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23-01-2019, 20:01   #61
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Permission isn't a problem its more the fact im just wondering if it can be removed easy enough and used again.


How big a job would reinstating the older system be?
It’s very easy if you are know how. But if your aren’t competent at diy/electrics there’s always the risk of death by electrocution
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With regards to the grant mentioned yesterday. I got a similar (but not as good) offer of a free Hive with Bord Gais and saw this in the T&Cs:

"You acknowledge and agree that we are entitled to any energy credits attributable to the installation of Hive Active Heating in your home under the Irish Government Better Energy Scheme or any replacement similar scheme."

By the way, the deal I got was a free Hive and 4000 Clubcard points when I took out a new Gas & Electricity account with BG for 24 months. Their prices were cheaper than EI.
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How do Electric Ireland rates compare to other suppliers?
Not as high as SSE, not as cheap as Energia or BG, as far as I can tell.
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It’s very easy if you are know how. But if your aren’t competent at diy/electrics there’s always the risk of death by electrocution
Ya I'm not doing it myself ha. Would it be a straight forward job for someone qualified though?

Like it woulfnt cost me an arm and leg to get done and leave big mess?
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Not as high as SSE, not as cheap as Energia or BG, as far as I can tell.
Pretty sure electric ireland are actually cheapest out there. If you check bonkers.ie you will see that bors gais are “cheapest” @ €1580 for electricity + gas for the year (average consumption). Electric Ireland are €1672 but with them you get €200 free credit for switching (bonkers don’t include this for some reason) That brings the annual cost down to €1472. And their discounts don’t run out after a year like energia.
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Pretty sure electric ireland are actually cheapest out there. If you check bonkers.ie you will see that bors gais are “cheapest” @ €1580 for electricity + gas for the year (average consumption). Electric Ireland are €1672 but with them you get €200 free credit for switching (bonkers don’t include this for some reason) That brings the annual cost down to €1472. And their discounts don’t run out after a year like energia.
Didn't know about the 200e, that makes a difference. However, there are e40 of Clubcard points with BG, so the difference is closer to 60e. And with BG you get a free Nest, whereas you pay 130e for the Nest. I'd prefer a Nest, but there's not that much difference, and for me it works out cheaper this way.

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Ya I'm not doing it myself ha. Would it be a straight forward job for someone qualified though?

Like it woulfnt cost me an arm and leg to get done and leave big mess?
It would probably be cheaper to leave the cheap Nest there and get a cheap whatever-is-on-offer in the next place. You would be unlikely to have change from 200 for reinstating the old one and reinstalling the Nest in the next place (if you can even find an electrician to do two small jobs)
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It would probably be cheaper to leave the cheap Nest there and get a cheap whatever-is-on-offer in the next place. You would be unlikely to have change from 200 for reinstating the old one and reinstalling the Nest in the next place (if you can even find an electrician to do two small jobs)
Ok cool thanks for the info!

If I was to get it installed and in time leave it behind is it as easy to use as the original switches for someone not up on tech? Like can it be operated simply by flicking switch on and off?

Just thinking for the owner etc.
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Is there a choice of colour to pick from when installer arrives or wat colour has everyone got?
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NO ,

Folks you dont have to change to Electric Ireland im with Bord Gais,

These Come with a Mini Google

It comes Silver only
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Ok cool thanks for the info!

If I was to get it installed and in time leave it behind is it as easy to use as the original switches for someone not up on tech? Like can it be operated simply by flicking switch on and off?

Just thinking for the owner etc.
It would need to be reset and added back to the new residents account, or else you could still change the settings... its fairly easy to use the basic elements of it via the dial anyway.
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Can the Nest be used to replace a standard heating timer? I have a heating timer on the wall in my kitchen next to the heating on/off switch. I also have an analog type thermostat in the hall and and another one upstairs.

I presume I could replace the heating timer with the Nest and that would control when the heating comes on/off. I could replace the two analogue thermostats with another Nest later on if I wanted to I guess.
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Brill if I could do that it would be great. Did you get Google minis with yours

Edited to say out of curiosity why did you order 3?

I currently have a 3 zoned timer ..upstairs downstairs and hot water. Will 2 nests be enough?
I got mine in before the Google mini offer, but I can't see why you wouldn't get them.

I get 3 Nests 'cause I needed them.
Downstairs rear + water.
Downstairs front.
Upstairs.
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Can the Nest be used to replace a standard heating timer? I have a heating timer on the wall in my kitchen next to the heating on/off switch. I also have an analog type thermostat in the hall and and another one upstairs.

I presume I could replace the heating timer with the Nest and that would control when the heating comes on/off. I could replace the two analogue thermostats with another Nest later on if I wanted to I guess.
AFAIK, Nest can replace anything as long as you have a wifi network.

Place the thermostat where you want, and the receiver is connected to the boiler.

Two of ours replaced existing thermostats on the walls (downstairs rear and upstairs.) We removed our third stat from the wall in the hall, and have the third Nest on a stand in the living room.
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I put two orders through online and one of them didn't send me an email. I called up and queried and they wouldn't give me the two items for that price. Tried to charge me a total of 400e.
So i cancelled both orders.

They may have changed the system so that it prevents multiple orders going to the same house.
I'll try again tomorrow with slightly different addresses and see how it goes.
Or maybe i'll order one by phone and one online and see how that goes.....
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