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Posted 15th Sep

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Remotely controls heating and hot water. Control temperature, check energy history, control hot water tank/schedule and receive alerts via the Nest app on a smartphone. OpenTherm technology modulates a high efficiency condensing boiler, enabling energy saving. Functions include auto-away and auto-schedule so that programming is not necessary, as Nest learns from frequent use and programmes itself accordingly.

Suitable for Combi & System Boilers
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Auto-Schedule
Auto-Away
OpenTherm Technology
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Same price at Amazon and cheaper at Electrical Showeoom. Personally bought one from Amazon just now and spread the cost over 5 months. Mine will be delivered tomorrow.
Buy the silver at Screwfix and get the stand for free...
Been after one of these for a while, ordered. Stand is a bonus! Any pointers on where to buy fitting?
defiant_uk15/09/2019 21:05

Buy the silver at Screwfix and get the stand for free...


Didn’t notice this thanks
jonno94615/09/2019 21:23

Been after one of these for a while, ordered. Stand is a bonus! Any …Been after one of these for a while, ordered. Stand is a bonus! Any pointers on where to buy fitting?


Type your post code into the nest pro website. It will list local electricians that can install it. Cost me £50 for mine.
drako100015/09/2019 22:42

Type your post code into the nest pro website. It will list local …Type your post code into the nest pro website. It will list local electricians that can install it. Cost me £50 for mine.


£50? All installers in my area are saying £80? Bd4. Not exactly mayfair
leicesterlad15/09/2019 20:39

Same price at Amazon and cheaper at Electrical Showeoom. Personally bought …Same price at Amazon and cheaper at Electrical Showeoom. Personally bought one from Amazon just now and spread the cost over 5 months. Mine will be delivered tomorrow.


Only the chrome is the same price. The black and white ones are £196.
How do you tell the gen from the box?
AgentDaleCooper16/09/2019 07:43

How do you tell the gen from the box?



According to the Q&A section answered by the Nest Team, Only the 3rd Generation has different colour version (apart from the traditional stainless steel model) and can control hot water.
Are these worth their money?
Does it do heating boost yet?
Love the design of my nest, hate the way Google have managed the company. Shutting down works with Nest and very little development of the products now.
daver7716/09/2019 15:24

Does it do heating boost yet?


Nope and doubt they will. I love the design, scheduling and the app works well but wish I could boost for 30, 60 etc minutes. Pretty pathetic that they ignore their customers.
CNC858716/09/2019 22:03

Nope and doubt they will. I love the design, scheduling and the app works …Nope and doubt they will. I love the design, scheduling and the app works well but wish I could boost for 30, 60 etc minutes. Pretty pathetic that they ignore their customers.


US company, I guess boosting isn't a thing over there I'll stick to hive
Edited by: "daver77" 16th Sep
Not sure how good these are but I’ve recently had a Hive installed and am very pleasantly surprised with it, it also allow you to boost heating for 30 minutes upto 6 hours and the integration with Amazon Echo Dot (which was included free of charge) is very impressive - give Hive a look in before you make your mind up
CNC858716/09/2019 22:03

Nope and doubt they will. I love the design, scheduling and the app works …Nope and doubt they will. I love the design, scheduling and the app works well but wish I could boost for 30, 60 etc minutes. Pretty pathetic that they ignore their customers.


Just so I follow what you're talking about is an option to simply have the heating on for an additional short period of time over your preprogrammed setup? So instead you have to turn it up and then turn it down again once done. (I'm confused how this fits into the learning part too)
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bombhead5916/09/2019 14:35

Are these worth their money?


So I looked into this, because i'm obsessive about this sort of thing. If you are the type that leaves the heating on "by accident" when you go out, then yes it will save you some money. If however you are sensible and when you go out / go on holiday you turn the heat off (or down to some low temp like 10 degrees to stop freezing) then no, it's not going to save you anything. However it doesn't mean you shouldn't still get one. Being able to set the heating when you're away from home and come home to a fully warmed up house is very nice. It will also protect your home water pipes by ensuring it never drops to a point where things can freeze but then so does a regular thermostat set to 10 degrees when you go on holiday etc.

I have however turned off all the learning stuff and just have it scheduled. But it's a nice easy to use interface, it works well with Alexa (really nice in bed saying Alexa, set the heating to 21) and if you have the nest protect smoke alarms it will shut off your boiler in the event carbon monoxide is detected (boilers being the leading cause of CO leaks). It also helps in analysing your heating use and working out costs etc. It's a bit of a gimmick, but it's worth it IMHO. It also heats up the water tank (if you have one) to prevent legionnaire's disease if it hasn't been heated for more than a certain amount of time / days.

I tried hive (bearing in mind this was 2016) and it had quite a few problems, and the unit itself was pretty ugly, so I removed it in favour of nest. I gather things have improved with hive now. And one thing hive has going for it is if you have the old style programmers it's usually just lift old one off.. replace with new one whereas nest requires installation and it's not exactly cheap. We had a new boiler put in at the same time, so paying an extra £50 for the sparky to install it while he was wiring up the boiler seemed like it was worth it.
Been after one of these at a reasonable price for years. Now we’ve moved house and have no thermostat other than TRVs, this will be perfect with the free stand!!
OFI16/09/2019 23:01

Just so I follow what you're talking about is an option to simply have the …Just so I follow what you're talking about is an option to simply have the heating on for an additional short period of time over your preprogrammed setup? So instead you have to turn it up and then turn it down again once done. (I'm confused how this fits into the learning part too)


You can do this with Alexa. Personally I turn all the learning stuff off cos I found it was turning the heating on a lot and our bills shot up. Put it on manual and turn it on when we want it and they went right down.

Love it like this - has give before and was not keen. Like how near learns how long house takes to heat up and will come on so that house is at the temp when time arrives rather than coming on then.
SukySingh15/09/2019 23:08

£50? All installers in my area are saying £80? Bd4. Not exactly mayfair ( …£50? All installers in my area are saying £80? Bd4. Not exactly mayfair


You could probably install it yourself. Especially if it's replacing an existing thermostat. I replaced an old analogue thermostat with this one. Used the existing wiring. Took a bit of Googling and YouTube videos but managed to do it and it's been working perfectly fine for two years.
bombhead5916/09/2019 14:35

Are these worth their money?


Personal opinion is that if you have a combi boiler with no thermostat then yes. If you have a thermostat already then don't bother.
I am currently getting a zoned upstairs and down combi boiler system installed and do not want hallway mounted thermostat control's. The house is big and it can be very cold so i want total control. I have gathered for my system I will need two Nests but anyone thing its worth it for me or can suggest an alternative?
I have had it for few months now and it’s not that intelligent as advertised. It randomly turns on heating, when there is 20 degrees inside already. Turns out scheduled learned during winter was to be blamed, but still, with access to internet and heat outside that shouldn’t have happened. Personally I don’t think they are worth it..
toilet product, i wouldn't recommend. never used hive but i would assume it's better. can't be bothered to explain really, there so much wrong with it
What if you have a thermostat upstairs and down? You need to buy 2?
bombhead5916/09/2019 14:35

Are these worth their money?


Yes if

1) You don't already have a thermostat

or

2) You are regularly not at home on mornings/evenings when the heating would otherwise come on.

Otherwise, to be honest, stick with a 7 day programmer. I bought and fitted one as the house we bought didn't have a thermostat and only had a 24 hour timer on the boiler itself. If you're handy with electronics they're really not that difficult to wire up yourself.

If you intend to wall mount it, realistically you need to wire from the thermostat to the heat link (at the boiler), as there's no obvious way to hide the USB cable without doing something hideous with trunking, or burying a 240v to 5v DC transformer in your wall (which I wouldn't fancy).
Jamie_Adams17/09/2019 11:39

What if you have a thermostat upstairs and down? You need to buy 2?


That would be your decision to make. Last time when I compared nest and hive systems, I found nest supports upto 20 zones and hive only supports 3. If you want remote control for both of the two zones you have, then you need to get two nest thermostat. But you don't have to. It should work perfectly fine if you decide to only replace one of your old thermostat with nest.
With it on offer at so many places, I wonder if the 4th gen is coming out soon...
bombhead5916/09/2019 14:35

Are these worth their money?


They are yes, had mine about 3 years now, so easy to program on off times, it learns your habbits, leave it off all day and before you leave work in the evening turn it on so house is warm when you get home. Most importantly does save money,
I have a nest, won’t work with apple home, wish I had never got it.
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