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What Combi Boiler? What is a Combi Boiler? 

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What Combi Boiler? 

A combination or ‘combi’ boiler is both a high efficiency water heater and a central heating boiler in a single compact unit.
Combi boilers heat water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap,
so you won’t need a hot water storage cylinder or a cold water storage tank in the roof space.

They are also very cost-effective and energy-efficient as water is heated instantly rather than being heated and then stored in a cylinder.
An added benefit is that hot water is delivered at mains pressure,

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which means that you could get a powerful shower without the need for a separate pump.
Compact sizes make combi boilers perfect for smaller properties where there is little or no loft spac.
No need for a hot water cylinder allows increased living space
No cold water storage tank frees up a loft for conversion
No risk of loft pipework freezing Less pipework in the home makes installation typically cheaper.

What is boiler plus regulations?
The standards and requirements set in place by Boiler Plus aim to regulate and improve the way homes use energy by increasing the efficiency of their heating systems.
The new legislation forms part of the Government's 'Heat in Buildings' programme designed to maximise energy efficiency.

Is Nest better than Hive?

what is better a nest or hive?
There is no denying that the Hive app's scheduling and geo-location features are an easy selling point for the device, but the Nest is clearly a better choice if you are looking for a thermostat that can be left to self-learn while also showing the same features the Hive has.

Is there a monthly fee for Nest thermostat?
Rich says the only fee you pay is for buying the device.
NEST uses Wi-Fi to connect to the internet, where you can control it using your mobile device.
But you do not have to pay a subscription fee to use it.

Is a Nest thermostat worth it?
Google claims that Nest users save enough on their energy bills to pay for the thermostat within a year.
In the end, the value of a Nest thermostat really depends on your unique situation.
If you want and can use the smart features, it is a great thermostat to buy.

What thermostat is better than nest?
Eco bee tops itself before anyone else can: The Eco bee Smart Thermostat with voice control is our number-one pick in this category.
Nest usually gets all the attention—and the company deserves credit for shaking up a once sleepy market—but Eco bee’s latest smart thermostat is the best you can buy today.
Do I need 2 Nest thermostats for 2 zones?
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If you currently have two thermostats controlling two zones you will want two Nest thermostats.
You do not need to upgrade them both at the same time. How many zones can a Nest thermostat control? 20 zones They make a 2 and a 4 zone
(expandable to 20 zones).
All versions are configurable to drop-in almost any situation (Heat Pump, Gas, Electric, Dual Fuel) 2 stages of cooling and 3 stages of heat.
Sometimes it is wise to use a Nest only on zone 1 with SmartZone and cheaper programable thermostats on the other zones.

Do you need WIFI for Nest thermostat?
The Nest thermostat can work without an internet or Wi-Fi connection.
Users may be limited in their access to its smart and remote features but will still be able to control their home temperature like a traditional thermostat by toggling the small screen on their Nest thermostat.

Do you need an electrician to install a Nest thermostat?
If you do not have a C-wire installed, then you should hire a professional to install a smart thermostat.
Your best option is to have a C-wire properly installed and run to your new thermostat, which means it will require an electrician's expertise.

Does Nest thermostat have a camera?
Monitor your home from the comfort of your smartphone with this Nest Cam security camera.
It provides 24/7 live video streaming with access to the Nest Cam from any location.

Is it difficult to install a Nest thermostat?
In most homes, installing a Google Nest thermostat is an easy DIY project that takes about 20-30 min.
The Nest app's step-by-step instructions make it easy to install and wire your thermostat, so use it as your main guide.

How many amps does a Nest thermostat use?
Nest average power use is under. 03KWH / month, so average power draw is under 25 milliamps.


how the hive works
How does Hive thermostat work?
Hive Heating tells your boiler to heat up your hot water and your home in general.
So far, no different to a normal thermostat.
The thermostat comes with a Hive Receiver, which attaches to your boiler's circuits and relays the thermostat's instructions to it, and the boiler's temperature back to the thermostat.

Can hive be fitted to any boiler?
Hive Active Heating is compatible with most gas, LPG, and oil boilers.
If you have got an electric boiler if you have a standard room thermostat and/or programmer it should also be compatible.
However, it is always best to check with the manufacturer to make sure that your current boiler is Hive compatible.

Does hive thermostat work without Internet?
Yes, your thermostat will continue to function on its pre-set schedule if not connected to Wi-Fi.
However, without Internet connection, you will not be able to control your thermostat remotely, but instead you will have to adjust the configuration from the thermostat itself.

Is hive free for British Gas customers?
Hive products and services are not free, but there are often great deals on offer for British Gas customers.
Please check the Hive product and services pages for the latest prices.

Is hive owned by British Gas?
Hive was established when parent company Centrica, owner of British Gas, formed its Connected Homes sector in 2012.
The system can be installed in customers' homes by a British Gas engineer.
In February 2015, British Gas purchased the connected home firm Alert Me in a deal worth £65 million.

Wave Smart Control overview

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Our Worcester Wave is a smart, internet connected programmable control for central heating and hot water which can be operated using a smart device.
This control is designed to have an 'intelligent conversation' with the boiler, the Wave takes advantage of advanced control features such as weather and load compensation.
The Wave only requires a 2-core wire connection between the control and the boiler, and it does not need an external wired sensor unlike standard weather compensation controls.

Does Worcester Wave work with Alexa?
This voice service allows you to send commands or change the settings of your Easy Control thermostat with little to no effort.
Once you have paired Alexa with your Easy control, you can use the voice commands below to prompt Alexa to interact with your Easy Control. 

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