Hive Active Heating™ Self Install

Code: A87UR

  • Control your heating from your mobile, tablet or laptop
  • No need to switch energy supplier
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo

Product details

Hive Active Heating™ Self Install

• Control your heating from your mobile, tablet or laptop
• No need to switch energy supplier
• Compatible with Amazon Echo
• Works with your existing boiler
• Save up to £130 a year on your heating bills
• Heating schedules – set up to six daily time slots
• Heating boost – for up to six hours
• Automatic frost protection – helps prevent frozen pipes
• Geolocation – heating alerts when you leave or return home
• Holiday mode – tell Hive your holiday dates and come back to a warm welcome
• Child lock – put a pin lock on your app or thermostat so children can’t tamper with it
• Text control – send your command to Hive by text
• Temperature graphs – keep track of how you are using your heating

Control your home with the Hive app

What is Hive Active heating?
Take control of your heating anytime, anywhere. Hive makes controlling your heating easy from your mobile, tablet or laptop. The app is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows devices. The next generation Hive brings you beautiful design, intuitive control and easy to use features.

Hive works no matter who supplies your energy and will work with your existing heating system. With Hive you’ll never need to heat an empty home again so you could save up to £130 a year on your heating bills.

What is in this kit?
Set up your heating and hot water with a wireless thermostat, hub and receiver. You can control your heating and hot water with the wireless thermostat. Connect your hub to your router with the Ethernet cable and control your thermostat using the Hive Smart app. The receiver allows your thermostat and hub to speak to each other.

Will Hive Active Heating work for me?
If you are buying Hive with no installation and do not have a hot water tank (combi boiler) then Hive Active Heating is right for you. If you do have a hot water tank (conventional boiler) then Hive Active Heating and Hot Water is right for you.

Hive Active Heating must be installed by a qualified professional – installation is not included in this kit.

Power source
Mains Yes
Wireless Yes
GSM smart device Yes
Push notifications Yes
remote controlled via App Yes
remote controlled via Text Yes
Operating Systems and Protocols
IOS IOS 7 or later
Android 4.0.3 or up
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz
Browser IE 10+ ,Chrome , Safari , or Fire fox
Expandable With other Hive Products
Operating Power 240 V
Geolocation Yes
Automatic frost protection Yes
In home control Yes
Indoor Yes
Track your heat temperature history Yes
Pin lock Yes
Hot water boost Yes
Usage and location Indoors dry location
Works with existing Wi-Fi router Yes via Hive hub
What’s included Wireless thermostat
Programmable daily heating events Yes
Maximum events Six
Installation requirements A working central heating system, Hive can be installed on gas or LPG systems (and certain Electric Boilers)
An existing broadband connection with a spare Ethernet port connection
An extra power socket close to your broadband router
For the Hive app you’ll need an Apple iPhone or iPad (iOS 7 or later) or a device running Android (min 4.0.3)
Laptop or tablet with internet access and an up-to-date web browser (we recommend minimum: Internet Explorer 10 or the latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari).
Hive is a British Gas innovation, but you don’t need to be a British Gas customer to buy the Hive products.

Once fitted are there any running costs, like a subscription with my gas supplier.

Asked by: Robin
No, there are no additional costs.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-01

Can this be fitted were the old programmer was using the same wires

Asked by: Andyg
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-01

Does this Hive Heating Package include the installation code in the box for self installation?

Asked by: Yevad
These do require to be installed by a qualified installer.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2017-01-02

in our house the Hive hub would be located approximately 10 M from the Hive control which would be located in another room, does the hub have sufficient range. Does the Hive controller replace a normal controller without any wiring changes? Thanks

Asked by: Pgb84
Yes, I am pleased to advise this will be fine from a wireless range perspective. Wiring wise you may have to change this as the hive would likely need a different power source to your existing thermostat.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-11-29

Is this give v3?

Asked by: Ricky123
No, this is Hive V2
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-11

Can this device work with oil fired boilers? We have separate water tank for hot water.

Asked by: Samson
We would advise to check this direct with hive this can be done with the details in the link below:
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-10-26

How long does it take to install ?

Asked by: Pudds
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-10-08

Hi. Just wondering would i be able to get a student discount on this item?

Asked by: Bal777
We do offer a student discount.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-02
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Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A87UR Hive Active Heating™ Self Install (1+) £143.00

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