We are looking for males and females aged 25-70 to take part in an interesting research about heating thermostats and controllers in the home.
This research will involve a new thermostat device being installed, by a professional technician, in your home for 8 days. You will be required to keep a 10 day written diary during the time that the device is installed followed by a 20 minute telephone interview. Some participants may be selected after this study to do a 2 hour telephone interview.
Installation, written diary and telephone interview
Installation will be carried out w/c 5th January 2015. Written diary will commence at the same time as the installation and will continue for 10 days. 20 minute telephone interview – times and dates TBA
£100.00 on completion of the study.
Please answer the questions below.
Occupation and job title of head of household:
What was the highest level of education you achieved?
Who do you live with in your household?
If you have children, please tell us their ages.
Which of the following applies to you with regards to your home?
Own home with mortgage
Own home without mortgage
Who, in your household, is the decision maker for choosing gas, electricity and all other utilities?
Which company provides your gas/electricity at home?
Do have Central Heating at home? Yes/No?
Do you have a boiler in your home? Yes/No?
Which of the following SMART heating controllers have you heard of? (These are devices that allow you to control the heating in your home when you are not at home).
How interested would be in finding out more about these type of heating controllers for your home?
What mobile phone do you currently own and use?
Do you use the Whatsapp app on your mobile phone?
If not, would you be willing to download the app on to your phone for the purpose of this research? Yes/ No?
How many people in your household own and use a Smartphone such as an Iphone or Android phone?
Please forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to reply to all emails or phone messages. We receive lots of responses to researches that are emailed out. You will be contacted by phone if your application is successful. However, we apologise if you do not hear from us, but please keep trying for future projects that are sent out.