Hive Active Heating™

Control your heating at home or from your mobile, tablet or laptop

What's Hive?

It lets you control your heating and hot water from your smartphone, tablet or laptop

So whether you’re at work, on the bus or in the pub, Hive lets you change the temperature of your home in just a few taps.

It works with your existing heating system and there's no need to change your energy supplier. If you have a separate hot water tank, you can control your hot water too.

Why choose Hive?


It'll only take one of our engineers 90 minutes to get Hive up and running. And that visit's included in the price. When you buy Hive, just pick a time that works for you.


With Hive on your mobile, laptop or tablet, it’s as easy to control your heating and hot water as it is to change the TV channel.


Hive helps you save energy and money - you'll only heat your home when you need to. So you could save up to £150 on your energy bills.


There's no need to change anything else. Hive works with the heating system you already have. There's no need to buy a new one or change energy supplier.

What's in the kit?

A wireless thermostat

Beautiful design. Clever control. The new Hive thermostat lets you easily control your heating at home.

A hub

Plugs into your broadband router so your thermostat connects to the internet. (We'll set it up for you in the installation.)

A receiver

Lets your thermostat and boiler talk to each other. It’s usually fitted near your boiler, so you’ll barely notice it.

Our award winning app

Packed with clever features, the Hive app is the easiest way to control your heating and hot water from wherever you are

Image of the Hive Active Heating App
  • Heating control
    Switch your heating on and off, up or down. If you want to extend your heating outside your usual schedule, use the boost button.

  • Hot water control
    Turn your hot water on and off. And if you fancy a shower outside your normal schedule, you can boost your hot water for up to six hours.

  • Geolocation
    Based on your phone's location, Hive will send you reminders to turn your heating on before you get home, or off if you've left it on when you go out.

  • Heating & hot water schedules
    Set heating and hot water schedules to fit in with your life. You can set between one and six time slots a day.

  • Frost protection
    To help protect your pipes from freezing, Hive automatically activates when your heating's off and the temperature inside your home dips below 7°C.

  • Holiday mode
    Tell Hive your holiday dates and your heating will sleep until you return. So you'll always come back to a warm home.

Professionally installed for you

If you're new to Hive, one of our engineers will come and install the full kit for you

Installation takes around 90 minutes and is included in the price, no matter who supplies your energy.

If you already have Hive, it's easy to upgrade. We've made the Hive thermostat easy to install yourself.

Choose your Hive kit

Hive Active Heating™ upgrade kit

If you’re an existing Hive customer, you can get the latest version with our upgrade kit.


Hive Active Heating™ kit

The complete package for anyone who's new to Hive.

Thermostat, receiver, hub, Hive app + installation (worth £80)

New ways to control your home with Hive

Hive smart lights, plugs and sensors

All controlled from the Hive app to give you even more control of your home from your phone.

Hive Active Heating™ Multizone

If you have more than one existing heating zone at home, you can now set zones at different temperatures with Hive.

We're here to help

Frequently asked questions

Q. I already have Hive. How can I upgrade to Hive Active Heating™ 2?

A: If you already have Hive, it’s easy to upgrade. You'll just need the new thermostat. We've made the Hive thermostat easy to install yourself.

Q. Does Hive work with all boilers?

A: It works with the vast majority of them, yes. When our engineer comes to install Hive, they’ll check everything is properly up and running before they leave.

Q. Will my heating turn off if my broadband is down or off?

A: No, your heating will still work. But if you want to make changes to your settings, you’ll need to do it on the thermostat itself – not online or on the app.