A few days ago I had a wifi control system fitted to my central heating and hotwater system. It was pretty painless and works well.
Ever since the heating system was fitted 3 years ago I had wondered if I was missing a trick, but repeated searches on the internet came up with nothing very convincing. It was possible to get a wireless thermostat that would allow some remote control over the heating system but a properly packaged system that would control the scheduling of both heating and hotwater was just not available, until now.
British Gas have just brought out a product they call Hive Active Heating. It takes about an hour to fit and costs £199. It replaces the programmer and provides a connection to the broadband router. There’s a snazzy wireless room thermostat which doubles as a programmer and the whole lot can be simply managed from an iPhone or iPad app and from a PC or Mac. You can set the temperature of the thermostat, switch the heating on or off and adjust the schedule for heating or hotwater whenever you like and from wherever you are.
– David Gibbon, RICS Conservation Accredited Building Surveyor