Regular readers will already know how much we love smart technology; it’s the future! Our latest free to enter competition features a prize that makes for an integral part of any smart home. This week, we’ve teamed up with the fantastic team at Hive to bring one lucky winner a Hive Active heating and hot water thermostat; a self-install thermostat for use with boilers with a separate hot water tank. Smart technology in the home (also known as ’the internet of things’) has so many positive benefits and is increasingly the way that we are improving, designing and building our homes, so we tasked one of our smart home enthusiasts with explaining more. Read on to find out more & discover how you can be in with a chance of winning this incredible prize for yourself!
It’s a little over five years since I really embraced the concept of smart home technology and, since then, I’ve installed more smart products into our home and they really do make life easier. Using smart technologies in our homes has a wealth of practical uses and are a way to make life simpler, in increasingly busy times. Now that we are ‘juggling’ more things in our everyday lives, smart homes are precisely what we need to help lighten the load. From checking the fridge contents remotely at the supermarket, to turning the heating on during your commute or analysing the water use on your washing machine, smart tech is a way to make life easier. Our Hive range features all the products that you need to take control of your home; from lighting to smart plugs, thermostats that you can activate on the go, to motion sensors and cameras for added security and peace of mind.
This week’s prize of a Hive Active Heating Smart thermostat allows you to operate your heating and hot water, remotely (or even from the sofa if you’re just too comfy to move.) It works by connecting to a Hive Hub (included); your Hive Hub just needs to be connected to the internet to link the thermostat and the Hive app together (the app is free to download and use). You can then control your heating and hot water from your smartphone or tablet whenever – and wherever* you like. Whether you’ve got away from work early and don’t want to arrive to a cold home or want to boost the hot water, the Hive Active Heating thermostat is the ideal solution for convenience, practicality, warmth and comfort.
Using the app, you can set schedules and daily routines, ensuring you come home to a warm house and plenty of hot water. Better yet, you could save up to £120 a year on your heating bill by cutting down on wasted energy.
The Hive Active Heating thermostat is incredibly intuitive and simple to use; pick up your smartphone, open up the Hive app and turn the heating on, boost the hot water or turn everything off. You can also do this remotely, from anywhere* in the world, so even if you’re on holiday you can turn your heating off and relax, safe in the knowledge that you’ll be coming home to a warm house and a tank full of hot water.
You can buy online, view our Hive range or ask your local store about a demonstration. To see the latest in smart home technology fully integrated into a property, visit our smart home show apartment or ask the Smart Home team about a free, no-obligation visit.
Although you can install this thermostat yourself, we always recommend installation by a gas safe certified engineer.
* – subject to internet connection