position. Basically there is two units a heat link and thermostat. The heat link is to control the boiler and the thermostat tells the heat link what to do. But the link is using a radio frequency and there is a limit distance the units can be apart. I have put the thermostat in the room that we spend most of our time and lowered the temp of the rest of the rooms. That way the thermostat knows when we are home and keeps the house constant. In your case I would think thermostat in living room and hestlink to replace the old thermostat. I like the nest but the learning that was advertised is as dumb as a bag of spanners and the home away I have found works for a spell then goes just stops



daytripper2k16 m ago

Doesn't work that was. The battery is only for if the power dies. The …Doesn't work that was. The battery is only for if the power dies. The thermostat should be left in one position. Basically there is two units a heat link and thermostat. The heat link is to control the boiler and the thermostat tells the heat link what to do. But the link is using a radio frequency and there is a limit distance the units can be apart. I have put the thermostat in the room that we spend most of our time and lowered the temp of the rest of the rooms. That way the thermostat knows when we are home and keeps the house constant. In your case I would think thermostat in living room and hestlink to replace the old thermostat. I like the nest but the learning that was advertised is as dumb as a bag of spanners and the home away I have found works for a spell then goes just stops

lxx28/10/2018 21:33

Thank you May I ask is it easy to install?


Frankly, it really depends on the boiler and it's connections. It can be super easy for some configurations to very complicated. In one case I have installed it incorrectly myself so for the next boiler I had a Nest Pro do the install for me. Essentially, it is boiler, setup and user capability dependent. Nest don't help for self install at all except for a few schematics they have provided in the manual.
Alternatively, Tado are a huge help and encourage self install (with the option of Pro). They provide boiler specific manuals and telephonic support during the install and when you need it.
TT_M28/10/2018 20:54

So in my case the living room is set to '5' on the radiator but my …So in my case the living room is set to '5' on the radiator but my bedrooms are set to a little under '3'. The study is a colder room so that is set to '4'.... But this is just my set up!


Do you have thermostatic Radiators?

We just moved in new home, 11 radiators fitted (2 new). All now have TRV.

The way this works is 1-3 do nothing, 3.5 comes on until its about 19 degrees in vicinity.
4 comes on a bit longer
5 is on permanent

I find that we just use 4 or 5. The result is the house lurches from Cold to too hot.

At the old house the Valves were adjustable and 1 meant cool. 2 warmer 3 Medium 4 hot 5 scorching - that was so much easier to tweak.

Question: do you have these ( standard valves?)

Im thinking of having them replaced but when I chatted with the plumber when he was half way through the job he wasn't having any of it and said please give it a try and if after a month you are not happy then I will come back and replace them, but he said its what all his customers have and what British Gas would have pushed on you....

Any thoughts.....criticism welcome.

Im thinking replacement will be in region of 11 times £8 and some labour (which he is reasonable and may meet me half way on, maybe).

As an Aside, We now have NEST inherited from the new property. We had HIVE since it first came out at the old property. I was much more impressed with HIVE and its resilience and not loosing connection with the hub and needing resetting now and again unlike NEST seems to.

Thinking of removing nest and having HIVE installed here. At least i have the senors and lightbulbs left over from old house. Just want to give things a try before hand as id like to explore some IF THEN DO type rules if possible.
Edited by: "draganov464" 28th Oct 2018
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