Hive V1 Smart Heating Controls  £54.99  Screwfix
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Hive V1 Smart Heating Controls £54.99 Screwfix

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Found 24th Oct 2016Made hot 24th Oct 2016
Good price for smart heating controls...

Amazon Alexa Compatible
hivehome.com/alexa

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does this need to be installed by an engineer or is it easy to diy? thanks for posting as having issues with our current thermostat.

I need to do some research on these as I'm sure the devils in the detail with regard to how this works and what it can be installed with.

welshblob

I need to do some research on these as I'm sure the devils in the detail … I need to do some research on these as I'm sure the devils in the detail with regard to how this works and what it can be installed with.



It's actually a one day only deal, and it says limited availability, so if you want this deal, probably don't take too long.

this is an absolute bargain. as a heating engineer the cheapest i could normally buy this product is around the £100 mark.
to be honest dont be fooled by the version, for the money it is a steal.
heat added via app thanks op

timetosurf

for those who have a boiler and … for those who have a boiler and cylinderhttp://www.screwfix.com/p/hive-v1-central-heating-hot-water-controls/2470p



Not just a hot water cylinder, compatible with combi boiler as well, however can be picked up on the bay for £10-£15 used.

Can I use this to control my immersion element as I don't have central heating but want to switch the immersion on remotely when out from time to time!

muffboy

Not just a hot water cylinder, compatible with combi boiler as well, … Not just a hot water cylinder, compatible with combi boiler as well, however can be picked up on the bay for £10-£15 used.



​the link the op provided was to the combi verson hence the link for the system version

timetosurf

​the link the op provided was to the combi verson hence the link for the s … ​the link the op provided was to the combi verson hence the link for the system version



No, the link provided shows both versions, hence your post confuses others.

how easy is it to install?

Hive is great, but I'd go for the latest version. Installation took British Gas around an hour.

chriss5471

Can I use this to control my immersion element as I don't have central … Can I use this to control my immersion element as I don't have central heating but want to switch the immersion on remotely when out from time to time!


Don't think it will switch 12amps directly. These things are generally designed to work on the control side (low current).

welshblob

I need to do some research on these as I'm sure the devils in the detail … I need to do some research on these as I'm sure the devils in the detail with regard to how this works and what it can be installed with.

timetosurf

this is an absolute bargain. as a heating engineer the cheapest i could … this is an absolute bargain. as a heating engineer the cheapest i could normally buy this product is around the £100 mark.to be honest dont be fooled by the version, for the money it is a steal. heat added via app thanks op



Just bought two of the tradional cylinder type. Screwfix have a 30 day return policy so if my research proves its a no go then I can return them.



Yes I was thinking these are a bargain. One question, I have bought one for my own house and one for my mother's. My house had separate control over CH and HW with the flow being directed via a danfoss 3 way valve. My mothers doesn't and she has options of HW or HW and CH. I assume that the CH and HW versions can handle this configuration?

Generally I have found this site -> http://www.smartofthehome.com/

Which has some good tear downs and API documentation.

So far I think I have found the following but may not be accurate to use at your own risk;

1. You will get 3 things in the box, Thermostat, Receiver and Bridge
2. Thermostat can replace your current one or be powered by batteries so can be portable (confirmation required)
3. Receiver replaces your current CH/HW controller and has a similar backplate fitting.
4. Bridge is to connect this to your router so allow control via mobile/web/api although potentially the above can act standalone without this (confirmation required). Looks as though this has a zigbee controller in it although I doubt this will be open for control via other zigbee controller.s
5. It appears this does access a "cloud" service on the internet and all mobile/web/api actions are performed via that.

All this is ok although I'd prefer to have an option where it doesn't have to rely on cloud services as they can have outages or be EOL at the providers discreation. Much prefer an option for local API control via my network without breaking out to their service. I then would have control about how this is presented to and secure on the internet.

worrying amount of 1* reviews on amazon. Alot claim the connection between the control at the boiler and hub isn't reliable.
Mainly for larger houses.
Edited by: "sunil237" 24th Oct 2016

thanks for posting this. just about to have a new heating system installed and was looking at standard thermostat's around this price any way. having a smart system for the same price is a bonus.

could I leave my HW and CH programmer in place set to on all the time and just replace my current thermostat? I only really want to control heating remotely.

so looks like this would work with alexa? (Amazon Echo) for voice control?

sunil237

worrying amount of 1* reviews on amazon. Alot claim the connection … worrying amount of 1* reviews on amazon. Alot claim the connection between the control at the boiler and hub isn't reliable.Mainly for larger houses.



Hmmm yes and this doesn't look good either .... hivehomeforum.co.uk/?pa…d=5

Isnt that just a "controller" without thermostat?

rsl1uk

V1 oh dear, its crap and there on V3 now


Lol wrong on all accounts the newest is the v2 and it does the same as v1 but looks nicer

seems good deal.

Seems decent if you haven't got an existjng thermostat.

We've just moved and only had a 24 hour rotary programmer. Installed Nest myself last week - only four wires so sod paying £50 for 10 minutes work at the boiler. Took longer to drill and mount the Control unit downstairs!

Excellent finishing. I use that at home for the past couple of years or so. Very reliable.

Hi guys I dont know much about this sort of thing but can this be used with a Worcester 24i RSF-L Combi boiler as this is what I have. If so which one should I buy?

Any help appriciated

thanks have ordered one with dual controls - appreciate the deal!

Amazon Echo compatible?

listerdude

Amazon Echo compatible?



https://www.hivehome.com/alexa

I haven't read in detail re supported versions or whether you need a sub or not but in theory they have support.

Dinth

Isnt that just a "controller" without thermostat?



That's what I think. Needs a receiver and the hive hub.

timetosurf

for those who have a boiler and … for those who have a boiler and cylinderhttp://www.screwfix.com/p/hive-v1-central-heating-hot-water-controls/2470p


Just bought one, thanks. Handy timing as my old one went on the blink last week,

Pack contains Active heating hub, thermostat, receiver, power adaptor, ethernet cable, 2 x AA batteries and wall fixings. Great price if you need one of these but my current setup does all I want and being able to control heating / hot water when away from home would be of very limited use. My concerns are what Welshblob said i.e. you do not control it directly when away from home but via a Cloud service which could be offline or they start charging for it. The other thing is that you seem to need to connect your Broadband hub to the controller via Ethernet cable or is there a WiFi option?

TiptreeJam

Pack contains Active heating hub, thermostat, receiver, power adaptor, … Pack contains Active heating hub, thermostat, receiver, power adaptor, ethernet cable,


So what's the difference between this one and the "full kit" set for 150 quids?

Dinth

So what's the difference between this one and the "full kit" set for 150 … So what's the difference between this one and the "full kit" set for 150 quids?



This is the full kit but the v1. What I expect you are looking at is the v2.

welshblob

This is the full kit but the v1. What I expect you are looking at is the … This is the full kit but the v1. What I expect you are looking at is the v2.


Nah, the full kit which usually costs 150 and was on sale for 100 couple of weeks ago was also v1.
So unless Screwfix is selling same thing under two different names and prices, those kits need to differ somehow.
hotukdeals.com/dea…873
Edited by: "Dinth" 24th Oct 2016

Dinth

Nah, the full kit which usually costs 150 and was on sale for 100 couple … Nah, the full kit which usually costs 150 and was on sale for 100 couple of weeks ago was also v1. So unless Screwfix is selling same thing under two different names and prices, those kits need to differ somehow. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hive-v1-both-versions-full-kit-only-109-99-screwfix-2526873



From the item description .... PRODUCT CONTENTS
Active heating hub, thermostat, receiver, power adaptor, ethernet cable, 2 x AA batteries and wall fixings.

The picture shows the receiver and the box which says it includes all the components.

Also the links in the deal you linked to also go to these products and show the cheaper prices.

I expect this is being cleared possibly due to the connection issues mentioned above and/or they are pushing the newer versions. One of the reasons it might not have sold at the cheaper price last week is that these are not necessarily plug and play devices as you do need to do some wiring on the controller side which would put some people off.

welshblob

From the item description .... PRODUCT CONTENTSActive heating hub, … From the item description .... PRODUCT CONTENTSActive heating hub, thermostat, receiver, power adaptor, ethernet cable, 2 x AA batteries and wall fixings.The picture shows the receiver and the box which says it includes all the components. Also the links in the deal you linked to also go to these products and show the cheaper prices. I expect this is being cleared possibly due to the connection issues mentioned above and/or they are pushing the newer versions. One of the reasons it might not have sold at the cheaper price last week is that these are not necessarily plug and play devices as you do need to do some wiring on the controller side which would put some people off.


Thanks for explanation.
Also that's little bit off topic, but are there any devices which can be installed on electricity meter and monitor electricity usage in whole house?
Edited by: "Dinth" 24th Oct 2016

Dinth

Thanks for explanation.Also that's little bit off topic, but are there … Thanks for explanation.Also that's little bit off topic, but are there any devices which can be installed on electricity meter and monitor electricity usage in whole house?



​https://www.amazon.co.uk/Loop-Energy-Electricity-Monitor-tracker/dp/B00BQCG7RQ

I have one along with the gas monitor. Has an app. for remote monitoring but the device is purely passive.

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Oh dear... another useful comment from person who never bothered to post a deal

Great find. Just bought it. My last basic programmable stat was about this price, so excellent price.
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