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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 20:05 
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Can it chill as well as heat?

It appears so.

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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 20:20 
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Well.

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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 21:28 
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I want to know how much noise it makes. Other than that: want.


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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 22:22 
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Uh...

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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 22:29 
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What am I missing? Is it another elaborate Grim... Joke?


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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 23:14 
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I thought it was just heated, I didn't realise it was self-inflating to unfold.

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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:03 
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nPower are pestering me to install a “Smart Meter” as part of some “government” “Initiative” but should I let them?

Is there any benefit to me in not letting them “monitor” my “activities”?


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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:19 
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It gives accurate meter readings, why would you not want one?

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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:23 
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The main concern is to avoid the first generation of devices as these don't currently allow for continued use of the automatic reporting functions if you change your supplier, rendering it into nothing other than a prettier way to manually read your meters.


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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:28 
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I feel like the only house left in the UK that’s never been offered a Smart Meter.

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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:34 
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The main concern is to avoid the first generation of devices as these don't currently allow for continued use of the automatic reporting functions if you change your supplier, rendering it into nothing other than a prettier way to manually read your meters.


yes that happened to me.. i am now awaiting a new smart meter..

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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:58 
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I've been offered one loads of times but have turned them down every time.

I don't see the benefit really? Apart from not having to read the meter every 3 months, what else do they do?


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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
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I've been offered one loads of times but have turned them down every time.

I don't see the benefit really? Apart from not having to read the meter every 3 months, what else do they do?


That alone is benefit enough for me, given that literally the only reason a meter exists is to allow your suppliers to bill you accurately. Why give yourself a manual job to do to make sure you're not being overcharged when you can totally not have to do that?


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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 22:16 
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Bamba wrote:
TheVision wrote:
I've been offered one loads of times but have turned them down every time.

I don't see the benefit really? Apart from not having to read the meter every 3 months, what else do they do?


That alone is benefit enough for me, given that literally the only reason a meter exists is to allow your suppliers to bill you accurately. Why give yourself a manual job to do to make sure you're not being overcharged when you can totally not have to do that?

I can't think of a single reason why.

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 Post subject: Re: Hive (Central Heating)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 22:27 
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Big Clive on YouTube keeps going on about how smart meters will let them charge for apparent power use not actual power. Something to do with modern electronics, I don't get it, but the gist is that they want to start reclaiming the profit lost in the mass switch to LED lights and such.


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