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Hive !!

Discussion in 'Central Heating Forum' started by townfanjon, Jan 10, 2014.

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  1. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Well BG are spending a fortune on their 'Hive' TV adverts, and no doubt they employ some very intelligent marketing guys who I suppose know what they are doing, and yes, there are going to be plenty flash guys down the boozer showing off turning his heating up and down with his i-phone. But when the novelty wheres off . IMO --- what a waste of money, or am I missing something ??
  2. TBServices

    TBServices Guest

    I'd love to turn my heating on and off from a remote location. However, I'm not jumping into it yet. Too much money for not much tech tbh.
  3. ADM360

    ADM360 Guest

    Do know about how much is gimmick or not. But as with everything else the customer wants it all on his phone!!
    That said I have just moved, and have a standard analogue clock on the boiler and dial stat, I am intending to upgrade to a programmable stat as it give more flexibility and set back options, but i am being draw to a stat with an smart app so when i stick my head out from under the covers on a Sunday morning and its a bit chilly I don't have to get out and run down stairs I can just garb my phone and turn it up! but I may have to wait a bit as they aint cheap!!

    IDCHAPPY Trusted Plumber GSR

    Sheesh, what's wrong with just turning it on at the stat :p
  5. dancinplumba

    dancinplumba Trusted Plumber GSR

    Take wireless stat to bed with you
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  6. ADM360

    ADM360 Guest

    Going back in the day!

    As an apprentice I worked on a large project, swimming pool with changing rooms, he didn't have a garage he had a room larger than my house call cars. anyway this was his country retreat!! only there now and again so he wanted to turn it on when he left Town so it was all toasty when he arrived some time later.

    Well in the plant room was a control panel the size of a filling cabinet and the programmer spent several days getting it to "talk" to everything!! so I spose £200 for a ready to go on your phone controller isn't that bad really!!
  7. ADM360

    ADM360 Guest

    The Wife could take charge of it then!!
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    IDCHAPPY Trusted Plumber GSR

    Hide it under your pillow ;)
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  9. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    Or have wireless stats in every room.
  10. Roger Welton

    Roger Welton Plumber GSR

    But don't tell the missus which one is connected :)
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  11. UKGuy

    UKGuy Guest

    I had one installed a couple of weeks back after my 7 day timer went down. It works a treat, you can do the usual 7 day program of 4 schedules a day for HW & CH, then manually adjust via a web-browser or iPhone. Also shows the temperature over the last day, week, month etc. so you can judge how low to set temperature when away from the house.
    But the best bit is when you are coming home late at night, you just boost the temperature to have a nice warm house to come home to!
    Considering it comes with a wireless thermostat and is fully fitted, I thought it a reasonable price.
  12. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Plumber GSR

    Reasonable for BG!
  13. Roger Welton

    Roger Welton Plumber GSR

  14. stevetheplumber

    stevetheplumber Plumber GSR

    lots of city type will love it or anyone with eratic hours
  15. albatross

    albatross Guest

    If you want to get in on the act BG will supply only for £159 or heatmiser are about to launch one.
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