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gonnabuildabuggy

Heading to a warmer and cheaper tomorrow

Anyone got a NEST thermostat controller? Looking to get one and keen to learn others experiences
Big Blue

I've got a Wave by Worcester. It's hard to say if it's better or the new boiler and other controls are. It's predecessor was an ancient Honeywell controller so anything would be better.

I'm the last person to ask about this stuff: my led lights use such little power I couldn't give a shit if they're on day and night as two rooms have electric UFH so any lightbulb use pales into insignificance.

The Wave is Good for being on holiday / come home control etc.
Martin

I've got a Nest and it's excellent, it's really well made, looks smart and works very well e.g. auto away linked to (specified) mobiles.  It's too early to know if it has saved much money, it must have have, but that's not why we bought it.   It's very good if you don't work/live to a set timetable and is brilliant when you get back from holiday or even a couple of days away.   I switched it on when I was still on the plane and walked into a nice warm house.

Do you have any specific questions?
gonnabuildabuggy

Martin wrote:
I've got a Nest and it's excellent, it's really well made, looks smart and works very well e.g. auto away linked to (specified) mobiles.  It's too early to know if it has saved much money, it must have have, but that's not why we bought it.   It's very good if you don't work/live to a set timetable and is brilliant when you get back from holiday or even a couple of days away.   I switched it on when I was still on the plane and walked into a nice warm house.

Do you have any specific questions?


Which model do you have? Is it wall mounted or portable?

Also, how easy was it to fit?
Martin

It's the latest model (3rd generation) so it controls the hot water as well as the heating.  It's wall mounted (in the hall), in the same location as the old thermostat which is neater and means it has power and is hard wired to the Nest boiler controller which was installed next to the hot water tank.  The old timer next to the boiler is still there as removing it would have left a hole in the wall, but it doesn't do anything.

It was £249 installed, so only £50 extra which is well worth it.  It took the plumber about 40mins, which included testing and setting it all up.
gonnabuildabuggy

Martin wrote:
It's the latest model (3rd generation) so it controls the hot water as well as the heating.  It's wall mounted (in the hall), in the same location as the old thermostat which is neater and means it has power and is hard wired to the Nest boiler controller which was installed next to the hot water tank.  The old timer next to the boiler is still there as removing it would have left a hole in the wall, but it doesn't do anything.

It was £249 installed, so only £50 extra which is well worth it.  It took the plumber about 40mins, which included testing and setting it all up.


Thanks, Costco is doing the old model at £200 installed so I wasn't sure if it was worth £50 to trade up to the latest model or not. I suspected it would be, thanks for confirming.
Grampa

Hope you're enjoying this little spending spree!
Giant

I've got a Worcester Wave too, as it got me an extra two years warranty on my boiler when I had it fitted. It's good, but I don't have the location on which automatically turns it on when within a certain distance of home. I have stopped using the timed programme completely and rely on the app, turning it on and off from bed, turn it off from the car if I forget on the way out the door etc.

I think the whole angle of a smart 'stat saving you money is depends how you currently use your 'stat and programmer. If those are programmed accurately and your daily routines are repeated day after day, a smart stat won't save you anything. If you leave the heating on all day everyday or have an irregular daily pattern then it may save you some. Much like a PIR won't save you money over a properly used light switch.

See them as a gadget then they are great. I need to wire new smoke detection in my house and am tempted by Nest units, although not sure the cost is justifiable.
Frank Bullitt

We don't have a Hive or similar, but our comings and goings are regular enough that it's not an issue - weekends differ perhaps but the odd bit of wasted heating will take a hell of a time to pay back the £250 for it to be fitted. I'd probably do it if the boiler needed replacing.
TreVoR

We are at home nearly all the time, so a smart stat would be a total waste of money for us. Heating comes on in the morning before we get up, goes off st 9am for a couple of hours, comes on at 11am for a couple of hours and then back on at 4pm until we go to bed.

I've got thermostatic valves on most of the radiators so have those turned low in the rooms we rarely use. Multi fuel keeps the lounge, kitchen and hot water hot in the winter. I filled he 2500 litre tank in February and I still have 600 litres left. I would normally have had to fill it by September.
Martin

Just picked up an email from Nest about their sale, £30 off the thermostat and camera, offer ends on Sunday
gonnabuildabuggy

Martin wrote:
Just picked up an email from Nest about their sale, £30 off the thermostat and camera, offer ends on Sunday


Ordered! Thanks

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