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Hive Active Heating v3 review

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The third generation of British Gas’s long-standing smart thermostat, the Hive Active Heating v3 lets you control most gas, LPG and oil boilers remotely. With it, you can create and adapt schedules and automate your home heating for the sake of convenience and efficiency. We took it to our test lab to find out if it’s as good as its Best Buy predecessor or whether it’s a backward regression. Read our expert review to see our verdict.

What's included:
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • How easy is it to set up?
  • How easy is it to use?
  • How accurate is the thermostat?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

July 2022

Test results

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Best Buys and Don't Buys
We have tested 16 smart thermostats and found that there are 0 Don't Buys and 5 Best Buys.
Range of Smart thermostat scores
  1. 54%
    Lowest score
  2. 66%
    Average score
  3. 77%
    Highest score
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