The Hot Name in Money-Saving Heating


You could save more than £100 a year on heating and hot water costs and make your home cosier than ever by choosing a Hive Active Heating System.

What Is Hive?

Hive is a trademark belonging to Centrica Connected Home Limited. This is a company which specialises in producing smart home devices and is one of Britain’s biggest connected home providers with well over 360,000 customers in August 2016.

Hive Active Heating

Hive Active Heating allows you to control your heating and hot water tank using your smartphone and a Hive Thermostat. This means that you can always return home to a warm house and hot water and know that you’re not wasting money on heating rooms or water when not necessary.

Hive claims that using its Active Heating System could save you as much as £130 every year on your energy bills by letting you switch your heating on remotely and set schedules to match your lifestyle patterns.

Buying Options

There is the option to buy Hive Active Heating with professional installation by British Gas engineers through Hive itself. This option will currently cost you £249, or £179 without installation. There is no monthly charge to pay, and you can customise your set-up to suit your individual needs.

You can add Heating Zone for £99, for example, which lets you create various temperature zones at home, and you can add a frame for £19.99 to make sure your thermostat matches your walls and interior design. Another option is to invest £29.99 and show off your thermostat on a stand.

Alternative Retailers

There is the option to buy the components for your Hive Active Heating system from a range of other third-party retailers, either with or without professional installation. A Hive Active Heating Self Install Smart Thermostat will cost you £143.20 at Argos right now, while B&Q wants £182 for the thermostat.

Maplin stocks both used and new Hive Active Heating products. Expect to pay £249 for a new set-up and a professional installation service. Other suppliers of Hive Active Heating products include Wickes, Screwfix, Amazon, John Lewis and Ebay.