Make Your Home Springlike with Hive ~ #LetsGetLiving

Who else is ready for Spring? I know that I can't be the only one ready for warm weather, flowers and sunshine. In the meantime I can make my home feel like spring with the Hive Active Thermostat. Read on to find out more.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all mine.


I have a love/hate relationship with spring. I love the flowers, the budding trees, the weather and the sun, but hate what usually ensues. Allergies! It's still winter and our temperatures has been up and down. One day we're experiencing temperatures in the 70's and the next day it's in the 30's. When we moved to Colorado, we heard the saying "if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes", and they weren't joking. The weather here can't seem to make up it's mind, however, I don't have to worry about what the temperature in my home is going to be. The Hive Active Thermostat ensures that my house is warm at all times. I grew up in the Caribbean so I relish the heat, and you can even find me wrapped up in a blanket fast asleep in the middle of summer in 90° weather. Yes I love it that much!


So how can the Hive Active Thermostat make your home feel like spring? 

The Hive Active Thermostat has features that not only makes your life easier, but will also have you wondering, why didn't you have a Hive Active Thermostat before. Features such as:

Setting daily schedules: We generally leave the house at a specific time each and every day, so my Hive Active Thermostat is set up where it turns itself off when we leave, and turns itself back on just about an hour before we get back home. That means that I can return to a home that is set at the optimal temperature that I want. Warm and springlike just the way I like it. This is a great way to conserve energy because you're only using it when needed.

Remote control from your phone: If it's an especially cold day and I'm out, and I want to get back before my schedule starts, I can control the temperature from my smartphone. This is one feature that is constantly in use. Now when I get home, once again the temperature is just right, and I'm comfortable no matter what the weather is outdoors.

Set vacation schedules: We recently went away on vacation last summer, and I may have mentioned this before, but when we got back our home was nice and cool, all because we had a vacation schedule set. It's the same in the winter time, you can tell your thermostat your vacation dates and your heating will go to sleep until you return from your trip. When you get back your home will be at the perfect temperature.

And guess what? Your Hive Active Thermostat works with Amazon Alexa.


SO WHAT IS HIVE YOU ASK?

Hive is a leading smart home brand in the UK that is currently now here in North America. They first offered the Hive Welcome Home pack, which lets people adjust their heating and air conditioning, lighting and appliances from wherever they are. They are now however offering four packs designed to meet the individual needs of each home including the Starter Pack, Heating & Cooling Pack and Close to Home Pack.

The plans include -

Hive Welcome Home Pack [$349.99 or $14.58 per month]

Hive Starter Pack [$199.99 or $8.33 per month]

Hive Heating & Cooling Pack [$229.99 or $9.58 per month]

Hive Close to Home Pack [$349.99 or $14.58 per month]



Let Hive smart products get your home just the way you like it. The Hive experience is all about making everyday life easier, allowing you the time and freedom to spend doing the things you love with the people you care about. And let the Hive Active Thermostat make your home feel like spring this winter.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all mine.

64 comments

  1. If I had a home I'd definitely invest in this thermostat, but since I don't control the heat I can't. It's nice to come home to a warm house and being able to set it when you're out is great. The prices aren't that bad either. I'll have to share this with a friend who just bought a house.

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    1. You have no idea how nice that is. Our temperatures have been fluctuating lately and it's nice to come home to a nice warm house when its cold outside.

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  2. I need to look into this as I love that you can set the temperature and heat on a schedule. Totally genius and thanks for sharing :)

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    1. That's what I love about this, well that and so much more. Hive has totally made my home the smart home that I wanted to have.

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  3. An active thermostat sounds amazing! I'm one of those people who needs it cool to go to sleep but then wakes up cold. I think this thermostat would make my life so much more comfortable.

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    1. And you can set it to warm up for around the time you usually wake. That's what I do. I set it to turn on right before the kids get up so the house will be warm so that they can get ready for school, then turn it off until they get back. Genius!

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  4. I have an old fashioned thermostat and yes it works ok but I need an update. The hive with all its features and remote phone control is what we need this winter.

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    1. This will definitely be an update for sure compared to your old fashioned thermostat, and it'll have you wondering why didn't I invest in Hive before now?

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  5. You have to love anything that works with Alexa! I’ll definitely look into this. We have some different opinions about how to keep the house around here! And I really believe that a schedule would be amazing.

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    1. You've got to love schedules and of course anything that works with Alexa. I love setting my schedules, it does make things so much easier for us.

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  6. I need to look into this! I really like that I can control temperatures from my phone. So easy.

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    1. It is rather easy and I know that you'll love this. You don't even need to be at home to turn it on which is awesome!

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  7. That is so cool that you can adjust your thermostat from anywhere. I can't tell you how many times I've left for vacation and forgotten to adjust my thermostat!

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    1. That's where they say you're throwing money down the toilet. Being able to adjust your thermostat to the correct temp so you're not using what you don't need is the way to go.

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  8. We are about to move and I think that I will look into getting this. It would save on the energy bill.

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    1. It sure will save on your energy bill for sure and I suggest definitely looking into Hive and it's many options that are available.

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  9. Annemarie LeBlancMarch 1, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    This is going to help us save time and money! I love that you can set it to change the temperature at certain times in the day. I will let my husband know about this and ask him to check this out.

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    1. I think you should certainly talk to your husband about it, there are lots of options with Hive and the thermostat is only one of them.

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  10. We have Hive installed in our old flat for a review and when we moved, paid for it ourselves as it really did make a big difference and save us so much money.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that you loved Hive. We are loving it here in our house too and don't know what we'll do without it.

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  11. I love this post, I will definitely buy a hive active thermostat, I love the way you can control the temperature using your phone.

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    1. That's the genius of Hive, being able to do everything from your smartphone. It truly does make your home a "smart home".

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  12. I kind of get you with the whole love/hate for the spring season. Also, this thermostat is absolutely brilliant - will have to look more into it!

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    1. Oh you have no idea how much I can love and hate spring at the same time. While I'm looking forward to seeing the flowers bloom and the trees blossom, I'm already dreading the allergies that will come along with it as well.

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  13. This sounds really amazing! Love that they have different plans and packages perfect for everyone's needs!

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    1. Yes, there is something for everyone's budgets and needs. So if you don't need it, why pay for it, right? I love that about Hive.

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  14. I love the "Smart" that's being introduced into technology and Hive sounds amazing! Don't know how you deal with the heat girl but I'm glad you got this sweet find!

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    1. I'm in LOVE with the heat. I was born in the Caribbean and grew up there. Spent the decade of my life there so I'm used to the heat and miss it. I'm not a fan of the cold and Hive makes my home feel like the Caribbean in winter.

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  15. This sounds amazing!! It's great that they have plans and packages for everone's needs!

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    1. I'm like "didn't I just read this comment before?" and realized that you left me a second one. Thank you for stopping by again.

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  16. If I tell my hubby it's Alexa compatible, I'm sure he'll rush on buying one lol. I am also a heat loving girl, always opting to wrap up in a toasty blanket, even in the middle of summer.

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    1. Hahaha that might just be the incentive that you need for him to get you one, so I say rush and tell him that it's Alexa compatible, and I don't find many people like me, so it's good to meet a kindred spirit.

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  17. I have an old thermostat. After reading your post, I feel like it's time to upgrade! Can't wait to check it out!

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    1. Oh it's definitely time to upgrade and when you do, you'll ask yourself, "why didn't I upgrade to Hive long before this?".

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  18. There is an app for everything. I love the concept of a smart thermostat!

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    1. They were absolutely right, and that app is called Hive. It not only can control your thermostat, but your lights, plugs, etc. Check them out!

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  19. I love that you can easily control the temperature in your home, that also means you can manage your electricity better. I'd love to have this installed in ours! It's totally worth it. Also, I'm SOOO excited for Spring! Can it please come sooner?!

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    1. I'm with you on spring coming sooner. I'm sooooo over winter and the cold. One day is hot, the next day it's cold, it's as if it can't make it's mind up. Hive will certainly help you to manage your utilities way better.

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  20. We schedule our thermostat too, but recently it failed. It took three attempts to get it fixed right, and a big spike in our electric bill. -_- I wouldn't mind learning more about Hive as a replacement!

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    1. Oh no! I can't even begin to imagine what an inconvenience that must have been. You should totally look into Hive as a replacement, I think you'll love it.

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  21. My husband and I love taking our kids to trips and it would be nice to come home with the temperature warm and toasty! Especially since it's been really cold lately. I think we need Hive in our lives!

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    1. Hive would certainly make a big difference for sure, and it would be nice to come home to a toasty house with the kids for sure. Definitely look into Hive.

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  22. What an awesome thermostat! I love how you can control this straight from your smart device!

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    1. That's the great thing about Hive, being able to control the devices in your home all from your smart phone. Genius indeed!

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  23. what an interesting device to have especially in my location here in canada! will surely look into it!

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    1. Guess what Patricia-Ann? It's available in Canada so you can take a look into it for your own home. You're going to love it.

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  24. Oh this thermostat looks so great! I am glad i had found this. I will definitely share this to my friends and relatives.

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    1. Will you be looking into getting one for yourself as well? It will make things so much easier for not just you, but your family too.

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  25. In Canada, our provincial government is investing in a smart thermostat program that they will upgrade our thermostats for free. I think Hive is one of the brand on the list that we're offered. I will definitely be excited to try out a new hive thermostat.

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    1. That is awesome! Leave it to Canada to do a program like this. Hive will be great, and you should totally think about getting it for your home.

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  26. I love Hive. We have it and it is amazing. The thermostat, lighting, etc....all is fantastic.

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    1. Yes! So much yes! I don't know how I survived without Hive, now I find myself opening my phone to control everything around the house. My lights, my thermostat, everything is right at my fingertips.

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  27. Never heard of them but can def giv a try... your hair is cute ♥

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, but definitely check out Hive, I know that you'll love them as much as we do if you give them a try.

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  28. I have never heard of Hive before. This was really informative. Thank you

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    1. Hive has been around for quite some time now, and if you're a home owner, or allowed to make changes in your apartment, you should check them out.

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  29. It's either summer or rainy season in the country where I live so thermostat control is not much of a problem. While summer could go as hot as 37 celcius and the rainy season gives us around 18 celcius, all the rooms in my house are airconditioned and just set to 25 degrees.

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    1. That's the kind of weather I'd love to have. I had to calculate your temp since we use Fahrenheit here, but that's still weather I could live with.

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  30. Canada does have a great incentive to upgrade to a smart home thermostat and I remember seeing the Hive brand on the list. I think it's great and would love to check one out and see if it can lower my heating and cooling costs

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    1. I know that it will lower your heating and cooling costs if you schedule it. I'm happy to hear that Canada is offering an incentive with Hive being on that list. Give Hive a try, you won't be disappointed.

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  31. It does look like such a cool thermostat to have with your house. And to have apps and tools that can control the temperature from away from home so you come home to a well heated or cooled house would be awesome.

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    1. Isn't that cool? It's why I love Hive. I'm not a fan of the cold, so I would schedule my heat for right about the time that I would enter my house, so it's all warm and toasty, and in the summer the opposite. Best feature ever!!

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  32. I like the idea of having a product like this one that makes me have to worry about one less thing. Having a reliable thermostat probably helps to save money on heating costs too.

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    1. It sure will help on your heating costs. I know living in NY that can get expensive, especially during the winter months. You should totally looking into getting Hive for your home Maria.

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