Posted by Aston Avery

Do we know our central heating?

Millions of Brits have no idea how their central heating works – and couldn’t change the settings to save their lives. It seems we’re fearful of the technology and are actively avoiding amending the controls in case it is something that cannot be reversed (49%).

Research published today found of those with a boiler just under half (41 per cent ) do not confidently know how it works.  More than half (53 per cent) admitted they’d struggle to change the settings.

The biggest confusion is that people have tried and failed to personalise their heating system to suit their household needs, including changing the time it turns on and off, but four in 10 have given up when confronted with a symbol they didn’t understand.

The survey by Wiser found almost three-quarters (71 per cent) think they waste money on bills due to not fully understanding their heating. 

Aston spoke to TV presenter Kirsty Duffy and James Clark, technical training manager at Wiser.

Photo by Sies Kranen on Unsplash

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