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Hive Active Heating - Installed for £150 by British Gas (now confirmed)
Hive Active Heating - Installed for £150 by British Gas (now confirmed)

Hive Active Heating - Installed for £150 by British Gas (now confirmed)

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I wanted to bring this to people's attention as I believe it was missed in my original post, then voted cold as no one could confirm if it was true. I now have confirmation it works.

So, to have Hive installed by British Gas it is £250, they are now offering a £9 a month offer where you pay £9 for 24 months totalling £216, you could do this to get it cheaper but you can get it for even cheaper...

There is a flaw in the T&C's where if you have it installed then cancel 15 days AFTER its been installed (not before) you pay £150 to get out of the contract. You do not cancel before the 14 days otherwise you lose the remote control element of Hive (not being able to control on phone). Once you pay the £150 fee to exit the 24 month contract that's it, all done. You have Hive for £150 supplied, installed and setup.

I did this back in February, I originally thought I would have to pay at least one months subscription of £9 but did not

All you have to do is call 0800 691 1406, organise a install date then 15 days after installation, call British Gas and cancel the contract

Note totake advantage of this you have to be an existing British Gas customer (energy, HomeCare or a 5 year warranty)

My original post - hotukdeals.com/mis…586

T&C's below:

britishgas.co.uk/sma…tml

[1] Available to new and existing HomeCare customers only. If you cancel your HomeCare product and have no other products with British Gas, the price you pay for your Hive Active Heating will increase to £10 per month. If you purchase an eligible British Gas product again in the future, your price will go back down. Prices subject to change.

[2] The subscription is ongoing and will continue until cancelled. Cancellation fees apply in the first 24 months. A fee of £150 will be charged if cancelled within the first 12 months and £70 if cancelled after 12 months but before 24 months.

FULL T&C's here - britishgas.co.uk/aem…pdf

Top comments

andynicol

I was dubious, like you, but I opted for the Nest thermostat, installed … I was dubious, like you, but I opted for the Nest thermostat, installed several months ago now, went from using my heating on timer for at least 6 hours per day to an average now of 2hrs 15mins, and heating is at a constant temperature.



Yeah because it's spring time and you don't need your heating on any more.
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heat

Cheers op... Having mine installed next week.
Was looking at cancelling after the 12 month.

So will go down this route if it means you don't lose the remote side of things

[1] Available to new and existing HomeCare customers only. 

Waste of money imo.

barron201253

Waste of money imo.



really why ?

cleverguy12

[1] Available to new and existing HomeCare customers only. 



What other types of customers are they?

Available @ Argos for £143 seen here, would save the hassle of cancelling etc, it is simple to install.



I have 2 separate thermostats and controls in the house. Will this £150 deal replace them both and still allow independent control of both?

barron201253

Waste of money imo.



I was dubious, like you, but I opted for the Nest thermostat, installed several months ago now, went from using my heating on timer for at least 6 hours per day to an average now of 2hrs 15mins, and heating is at a constant temperature.

What did we do before Hive ?

It won't be much longer before we don't even have to wipe our backsides!

Gozer

I have 2 separate thermostats and controls in the house. Will this £150 … I have 2 separate thermostats and controls in the house. Will this £150 deal replace them both and still allow independent control of both?



No will only allow control of one zone

barron201253

It won't be much longer before we don't even have to wipe our backsides!


You wipe?

Love mine. Don't care if it saves money or not, it's a gadget that i can control with my voice.

Any deals on receiver and stat alone? I already have an Hub!
Thanks

Absolutely love our hive and i'm a technophobe! x

Gozer

I have 2 separate thermostats and controls in the house. Will this £150 … I have 2 separate thermostats and controls in the house. Will this £150 deal replace them both and still allow independent control of both?



salus thermostat has an addon which allows you to control a second zone. Its cheaper than having 2 nest thermostats. But is simpler in what it can do.

andynicol

I was dubious, like you, but I opted for the Nest thermostat, installed … I was dubious, like you, but I opted for the Nest thermostat, installed several months ago now, went from using my heating on timer for at least 6 hours per day to an average now of 2hrs 15mins, and heating is at a constant temperature.



Yeah because it's spring time and you don't need your heating on any more.

KongDonkey

What did we do before Hive ?


What did we do before the internet?
It's called progress (_;)
Edited by: "souljacker" 10th Apr

Gozer

I have 2 separate thermostats and controls in the house. Will this £150 … I have 2 separate thermostats and controls in the house. Will this £150 deal replace them both and still allow independent control of both?



Hive can do multi zone, you need an extra thermostat, just call them and get a price for the multi zone option, you probably pay a one-off upfront fee for the extra stat.

we paid 3 installments of £66....... would recommend as its a great thing to have

Is it really saving money if you are at home all day? I can understand turning it off if out of the house, but surely it does not save if you are actually at home all the time.

barron201253

It won't be much longer before we don't even have to wipe our backsides!



Hopefully, but those type of toilets are still around £5,000 at the moment.

KongDonkey

What did we do before Hive ?



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ian18

Is it really saving money if you are at home all day? I can understand … Is it really saving money if you are at home all day? I can understand turning it off if out of the house, but surely it does not save if you are actually at home all the time.




id say the only way these things save money is if you go out and leave your heating on. Then you can remotely turn it off (if you remember) or if you have geo tagging going on. Otherwise there just a very expensive thermostat.

Hive has saved me hundreds already, only been in 4 months, bills were crazy high due to an uncontrollable thermostat and timer, now the temp is regulated and controllable when home or away, hot water on for just a couple of hours a day, made a massive difference ! Paid about £120 in a Black Friday deal, plumber fitted it for £20

MarkT1967

Any deals on receiver and stat alone? I already have an Hub!Thanks



Yes British Bas do a reduced price if you already have the hub via Boiler IQ or to upgrade from the original remote heating controls with hub

sherific

Yeah because it's spring time and you don't need your heating on any more.



Several months ago it wasn't...

KongDonkey

What did we do before Hive ?



Leave the heating on longer than required..?



sprite127594

id say the only way these things save money is if you go out and leave … id say the only way these things save money is if you go out and leave your heating on. Then you can remotely turn it off (if you remember) or if you have geo tagging going on. Otherwise there just a very expensive thermostat.



​Thanks. So will not save money if at home most of the time.

I went for nest deal at £155 from b&q. Was simple to install as I've got a wireless thermostat already. I looked at the hive but it's so damn ugly l. Also I not have nest smoke detectors and hue bulbs so all works nicely with each other.

The benefit for me is that all I could do was put heating on a timer. So it was either on or off at set times. Now I can set it to come on 'if the temperature falls below'. So, when I used to go on holiday in winter months I would leave it timed to come on to prevent pipes freezing in case we got a cold snap. None of that any more. So it's saved money there. Also, I used to have it timed to come on for us coming in from work, but these days the temperature is fluctuating wildly and it would be silly to have it on when it's 16 degrees, but then the next day might be 10, so I switch it on to boost as I leave the office. Also I only had a clock timer so didn't have an option to change weekend times - I can with hive. I just badgered the engineers every time they came until I got it on a deal at £150, fitted there and then.

Nest is better

what happen if ya loose ya phone

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mrkritt

what happen if ya loose ya phone



Use a computer or tablet

KongDonkey

What did we do before Hive ?



Live in caves and hunt.

westernise

Nest is better


Why?
Genuine question... I've been struggling to find anything to convince me otherwise, other than Nest being a Google company (i think). Which would be enough to put some people off.
Edited by: "FREEZIN_WOLF" 10th Apr

what you got against Google? genuine question...

spruceyb

Hopefully, but those type of toilets are still around £5,000 at the … Hopefully, but those type of toilets are still around £5,000 at the moment.


Still works out cheaper than a wife. X)

steve.bath

Hive has saved me hundreds already, only been in 4 months, bills were … Hive has saved me hundreds already, only been in 4 months, bills were crazy high due to an uncontrollable thermostat and timer, now the temp is regulated and controllable when home or away, hot water on for just a couple of hours a day, made a massive difference ! Paid about £120 in a Black Friday deal, plumber fitted it for £20



I don't believe this at all. Bull
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