Hive Active Heating professional install kit £174.30 at Maplin
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Hive Active Heating professional install kit £174.30 at Maplin

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Found 14th Apr
Maplin are having a closing down sale and the Hive Active Heating professional install kit is now £174.30 delivered.

It will be best to buy this using a credit card so you can make any refund claims through there since Maplin has gone under
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marylandcookie1 h, 49 m ago

Had mine removed and returned because of its lag and it kept overshooting …Had mine removed and returned because of its lag and it kept overshooting the temperature.A simple feature as TPI has been omitted from the hive despite users asking for it for over 2 years!!Avoid. Your thermostat will reach its target temperature and then the area will keep warming up due to the residual heat in the radiators until your set temperature is higher and your radiators have gone cold after which your house will feel cold. You will have spells of hot and cold and it will cost you more. Just my advice.


I'm sorry but this is absolute nonsense. Hive is primarily for convenience - it is a fantastic upgrade over the conventional thermostat for most people who want remote control over their heating. It's a thermostat, it can't stop your radiators emitting heat after the target temperature because, you know, science.

As for the deal, seems risky purchasing the future delivery of a service from a retailer that has gone under. Cold.
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Is that a good price installed, could I buy it and get it installed many months later? Maybe even a year?
Arizolas19 m ago

Is that a good price installed, could I buy it and get it installed many …Is that a good price installed, could I buy it and get it installed many months later? Maybe even a year?


Also interested in this if anyone can assist
Had mine removed and returned because of its lag and it kept overshooting the temperature.
A simple feature as TPI has been omitted from the hive despite users asking for it for over 2 years!!
Avoid. Your thermostat will reach its target temperature and then the area will keep warming up due to the residual heat in the radiators until your set temperature is higher and your radiators have gone cold after which your house will feel cold. You will have spells of hot and cold and it will cost you more. Just my advice.
Edited by: "marylandcookie" 14th Apr
Bought mine for 85£ installed by myself, the old hive vers1 sold for 30£ and it all cost me 55£. Never had any issues with new version. Defo saved me few pounds over all year!
marylandcookie1 h, 49 m ago

Had mine removed and returned because of its lag and it kept overshooting …Had mine removed and returned because of its lag and it kept overshooting the temperature.A simple feature as TPI has been omitted from the hive despite users asking for it for over 2 years!!Avoid. Your thermostat will reach its target temperature and then the area will keep warming up due to the residual heat in the radiators until your set temperature is higher and your radiators have gone cold after which your house will feel cold. You will have spells of hot and cold and it will cost you more. Just my advice.


I'm sorry but this is absolute nonsense. Hive is primarily for convenience - it is a fantastic upgrade over the conventional thermostat for most people who want remote control over their heating. It's a thermostat, it can't stop your radiators emitting heat after the target temperature because, you know, science.

As for the deal, seems risky purchasing the future delivery of a service from a retailer that has gone under. Cold.
Joeymx1 h, 11 m ago

I'm sorry but this is absolute nonsense. Hive is primarily for …I'm sorry but this is absolute nonsense. Hive is primarily for convenience - it is a fantastic upgrade over the conventional thermostat for most people who want remote control over their heating. It's a thermostat, it can't stop your radiators emitting heat after the target temperature because, you know, science. As for the deal, seems risky purchasing the future delivery of a service from a retailer that has gone under. Cold.



I was thinking similar, though I dont think this is Maplin doing the install, for Gas it has to be a fully approved
After buying from Maplins. Who should I contact for installation. Is it British Gas?
Edited by: "Blazzz" 14th Apr
Blazzz14th Apr

After buying from Maplins. Who should I contact for installation. Is it …After buying from Maplins. Who should I contact for installation. Is it British Gas?


Hive
Arizolas3 h, 49 m ago

Is that a good price installed, could I buy it and get it installed many …Is that a good price installed, could I buy it and get it installed many months later? Maybe even a year?


Yes you could
x7RK3 h, 31 m ago

Also interested in this if anyone can assist


Yes you could get installed at a later date
marylandcookie3 h, 44 m ago

Had mine removed and returned because of its lag and it kept overshooting …Had mine removed and returned because of its lag and it kept overshooting the temperature.A simple feature as TPI has been omitted from the hive despite users asking for it for over 2 years!!Avoid. Your thermostat will reach its target temperature and then the area will keep warming up due to the residual heat in the radiators until your set temperature is higher and your radiators have gone cold after which your house will feel cold. You will have spells of hot and cold and it will cost you more. Just my advice.


Erm that's how every thermostat in the market works?
Blazzz14th Apr

After buying from Maplins. Who should I contact for installation. Is it …After buying from Maplins. Who should I contact for installation. Is it British Gas?


You could install yourself or any decent heat engineer would do it. I install for clients all the time, hive is the best on the market.
went with Tado for its HomeKit support, £155 for both parts off ebay
Joeymx2 h, 40 m ago

I'm sorry but this is absolute nonsense. Hive is primarily for …I'm sorry but this is absolute nonsense. Hive is primarily for convenience - it is a fantastic upgrade over the conventional thermostat for most people who want remote control over their heating. It's a thermostat, it can't stop your radiators emitting heat after the target temperature because, you know, science. As for the deal, seems risky purchasing the future delivery of a service from a retailer that has gone under. Cold.


It can’t stop your radiators emitting heat but it can learn how long it takes for your room to heat up and your heat loss.

honeywelluk.com/doc…pdf


I think you should read up TPI first before you respond to my comment.
TPI has been in all thermostats except the hive.
In a nutshell it will heat up your house alittle below your set temp and calculate how long it will take for your house to reach the set temperature and store this information. It will learn the characteristics of your house, it’s heat loss and how long it takes to heat up and therefore maintaining your set temperature.
Each to their own, but I would politely ask your read how TPI works on a thermostat.
Edited by: "marylandcookie" 14th Apr
thanks for comment, I was looking at hive for it be more accurate,but looks like untill tpi is incorporated , i won't be looking for upgrade
jonmarz8931 m ago

thanks for comment, I was looking at hive for it be more accurate,but …thanks for comment, I was looking at hive for it be more accurate,but looks like untill tpi is incorporated , i won't be looking for upgrade


I ended up replacing it with a Drayton Wiser kit
Nest would have been my first choice but the constant power supply to the thermostat was a dealbreaker.
Save your money and go for Honeywell Evohome. It'll save you money in the long run (mine has almost paid for itself).
Do these include a thermostat for an
For an immersion (no idea why that was truncated)
I bought the Netatmo stat, simple install, works seamlessly, excellent control, energy reports, app works fine. Predicts time required to heat house based on history and local temperature. What's not to like.
marylandcookie8 h, 25 m ago

Had mine removed and returned because of its lag and it kept overshooting …Had mine removed and returned because of its lag and it kept overshooting the temperature.A simple feature as TPI has been omitted from the hive despite users asking for it for over 2 years!!Avoid. Your thermostat will reach its target temperature and then the area will keep warming up due to the residual heat in the radiators until your set temperature is higher and your radiators have gone cold after which your house will feel cold. You will have spells of hot and cold and it will cost you more. Just my advice.


Set the temp as lower then?
marylandcookie6 m ago

I think your missing the point.


I own this and I set the temp as lower and it's fine.
marylandcookie20 m ago

I think your missing the point.


Interested in exactly how much you think this costing a household , say standard 3 bed semi. Peanuts is the answer
TKDBlackbelt12 m ago

Interested in exactly how much you think this costing a household , say …Interested in exactly how much you think this costing a household , say standard 3 bed semi. Peanuts is the answer


I have a 4 bed detached. Honestly it's fine. I don't understand the fuss. It overshoots... Set it lower... Problem solved
jameswalker45717 m ago

I have a 4 bed detached. Honestly it's fine. I don't understand the fuss. …I have a 4 bed detached. Honestly it's fine. I don't understand the fuss. It overshoots... Set it lower... Problem solved


That’s fine if it’s working for you. As long as your happy with your boiler working harder than say a system that had TPI.

TKDBlackbelt30 m ago

Interested in exactly how much you think this costing a household , say …Interested in exactly how much you think this costing a household , say standard 3 bed semi. Peanuts is the answer


Again, it’s all good if it’s working for you.

As for the fuss, well ask yourself why all other thermostat companies have TPI (which has been around for a long time) and the largest gas supplier who just recently increased their rates does not have TPI despite their customers requesting it for over 2 years.

I have nothing more to say on this, just trying to help out others so they can make an informed decision.
I’m out.
Edited by: "marylandcookie" 14th Apr
marylandcookie41 m ago

That’s fine if it’s working for you. As long as your happy with your boi …That’s fine if it’s working for you. As long as your happy with your boiler working harder than say a system that had TPI.Again, it’s all good if it’s working for you.As for the fuss, well ask yourself why all other thermostat companies have TPI (which has been around for a long time) and the largest gas supplier who just recently increased their rates does not have TPI despite their customers requesting it for over 2 years.I have nothing more to say on this, just trying to help out others so they can make an informed decision.I’m out.


Out of interest, if you have an overshoot of say 1C and you want it set to 19C so change it to 18C due to this overshoot will this not indeed heat your house to an accurate 19C?

I have this system and don't have any issues at all. My wife likes the heating on a lot so it's hardly ever off anyway!
Rusty8217 m ago

Out of interest, if you have an overshoot of say 1C and you want it set to …Out of interest, if you have an overshoot of say 1C and you want it set to 19C so change it to 18C due to this overshoot will this not indeed heat your house to an accurate 19C?I have this system and don't have any issues at all. My wife likes the heating on a lot so it's hardly ever off anyway!


My last comment on this subject.
Your thermostat, let’s say is positioned in the landing (usually, the coldest part of the house; so when this is warm naturally the rest of the house is warm and can be adjusted via thermostatic radiator valves) and set at 19c (your comfort temp) which means that when your thermostat reaches this temp in the landing the rest of your house is warm (as per your comfort setting). If you turn it down to 18c as per your resolution (instead of a solution that should be implemented in the thermostat) giving the idea that the area would heat up to 19c itself, the rest of the house will still not be at your comfort temperature.
Since you will still get overshoot your still in the same position!
The most important thing here is that your radiators will go cold and you will have to wait longer for the temperature to drop before your thermostat calls for heat again thus making your boiler work harder and use more energy to heat the water in your radiators.
With TPI the water in the radiators is always warm/hot depending on ambient temperatures so Boiler has to work less and thereby saving energy.
It’s not difficult to understand.
Not sure how else to explain this.
Blazzz14th Apr

After buying from Maplins. Who should I contact for installation. Is it …After buying from Maplins. Who should I contact for installation. Is it British Gas?


The Hive thermostat with installation comes with a piece of card inside the box with a code that you scratch to reveal. This is entered on the Hive website where you book the British Gas engineer to come and install it on a date that suit you.

As for people asking if they can buy this and install later, I had mine sat in the box for a month before I used the code to book the engineer so the assumption would be you can wait as long as you like.
Thanks OP! Went along today and purchased the Multizone kit for £70. Took a risk that this would work with the free bulbs and hub I got from British Gas and I can confirm it does. Installation really easy took only a few mins. Very happy thanks!
Does this need to be constantly plugged in? Id like to fit it where my existing thermostats are but have no power source close by.
Arizolas31 m ago

Does this need to be constantly plugged in? Id like to fit it where my …Does this need to be constantly plugged in? Id like to fit it where my existing thermostats are but have no power source close by.


No it’s battery powered
Arizolas14th Apr

Is that a good price installed, could I buy it and get it installed many …Is that a good price installed, could I buy it and get it installed many months later? Maybe even a year?


Yes you can. Its associated with a voucher code and as long as british gas and hive go into administration, you shouldn't have an issue
- awesome deal!! i have been looking for one. Costco has it for 209 (cheapest, if you dont get in maplin)
vishnu.narayan1 h, 32 m ago

Yes you can. Its associated with a voucher code and as long as british gas …Yes you can. Its associated with a voucher code and as long as british gas and hive go into administration, you shouldn't have an issue


I'm sure you meant don't go into administration?
kpmatthews15th Apr

No it’s battery powered


Thanks
What about the receiver at the boiler?
Arizolas8 h, 40 m ago

Thanks What about the receiver at the boiler?


Wired into the mains. In some instances you can reuse your existing controllers backplate and slot the hive receiver into that
DavidEmm15th Apr

Thanks OP! Went along today and purchased the Multizone kit for £70. Took …Thanks OP! Went along today and purchased the Multizone kit for £70. Took a risk that this would work with the free bulbs and hub I got from British Gas and I can confirm it does. Installation really easy took only a few mins. Very happy thanks!


What about the heating control hub
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