Is Hive Active Heating compatible with all types of boiler?

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 We frequently get asked whether smart thermostats work with different types of boilers. It’s an important and understandable question – no-one wants to spend money on something they can’t actually use. So in this article we’re going to answer it with the attention and detail it deserves.

Will Hive Thermostats work with my gas boiler?

Our Smart thermostats works with most UK / Irish gas-powered central heating systems. It also works with most Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) central heating systems, too.

Our smart thermostat doesn’t require you to replace your boiler. The Hive boiler controls have been designed to work just as well with any brand – from a Glow-worm boiler to a Vailant boiler and everything in between.

Will Hive Thermostats work with my oil boiler?

Our Hive thermostats will also work just as well with most oil boilers as long as it currently has a conventional thermostat or programmer.

Will Hive Thermostats work with my combi boiler?

If you have a gas combi boiler, which controls both your heating and hot water, Hive can work with that too.

Will Hive Thermostats work with my electric boiler?

If your electric boiler works with a standard room thermostat or programmer, then Hive can control it. However, our smart thermostat can’t control storage heaters or individual plug-in electric room heaters.

And while we’re talking about all things electric, Hive doesn’t work with electric underfloor heating. But it will work with water-based underfloor heating.

So are there any types of boiler that Hive Thermostats are incompatible with?

In most cases, our Hive thermostats will work just fine with your boiler. However, there are a few small exceptions.

This includes solid fuel boilers (such as biomass systems and coal), and some Worcester Intelligent Appliance boilers and Worcester combi boilers. The following list of boilers aren’t compatible with any external heating controls apart from Worcester’s own TR2 room thermostat.

  • Worcester Bosch ICC2 - ZWBR 11-37A (GC number: 4710810)

  • Worcester Bosch *C*RD 537i (GC number: 4710811)

  • Worcester Bosch *C*RD 542i (GC number: 4710812)

  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar HE Plus - ZWBR 7-28A (GC number: 4731156)

  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar HE Plus - ZWBR 11-35A (GC number: 4731157)

  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar 30 HE Plus Combi (GC number: 4731175)

  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar 35 HE Plus L Combi (GC number: 4731176)

  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar R 30HE Plus (GC number: 4731179)

  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar R 35HE Plus (GC number: 4731180)

  • Worcester Bosch *C* Greenstar R 40HE Plus (GC number: 4731181)

How about installation?

They are easy to install and as it involves removing the existing thermostat and replacing it with the hive. Step by Step guide video how to Install.

Hive Smart Thermostat Installation