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  1. polo1
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    polo1 Electrician's Arms

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    With all the recent posts about "how do I....." on these systems and as the title, if you have been installing either or both of these control systems, do you rate one over the other?
     
  2. davesparks
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    davesparks Forum Mentor

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    I’ve fitted both and am now a Nest pro installer.
    Personally I think the Nest thermostat still has the edge over the Hive and others with their advanced features and far better technical support.

    Plus buying a Hive is putting money in British gas’ pockets.
     
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  3. polo1
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    polo1 Electrician's Arms

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    Thanks Dave. I’ve done a couple of Nest installs and have to say I was quite impressed with the system. I’ve had some “which do you recommend” questions, but with only installing Nest, I didn’t feel able to offer advice.
    Agree with the BG comment!
     
  4. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Regular EF Member

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    Neither.

    I installed a Salus IT 500 in our place over 4 years ago and it does the job I want it too.

    I've installed these for clients to
     
  5. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    I have a Nest at home and TBH I like the interface and options you get with it. And as davesparks has said, no money in BGs pocket.
     
  6. davesparks
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    davesparks Forum Mentor

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    I’ve installed two of the salus units a few years ago and found them to be very basic compared to the Nest, they didn’t even have any home/away assist, automatic schedule setting or true radiant equivalent system!
    For a modern intelligent control system that is just not acceptable.
     
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  7. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My dog could become a nest pro installer......All I got to do is register her online o_O
     
  8. LeeH
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    LeeH Electrician's Arms

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    The Nest has a feel of quality about it that the Hive does not IMO.
     
  9. gnuuser
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    gnuuser retired Industrial wire monkey DIY

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    nw.Pa. USA
    ha ha for a minute I thought you fellows were talking about the flying pests such as wasps and hornets! and to be honest i don't like either one of those.
    anyhow I read up a little on nest and hive thermostats and apps and both seem good
     
  10. Andy5678
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    Andy5678 Electrician's Arms

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    Have installed both. Prefer the nests for same reasons as above.
    I have had my one since they came out, great bit of kit.
    Has anyone tried nests fire alarm detector?
     
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