Hive Active Heating and Hot Water Self Install, Works with Amazon Alexa. £109 Sold & Fulfilled by Amazon
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Hive Active Heating and Hot Water Self Install, Works with Amazon Alexa. £109 Sold & Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 29th Nov
It's the cheapest Amazon price, I personally have a Nest at work but need something for home so might get this as its cheaper.

Product details
  • Control your heating and hot water 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 and Hot water schedules – set up to 6 daily time slots a day to fit with your life
  • Heating and Hot Water Boost – for when you’re in a hurry boost for up to 6 hours
  • Automatic Frost Protection – helps prevent your pipes from freezing

44 Comments

Not too hot, but still a good price. I am not sure if Nest is better than this.
Edited by: "Yandex" 29th Nov

Yandex16 m ago

Not too hot, but still a good price. I am not sure if Nest is better than …Not too hot, but still a good price. I am not sure if Nest is better than this.


Best I've seen for the complete v2 kit, other than that there was the deal with two free bulbs for a tenner more last week which assumes you wanted the bulbs too.

Obviously the £60 v1 deal was the best but long gone now.

I know this may have been answered in earlier posts but i only require the heating only function as i have a combi-boiler. Will this kit still work? Also how hard is it to add a multizone?

Anybody know how easy the self install is for this product ?

Razrav i have combi boiler and only use hive for heating function. Its pretty easy to use not sure aboit multizone though

kellym17 m ago

Razrav i have combi boiler and only use hive for heating function. Its …Razrav i have combi boiler and only use hive for heating function. Its pretty easy to use not sure aboit multizone though


Thank you, i think ill go with this and get a multizone kit separately. Much appreciated

Do you have to pay an ongoing monthly fee after installing Hive ??? I've seen a deal at Maplin where you can get a full professional install included for £159 but will there be ongoing fees ???


maplin.co.uk/p/h…9tr

mikbish7 m ago

Do you have to pay an ongoing monthly fee after installing Hive ??? I've …Do you have to pay an ongoing monthly fee after installing Hive ??? I've seen a deal at Maplin where you can get a full professional install included for £159 but will there be ongoing fees ???https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/hive-active-heating-with-professional-install-a49tr




No you don't have to, subscription gets you the ability to have text alerts from Hive Window / Door sensors. + % off some Hive products (not sure on other benefits). I have 9 Hive products in my house (heating, bulbs, plugs, sensors) and use them all without a subscription.

RazRav36 m ago

I know this may have been answered in earlier posts but i only require the …I know this may have been answered in earlier posts but i only require the heating only function as i have a combi-boiler. Will this kit still work? Also how hard is it to add a multizone?


Adding multizone is just a couple of extra entries in the app, you do actually need a multizone heating system to start with though, this doesn't replumb your house for you

DBO18735 m ago

Anybody know how easy the self install is for this product ?


Piece of cake if you didn't have a moron install your heating who ignored all common standards for wiring, unfortunately, from what some people have posted in the past, there seems to be a lot of morons posing as plumbers out there!

Obviously are a lot of decent ones out there so no offence to any plumber that doesn't deserve it

b1g1an58 m ago

Best I've seen for the complete v2 kit, other than that there was the deal …Best I've seen for the complete v2 kit, other than that there was the deal with two free bulbs for a tenner more last week which assumes you wanted the bulbs too.Obviously the £60 v1 deal was the best but long gone now.


Was £94 (once cashback paid) from AO the other day

Yandex1 h, 46 m ago

Not too hot, but still a good price. I am not sure if Nest is better than …Not too hot, but still a good price. I am not sure if Nest is better than this.


Go for the nest if I was you my hive is doing my nut in permanently offline and the nest looks cooler and it doesn’t work with google home I knew I should of bought an echo instead
Edited by: "the.porter" 29th Nov

the.porter47 m ago

Go for the nest if I was you my hive is doing my nut in permanently …Go for the nest if I was you my hive is doing my nut in permanently offline and the nest looks cooler and it doesn’t work with google home I knew I should of bought an echo instead


And I have a Tado which is great and worth looking at. It has geofencing and knows when you're out of the house. Then on the way home it starts heating the house up automatically. I have this linked up to google home and it works a treat. I prefer the minimalist look too...
Edited by: "Monkeycymru" 29th Nov

Works with google home now as well

Im interested in getting one of these but can't find the info I need. My current timer is in a cupboard with the thermostat on the wall in the kitchen. Where would this need to be fitted? Do you need a separate thermostat?

I have a combi boiler in the loft if that's relevant.
Edited by: "Austinhead" 29th Nov

b1g1an1 h, 8 m ago

Adding multizone is just a couple of extra entries in the app, you do …Adding multizone is just a couple of extra entries in the app, you do actually need a multizone heating system to start with though, this doesn't replumb your house for you


Thanks buddy, i’ve currently got dual stats, one upstairs and one downstairs so i’m presuming my radiators have the valves built in for multizones. Thanks for the input, hopefully once the main systems fitted i’ll be able to add the multizone. I opted for the engineer install as i don’t have any electrical exp.

VN12525025 m ago

Works with google home now as well


No it doesn't only lights

we have a combi with one thermostat on the wall in the hall. (not the same location as boiler) I am assuming I need "heating only" ..does this just simply replace my existing thermostat?

Is it worth me getting anything extra (more thermostats etc) for it? I also, ideally, want to relocate where the existing one is ( a draughty hallway), will this be possible ?
Edited by: "Immatoity" 29th Nov

Tempted...

Hive or Nest which one would be better for ecotec system boiler & megaflow.? thanks
Edited by: "nd4spd" 29th Nov

RazRav1 h, 24 m ago

Thanks buddy, i’ve currently got dual stats, one upstairs and one d …Thanks buddy, i’ve currently got dual stats, one upstairs and one downstairs so i’m presuming my radiators have the valves built in for multizones. Thanks for the input, hopefully once the main systems fitted i’ll be able to add the multizone. I opted for the engineer install as i don’t have any electrical exp.


Perfect

Sorry for having to state it but you'd be amazed how many don't get it.

Finally ordered after years of sitting on the fence!

Yandex4 h, 2 m ago

Not too hot, but still a good price. I am not sure if Nest is better than …Not too hot, but still a good price. I am not sure if Nest is better than this.


I know Nest learns your schedule but it doesn't allow you to simply have the heating come on and off when you want by adding timing...... I've read many reviews that Nest actually ends up costing you more.

b1g1an33 m ago

Perfect Sorry for having to state it but you'd be amazed how many …Perfect Sorry for having to state it but you'd be amazed how many don't get it.


Top bloke! Thanks, these things are confusing

Bigcats301 h, 51 m ago

I know Nest learns your schedule but it doesn't allow you to simply have …I know Nest learns your schedule but it doesn't allow you to simply have the heating come on and off when you want by adding timing...... I've read many reviews that Nest actually ends up costing you more.


No you can turn learning of and just set timers for it

Tempting!

My combi boiler is 19 year old now,not sure Hive or Nest would work with it tbh

1616french5 m ago

My combi boiler is 19 year old now,not sure Hive or Nest would work with …My combi boiler is 19 year old now,not sure Hive or Nest would work with it tbh


Mine's a 25 year old proper boiler and Hive works a treat with it.

If I have a combi boiler what hive deal would I need?
The heating type only or heating and hot water type?

also with 2 bulbs for 119.99 link

I have a British Gas own heating controller. Looks like the Hive, but is much simpler. Would it just be a case of switching them to get Hive working? And installing the hub near my router, obvs.

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DJBenz46 m ago

I have a British Gas own heating controller. Looks like the Hive, but is …I have a British Gas own heating controller. Looks like the Hive, but is much simpler. Would it just be a case of switching them to get Hive working? And installing the hub near my router, obvs. [Image]


I'm pretty sure it's all part of Centrica so it might be very similar technology.

Immatoity6 h, 5 m ago

we have a combi with one thermostat on the wall in the hall. (not the same …we have a combi with one thermostat on the wall in the hall. (not the same location as boiler) I am assuming I need "heating only" ..does this just simply replace my existing thermostat?Is it worth me getting anything extra (more thermostats etc) for it? I also, ideally, want to relocate where the existing one is ( a draughty hallway), will this be possible ?


Did you get an answer to this? I'm wondering a similar thing.

DJBenz1 h, 22 m ago

I have a British Gas own heating controller. Looks like the Hive, but is …I have a British Gas own heating controller. Looks like the Hive, but is much simpler. Would it just be a case of switching them to get Hive working? And installing the hub near my router, obvs. [Image]


The buttons and knob are identical, could literally just be a simplified, wired version of the current Hive.

Austinhead16 m ago

Did you get an answer to this? I'm wondering a similar thing.


Just installed Hive myself. Like you I had a stat on the wall connected to a Drayton digital timer by the combi boiler. All I did was remove the stat and replace with the Hive main unit, 2 screws in the wall. Removed the digital timer and replaced with the Hive receiver. The receiver also fitted onto the existing backplate that the timer was on. Had to wire in an extra link between pins though. I then connected the hub to my router (hardwire). The hub was taking ages to update, over an hour, so called the Hive people and they showed me how to connect the stat directly to the receiver so you don't even need the hub, the hub is just for using the app and controlling the heating when your not at home or can't be bothered to get up.....! Easy to install, connecting to the hub took longer. Easy to use, looks good to. I was always told to put the stat in the coldest part of the house, but you can put it wherever you like. Hope that helps.

What's the difference between the silver hive on amazon and the black one in argos?

ses6jwg2 h, 29 m ago

What's the difference between the silver hive on amazon and the black one …What's the difference between the silver hive on amazon and the black one in argos?


Think it’s the color.

I’ll get my coat.

1616french15 h, 46 m ago

If I have a combi boiler what hive deal would I need?The heating type only …If I have a combi boiler what hive deal would I need?The heating type only or heating and hot water type?


You only need the heating one as your hot water is done by you turning on the taps.......

the.porter20 h, 41 m ago

No it doesn't only lights


It works for me. Took a bit of time to get it to work but works can assure you

Okay, all I have in my wee place is a combi boiler and a timer for the heating, no thermostat or fancy multizone or anything.

And all I want to do it replace the timer with a fancypants one that I can control over the interwebs - what do I actually need as the various options are confusing me! I guess, ideally (but optionally if it;s not a thing), a wireless thermostat that links to the timer would be good too - I don't want to deal with wiring and stuff!

Is there a simple solution for my setup?

Cheers!
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