Easy-to-use central heating controls for your home

Bev setting her central heating using a wall thermostat
10 Nov 2019

How can you find easy to use heating controls for your home?

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This research was funded under the Energy Redress Scheme
Disabled and older people have told us that heating controls are often not designed with them in mind.

They can be difficult to use, too complex, or inaccessible, especially for blind or partially sighted people. This can mean you're using heating controls that waste energy, cost more in bills, or have to rely on others to help control your heating or hot water. So how can you find the right heating controls for you?

We asked our consumer panel for their thoughts about what makes heating controls accessible, based on their own experience. Find out more below.