Hive Active Heating and Hot Water Self Install £124.99 at Amazon, Works with Amazon Alexa [Energy Class A]
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Hive Active Heating and Hot Water Self Install £124.99 at Amazon, Works with Amazon Alexa [Energy Class A]

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Found 15th Nov
Control your heating at home, or from your mobile, tablet or laptop. Never heat an empty home again so you could save up to £130 a year on your heating bills. Heating schedules – set up to 6 daily time slots a day to fit with your life. Heating Boost – for when you’re in a hurry boost for up to 6 hours.
Automatic Frost Protection – helps prevent your pipes from freezing.



Box Contains1 x Hive thermostat
1 x Hub
1 x Receiver
1 x User guide and installation guide

36 Comments

Just about to post this! Beat me to it.

How hard is this to self install?
I already have a combi boiler for my heating and hot water
Is it just a case of swapping my non smart receiver for this one?
I'm thinking of using this with SmartThings if anyone's already using it with that can you tell me if you still need to use the hive hub or will it connect directly?
Oh and how user friendly is the smartapp
Cheers
Edited by: "stefromuk" 15th Nov

Do you have one of these? Just wondering how easy the self install is.

How is this different from the Hive Active Heating kit (with no installation) on the Hive site at £99 ? - I know it says without Hive Hub - but do I need that if I just want this for heating ? it appears not. NB I have other solution for smart home so don't need the Hive hub for that.

hivehome.com/pro…lse
Edited by: "45ure" 15th Nov

Found this on Amazon -

Question:
Answer:
IMO it's roughly similar to installing a light switch. There's a power connection and a switch connection. If you know how to find/identify the wires for these then it's straightforward (you need to know if you'll get them from the boiler, the thermostat or the zone valve). If you don't know this or if you've not done … see more IMO it's roughly similar to installing a light switch. There's a power connection and a switch connection. If you know how to find/identify the wires for these then it's straightforward (you need to know if you'll get them from the boiler, the thermostat or the zone valve). If you don't know this or if you've not done any wiring of sockets or lights before then probably best to get it professionally installed. I have installed a Hive multi-zone system so feel free to ask any questions (I'm a competent DIYer, not an electrician).

45ure5 m ago

How is this different from the Hive Active Heating kit (with no …How is this different from the Hive Active Heating kit (with no installation) on the Hive site at £99 ? - I know it says without Hive Hub - but do I need that if I just want this for heating ? it appears not. NB I have other solution for smart home so don't need the Hive hub for that.https://www.hivehome.com/products/hive-active-hubless-heating-self-install?customise=false


difference is it doesn't have a hive hub? lols
sorry, had to do that.


yes you do need it unless you buy separately or already have the hub.

I’ve been waiting for Nest to drop in price but cheapest is 160 at the minute. This seems a great price, anyone know of any good reason to choose Nest over this?

Nest 3rd generation is a better product, but it is also more expensive, though device and fitting can be found for £245 from Nest Pro.

Personally, I would not do it, but if you are a competent DIY'er, it may not be a problem Voted hot
Edited by: "Jonsmyname" 15th Nov

Hopefully it is as easy as everyone is saying to install, been wanting one for ages, was going to pay £210 from Costco with installation but can’t say no to this price, hopefully if I can’t do it then it won’t cost someone that much to install for me

seenoevil20 m ago

I’ve been waiting for Nest to drop in price but cheapest is 160 at the m …I’ve been waiting for Nest to drop in price but cheapest is 160 at the minute. This seems a great price, anyone know of any good reason to choose Nest over this?



Nest learns are you go, whereas this doesnt hence I am waiting for the nest.
Having said that, it's either nest or tado for me, even though this price looks great for Hive

Waiting for nest deal

Anyone tried the Amazon Fresh code from the other deal? GREATFOOD1 takes £30 off apparently, would make this £95 which I think I would have to take.

Does anyone have this? Does it work well?

Similar question, Can I install this to a boiler that have a non smart remote?
also, this comment worried me
amazon.co.uk/Hiv…ent

I almost went the self install route, and my advice is 'DONT' you never know what could go wrong, mine took 3 visits and about 7 hours in total to install..

I would hate to of seen how much that would of cost had it not been included... 90% of self installs will go easily, but if you are part of that 10% it can go wrong quickly... mine simply refused to work properly, in the end they changed all the electric board in my emersion cupboard
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 15th Nov

I had this installed by BG for £149. Works well with Alexa and via the Hive App. Great to be able to control heating and hot water remotely.

seenoevil17 m ago

Anyone tried the Amazon Fresh code from the other deal? GREATFOOD1 takes …Anyone tried the Amazon Fresh code from the other deal? GREATFOOD1 takes £30 off apparently, would make this £95 which I think I would have to take.


Won't that be valid only for food....?

HotUKDealSeeker1 h, 12 m ago

difference is it doesn't have a hive hub? lolssorry, had to do that.yes …difference is it doesn't have a hive hub? lolssorry, had to do that.yes you do need it unless you buy separately or already have the hub.


Don’t you need the receiver to?

Don’t understand how this would work with my Combi boiler

which has an old school timer dial with the switches you flick to set timer

No, anything that you can order via Fresh. There is another post about it. Apparently I’ve used the Fresh free trial so I’m not entitled to the offer but should help someone. If you’re a prime member sign up to the free trial order then cancel subscription

Same price at argos for a quick click and collect

Also guy on amazon chat just said WHOLEFOODS is another for £25 off

seenoevil4 m ago

Also guy on amazon chat just said WHOLEFOODS is another for £25 off

Think someone's pulling your leg lol
Tried them codes anyway but didn't work as expected.

Would this also work with Google home or the Mi home app?

I have got multi zone heating in my apartment with two thermostats. It seems I will have to buy a 2nd multi zone upgrade for Hive to control both of them.

Is it possible to bypass the 2nd thermostat and control the whole apartment heating with only one Hive thermostat? Its a small apartment and I really do not want to spend an additional £100 just to control 2nd thermostat seperatly.

stefromuk18 m ago

Think someone's pulling your leg lolTried them codes anyway but didn't …Think someone's pulling your leg lolTried them codes anyway but didn't work as expected.


You can buy the hive through Fresh, the codes are just discounts for a first order

hotukdeals.com/dea…039
Edited by: "seenoevil" 15th Nov

I have the nest, and self installed. When my boiler was due a service even the BG engineer stated that the nest was vastly superior to the hive!

Another plus is the nest talks to your network via wifi and doesn't require a box to be plugged in next to your router.

Both of us are self employed and work from home, in and out erratically, so we have no need for the 'learning your routine' aspect of Nest. Given that, is there any other advantage of Nest over Hive?

Jonny6785 m ago

Both of us are self employed and work from home, in and out erratically, …Both of us are self employed and work from home, in and out erratically, so we have no need for the 'learning your routine' aspect of Nest. Given that, is there any other advantage of Nest over Hive?


Just reading up the hive thermostat takes batteries where as the nest needs mains power. We don’t have existing wiring where our current one is so the hive would win with that small part.

seenoevil9 m ago

Just reading up the hive thermostat takes batteries where as the nest …Just reading up the hive thermostat takes batteries where as the nest needs mains power. We don’t have existing wiring where our current one is so the hive would win with that small part.

Your right about hive using batteries. Nest can be hardwired to you existing thermostat wiring or powered via micro usb plugged into a normal electrical socket in any room. Truth is you will use the app more than actual unit
Edited by: "chrisom" 15th Nov

Ok I’ve finally given up and ordered one. I’m not bothered about the learning function of Nest and like the fact the hive unit takes batteries. Also had some Amazon to use so the best just seems too expensive at the moment.

Is this 1st or 2nd gen?

thedopeyone2 h, 15 m ago

Similar question, Can I install this to a boiler that have a non smart …Similar question, Can I install this to a boiler that have a non smart remote? also, this comment worried mehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Hive-Active-Heating-Install-Amazon/product-reviews/B011B3J6B8/ref=cm_cr_othr_d_btm?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews&sortBy=recent#R2HGP6HG0EQOXW



Hmm, I have had a google and it seems that the Hive system is indeed lacking TPI. That is a deal breaker for me, batteries no no batteries. I will wait for a Nest deal, or get a Honeywell smart thermostat.

Jonny67833 m ago

Hmm, I have had a google and it seems that the Hive system is indeed …Hmm, I have had a google and it seems that the Hive system is indeed lacking TPI. That is a deal breaker for me, batteries no no batteries. I will wait for a Nest deal, or get a Honeywell smart thermostat.


Been looking at this too, came across this but not looked further into what it says...

Some time ago TPI controllers were advertised as saving 10%. Very believable and from a control system point of view it all seemed very plauasible to me. Then the Buiding Research (BRE) tried them. In the controlled conditions of the laboratory they had some merit. Then they put some in real houses with real people and monitored them over time. They found NO significant difference in fuel consumption. So I saved the £100 odd quid it would have cost. To me the most influential part of any control system is the user. Good control systems help but there are massive differences in consumption with different people in the same type of house. I would not buy one until a decent real world trial prooves if they are worth it.

seenoevil2 h, 32 m ago

You can buy the hive through Fresh, the codes are just discounts for a …You can buy the hive through Fresh, the codes are just discounts for a first orderhttps://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hive-active-heating-and-hot-water-with-professional-installation-works-with-amazon-alexa-by-hive-14399-with-code-2828110?page=1&newcomment=32440039#comments-new

Ah right cheers thought it was a standard voucher.
I can't get that at my post code 😞

Now £119.99 on Amazon
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