Now you can control up to three heating zones with your British Gas Hive

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Designed by design entrepreneur Yves Behar, the Hive display looks beautiful
Designed by design entrepreneur Yves Behar, the Hive display looks beautiful

A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the latest Hive Active Heating System and remarked on how much better it was than previous Hive smart heating systems which were a little difficult to control and, frankly, looked like old fashioned thermostats.

Now British Gas has gone an enhanced the latest system even further with Hive Multizone, enabling you to control up to three existing heating zones – such as upstairs, downstairs, basement – through the Hive app.

To use Hive Multizone you will first need to have separate plumbed heating zones in your home, each with its own Hive thermostat and receiver. Hive Multizone works with wet central heating systems including wet underfloor systems, but not with electric systems.

Says Kassir Hussain, Director of Connected Homes at British Gas:

“For people with up to three existing heating zones in their home we can now help them be more energy efficient and save on their heating bills. It’s been one of our top requests from customers so we’re pleased to be bringing them more ways to have the control they want for their homes”.

Existing customers can upgrade to Hive Multizone from today. Where Hive Active Heating is already installed, the Hive Multizone upgrade kit will be available for £99 per zone until the end of the year (including installation by a British Gas engineer). From 1st January, the first additional zone will be £179 to upgrade and an additional zone can be purchased for £99.

Hive Active Heating is available to buy for £249 including installation with extra zones at the time of purchase an additional £99 each.

Hive Multizone is available at hivehome.combritishgas.co.uk and from selected retailers.

Chris Price