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Hive Active Heating

Get the temperature at home just right from wherever you are. And now with a FREE Amazon Echo Dot, just ask Alexa to boost your heating.

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Get the temperature at home just right from wherever you are. And now with a FREE Amazon Echo Dot, just ask Alexa to boost your heating.

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Smart heating

Save energy by only using your thermostat when you need it

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Mobile control

Manage heating and hot water schedules easily from your smartphone

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Save more

You could save up to £120 a year by not having to heat an empty home

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Compatible

Works with most heating systems and your existing energy supplier

So many ways to manage your home heating

All managed through the Hive App

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Set daily schedules

Set up to 6 time slots for your heating and hot water

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Know when you've left the heating on

With Geolocation, your Hive thermostat knows if you’ve gone out and left the heating on. It can then send you a reminder to turn it off.

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Protect your pipes

When the temperature drops below 7°C inside your home, Frost Protection turns on your heating to help stop your pipes from freezing.

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Set daily schedules

Set up to 6 time slots for your heating and hot water


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Know when you've left the heating on

With Geolocation, your Hive thermostat knows if you’ve gone out and left the heating on. It can then send you a reminder to turn it off.


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Protect your pipes

When the temperature drops below 7°C inside your home, Frost Protection turns on your heating to help stop your pipes from freezing.

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Installation you can trust

Let an expert British Gas engineer set everything up for you, usually within the hour, and help you get started. Less hassle and more peace of mind.

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Works with what you've got

There's no need to stress about upgrading your boiler or switching your energy service - Hive Active Heating will work seamlessly with any energy supplier and most common boilers.

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Calculate your savings

Find out how much you could save on your energy bill with Hive Active Heating

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Choose a frame or stand to match your home

Choose a thermostat frame from colours matched to the Dulux signature colour range, so it blends perfectly into your home. And with a stand, you can put your thermostat wherever you want.


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Adjust your heating with your voice

Hive works with Alexa and Google Assistant. So if you're settled in for the evening on the sofa, then stay exactly where you are. Just say, “Alexa, tell Hive to boost my heating” and it will give you one hour of extra heat before switching itself off.


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Control every room with Hive Radiator Valves

For even more control of your heating, you can pair the new Hive Radiator Valve with Hive Active Heating. They're easy to install yourself and help you manage your heating room by room, all from your smartphone.

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Here are the answers to a few key questions, to help you have your

Hive Active Heating up and running in no time.

Gas & LPG - Hive works with most UK gas and LPG central heating systems and our professional installation engineers are trained to work on both.

Oil boilers - Hive works with most oil boilers and, if you have an existing conventional thermostat or programmer, it can replace either. If you have existing intelligent oil boiler heating controls that modulate your heating, Hive will not replace this functionality. As for installation, our engineers don’t install Hive Active Heating on oil boilers, so we recommend contacting an OFTEC-qualified engineer for help.

Electric boilers - if your boiler works with a standard room thermostat and/or programmer then Hive can control it. Hive doesn’t work with storage heaters or individual plug-in electric room heaters.

Other systems - Our engineers don’t install on solid fuel boilers (such as biomass systems or coal) and heat pumps. We haven’t tested on these systems and can’t guarantee compatibility.

In the unlikely event that Hive Active Heating cannot be installed in your home, you can receive a full refund for your purchase (valid for 14 days from the point you receive the product or the day of your installation).

What types of Heating control systems and boilers are incompatible with Hive Active Heating?

Honeywell SmartFit Controls - this system, sometimes installed to control gas and LPG boilers, is part of the existing central heating system and isn’t compatible with other external heating controls. Hive can’t be installed with it unless the engineer removes the SmartFit controls first, including all electrically operated valves.

Vaillant VR 65 Control Centre - This is an external controller fitted to some compatible Vaillant boilers. It’s part of the existing central heating system and isn’t compatible with other external heating controls. Hive can’t be installed with it unless the engineer removes the Valiant external controller.

Incompatible boiler models:

  • Worcester Bosch ICC2 - ZWBR 11-37A (GC number: 4710810)
  • Worcester Bosch *C*RD 537i (GC number: 4710811)
  • Worcester Bosch *C*RD 542i (GC number: 4710812)
  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar HE Plus - ZWBR 7-28A (GC number: 4731156)
  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar HE Plus - ZWBR 11-35A (GC number: 4731157)
  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar 30 HE Plus Combi (GC number: 4731175)
  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar 35 HE Plus L Combi (GC number: 4731176)
  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar R 30HE Plus (GC number: 4731179)
  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar R 35HE Plus (GC number: 4731180)
  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar R 40HE Plus (GC number: 4731181)

For less hassle and more peace of mind, we always recommend installation by a gas safe certified engineer.

You can choose to have it set up by our trusted installation partner, British Gas. It’s really straightforward: a certified British Gas engineer will bring your kit and set everything up for you, usually within an hour. They’ll also show you how to use it so you can get started straight away.

Just remember they'll need access to your boiler, broadband router (you'll need a spare Ethernet port) and a spare power socket near your router. You can set up Hive Active Heating yourself, but you’ll need to be comfortable with wiring a receiver box into your boiler. We’ve created an installation guide that you can download here.

Our wireless thermostat can be fixed to a wall in your home or you can choose to get a stand for it, so you can move it wherever works for you.

  1. A wireless thermostat that lets you control your heating.
  2. A Hive Hub that connects to your broadband router so you can control your heating remotely via the Hive app from your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
  3. A receiver that’s wired to your boiler, telling it when to turn on and off.

Yes. If you have a conventional heating system (which means you have a separate hot water cylinder) you can control your hot water with Hive. Hot water can be controlled within the Hive app by selecting Hot Water in the app dashboard.

You can’t control your water temperature with Hive Active Heating, but you can turn your hot water on or off, set a schedule or boost it (which turns the hot water on for 1-6 hours).

Hive Hint: You can usually set the temperature of the hot water directly on your cylinder.

Hive supports wet underfloor heating systems but does not currently support electric underfloor systems. The heat produced from underfloor heating ensures an even distribution of heat in rooms, so it is one of the most energy efficient ways to heat your home.

Geolocation sends you an alert when you’ve left home with the heating on. Or when you’re coming back and the temperature’s set lower than you’d like. Then you can just adjust it from the app if you want to.
It’s switched off by default but it’s easy to turn it on in the app. Then you just set your preferred temperatures and how far from home you’d like to be notified at.

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