British Gas Hive

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  1. Deafjeff

    Deafjeff Well-Known Member

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    Morning all,

    We have ordered Hive from British Gas, as we had a special deal and for what it can offer we felt it was a good deal.

    It will be installed this Friday but meanwhile I was wondering if anyone here have one and any hint or tips?
     
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    You know, I don't know what a Hive is! Other than some thing bees ad wasps live in, and the shape of centuries old dwellings, I've never learned about anything else. Is it a cook stove or some type of heater? Educate me! :D
     
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    Deafjeff Well-Known Member

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    HEHE I have added a weblink https://www.hivehome.com which should explain what we have ordered.
     
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    Well that certainly looks interesting! At least what I can see of it using my phone. I'm in Tallahassee, so not using my laptop. I like theidea of controlling through your mobile!
     
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    Aye us too! I think America have something similar but called Nest (https://nest.com/thermostat/life-with-nest-thermostat/) which meant to be coming to UK.

    We like to be able to turn the heating off if we come home later than expected. Especially we don't have to worry if we have turn the heating off or not.

    Will do a report once it is up an running if anyone is interested.
     
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    oh wow! I didnt think they were accepting orders so easily! I thought it was one of these "apply and we'll maybe get back to you in a year" type of things
     
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    I booked appointment online and you can choose morning or afternoon
     
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    Oh my good lordy whatever will they think of next :( I'm so not a gadgety person... sobs....
     
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    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Administrator

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    Guess we all know what's next on your list :lol:
     
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    bad bad experience with British Gas, would not use them again after they blocked us for months from leaving for a cheaper rate!
     
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    Deafjeff Well-Known Member

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    Ouch! At least I'm not signing up to their energy as just buying the goods
     
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    ok now I'm definitely confused. So you're not on british gas but you're just buying hive? I thought it was something they were kinda doing as a tempter to stick with them for gas. Didnt realise you could just buy it
     
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    Yup the hive is for anyone who have broadband you do not need to be British Gas customer
     
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    Excellent! I really do think it's a good idea
     
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    ohhhh i didn't realise that! off to look :)
     
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    Hhhmm that sounds interesting, I shall have to take a look :)
     
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    Just imagine all the commissions I could have earned hehe
     
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    well at £199 it's a no sale here as we will be moving in a few years
     

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