How to install and position your Hive Thermostat stand

Close-up front view of Hive Thermostat on a thermostat stand sitting on a white sideboard with a candle, light pink box and red vase in the background

In this article we’re going to take a closer look at the Hive Thermostat stand. We’ll cover how to install it and where to put it. So you can make sure your smart heating is always working at its best.

How to install a stand for your Hive Thermostat

Our thermostat stand is really easy to install. You don’t need any equipment and you should be able to get it up and running in no time. Just follow these simple steps.

1. Remove the back plate of your smart thermostat by pressing the lever at the bottom and pulling away from the front of the device.

2. Hook the thermostat onto the stand back plate and click it in place.

Where to position your thermostat

It’s also really important to think about where to put your Hive Thermostat in its stand. In order to heat your home efficiently, it’s been designed to be super sensitive to changes in temperature. So it will work much better if you keep it in the same spot. That way you’ll know it’s working well and you won’t get any false readings.

Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you decide the best place for it in your home:

First up, some dos:

  • Do try and keep your thermostat in the same spot. It will help it maintain a constant connection with your Hive Hub and receiver.

  • Do try to make sure that spot is in the centre of your house or a room you use most frequently. That way you can make sure the rooms you spend the most amount of time in will be the perfect temperature for you and your family.

  • Do try to position your smart thermostat around 1 – 1.5 metres from the floor (the height of a sideboard or the middle of a bookshelf is usually about right). That way it’s measuring the temperature at the right height for your body most of the time.

  • Do remember that if the thermostat is positioned in the same room as a radiator controlled by a thermostatic radiator valve (TRV) it can prevent it from reaching the target temperature and cause the heating to stay on.

  • Do think about distance. Just like your WiFi connection, the signal strength will vary depending on the size of your house and thickness of your walls. If your smart thermostat doesn’t seem to be working as well as you’d like, you might want to try moving your thermostat, hub and receiver closer together.

And a few don’ts:

  • Don’t position your stand near heat sources like radiators and direct sunlight. It can make your thermostat think it’s warmer than it really is and adjust the temperature by a notch or two.

  • Don’t leave your thermostat near places which experience a sudden drop in temperature either, like your front door. Although placing it in the hallway may seem convenient so you can adjust the temperature as soon as you walk in, it’s actually one of the worst spots. Instead, connect your smart thermostat up with a motion sensor, so that as soon as you walk in it will automatically adjust the temperature for you.

  • Don’t position your smart thermostat too close to ornaments or curtains. To make accurate temperature readings, your thermostat needs a free flow of air. And if you’re wondering how do you stand your Hive thermostat up, it’s been designed with a handy support so is completely free-standing.

  • Don’t forget, we also do thermostat frames. So if you’d rather secure your thermostat to the wall, or choose which to use depending on your mood, you can check them out in our shop.

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