Hive Heating System - is it worth it

(28 Posts)
Redglitter Mon 11-Jan-21 18:29:18

Thinking of getting a Hive system. Just trying to work out if its worth the money.

Amy opinions?

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tanstaafl Mon 11-Jan-21 18:32:29

Why Hive particularly ?

Freddiefox Mon 11-Jan-21 18:35:05

Funnily enough I’ve just had my instalment cancelled, looking like it might be March now.. so I’m looking at nest and seeing how that compares

Redglitter Mon 11-Jan-21 18:39:00

Doesn't have to be Hive it just seemed most popular & I know it works with Alexa

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ADMum20 Mon 11-Jan-21 18:39:27

Had Hive installed last year.

Love it.

No opinion on Nest. Tado seems to be highly rated too.

ToastieSnowy Mon 11-Jan-21 18:39:27

I got hive in 2019. I do love being able to control my heating from my phone especially the boost function. My old controls only allowed 2 timers a day ie rubbish. Hive is much more flexible. I don’t have a bad word to say about it.

GalOopNorth Mon 11-Jan-21 18:41:26

We love ours.


SlipperyLizard Mon 11-Jan-21 18:43:53

Love ours, the app is really easy to use & schedule.

We’re about to get a separate zone fitted for upstairs as we’ve struggled to get the downstairs warm without overheating upstairs in the morning.

BillMasen Mon 11-Jan-21 18:53:22

I have nest and live it. Flexible to program, learns wen you come and go (well.... back when I did leave the house) and works with alexa. Also think it’s cut my gas useage down too.

Don’t think there’s a difference between nest and hive tbh. Both very similar

hartof Mon 11-Jan-21 18:56:00

We had it fitted last week and so far love it! Looks better than the old stats and easier to use. I don't use Alexa with it I just use the app.

FutureDays Mon 11-Jan-21 18:56:20

We've got a hive and love it, we had looked at the nest one but our plumber had said he'd had to uninstall a couple of the nest ones because people didn't get on with it working out it's own schedule so we went with the hive.

EssentiallyDelighted Mon 11-Jan-21 18:56:32

We like the Nest, being able to control it from your phone is very handy and the programming is easy and flexible. However we turned off all the smart features as they were driving us mad (heating coming on at 4am and waking us up etc).

EssentiallyDelighted Mon 11-Jan-21 18:57:48

Yes, I'd forgotten about the Nest working out it's own schedule. We lasted about three days with that (had it installed in the middle of winter) and just set up our own schedule.

Redglitter Mon 11-Jan-21 19:06:15

Good to see such positive comments.

I work odd hours so setting a timer is a faff but controlling it from an app definitely appeals

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wonkylegs Mon 11-Jan-21 19:17:02

Depends on your situation and what you want to use it for
Smart heating systems tend to be more worth it the bigger your house is because they only heat the spaces you are using when you use them.
We have the Honeywell system with 12 zones (all individually controlled) which would be too much for many houses but paid for itself with in 12months.
I like being able to have the kids rooms at different temperatures (one is a typical Geordie, the other is always cold) and only heat the office when I'm home alone. At this time of year the conservatory is generally just heated enough to stop the frost.
Basically you set the temperature and time for each room to follow what you are doing and avoid unnecessarily heating rooms or water.

Freddiefox Mon 11-Jan-21 19:21:15


Does your nest work if the internet is down?

Notasyoungasiwas Mon 11-Jan-21 19:24:30

Had Hive for a few years. Like the fact that I can control it on my phone and LOVE the fact that I can control it on my Alexa when I'm being particularly lazy grin

TheBoredLady Mon 11-Jan-21 19:27:11

We have Tado and I love it.

Ours monitors the air quality, temperature and carbon monoxide as well as controlling the heating & water.

Wornout12108 Mon 11-Jan-21 20:12:28

We love ours, had it about six months now. So much more flexibility with the heating and water schedules. You can tailor each day with different timings. So nice after we've been out in the cold to turn it up before we get in so it's nice and toasty.
The app is very easy, the wall box that replaced our old thermostat is fab. I'd highly recommend it.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 11-Jan-21 20:16:56

Tado are great. Automatically turns off the heating when the house is empty (and turn it in for it to be warm when you get home).

Ginevere Mon 11-Jan-21 20:43:49

Absolutely love ours. Smart heating is worth every penny. I do get the impression there’s no difference between the companies though!

MarshaBradyo Mon 11-Jan-21 20:44:52

Yes really like ours

Greenbks Mon 11-Jan-21 20:46:05

LOVE ours. Have had it for 3 years and it’s one of the best decisions we’ve made. We wake up and don’t have to run down or have to remember to set the timer etc. We also turn it on on particularly cold days when we are on our way home so the house is nice and warm.

FourTeaFallOut Mon 11-Jan-21 20:46:07

I have hive, and can run it through Alexa. It's good. It's one of those things that works so well that you take it for granted and forget about it.

EdwardCullensBiteOnTheSide Mon 11-Jan-21 20:50:26

Had it for a good few years and it's great, no problems. Works with Alexa too. The plugs and bulbs you can buy are easy to set up.

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