Hive Active Heating is now £5 per month for British Gas customers with no initial payment or installation charge (24 month contract so £120 spread across 2 years)
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Hive Active Heating is now £5 per month for British Gas customers with no initial payment or installation charge (24 month contract so £120 spread across 2 years)

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Found 20th May 2014
This is available to purchase (for British Gas or non British Gas customers) for £199.

Although they have now released this new offer for British Gas customers only of £5 per month with a 24 month contract making it £120 across the two years.

'You could be making origami, from a slice of beef pastrami…..'

42 Comments

I have this. It's great. You will get your money back with the money you save by switching off the heating and water when you are not in via phone.

Looks good

Hotwheel107

I have this. It's great. You will get your money back with the money you … I have this. It's great. You will get your money back with the money you save by switching off the heating and water when you are not in via phone.



or save even more by turning the heating of just before you leave the house

Makes sense to turn everything off while you're out. Just set the timer??!!

Do they have a gadget that will tell me to switch off my car`s engine when Im not using it over the weekend?

or maybe a gadget that will cost me only £120 that will tell me when its time to switch off my central heating in the summer when its getting too hot because its 25c outside in the shade. ?

patchypirates

Makes sense to turn everything off while you're out. Just set the … Makes sense to turn everything off while you're out. Just set the timer??!!



It's 2014 not 2001. Who the hell uses timers now oO
Edited by: "M0nk3h" 20th May 2014

Really, this is a thing and people pay for it?

Im sure there will be an app one day that can turn off your brain......

michaelgordon2

Really, this is a thing and people pay for it?



Well yes. You could just buy a wifi enabled thermostat.

The only thing it doesn't seem to suggest you own it so I guess you will be paying more £5 for ever. A Salus iT500 will cost about £140 plus about £60 for a fitter (or you could do it yourself). So after about 40 months it will be cheaper to buy your own system.

Hotwheel107

I have this. It's great. You will get your money back with the money you … I have this. It's great. You will get your money back with the money you save by switching off the heating and water when you are not in via phone.



You must be minted having the heating on whilst you're out.

M0nk3h

It's 2014 not 2001. Who the hell uses timers now oO



Everyone else.

poolman

Im sure there will be an app one day that can turn off your brain......



It must be out already judging by some on this site

Banned

Save your £5 per month by not taking this service and use your common sense to use your timer OR by turning Off your central heating before leaving home. And spend that £5 quid on eating almonds to make your mind clever And obviously no one cannot buy common sense. lolz

I'll stick with the traditional way of setting the water and heating until they offer Hive for free.. Personally I can't see it saving me much money and more hassle than its worth

M0nk3h

It's 2014 not 2001. Who the hell uses timers now oO





Oh yes silly me, I should pay £120 to turn it off when I'm out. The world is going mad

why buy a toaster when you can get some free sticks and some cheap matches?! kettles?! you mugs! pick your own damn strawberries and grow your own veg! umbrella?! what a loser just get wet.

how are some of you even using the Internet?!

lovw this site for the hypocritical freaks and weirdos.

dcross1

why buy a toaster when you can get some free sticks and some cheap … why buy a toaster when you can get some free sticks and some cheap matches?! kettles?! you mugs! pick your own damn strawberries and grow your own veg! umbrella?! what a loser just get wet. how are some of you even using the Internet?! lovw this site for the hypocritical freaks and weirdos.



Hypocritical wasting £5 a month replacing what timers/thermostats do anyway?

Rather judgmental calling others freaks and weirdos is it not?

Cold,based on this having the most 'kin irritating stupid advert known to man.

Ok - some people will not benefit from this, but great for others. We've had this for around 6 months now and have found it really useful being able to monitor the temps in the house both when at home and when out of the house. If not returning home as expected then the heating can be switched off and switched back on later on the way home. Was particularly useful when returning home from a holiday during the winter as we could just switch the heating off while away and then remotely put it on during the journey home.

We mainly did ours as we didn't have a timer on our boiler at all, and are very happy with the result. However if you already have even a basic timer, it might be worth waiting another few months as there are numerous new systems coming on to the market which do similar jobs which may be cheaper or better.

BarmyBulldog

Hypocritical wasting £5 a month replacing what timers/thermostats do … Hypocritical wasting £5 a month replacing what timers/thermostats do anyway? Rather judgmental calling others freaks and weirdos is it not?



no

Surely not the only per one who has heating and water always off unless the waters gone cole or it's cold in the house. Once on our heating and water turns itself of after an hour or three automatically depending on time set. The boot convenience I see this having is being able to switch the heating or water on while upstairs, would jump on this at £50.

what an absolutely ridiculous thing. thermostats and timers do the job.

dcross1

no



You must have excelled at English in school, well done!

BarmyBulldog

Hypocritical wasting £5 a month replacing what timers/thermostats do … Hypocritical wasting £5 a month replacing what timers/thermostats do anyway? Rather judgmental calling others freaks and weirdos is it not?



I think it's more aimed at busy people who often don't know when they will be home. So you can set it to come on when you leave the office.

Or to keep an eye on the missus who sets the heating thinking shes in Abu Dhabi!

999kernow

what an absolutely ridiculous thing. thermostats and timers do the job.



lol from Cornwall I take it?

you really are boiling water on open fires. fair play to you. Ignore the hypocritical comment just for you

BarmyBulldog

You must have excelled at English in school, well done!



cheerz

nest is a better product

Hotwheel107

I have this. It's great. You will get your money back with the money you … I have this. It's great. You will get your money back with the money you save by switching off the heating and water when you are not in via phone.



I can guarantee this could not save me money, £5 a month represents over 35% of my current gas bill and there's no way a device that replaces me turning on the heating , when I feel cold (or the hot water when I want a shower), can save me money.

I'd imagine a better investment of £5 a month would be increasing the levels of insulation in your house.

mike

Have this and think its great. Good for shift workers working odd hours. Also used it more than once when going on holiday and forgotten to turn off the heating.

I found an app today that tells me if i need to go to the toilet. Its great its only £5 a month and stops me soiling myself.

My brother got one aswell but his tells him when to breathe and now he can breathe in and out without constantly falling unconscious like he was doing before finding this wonderful App.

I got this for £199 so this is a fantastic deal.

hooray henry

I found an app today that tells me if i need to go to the toilet. Its … I found an app today that tells me if i need to go to the toilet. Its great its only £5 a month and stops me soiling myself. My brother got one aswell but his tells him when to breathe and now he can breathe in and out without constantly falling unconscious like he was doing before finding this wonderful App.



and my point is proven. thank you

freak or weirdo.

mjbuckhurst

I can guarantee this could not save me money, £5 a month represents over … I can guarantee this could not save me money, £5 a month represents over 35% of my current gas bill and there's no way a device that replaces me turning on the heating , when I feel cold (or the hot water when I want a shower), can save me money.I'd imagine a better investment of £5 a month would be increasing the levels of insulation in your house.mike



Many people like to pre-heat their home so it's warm when they get home. If say I finish work an hour late one day a week and twice in the month I go out straight from work I would have saved the £5 a month (based on a total of not having the heating on for 10 hours in the month).

In the summer or if your a very low user you may not save much. I bet your winter bill is more than £15 a month (unless you can manage with the heating on for 1 hour a day).

So no it's not for everybody. If you you work set shifts or turn it on and off then you come in out it may not save you money. But for many people with busy lives and families it could save you quite a bit.

The big question is if you want to be saving money why would you get your utilities from British Gas!

I've had Hive fitted for free when I switched to British Gas last month. This was an offer which is, apparently, no longer available.

I love it and can already see advantages over a normal thermostat. I'm normally home from work by 7pm but if I'm late, I can always turn heating off from wherever I am. This definitely saves heating an empty home.

If you don't think it's useful just keep using your normal thermostat.

Highly recommended in my opinion.

dcross1

and my point is proven. thank youfreak or weirdo.



Sleep now troll

This is a brilliant app. Freezing the tits off your wife whilst out at the pub on a sat night is worth £5 a month !!

BarmyBulldog

Sleep now troll



and your still going? what library is open at this time?

dcross1

and your still going? what library is open at this time?




Shh shh shh lets took you in now, you've had enough fun for one day

I'm with most of the others here. This won't save you money at all, unless we get hit by a sudden sharp frost when you aren't going to be home for a few days then it may save a burst pipe.
This will however save the discomfort of waiting 20 minutes or so for the house to warm up, assisted by body heat of the occupant who runs upstairs to boost it. My timer is set to just cycle the pump and 3 port valve daily.
Sorry, I'm not convinced it's worth anything more than showing off to the neighbours.

liamf12

I'm with most of the others here. This won't save you money at all, … I'm with most of the others here. This won't save you money at all, unless we get hit by a sudden sharp frost when you aren't going to be home for a few days then it may save a burst pipe.This will however save the discomfort of waiting 20 minutes or so for the house to warm up, assisted by body heat of the occupant who runs upstairs to boost it. My timer is set to just cycle the pump and 3 port valve daily.Sorry, I'm not convinced it's worth anything more than showing off to the neighbours.



im sure thats what they said about remote controls...

its new its costs a bit but in the end we will all have one eventually and probably part of the system. but until then this is the future now and for little cost. I can afford the fiver a month so its hot from me.

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