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Hive Active Heating Self Install

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Product overview

• 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.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Software a let down A great concept has lots of potential but my existing Honeywell thermostat is more efficient - boiler constantly on as house gets to temperature - unlike my Honeywell that comes off and on warming the house efficiently - live the fact you can turn it off and on over Internet but the algorithms and software (called TPI) needs to be introduced to the hive quickly - returned it as I do t need my boiler to be on as much as it was with hive
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hive Active Heating - Great ! I bought the system and chose to have it installed by my friendly plumber, since I had a slight complication with the previous wiring set up but having watched him install it, I could easily have done it myself - oh well, live and learn ! The Hive system is great, and stylish, to be able to see what temp it is at home and control the heating whilst 60 miles away yesterday, was brilliant. Also got a text message on the way home to ask if I wanted to change the heating setting as the system detected I was 2 miles away from home via the smartphone app ! The scheduling is simple to use, flexible and provides lots of variants to suit week days, weekends and holidays and the 30/60 minutes boost then turn off facility, is a nice and useful option. The wireless thermostat runs on batteries which of course will need to be replaced from time to time but I think this is preferable and more flexible to the competitors that require the thermostat to be plugged into a 13 amp socket. Although my plumber hard wired the receiver next to the boiler, I set up the hub and the rest of the system and it was really easy and straightforward. I would recommend this system and compliment Maplin's on their customer service.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works brilliantly So happy with this purchase. It has updated my boiler that only had a timer and manual switch on/off and the mobile app is brilliant. This also ensures that my home now has frost protection so will never go below a certain temperature. Love it!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems very good, looks smart. I bought this to have better control of my heating as I have irregular hours. I should now be able to warm the house for when I will be at home. I have not yet used it for real though, so don't know how much I will save.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient home control We love Hive. Being able to easily set up holiday mode for heating and lighting is brilliant. We can also tweak the heating and lighting when we're home. Great products!!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good , will add movement sensors and door sensors later
Date published: 2017-01-15
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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.

Is the internal communication Bluetooth or wi-fi

Asked by: Derek
This will be WiFi connected.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-10-06

Is there a monthly cost for running this? I have read somewhere it will cost £9 a month! That would reduce the £130 a year savings.

Asked by: Rabbie
No, there is no monthly fee for this. The £9 a month you have seen is an offer that British Gas offer where their customers can own a Hive for £9 a month.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-10-06

Please could you confirm the warranty for these.

Asked by: Tails
All our products come with a 12 month warranty from date of purchase. Unless stated otherwise.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-22


Asked by: BUZZ
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-06-13

How do you connect it to the boilet

Asked by: Johnny
Hive Active Heating must be installed by a qualified professional – installation is not included in this kit.
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2017-06-12

Dose Hive Work With ISO/

Asked by: Steve
If you mean ISO time stamping, Hive does work with this, but requires a fair bit of configuration, as below:
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-06-07

Is this the Nano one or Nano two version?

Asked by: NAM75
This would be Version 2
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-07

how easy is it to wire this this up to my boiler ect.

Asked by: fred
That would depend on the installers level of wiring knowledge.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-04
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