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worcester controller DT20 vs hive (or similar)

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by worto03, 9 Oct 2014.

  1. worto03

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    Hi,

    I'm about to have a new boiler installed, we've been recommended a worcester bosch greenstar 30si compact and a DT20 controller.

    In my last house we went for the digital controller that came with the Vaillant boiler and found it too complicated to bother using, I'm worried we'll find the same with the DT20

    my partner works 3 days a week, so is home for the other two, then we're all over the place on weekend having two young children.

    Am I better off ditching the DT20, going for the cheapest thing I need for it to function then rigging it up to a hive system or something similar which I'll be able to connect to via my phone.

    Thanks for any advice,
    worto.
     
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    Yes Wave is transferable with a property. Also BG want to spy on your energy usage with Hive whereas Worcester have promised the data belongs to the homeowner.
     
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    Wish you hadn't added the last part about data.

    I don't think the trade trusts any of the manufacturers in that department

    Hello Mrs Smith WB here, it's been 12month since we installed your wave. this is a reminder that to continue with the extended warranty we, sorry you need to have an annual service, and we are more than happy to rip you off with a service contract.

    No, don't worry about the RGI that installed it, we're quite happy to pinch their service trade. :rolleyes:
     
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    OP the DT20 isn't overly complicated, certainly more user friendly than the Vaillant controls.
     
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    Thanks for the replies,

    petit_pablo - it's not just the complication, I'm sure I'd work it out (not so sure about my other half though!). I also want to be able to connect to it externally.

    thanks SilentDancer I'd not heard of the wave, I'll take a look at it. On first glance it certainly seems to tick all the boxes :)

    Thanks,
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    If WB can be trusted (unlikely, expect lots of marketing calls) then the wave is 10 x better than the hive simply on the one point thats it's transferable to any new home owner.
     
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