Hive Active Heating
Hive Active Heating
Hive Active Heating lets you control your heating and hot water from your iPhone, iPad or MacBook with clever features that are easy to use. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, just download the free Hive app to start using the online dashboard, or send your command by text. Hive works with your existing heating system/hot water boiler and comes with free installation from a British Gas engineer, no matter who supplies your energy.
Hive lets you set up to six daily time slots so you can control both your heating and hot water schedules. Switch your hot water on and off or use the boost button if you need a bath or shower outside of your regular schedule.
Hive's Geolocation feature uses your phone's location to alert you to turn your heating on before you get home, or to turn it off if you've left it on when you go out.
Automatic frost protection
Help prevent frozen pipes in the winter by activating Automatic Frost Protection when your heating is off and the temperature dips below 5°C.
Hive will alert you when it's too hot or too cold at home. Or put Hive to sleep when you're on holiday and come back to the optimum temperature.
Send your command to Hive in a text message. Add up to five extra users so they can all control the heating and hot water too.
A PIN lock means children can't change your heat and hot water settings. Simply set and reset the PIN using the Hive app.
Free professional installation
Hive is installed by a British Gas engineer, however you don't need to be a British Gas customer to purchase this product.
To install Hive Active Heating, you need a working central heating system. Hive can be installed on gas or LPG systems (and certain Electric Boilers). You also need an existing broadband connection with a spare Ethernet port connection and an extra power socket close to your broadband router. You will also need an up-to-date web browser to use the online dashboard and an iPhone if you want to control your heat and hot water via the Hive app.
Control your heating and hot water from your iPhone, iPad or MacBook
Set a heating and hot water schedule to fit in with your life
Works with your existing heating system, no need to switch energy suppliers
Alerts you when you leave home with the heating still on
Automatic frost protection if your home temperature drops below a certain point
Send your commands via text or the free Hive App
Comes with professional installation by a British Gas engineer
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With no obligation to switch energy suppliers, Hive Active Heating includes professional installation by a British Gas engineer, no matter who supplies your energy.
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Controlling your heat and hot water from anywhere, using your iPhone, iPad or MacBook.
What’s in the Box
Hive Wireless Thermostat
Hive Receiver and Hive Hub will be brought along by the British Gas engineer on the day of installation
Voucher code to redeem free installation
Power Source: External power supply
UPC or EAN No.: 5054347000334
Note: Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.
Answers from the community
Does the hive work with an oil fuelled boiler?
- Asked by Alison C from Aberdeen
- on 25-Feb-2016
The type of fuel the Boiler uses is immaterial. I fitted my Hive to an electric Boiler. If your Bo The type of fuel the Boiler uses is immaterial. I fitted my Hive to an electric Boiler. If your Boiler works with a standard programmer then it will work to the Hive.
- Answered by James P from EDINBURGH
- on 30-May-2016
Will Hive app work with Apple IOS 11 update?
No answers yet
- Asked by Jean G from Lincoln
- on 30-Jan-2018
Is this system HomeKit enabled?
- Asked by Thomas C from Feltham
- on 19-Nov-2015
Short answer "No. Hive doesn't support HomeKit". Long answer: "I'm in exactly the same position, Short answer "No. Hive doesn't support HomeKit". Long answer: "I'm in exactly the same position, and totally frustrated that none of the UK thermostats can do what I need".
- Answered by Ian S from bournemouth
- on 31-Aug-2016
Can you tell me how this links to HomeKit?
- Asked by Jason H from Cuckfield
- on 23-Feb-2016
I have a Hive smart meter. (the one which shows up in the "home kit compatible" search section) ... I have a Hive smart meter. (the one which shows up in the "home kit compatible" search section) ... Fully Installed by British Gas. However Apple Home won't recognise it via the app. (Search for devices won't find it). Maybe Hive haven't got round to software mods yet. Its bad advertising anyway, as not compatible.
- Answered by Nathan L from Lowestoft
- on 23-Oct-2016
Will the Hive unit work with an oil fired central heating and hot water system?
- Asked by Nicholas T from Boxworth
- on 16-Jan-2016
Yes. It replaces your controller and thermostat. We have an oil fired system and it works perfect Yes. It replaces your controller and thermostat. We have an oil fired system and it works perfectly for heating and hot water.
- Answered by Andrew P from Bicester
- on 27-Nov-2016