Hive Active Heating with Installation £129.99 @ Maplin
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Hive Active Heating with Installation £129.99 @ Maplin

£129.99Maplin Deals
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Found 20th May 2015
Hive Active Heating with British Gas Installation. Same price as Amzon's deal of the day earlier in the week. Also available from Maplin via Amazon at this price.

OOS online but still available click and collect. Quite a few stores seem to have stock.

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OP .. can such 'Deals' like this be passed through FluBit by any chance? (to perhaps get an even cheaper price to this?), or ..... thanx. :-)

Original Poster

Sorry don't know what Flubit is.

Had this fitted a few months ago, no problems and very handy

amour3k

OP .. can such 'Deals' like this be passed through FluBit by any chance? … OP .. can such 'Deals' like this be passed through FluBit by any chance? (to perhaps get an even cheaper price to this?), or ..... thanx. :-)


Yes you can use the amazon link to pass to Flubit. Got an instant offer of 126.99. Here is the amazon link
amazon.co.uk/294…tat

Very tempting.. But not sure if I should go for this or wait for the Nest thermostat to drop in price

Does anyone know if this is compatible with a combi boiler thats not the most modern of things, maybe 10 years old... We don't have a thermostat/ just control the heating on the boiler itself.?

I had this put on my 15 year old boiler, love it , a top gadget.

Hive is just a simple over the Internet capable thermostat control. There's no area/section control as you get with more advanced systems that can control individual radiators in the property. Hive is the most basic of automated boiler control hence the price. It does the job it was designed for fine though, so you could use your phone to switch on the heating before you get home for example. Personally if I was bothering then I'd do it properly and get a Honeywell system or similar with Internet capable TRVs on each radiator, so I can select cold/hot zoning, those system will run to around £800+ though.

Hive is a bit more of a gadget than a necessity. As I said the real benefits are in the more expensive systems that can actually control the radiator temps instead of just the boiler.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 20th May 2015

Hive has proved exceedingly handy in controlling my mother in laws heating remotely from my house as I live 25 minutes away

geforce

Does anyone know if this is compatible with a combi boiler thats not the … Does anyone know if this is compatible with a combi boiler thats not the most modern of things, maybe 10 years old... We don't have a thermostat/ just control the heating on the boiler itself.?



I reckon it should be fine as our boiler is similar and Hive works fine with it.

fishmaster

Hive is just a simple over the Internet capable thermostat control. … Hive is just a simple over the Internet capable thermostat control. There's no area/section control as you get with more advanced systems that can control individual radiators in the property. Hive is the most basic of automated boiler control hence the price. It does the job it was designed for fine though, so you could use your phone to switch on the heating before you get home for example. Personally if I was bothering then I'd do it properly and get a Honeywell system or similar with Internet capable TRVs on each radiator, so I can select cold/hot zoning, those system will run to around £800+ though.Hive is a bit more of a gadget than a necessity. As I said the real benefits are in the more expensive systems that can actually control the radiator temps instead of just the boiler.


I have to agree, I looked into 'hive' a few months ago, and was disappointed by how 'un-functional' it actually is. When I dug a bit deeper, I found the honeywell system that you mention, and thats more of what I was expecting, but....for the price, it's too much for me, it would take too many years for it to pay for itself. So, I am sticking with the timer on the boiler, with the temp just enough to take the edge off a bitterly cold scottish house, and whoever is home 1st can turn it up if its needed I was brought up in a house that had permanent ice and frost on the inside of the steel windows - anything more than that is a luxury for me

I am on a new combi boiler, so plenty of hot water when needed, I can already set heating to come on if temperature falls below a certain temperature, I can set times for heating to come on or just flick it on when I get in. I can't see the real reason why I need hive in my life, unless I'm missing something?

geforce

Does anyone know if this is compatible with a combi boiler thats not the … Does anyone know if this is compatible with a combi boiler thats not the most modern of things, maybe 10 years old... We don't have a thermostat/ just control the heating on the boiler itself.?



Hi, it will work yes. It uses the on and off commands that the timer used to send on boiler systems. It even works with gravity assisted units as well.

looks good! might have to get this

Thanks OP, have this in my present house but moving in a month and was going to get this once I fitted a new kitchen but can't wait at that price.

Great deal. I paid £200 last year and thought that was good ha!

Great find, ordered & heated. Missed the last one. Thanks OP!

nbgrobbo

I am on a new combi boiler, so plenty of hot water when needed, I can … I am on a new combi boiler, so plenty of hot water when needed, I can already set heating to come on if temperature falls below a certain temperature, I can set times for heating to come on or just flick it on when I get in. I can't see the real reason why I need hive in my life, unless I'm missing something?



I guess for people in your position then this isn't really needed.

However, for a while we had to rely on the basic controls on our boiler which I hated, so originally looked at getting an external thermostat installed. Then heard about the offer from BG and so got Hive fitted instead for free. Now we can control the heating with either the wall-mounted thermostat, or from our phones.

If we're away for any length of time during the winter, we can leave the heating off (but with frost protection on), and remotely turn the heating on during our journey home. No more coming back to a freezing house.

And with geo-location, the heating will turn off automatically as you leave the house. And back on as you're making your way back home.

fergee

Hive has proved exceedingly handy in controlling my mother in laws … Hive has proved exceedingly handy in controlling my mother in laws heating remotely from my house as I live 25 minutes away


Good idea never thought of that. I might get it for mine. Then in the middle of winter I can keep turning it off remotely. Her gaff is work £500,000 and the Mrs the only family

fishmaster

Hive is just a simple over the Internet capable thermostat control. … Hive is just a simple over the Internet capable thermostat control. There's no area/section control as you get with more advanced systems that can control individual radiators in the property. Hive is the most basic of automated boiler control hence the price. It does the job it was designed for fine though, so you could use your phone to switch on the heating before you get home for example. Personally if I was bothering then I'd do it properly and get a Honeywell system or similar with Internet capable TRVs on each radiator, so I can select cold/hot zoning, those system will run to around £800+ though.Hive is a bit more of a gadget than a necessity. As I said the real benefits are in the more expensive systems that can actually control the radiator temps instead of just the boiler.




Been using Evohome for a few months now and it is everything these gimmicky 'whole house' thermostats aren't, i.e genuinely useful. Yes, it's more expensive but zoning is most definitely the way forward (as evidenced by the manufacturers of these whole house solutions now looking at going down the zoning route).

Zoning isn't always a good idea. If you have cold rooms then any humidity that you create from cooking etc will seek out the cold areas and condense causing damp problems. If you still wanna do this why not just turn down the rad thermostats.

No different to something u could put together yourself, with a bit of wiring and knowhow. Just a basic web server that turns something on and off, simples.

I was making stuff more advanced than this back in college.

Infact I believe you could buy a similar system for your ZX spectrum, over 30 years ago!

Unimpressed, over priced and not overly useful. An impulse buy at best.

Ironically cold

this or nest?

I have a Tado - and I'm very impressed with it. Once it was set up I haven't needed to touch it.

Like the idea of these things (what self respecting gadget freak doesn't?) but house us cold I get up press the 1 hour boost and 10 mins later house is toasty.

In fact can see this costing me more heating oil because I could turn it on without getting off my fat ass, at the moment if I can't be bothered I reach for a fleece throw and get under that.

Always have bedroom window open at night anyway as prefer a cold bedroom you get a much better quality of sleep (only use a 4.5 tog duvet too)

Sf2rox

No different to something u could put together yourself, with a bit of … No different to something u could put together yourself, with a bit of wiring and knowhow. Just a basic web server that turns something on and off, simples.I was making stuff more advanced than this back in college.Infact I believe you could buy a similar system for your ZX spectrum, over 30 years ago!Unimpressed, over priced and not overly useful. An impulse buy at best.Ironically cold



Yep, I'll just knock something up in my lunch break today. I mean, I've got no electronic or programming experience, but how hard can it be?!

TIP: If you are on a contract your BG eng can do it for £99 - if you have a faulty clock or room stat.

EG -
my heating does not come on sometimes, I tap the room stat and it comes on.
ENG: OK I will fit a new one, its covered by your contract.
How about a Hive?
ENG: as you have faulty room stat it's just £99

Edited by: "kudos1uk" 21st May 2015

mongo116

Yep, I'll just knock something up in my lunch break today. I mean, I've … Yep, I'll just knock something up in my lunch break today. I mean, I've got no electronic or programming experience, but how hard can it be?!



That's the spirit!

Give that man a Sinclair!

Original Poster

Sf2rox

That's the spirit!Give that man a Sinclair!


Indeed. And if you are going to have a first go at something like this, why not start with a bang
and try with something attached to your gas boiler!

Original Poster

Amazon now selling directly at £133.26.

Paid £160 just after Christmas. Good deal.

dona3853

Indeed. And if you are going to have a first go at something like this, … Indeed. And if you are going to have a first go at something like this, why not start with a bangand try with something attached to your gas boiler!



Exactly, what's the worst that could happen? It's only gas right?!

Seems like a great Deal, bit of a ball ache having to turn the heating on and off when you leave the house etc.
I am tempted but i think my TADO although it does not do hot water (as i havent the ext kit installed) is better at controlling my heating as it turns it on when i get home and off when i leave automatically.

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phillsmit3

Zoning isn't always a good idea. If you have cold rooms then any humidity … Zoning isn't always a good idea. If you have cold rooms then any humidity that you create from cooking etc will seek out the cold areas and condense causing damp problems. If you still wanna do this why not just turn down the rad thermostats.



You see to be basing your argument on the assumption that with zoning you either have the heating on or off in any room. Not true. You can have the heating on any temp in any room, not just on or off. But, crucially, you can time the heating to be the temp you want at the time you are planning to use it. And I've heard the 'why not just turn the rad thermostats down manually' argument so many times, but, honestly, who ever actually does this religiously in, say, an eleven radiator house? Honestly, once you've used a genuinely useful heating control system like Evohome it would seem very strange going back to a whole house system. I mean, it's not like any sensible person would even consider having just the one light in their house, is it?

weirdo

[quote=nbgrobbo] And with geo-location, the heating will turn off … [quote=nbgrobbo] And with geo-location, the heating will turn off automatically as you leave the house. And back on as you're making your way back home.



I have never used the geo location thing I have set the app up to try that, thanks for that.

I've got Nest and is pretty handy. It sets the temp for a certain time, it doesn't just turn on and off at a certain time which is the key difference. So if I want it to be 19C when I wake up at 7 it knows how long this is going to take based on weather and temp and switches the heating on at the right time. With the old system I had to guess. All this without ever fiddling with any timer settings. It just knows. If I'm away overnight, it just knows and doesn't turn the heating on in the morning.



Gallois

I have a Tado - and I'm very impressed with it. Once it was set up I … I have a Tado - and I'm very impressed with it. Once it was set up I haven't needed to touch it.



I have TADO too - it's brilliant - the new app has added multiple time slots throughout the day so you can set different temps to wake up to and in the evening etc...
Edited by: "luckster34" 21st May 2015

If you install this, can the thermostat be repositioned during installation? mine is currently on the stairs where its always freezing, so the temperature set is never reached!

Sf2rox

Infact I believe you could buy a similar system for your ZX spectrum, … Infact I believe you could buy a similar system for your ZX spectrum, over 30 years ago!


What - controlled by a mobile phone over the internet? I don't think so!

Unimpressed, over priced and not overly useful. An impulse buy at … Unimpressed, over priced and not overly useful. An impulse buy at best.Ironically cold


I agree with that though. I guess it might be unpleasant to come home to a cold house if you've been cosseted immobile in an overheated car, but if you've been walking or cycling you're warm, the house is warmer than outside where you have just been, and by the time you cool down the heating has taken effect anyway. And switching off the heating by geolocation when you go out is too late - switch it off beforehand for less waste.
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