Hive Active Heating™

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

Exclusive 20% cashback on Hive products for existing British Gas customers [1]

(Up to £50 cashback on Hive products)

What’s Hive Active Heating™?

It's a smart thermostat that 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, the Hive App lets you change the temperature of your home in just a few taps.

Hive Active Heating™ 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 Active Heating™?


It'll only take one of our engineers 90 minutes to get Hive Active Heating™ 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 Active Heating™ 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 Active Heating™ 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 Active Heating™ 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 during 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, you will receive 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 Active Heating™ automatically activates when your heating's off and the temperature inside your home dips below 7°C.

  • Holiday mode
    Hive Active Heating™ tells you 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 Active Heating™, 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 Active Heating™, it's easy to upgrade. We've made the Hive thermostat easy to install yourself.

Choose your kit

Existing Hive customer Kit

If you already have the Hive Hub you can get the latest version without the Hub.

Thermostat, receiver + installation

Full Hive Active Heating™ Kit

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

Thermostat, receiver, hub + installation

New ways to control your home with Hive products

Hive Active Light™, Active Plug™ and Sensors

Controlled from the Hive App so you have more control of your home from your phone.

Hive Active Heating™

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. How can I claim my cashback?

A: After you’ve received and installed your new Hive product visit and complete the simple steps within 45 days of purchase.

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

A: If you already have Hive Active Heating™, 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 Active Heating™ work with all boilers?

A: It works with the vast majority of them, yes. When our engineer comes to install Hive Active Heating™, 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.

[1] 20% Hive Cashback offer is available Online only, on all Hive products for existing British Gas energy or HomeCare cover customers. Full details of the Hive products and Cashback amounts can be found here at

Cashback amount is rounded up. Cashback must be claimed within 45 days of purchase at, in order to claim the cashback you will need to provide your British Gas customer reference number (which can be found on the top right of any bill or statement), a valid proof of purchase (an order confirmation) and your Hive Hub ID (which can be found on the bottom of your Hive Hub).

It may take up to 10 working days for us to verify your cashback claim and the cash will be deposited in your nominated bank account within 28 days after verification, for more information go to Hive Terms and Conditions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

[2] Existing British Gas customers only.