Hive Active Heating

Hive Active Heating

A warm welcome home, every time

Hive Active Heating lets you control your heating from your Hive app.

British Gas customers get £50 off Hive Active Heating
+ a FREE Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)[1]
Buy now

Control your heating from your phone

  • Save up to £120 a year on your heating bills[2]You'll never have to waste energy by heating an empty home again.

  • Set daily schedulesSet up to 6 time slots for your heating and hot water to fit with your daily routine. Need to change things around? It's easy with the Hive app.

  • Know when you’ve left the heating onWith Geolocation, your Hive app knows if you’ve gone out and left the heating on. It can then send you a reminder to turn it off.
The Hive App

Our expert engineers get you all set up

Get your Hive Active Heating installed by a certified British Gas engineer.

Hive Active Heating Smart Thermostat
The Hive App

Works with what you've got

Hive Active Heating works with your existing boiler and energy supplier - there’s no need to switch your service.

Adjust your heating, hands-free

Hive works with Alexa and Google Assistant. So if your hands are full just say “Alexa, turn the heating off”.

Hive thermostat and Alexa
Hive Actions

Get your devices working together

Hive Actions are clever little ways to connect your devices together. So with just a tap on the Hive app, you can turn your heating on when the sun sets each day. Choose from our range of popular settings or create your own.

Hive Multizone

Stay comfy and save money when you set up multiple zones at home. Add Hive Multizone, so that if you're downstairs all day, you can stay nice and warm without wasting money heating the upstairs too.

Hive Multizone
British Gas engineer

Professional installation by a qualified British Gas engineer.

The Hive App

Control your heating and hot water from anywhere with the Hive app.

Save energy by switching off heating when you're out

Save up to £120[2] a year on energy by switching off heating when you're out.

Get your Hive Active Heating now

British Gas customers get £50 off Hive Active Heating
+ a FREE Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)[1]

Hive Active Heating

£249 (£199 for British Gas customers)

Includes Hive Hub, Thermostat & Receiver
12 month guarantee
Professional installation

British Gas customers get £50 off Hive Active Heating
+ a FREE Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)[1]

British Gas customers

Get £50 off Hive Active Heating + a FREE Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)[1]


Not a British Gas customer?

Hive Active Heating + a FREE Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) is available to purchase directly from


Hive Active Heating without Hive Hub is available to purchase on

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

System requirements

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


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

Control your Hive Products with Amazon Alexa

You can use Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, to control your Hive Products, without having to lift a finger! So, if your hands are full, just say “Alexa, turn the heating off”.

Amazon Echo Dot
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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.

How much does Hive Active Heating cost to install?

British Gas customers can buy Hive Active Heating for £199 – this includes installation from one of our expert engineers. For non-British Gas customers, it costs £249 (Including installation). British Gas Rewards customers are also eligible for more great offers on the Hive range – visit to see the latest offers.

How to set up your 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.

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 redeem my discounted Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)?

All customers who purchase Hive Active Heating through a Payment Plan or a one-off payment will receive a FREE Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen (RRP £49.99). Once you have bought Hive Heating, you'll receive a confirmation email with further instructions on how to redeem Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen.

Have an issue with your Hive Active Heating?

Please visit Hive for any additional support required.

  1. £50 discount is available to new and existing British Gas energy, HomeCare and 5 Year Warranty customers only.
    Discount is off RRP:
    Offer is limited to one Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) per customer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer cannot be used on pre-existing orders. We reserve the right to recover the cost of the Amazon Echo Dot voucher (if redeemed) from you upon cancellation of Hive Active Heating. Terms apply.

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