Hive Active Heating
From £179.99, hivehome.com
WHERE TO USE IT In the room you spend the majority of your time – for most of us this is downstairs in the lounge. This way the Hive thermostat will control the heating according to where you are. what it does Hive’s smart thermostat keeps your home’s temperature exactly how you like it – just set it on the dial, or via the smartphone app, and your boiler will step in, ramping up the radiator heating to raise the level, and cutting it when it’s reached the desired temperature. A smart scheduler within the app saves you having to manually adjust the temperature; tell it how hot you’d like it, and at what time you want the temperature set at, and Hive will do the rest of the work. You can even use your phone’s location to receive alerts when, for example, you left home and forgot to turn the heating off. WHAT IT WORKS WITH Hive, Amazon Alexa now supercharge it! Combine Hive Acting Heating with the companion Hive Window or Door Sensor, and you can set your heating to turn off when you leave home and turn on when you get back. ALTER NATI VELY … nest £219, nest.com The Nest thermostat is more expensive than the Hive, but it’s also more intelligent, adjusting your heating without your input, and Works with Nest supports a variety of third-party products, such as Philips Hue.