British Gas allow you to control your heating via app for £199
British Gas has a new system that lets you control your home's heating with a phone app called Hive. They reckon this could save you £150 per year, provided you turn your heating off when your on holiday, or asleep, or at work, or whatever.
That's pretty boring, but it sounds a bit better if you think that you can turn the heating on when it's cold before you even get out of bed.
However, Hive costs £199 for the smart thermostat and installation.
You don't even need a smartphone for the app. You can control Hive via text and via the Hive website, and it launches next month.
So there you have it. This is properly futuristic isn't it, with a British Gas robot turning your heating on/off with the help of you piddling about on your phone. What do you make of it?