£70 off Hive Active Heating 2 on Amazon today

Want to take your home into the smart home era? Today’s the day to get started on the cheap.

Amazon is offering £70 off the new Hive Active Heating 2 system from British Gas – it’s now £179.99, down from £249.99, with installation included.

If you don’t need installation, which will mainly apply to people who have a first generation Hive, you can get the new version for just £119 – a saving of £60.

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Hive Active Heating 2 is a nice upgrade on the original. It does most of the same things, allowing you to control your heating and hot water remotely using your phone.

The upgraded version introduces a far more attractive thermostat with a mirror finish and an intuitive control system. A holiday mode lets you set what you want when you’re away, ensuring your pipes don’t freeze in the winter.

All told, it’s a great deal to make your home’s heating smarter and easier to manage.