The scariest day of the year…

By Emily

Programming your thermostat shouldn’t be scary

Shivers, unexplained icy breezes and things that go bump in the night. There’s one day in the calendar that brings our attention to these creepy goings-on. Walking into cold rooms and clunks and clanks from the very depths of your homes’ heating are enough to send a shiver up anyone’s spine. You may be willing someone else in your home to confront it; avoiding it altogether or pretending it’s not there. As the nights draw in and it gets colder it’s absolutely inevitable that you’re going to have to do something about it. But as scary as it is, it’s time to face up to…..setting the thermostat.

Age old thermostats can turn even the happiest of homes into a haunted house as the seasons change. A sudden cold snap can leave your household shivering and reaching for the program instruction book, or worse still, cause damage to unprotected pipes if you’re not home and can’t put low level heating on.

If you’d rather avoid the annual battle with your thermostat, can never find the instructions and indeed barely understand them when you do; it’s time for a change. Keep your home energy efficient with the Nest Learning Thermostat™ and let it do the setting for you. Simply turn the dial for the first few days toyou’re your Nest know the temperatures you like. Then it’ll create a personalised schedule for your home, learning all the time. And unlike an old thermostat – automatically adapts to your changing life.

Face your fear and switch to our fixed tariff, Intelligent Control – October 2016 which comes with a Nest Thermostat installed at no extra cost (worth £249). The Nest Thermostat programs itself, and you can control your heating from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Plus, a correctly programmed thermostat could save you up to £150 a year say the Energy Saving Trust.

And, your energy prices are frozen until 31 October 2016.

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Intelligent Control – October 2016: Prices fixed until 31/10/16 subject to governmental or regulatory requirements. An early exit fee of £50 per fuel may apply before 12/09/16.

Installation: Includes standard installation of a Nest Learning Thermostat™. If your property is not eligible for standard installation, you may incur additional charges should you decide to proceed with the installation.

Eligibility: Requires dual fuel Direct Debit with a standard credit meter and online account management with paperless billing. You must be a homeowner with a compatible and fully working central heating system and boiler, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Subject to availability and may be withdrawn, suspended or amended at any time. Full terms and conditions at

Save up to £150: Installing and correctly using a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves could save £70-£150 a year. Energy Saving Trust, 2014.

Worth £249: £179 is the retail price chargeable by npower for the Nest Learning Thermostat and the standard npower installation charge is £70, if purchased as a standalone product without your gas/electricity supply. All prices are inclusive of VAT. Correct as at 25/09/14.

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