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  • Collaboration will make net zero easier for customers by integrating Daikin heat pump into market-leading Hive app  

  • Heat pumps will be made simpler to understand by giving greater visibility and control on energy usage and ability to track spending  

  • Trial to start later this year with roll out to follow shortly afterwards 

Smart home expert, Hive, and heat pump manufacturer, Daikin, have announced the first step in a long-term collaboration to make net zero easier by helping customers control their heat pump through the Hive app.  

The collaboration will see Daikin Altherma 3 heat pumps integrated with Hive energy management technology to provide customers with greater visibility and control of their heating system. This includes allowing homeowners to personalise heating schedules, track spending and set budgets, whilst also optimising their heat pump for use when electricity is cheaper and greener because there is low demand on the grid.  

Customers will be able to control the usage of their heat pump via the Hive app, which is a whole home smart hub for connectivity across heating, lighting, batteries and electric vehicle chargers.  

Both businesses will be trialing the integration later this year and have plans to roll out the product offering widely once the trial is complete.  

“As we work towards heat pumps joining the Hive ecosystem of well-loved products, we’re providing customers with a simple way to see and manage all their devices in one easy to use app.”

Gail Parker, Low Carbon Homes Director – Heat Pumps at Hive

Gail Parker, Low Carbon Homes Director – Heat Pumps at Hive, said: “Domestic heating is one of the largest emitters of carbon in the UK and will require collaboration to address this challenge. As we integrate Daikin heat pumps with our market leading Hive technology, we are making electric heating affordable and simple by giving them the visibility they need to control their heat pump and energy usage.  

“As we work towards heat pumps joining the Hive ecosystem of well-loved products, we’re providing customers with a simple way to see and manage all their devices in one easy to use app.”  

Iain Bevan, New Business Director – Residential commented: If the UK is going to hit its legally binding commitment to achieve net zero by 2050, we have to decarbonize domestic space and water heating. Combining a smart controller, like Hive, with a low carbon heat pump not only gives people more control, it can also help them get the perfect temperature and save them even more money at the same time.   

“Daikin is excited to be working with Hive to fully integrate their smart controller technology with our market leading heat pump technology. This collaboration could help tens of thousands of people decarbonize their domestic heating, reducing their carbon footprint and help address climate change.” 

In addition to helping customers optimize their heat pump usage to make them more affordable, Hive and British Gas will shortly be launching a heat pump tariff to lower running costs and encourage the installation of heat pumps throughout the UK.  


About Daikin:  

Daikin UK is an eco-heating technology brand leading the industry in providing innovative indoor climate management solutions, such as heat pumps, to reduce environmental impact. As part of the global Daikin Group and with over 90 years of experience, Daikin has built a worldwide reputation for quality and technology, developing heating solutions that create comfortable and sustainable interior environments for everyone.  

In 2020, Daikin launched its Energy for Change campaign, which aims to educate consumers on the benefits of heat pumps and promote their installation – helping the UK move to a more sustainable future. As part of its Energy for Change campaign, Daikin has created the Sustainable Home Network to provide top quality, free heat pump training to installers across the UK, helping them futureproof their businesses and support the UK’s transition towards green energy.  

Additional information on Daikin’s pioneering technology can be found on its website, alongside details on why choosing a heat pump could help reduce UK homes’ carbon emissions: