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Your ultimate guide to Hive Active Heating

What is a smart home?

Burdened by stress and a lack of time, we Brits crave convenience and speed in various aspects of our lives more than ever before. Smart home’s are therefore fantastic and nothing short of fascinating, with lighting, heating and other electronic devices, controlled via a smartphone or tablet. According to ‘Smart Home Week’, 43% of Brits now own at least one smart product in their home, controlling anything from plugs to lights and even home security cameras.

What is Hive Active Heating?

Hive Active Heating is a brilliant smart home device that lets you control your heating and hot water from your smartphone. Enjoying five-star reviews this smart thermostat also comes with stylish wall controls too. Hive Active Heating works with what you’ve got, so there’s no need to change your existing boiler or energy supplier. You can additionally get your house temperature just right, whether you’re at home or on the road.

What type of boiler do I need?

As mentioned above, this smart thermostat works with the vast majority of UK gas, oil and LPG central heating systems. There are, however, some domestic boilers that are not compatible with Hive and you can view these models here. If you’ve also moved into a house that has Hive products installed, you’ll need to buy a new Hive Hub and create your own user account.

Hive Active Heating benefits

Hive Active Heating comes with many advantages and works with Alexa and also Google. By working remotely you’ll additionally never have to come home to a cold house again. One of our favourite things about Hive Active Heating is the savings it can make on heating bills (up to £130 a year). There’s also daily scheduling to fit around your lifestyle as well as reminders to switch the heating off with Hive’s Geolocation technology. There’s no doubt that Hive’s smart home device is convenient for peace of mind. It’s also described as smart and expandable and one of the best smart thermostats on the market.

Your Hive Active Heating

There are plenty of smart thermostats available, but is Hive Active Heating right for your household? Developed by British Gas, this savvy system will not only bring your home to life but it will also work seamlessly around you. Better still, you don’t even need to be a British Gas customer to enjoy Hive Active Heating. The recent addition of multizone support is also proving to be a great feature.

At Direct Heating, we have installed multiple Hive systems and so we can help you get up and running. From clever ways to connect your devices to personalising your heating, get your home temperature just right this winter with the nation’s favourite smart thermostat…

 Your ultimate guide to Hive Active Heating
​Your ultimate guide to Hive Active Heating
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