Hive Smart Thermostat Review Re February 6, 2023

Hive Smart Thermostat Review

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Is the Hive Smart Thermostat the best on the market?

Introducing the Hive Active Heating smart thermostat – arguably the best smart thermostat on the market. Hive is the complete modern-day tool for controlling your central heating system and hot water.  With its sleek design and easy-to-use interface, you might wonder why you haven’t already got one!

Here, we’ll take an in-depth look at what the Hive does and how it can benefit you. But what exactly is a smart thermostat?

What is a Smart Thermostat?

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Well, it’s the latest technology in home heating. It can be used to control your heating at home via the thermostat itself or it can be remotely controlled via your smartphone, even when you’re not at home! Great for pre-heating your home when you’re returning from work on a cold winter’s night.

Most smart thermostats will monitor your usage and show you how much you’re using your heating. This means you have constant access to information, such as when you use the most energy, so you can see if you can cut down on those periods. When used correctly, a smart thermostat really can lead to significant savings on your heating bills.

You can also set a smart thermostat to a schedule, just as you would a regular thermostat. The idea is that you can take complete control of your heating as you can control it no matter where you are. 

How to install your Hive Active Heating Thermostat?

You will be able to find an in-depth Hive Installation Manual online, however, here is a quick breakdown for you, if you are looking to install your smart thermostat yourself.

Step 1
In order to install your hub, you will need a broadband connection with a spare network port and a power socket must be nearby. Once this has been located, connect the hub as follows:

Connect the hub to the household’s broadband router using the network cable provided.

Fit the power cable into the hub and plug it into a power socket. Wait for the middle light to flash AMBER. During start-up the GREEN light will flash, followed by the AMBER light. This usually takes 5-10 minutes.

Once the AMBER light is flashing, the hub is set up and you can move on to installing the receiver. If no lights are displayed immediately after the hub has been turned on, check all cables are connected and the power socket works. If the problem still persists contact Hive Technical Support.

Benefits of Hive Active Heating

Below are the main benefits and features of this fantastic smart thermostat:

  • Compatible with most boilers and fuel types
  • Remotely control your heating from your smartphone
  • Create personal schedules for your heating
  • Reduce your heating bill by up to £120 per year
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

Hive Active Heating has Geolocation built-in, which means that it will recognise when you’re not at home, and if you’ve left your heating on, it will remind you to turn it off. How cool is that? It also has built-in frost protection. Most boilers these days will already have this but if it should ever fail, be at ease that Hive Active Heating has you covered.

There are other features for you to use such as the ability to control up to 3 heating zones (if required) and different modes and pre-sets for you to have a play around with. The thermostat itself needs 4xAA batteries but don’t worry, if these run out, you can still control your heating via the app on your smartphone as long as your internet is still connected!

The cost of Hive Active Heating alone is £99. This will get you everything that has been explained above but without installation. With installation, you could be paying anywhere between £180 – £250.

So, whether purchasing a new boiler online or adding to your existing boiler, the Hive Active Heating smart thermostat is definitely the way to go. Find out more about the Hive Smart Thermostat today.

Hive Active Heating Thermostat - Technical Details


Part Number


Package Dimensions

‎20.5 x 12.9 x 12.4 cm; 212 Grams


‎4 AA batteries required. (included)

Item model number


Item Weight

‎212 g

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