Nest Thermostat (3rd Gen) - £129 @ NPower (Current customers)
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Nest Thermostat (3rd Gen) - £129 @ NPower (Current customers)

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Found 10th Feb 2016
Just organised mine today for delivery and confirmed it is the newest generation (as I couldn't see it on the site)

Cheapest price I've found but you do have to be an NPower customer. Don't have to pay the installation (cheaper can be had).

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So does this price include the installation charge? How exactly does this work? Will it work with any type of boiler?
midd_2013

So does this price include the installation charge? How exactly does this … So does this price include the installation charge? How exactly does this work? Will it work with any type of boiler?



no

Installation options

For an extra £70 we can carry out the installation in some areas, depending on where you live and as long as you have a home suitable for standard installation. Otherwise there might be extra charges. We'll help you find the best spot for your Nest Thermostat. If we can, we'll keep it where your old thermostat was. Or we'll find a brand new place. Don't want it on the wall? Then put it on a shelf, table or side with the Stand for Nest Learning Thermostat (sold separately).
midd_2013

So does this price include the installation charge? How exactly does this … So does this price include the installation charge? How exactly does this work? Will it work with any type of boiler?



Price is £199 of you want installation (£70 extra). Can be fitted to the majority of boilers but will need to double check first.
Mikey91

Price is £199 of you want installation (£70 extra). Can be fitted to the m … Price is £199 of you want installation (£70 extra). Can be fitted to the majority of boilers but will need to double check first.



Thanks. So how do these differ to a standard thermostat? I've heard about these but never actually understood their benefits.
midd_2013

Thanks. So how do these differ to a standard thermostat? I've heard about … Thanks. So how do these differ to a standard thermostat? I've heard about these but never actually understood their benefits.



You can control it with your mobile phone and it can learn your routine. It can also detect when you're moving away or coming towards your home to either start or shut down your heating system.
thanks for the heads up. looking to change energy supplier soon so will see how npower compares to others
Does it required wire connection from the boiler or does it have RF.
reddychvb

Does it required wire connection from the boiler or does it have RF.



It has RF. The sensor is installed on the boiler and the main unit connects wirelessly.
reddychvb

Does it required wire connection from the boiler or does it have RF.



​the nest thermostat can be wired in to the wall (existing thermostat wires) or you can place it anywhere you like as it can be powered by micro USB same as most phones. there is another little box that gets wired into the boiler which connects to the nest thermostat by either wires or rf ( or might be WiFi?).
I bought the gen 2 version thinking it was a simple swap of the thermostat so do it myself. due to the other bix that gets wired into the boiler it's not that simple so getting it professionally installed is recommended unless your diy is bang in
Installed mine myself, fantastic product.
Mikey91

You can control it with your mobile phone and it can learn your routine. … You can control it with your mobile phone and it can learn your routine. It can also detect when you're moving away or coming towards your home to either start or shut down your heating system.


Just to add to the above,it doesn't do geo locating. It'll set itself to away once it realises the house is empty but it won't do this based on where you are with your phone. It won't turn on when you're driving home from work,for example, unless you take it off away via your phone or the thermostat isn't set to away and the schedule means it needs to heat.
I've got the first gen and its great, there's an app called ifttt (if this then that) which will enable geofencing so that the thermostat can switch off when you leave your home area or switch on when you leave work etc. lots of options with the app
i have the 3rd Gen it is a nice bit of kit, especially now you can heat your water. I use the Boost feature all the time.
davidsr

Just to add to the above,it doesn't do geo locating. It'll set itself to … Just to add to the above,it doesn't do geo locating. It'll set itself to away once it realises the house is empty but it won't do this based on where you are with your phone. It won't turn on when you're driving home from work,for example, unless you take it off away via your phone or the thermostat isn't set to away and the schedule means it needs to heat.



Ah, my mistake
davidsr

Just to add to the above,it doesn't do geo locating. It'll set itself to … Just to add to the above,it doesn't do geo locating. It'll set itself to away once it realises the house is empty but it won't do this based on where you are with your phone. It won't turn on when you're driving home from work,for example, unless you take it off away via your phone or the thermostat isn't set to away and the schedule means it needs to heat.


Not strictly true, download an app called IF (by IFTTT) and you can set up location based control as well as min/max parameters, notifications on temp, motion, etc... its really rather useful

I ordered one when it was posted last month and am really happy with it.
Edited by: "chedixon" 11th Feb 2016
Painterman73

I've got the first gen and its great, there's an app called ifttt (if … I've got the first gen and its great, there's an app called ifttt (if this then that) which will enable geofencing so that the thermostat can switch off when you leave your home area or switch on when you leave work etc. lots of options with the app



chedixon

Not strictly true, download an app called IF (by IFTTT) and you can set … Not strictly true, download an app called IF (by IFTTT) and you can set up location based control as well as min/max parameters, notifications on temp, motion, etc... its really rather useful :)I ordered one when it was posted last month and am really happy with it.



Thanks for the heads up will have a look when I get mine setup.
could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you get in and turn it off when you go out ? Or is it not fashionable to do that anymore ?
I paid £199 from Currys with fitting. Guess if you can fit it yourself then it's a bargain
Just bought one for £199 from JL and its being fitted Saturday, but just ordered one of these as £129 is a no brainier, just wish could get it delivered by Sat for when our electrician is in doing some other work.
Edited by: "Slim2k" 11th Feb 2016
Great device... not worth me upgrading though
581d

could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you … could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you get in and turn it off when you go out ? Or is it not fashionable to do that anymore ?

exactly my thinking what a waste of money.
581d

could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you … could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you get in and turn it off when you go out ? Or is it not fashionable to do that anymore ?


Just wondering?
Do you also save money by walking everywhere, instead of taking trains, buses, taxis, planes, etc?
If you already have a 2nd gen Nest installed, how difficult would it be to install this yourself?
One of the best features of this is that it learns how long your house takes to get warm.

So if you want the house to be at 19.5 deg at 07:00 it will fire up the boiler to get the house warm in advance - knowing how it it will take.
Really tempted. I was wondering, the thermostat needs a 12v supply if you don't want to have to keep charging the battery. I already have an analogue thermostat (honeywell wheel thing), would this already have a power supply? If it's not powered, could I use the existing wire used for completing the circuit when it calls for heat to send the 12v though? The nest thermostat wouldn't need it as it sends its signal wirelessly? Still need to convince the wife, but it has amazing reviews.
can anyone tell me does this npower one come in the standard uk retail box or is the box npower branded?
Mine is uk retail box
581d

could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you … could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you get in and turn it off when you go out ? Or is it not fashionable to do that anymore ?



What if you forget to turn it off when you go out? Are you against all thermostats or just smart ones?
581d

could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you … could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you get in and turn it off when you go out ? Or is it not fashionable to do that anymore ?



Valuable input which has never been pointed out before on the Nest/Hive threads !

Yes. In the same way you light a coal fire when you get up or get in, walk to work, watch a 23" CRT television and not use the internet, use a nokia feature phone etc etc etc...

Premium product for people who want the flexibility and can afford it. It's not going to save you £200 on your gas bill and I don't think anyone who buys it is under the illusion that it is.
dave_gilmore81

Really tempted. I was wondering, the thermostat needs a 12v supply if you … Really tempted. I was wondering, the thermostat needs a 12v supply if you don't want to have to keep charging the battery. I already have an analogue thermostat (honeywell wheel thing), would this already have a power supply? If it's not powered, could I use the existing wire used for completing the circuit when it calls for heat to send the 12v though? The nest thermostat wouldn't need it as it sends its signal wirelessly? Still need to convince the wife, but it has amazing reviews.



Most analogue UK thermostats run on 240V - they are effectively direct switches into the boiler. You can make use of existing wiring but the other end needs to route to a 12V DC junction box. In the UK, simply removing the old thermostat and wiring in the nest thermostat will fry it. The thermostat itself can be mains usb powered if this is a problem. What connects into the boiler circuitry is another box that the thermostat communicates with either by wired or wireless connection.


Edited by: "charliemike" 11th Feb 2016
Mikey91

What if you forget to turn it off when you go out? Are you against all … What if you forget to turn it off when you go out? Are you against all thermostats or just smart ones?



If I knew I was going out I wouldn't have it on in the first place, that's a waste of heat/energy. I'm not against any thermostats, I'm against wasting money or throwing money away for the sake of it however.
581d

If I knew I was going out I wouldn't have it on in the first place, … If I knew I was going out I wouldn't have it on in the first place, that's a waste of heat/energy. I'm not against any thermostats, I'm against wasting money or throwing money away for the sake of it however.


Well if that's the case why not just stick to a timer. £200 up.
Trevisparky

Well if that's the case why not just stick to a timer. £200 up.



That was kind of my point. £200 for a cool looking dial is not good sense. I'm not against ones that let you know how much energy your using and how to save money etc, but these ones really are a gimmick.
581d

could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you … could you not save up to £200 and turn your heating on yourself when you get in and turn it off when you go out ? Or is it not fashionable to do that anymore ?


Nope, completely unfashionable, not to mention easy to forget, this does it for you
I plumped for the Hive 2 as a Black Friday deal. I needed one that could work from batteries as the old thermostat was in a daft place and the Nest needs a plug socket if not wired. I work irregular hours and travel a fair bit with work, so the flexibility of being able to turn on the heating via my iPhone so it's nice and warm when I get home is great! Looking forward to adding door and motion sensors to the system as well - so I get an alert if they go off when I am out.
stevecole78

I paid £199 from Currys with fitting. Guess if you can fit it yourself … I paid £199 from Currys with fitting. Guess if you can fit it yourself then it's a bargain


With a little bit of googling I managed to fit mine myself, was literally 2 wires to my boiler (combi). There's a live and neutral to the boiler (which I junction boxed from the existing power supply to the boiler), then up to 3 wires to the boiler for the switching on/off (most combi's only need 2 of the wires). Obviously if your not confident/competent with basic electrics its best to have it fitted professionally but for those who are its easy.
If you have an existing thermostat then its probably even easier (I didn't).
Edited by: "chedixon" 11th Feb 2016
Quidco states 'Shop at npower boiler and central heating and earn up to £60 cashback' although can't see the T&C's. Would be great to get £60 cashback on this purchase!
Slim2k

can anyone tell me does this npower one come in the standard uk retail … can anyone tell me does this npower one come in the standard uk retail box or is the box npower branded?


Retail Nest box for mine too
I currently have my boiler in loft with a salus programmer and rf stat under the stairs. Iv been looking at these for almost a year but don't know if it will really save me that much. I have timer during morning timer during evening and it works well. Does mean I have to go press boost now and again. Not with nPower so if price drops around £130 mark everywhere I might be tempted.
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