HIVE ACTIVE HEATING MULTI-ZONE & 2 Free Bulbs £99.99 @ Screwfix
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HIVE ACTIVE HEATING MULTI-ZONE & 2 Free Bulbs £99.99 @ Screwfix

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Expires on 07/01/2018Found 16th Oct
Comes with 2 free bulbs of either GLS or ES worth £18.99 Each

Buy either 4632J, 5215J or 9625K Hive Active Heating Thermostat and get any 2 FREE Hive Active LED Light bulbs, either 8674R or 4959R. Discount applied when all items are added to trolley. Promotion valid until 07/01/18.

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Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so hot water on demand and just put the heating on when it's cold simple...

I really rate the hive app and system, I’ve been able to reduce our bills. I am much more likely to adjust the heating and water on my mobile than I was when we had controls separately.
I would recommend this system.

This is NOT a complete system. This is for an additional thermostat for controlling an additional zone.

FWIW I bought a complete system from Costco (includes fitting by British gas) for £202 - offer still available
I have Hive installed and love the system. I bought the new system as I am moving house and want to use Hive again. i couldn't be bothered swapping over the system and the new house does not have a thermostat!

estivez1 h, 28 m ago

Does this work on its own with the boiler or do you need any other …Does this work on its own with the boiler or do you need any other controller?


I think this can be used to upgrade an existing hive system, or add an extra zone. My understanding is that this is not a complete system unless you already have hive.
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I really rate the hive app and system, I’ve been able to reduce our bills. I am much more likely to adjust the heating and water on my mobile than I was when we had controls separately.
I would recommend this system.

Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so hot water on demand and just put the heating on when it's cold simple...

Does this work on its own with the boiler or do you need any other controller?

Oos

Our hive has the thermostat controls and a box near the hot water tank. We have a gas boiler and a hot water tank, our water is not instantly hot like a combo boiler is. I found I save money because I am much more likely to change the schedules from my phone rather than going to the controller by the tank in the airing cupboard. Our system is 14 years old and we saved.
I can can schedule it for a frost setting so it comes on if it gets unexpectedly cold which is useful if you leave the house for a few days when it’s winter time

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savsac2918 m ago

Oos


may very well get a few more in. I work in the Old Swan store and these are always getting delivered. Not alot of them but they do come in quite alot

estivez42 m ago

Does this work on its own with the boiler or do you need any other …Does this work on its own with the boiler or do you need any other controller?


On its own with the boiler

Gavin0153 m ago

Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so …Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so hot water on demand and just put the heating on when it's cold simple...



I have a combi as well don't think it will save any money but people with a cylinder it would be great as you could heat the water before you got home .

Gavin011 h, 6 m ago

Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so …Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so hot water on demand and just put the heating on when it's cold simple...


It saves for me because I can manage my heating and hot water schedule from my phone. I work around the country and arrive home at different times regurlarly, so I can put the heating on as and when I need it. Previously, I’d have it set at fixed times and would often waste a full days cycle getting home 4 hours later than planned to a cold house.

page309212 m ago

I have a combi as well don't think it will save any money but people with …I have a combi as well don't think it will save any money but people with a cylinder it would be great as you could heat the water before you got home .


My 15 year old heating system (cylinder) has been saved by having this installed by British Gas, it wasn’t ideal at all previously, but would cost thousands to replace


prash_2k22 m ago

On its own with the boiler


Technically, you need a smartphone to use the app, just for clarity.

estivez1 h, 28 m ago

Does this work on its own with the boiler or do you need any other …Does this work on its own with the boiler or do you need any other controller?


I think this can be used to upgrade an existing hive system, or add an extra zone. My understanding is that this is not a complete system unless you already have hive.

Does anyone know if I could plug a sensor into this and use this for my underfloor heating in the bathroom?I’ve already got the hive system on my combi boiler for heating.

Thanks

This is NOT a complete system. This is for an additional thermostat for controlling an additional zone.

FWIW I bought a complete system from Costco (includes fitting by British gas) for £202 - offer still available
I have Hive installed and love the system. I bought the new system as I am moving house and want to use Hive again. i couldn't be bothered swapping over the system and the new house does not have a thermostat!

As Paulbds55 says, just be aware this item does not include the Hive hub which is essential for it to work.

Also I was surprised to learn Hive does not have option to automatically switch off heating if your not home, believe it just sends a notification.

Im tempted by a Tado system instead.

I had this fitted in the summer. I can confirm that I've saved money as I can't be @rsed to find out how it works, so just hit the switch for a 30 min heating boost, instead of having it on for hours

It does save you money. When I finish work, if its a chilly evening I can regulate the temp using my mobile phone then when I get home 20 mins later my house is starting to get warm. If you didnt have the Hive and just had a regular timer that came on at a certain time then it might not be cold enough one night to have it on but by then you will have already set the timer for when you are on your way home from work. Hive gives you much more freedom. Also its nice if your lying in bed one morning and you can just turn on the heating without getting out of your comfy bed.

Do you know if this is compatible with google home?

We have a boiler but would like a thermostat to control the temperature. Will this do the job?

The thermostat and hub are £179 at Screwfix with the two free bulbs.
It seems to me, if you buy this thermo and the light kit from Amazon (https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hive-active-light-starter-kit-works-with-alexa-includes-hive-hub-and-2-x-b22-bay0net-bulbs-white-energy-class-a-5499-amazon-2813215) then you'll have a full hive system with 4 bulbs for £154?

Andy_Green1 h, 49 m ago

As Paulbds55 says, just be aware this item does not include the Hive hub …As Paulbds55 says, just be aware this item does not include the Hive hub which is essential for it to work.Also I was surprised to learn Hive does not have option to automatically switch off heating if your not home, believe it just sends a notification.Im tempted by a Tado system instead.

Had Tado for just over a year now. Very clever bit of kit. Location function through your mobile to know when to turn heating on is clever and works!
Mind you, suddenly getting an email from some Tado techy in Germany telling me that he had noticed my thermostatic wireless radiator valve needed reconfiguring so had corrected it freaked me out!!!

[quote=tapi]It seems to me, if you buy this thermo and the light kit from Amazon then you'll have a full hive system with 4 bulbs for £154?[/quote]
Ignore me. Of course, you need the reciever for the thermo too.

These smart thermostats definitely save money. We have had a Netatmo for about 6 months and have noticed roughly a 20% reduction in heating bills this year. Being able to not only set-up schedules but also have instant control with the phone or tablet, a learning algorithm which 'learns' how long it takes your house to get warm to the pre-set temperature over the first few weeks, geofencing, temperature conntrol with Alexa etc all contribute to a finer level of control over heating than we'e ever had.

Heated.

Gavin014 h, 28 m ago

Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so …Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so hot water on demand and just put the heating on when it's cold simple...

Got a nest thermostat myself. Setting your temperature on a wireless or digital thermostat is fine, the problem is when you forget you done it and leave the house or at night or even worse on holiday. Also it will know when you're out so goes off automatically and each month it'll send you a resume of yor use. Pretty cool hey!

humanracer3 h, 16 m ago

We have a boiler but would like a thermostat to control the temperature. …We have a boiler but would like a thermostat to control the temperature. Will this do the job?

You can get a digital wireless thermostat with weekday/weekend and timer for setting different temperatures for under 40 quid. The hive will do this and a fair bit more, but if you just want a thermostat this is massive overspend. Also, this offer is not a complete system - it's just the controller. You need a receiver as well.

This is the multi zone component. You need to get the for hive active hearing first. This doesn't include hub or control unit.

Gavin0112 h, 22 m ago

Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so …Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so hot water on demand and just put the heating on when it's cold simple...


Depends on your household and circumstances. I live alone and work odd shifts so rather than constantly mess with the timer I can now text my boiler to come on when setting off for home and turn it off remotely if I left it on by mistake. I now never heat an empty house so it defintly does save money.

Every second year I just put the electric and gas in a fake name for 12 months then switch back and put the old bills in the bin.
I have to deal with a few bailiffs looking for the old tenant for a bit but saves a fortune and I sleep better at night knowing I have put a dent in the profits of the companies stealing our money through privatisation.

Wild goose chase time.

rowly7310 h, 7 m ago

Do you know if this is compatible with google home?


Yes it is. Personally I'd go for Nest over Hive, but they do pretty much the same thing. My only reason for going for Nest was I absolutely hate the "When hive is busy controlling your heating at home" adverts. They annoy me so much.
Edited by: "Fatal.Exception" 17th Oct

Saves you money... Hmm.. Return on Investment. If you were bothered about money you could just alter your central heating easily enough and low the house temperature.
It's just a laziness aid.

simonmcnair8 m ago

Saves you money... Hmm.. Return on Investment. If you were bothered about …Saves you money... Hmm.. Return on Investment. If you were bothered about money you could just alter your central heating easily enough and low the house temperature. It's just a laziness aid.


True, but that saves me money. Nest sits on my phone and when I leave my house it turns my heating off. It knows to turn it on before I get home too.

Although before I didn't have a thermostat at all, just a mechanical timer. I figured I may as well get a smart one.

I was delighted by how easy this was to install. If your controller (the box that you alter the timing on) has a standard backplate, you simply need to turn off the power, loosen two screws, flip the old unit off and flip the Hive receiver on, tightening the two screws. My house didn’t have a thermostat (just TRVs) and now it does. Like others, I switch off cylinder water heating if I’m not going to be there and turn on the heating before I come home. Comments about being “too lazy” are silly - yes, I’m “too lazy” to pop home 50 miles just to turn on the heating so that the house and water will actually be warm when I get home. Im actually turning the heating and water off when I get home rather than sat in a cold house waiting for it to get warm. Certainly, if you live an incredibly predictable and routine life, this won’t help you much.
I paid about £147 for the full, self-install, heating and hot water kit (hub, receiver, controller/stat from Amazon. Took about 15 minutes to have it up and running.

rowly7310 h, 46 m ago

Do you know if this is compatible with google home?


Not with home, but it works with the Echo Alexa.

Home can control your hive lights though

hcc279 h, 24 m ago

These smart thermostats definitely save money. We have had a Netatmo for …These smart thermostats definitely save money. We have had a Netatmo for about 6 months and have noticed roughly a 20% reduction in heating bills this year. Being able to not only set-up schedules but also have instant control with the phone or tablet, a learning algorithm which 'learns' how long it takes your house to get warm to the pre-set temperature over the first few weeks, geofencing, temperature conntrol with Alexa etc all contribute to a finer level of control over heating than we'e ever had. Heated.


I really don't understand your saving. The last 6 months have been summer (ish). I have saved loads too. My heating has been off.

I have had a hive for the last 6 months. Haven't saved a penny. Heating has been off. The electricity cost in running the devices and the initial outlay will have made me out of pocket though lol

tallpete331 h, 25 m ago

Depends on your household and circumstances. I live alone and work odd …Depends on your household and circumstances. I live alone and work odd shifts so rather than constantly mess with the timer I can now text my boiler to come on when setting off for home and turn it off remotely if I left it on by mistake. I now never heat an empty house so it defintly does save money.


Remember to set your thermostat on low rather than off. The condensation problems will cost a far lot more to fix than the savings you gain in not heating your house, especially if you're living alone

simonmcnair48 m ago

Saves you money... Hmm.. Return on Investment. If you were bothered about …Saves you money... Hmm.. Return on Investment. If you were bothered about money you could just alter your central heating easily enough and low the house temperature. It's just a laziness aid.


And you could pop down to the nearest stream and wash your clothes for free Having a washing machine is just a laziness aid.

Ive only just swapped to nest as my old programmer failed over the weekend. Over a few years I will likely be up on my investment. Not just because of laziness, but also because of more refined/automatic control.

As an example when I pop to town/park/etc with my 2 year old I don’t turn the heating down as I don’t know how long I’ll be out. Nest can do that automatically based on my location and knowledge of how long my house takes to heat.

I can also reduce my schedule for hot water as I can simply boost it from anywhere. Don’t need to account for every eventuality.

Cruder heating contorls we’re fine when Gas/Electricity was cheap and most peoples schedules were consistent. Nest cost £159, my Gas bill is currently ~£700 annually. If the nest lasts the 10 years my previous programmer did I’m pretty certain it will have been a good investment.

Fatal.Exception1 h, 3 m ago

Yes it is. Personally I'd go for Nest over Hive, but they do pretty much …Yes it is. Personally I'd go for Nest over Hive, but they do pretty much the same thing. My only reason for going for Nest was I absolutely hate the "When hive is busy controlling your heating at home" adverts. They annoy me so much.


Nest works with Google Home, because Nest is made by Google. Hive active heating does not work with google home. Hive lights do.

HotUKDealSeeker32 m ago

Remember to set your thermostat on low rather than off. The condensation …Remember to set your thermostat on low rather than off. The condensation problems will cost a far lot more to fix than the savings you gain in not heating your house, especially if you're living alone


I have, it comes on at 6 degrees by default

tallpete3314 m ago

I have, it comes on at 6 degrees by default


LOL, unless you live in a home with holes so big that thieves can crawl through, it will never get below 6c. Added to the fact that condensation problems start at around 15c, you would find quite severe mould problems at 6c. AND at 6c inside the home the pipes near the perimeter of your house might freeze and burst in the freezing months.

I do practice what I preach and the lowest I set my stat is 17c.

Gavin0114 h, 35 m ago

Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so …Can't see how these save any money at all...got a combination boiler so hot water on demand and just put the heating on when it's cold simple...


I'm personally offend that such a useless comment is currently featured as most-liked. Imagine, for a moment, that there are there is a world beyond yourself. Populated by other people, who do different things and have different houses. In this imaginary world, in which people can understand the bleedin' obvious, are situations where it might be useful.

HotUKDealSeeker40 m ago

LOL, unless you live in a home with holes so big that thieves can crawl …LOL, unless you live in a home with holes so big that thieves can crawl through, it will never get below 6c. Added to the fact that condensation problems start at around 15c, you would find quite severe mould problems at 6c. AND at 6c inside the home the pipes near the perimeter of your house might freeze and burst in the freezing months.I do practice what I preach and the lowest I set my stat is 17c.


That is quite high.

I've left the ECO mode to default 9C and will see what happens. I have dropped to 10C manually when leaving the house without issue, although obviously not as regularly as might occur now Nest will do it automatically. It will rarely reach that temp, unless I'm away for a few days and its particularly cold outside.

I do have humidistat controlled extractors in the four bathrooms/downstairs toilet, the windows are relatively new and have a trickle vent setting (just open a few mm) for when Mrs dries clothes inside. So I can imagine that helps reduce condensation issues considerably. But if you actually need to be at 17C to avoid condensation might be worth trying to address the source of moisture itself if possible (I know it can be difficult/impossible in some cases).
Edited by: "Mentos" 17th Oct
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