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1 Why not just burn your money? on Wed Feb 15 2017, 11:56

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Reclining in the tub last night, as I do to relax most evenings after a hard day spent shouting at people for not doing their job properly, I was happily listening to the radio when some commercials came on.

One was for British Gas and their Hive home energy management system.

In a nutshell, if you pay them £9 a month on top of your normal bill, they will set you up with a system which allows you to control your domestic heating remotely.

And the way they sell it as a good idea is by flogging the notion that you need never come home to a cold house again.

Great!

But surely this is just wasting money?

How hard is it to bang the central heating and fire on when you return home after a hard day spent shouting at people (or falling down holes / scrubbing bedpans depending on if you're Bonce / Mr Pig respectively)...?

This is a massive waste of money and (to get serious for a second) it flies in the face of current thinking regarding minimizing the burning of fossil fuels unnecessarily.

I'm surprised the government allows them to promote a product which is so inherently environmentally unfriendly.   


Am I overreacting as usual?

2 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Wed Feb 15 2017, 12:14

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Nat Lofthouse
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Complete waste of money. I don't turn the gas on when I get in anyway,I just keep my jumper on. 
Get your jumpers out. Wimps.

3 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Wed Feb 15 2017, 12:21

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Did you have one of these, back in the day...?

4 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Wed Feb 15 2017, 12:55

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
No,thank God. I looked something like this.

5 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Wed Feb 15 2017, 13:02

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker

6 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Wed Feb 15 2017, 13:07

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Razz Remember that. KP tried it. Someone should have told him it was supposed to go down the front.

7 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Wed Feb 15 2017, 13:22

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John McGinlay
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Don't most people adjust their timers so that when they get home the heating has been on for a while to warm up the place or is that just environmentally unfriendly me?

8 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Wed Feb 15 2017, 18:38

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Norpig wrote:Don't most people adjust their timers so that when they get home the heating has been on for a while to warm up the place or is that just environmentally unfriendly me?
Exactly what I do. People are technology mad these days so this hive thing is a novelty bit of tech that makes them feel a bit more like Bill Gates I reckon.

9 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Mon Feb 20 2017, 13:19

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Nat Lofthouse
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I wear a thermal vest in winter and save a fortune on heating bills. The only good thing a hive is useful for is bees.

10 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Mon Feb 20 2017, 17:49

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Nat Lofthouse
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I thought you hated Americanisms bread

11 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Mon Feb 20 2017, 19:15

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Andy Walker
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If you mean the "z", it's my works laptop and because I'm thick, I don't know how to make it do proper Englandish.

12 Re: Why not just burn your money? on Mon Feb 20 2017, 19:32

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Tony Kelly
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Reebok Trotter wrote:I wear a thermal vest in winter and save a fortune on heating bills. The only good thing a hive is useful for is bees.

And the Borg! Don't forget the Borg!

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