Hive Active Heating. Manage your heating and the temperature of your home with Hive Active Heating

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Smart heating made easy. What is Hive Active Heating?

It's a smart thermostat kit that lets you control your heating and hot water from your smart phone using our Hive app. It could save you up to £120 a year on your heating bill. 1

But don’t take our word for it. More than 1.5 million people are already enjoying a smarter home with Hive.

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Three reasons to get Hive

Save up to £120 a year

With Hive, you won’t have to waste energy heating an empty home. That means you could save up to £120 a year on your heating bill.

Set daily schedules

Set up to six time slots for your heating and hot water to suit your routine. Need to change things around? It's easy with the Hive app.

Get helpful reminders

The Hive app uses geolocation. So if you’ve gone out and left the heating on, it can send you a reminder to turn it off.

British Gas customers get up to £50 off Hive Active Heating

No installation:

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Getting you started. We'll get you set up

Worried about installing Hive Active Heating? Get it installed by one of our expert engineers.

Voice-controlled heating. Adjust your heating with Alexa or Google

Hive works with Alexa and Google Assistant. So you can control your heating and hot water with a simple voice command.

Hive Multizone. Heat different parts of your home

Add Hive Multizone and set different temperatures for different parts of your home. So if you’re downstairs all day, you can keep it nice and warm – without wasting money heating upstairs.

Calculate your savings. Try our Hive savings calculator

Answer a few simple questions and see how much you could save with Hive Active Heating.

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Hive Active Heating

No installation:

Your Hive Active Heating kit includes:

  • A Hive hub, receiver and thermostat
  • 12-month guarantee
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Technical specifications

Thermostat dimensions

Width: 100mm
Height: 104mm (including battery lever)
Depth: 48mm (including dial)
Weight: 0.212kg (excluding batteries)

Receiver dimensions

Width: 106mm
Height: 98mm
Depth: 44mm


Thermostat: 4 x AA batteries (included)
Receiver: 230V Mains

App system requirements

Internet connection recommended:
1.5Mbps or higher
iOS or Android device running an up-to-date operating system

Boiler compatibility

Most gas & LPG
Oil boilers if they have an existing thermostat or programmer
Electric boilers with standard room thermostat and/or programmer

What's in the box

Hive Active Heating thermostat
Hive hub
Hive receiver
4 x AA batteries
User guide and an installation guide

Frequently asked questions

How does the Hive Active Heating installation work?

If you purchase Hive Active Heating with professional installation, our fully trained British Gas engineers will install
your thermostat, Hive Hub and receiver to get your Hive system up and running in around an hour.

You can also self install. 

Can I buy a Hive Active Heating subscription?

The Hive Active Heating subscription is no longer available. We now offer a 12 month payment plan as
an alternative. The plan allows you to spread the cost of the kit over 12 months. Once the 12 months are up,
you can continue to pay £2.99 a month for Hive Live or cancel the Hive Live subscription and pay nothing.

How do I set up my Hive Active Heating thermostat?

It is possible to install Hive Active heating yourself.  Hive have created a guide for installing it which you can download here (PDF, 855kb)

Why do I need a Hive Signal Booster?

If you have a large house, one with thick walls or live in an area where other devices are causing wireless interference you may need a signal booster to help your Hive devices talk to each other and extend the wireless range of your system.

What if I have more than one thermostat in my home?

Hive Active Heating comes with multizone capability that allows you to control up to 3 heating zones through the Hive App. You’ll need a separate thermostat and receiver for each heating zone.

Does Hive Active Heating work with all boilers?

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

Have an issue with your Hive Active Heating?

Please visit Hive for any additional support required.

Additional information

  1. Savings based on annual energy consumption of 16,489 kWh.