Hive is an ingenious system, designed to fit in with our busy lifestyles. It allows us to control our heating remotely from a tablet, laptop or smartphone. Research conducted by British Gas shows that an average of 24% of heating bills are wasted in heating an empty house or hot water that is not required. I for one am frequently guilty of this! We do set our heating on to a timer but with two very young children I sometimes flick the heating on to constant in the day and then forget about it, often leaving the house with the heating still on. I get so frustrated with myself for being so wasteful but the truth is, like most mamas I have a million things to remember, that combined with the fact that I am still suffering from a severe case of baby brain! An app that allows me to control our heating and hot water sounds like an absolute godsend.
Hive Active Heating costs £199 to purchase and to install, which is pretty reasonable considering that British Gas estimate that you could save up to £150 a year by using this system and therefore managing your heating and hot water more efficiently. In other words, it would take just over a year for Hive Active Heating to pay off!
To find out more about Hive, head on over to their website www.hivehome.com where there are loads of helpful energy & money saving tips too.
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