It’s time to make the most of your heating.

Join our exclusive free trial to finally get comfortable at home.

Homeowners can take part in our free 6-month trial this coming winter to experience a new heating control system.

So what's it all about?

The trial

Over a hundred households will benefit from an expertly fitted connected heating controller so that they can choose warmth levels for each room.

The controls

The controls are intelligent. They learn from your settings to present you with options that cost different amounts so that you can choose how much you want to spend on your heating.


Why join the trial?

Manage your heating

discover what your heating costs so you can choose how much to spend

Easy to use

room level heating control, you can use remotely via phone or tablet

No obligation

you can leave at any time


we are independent and not selling anything


join our research community and help to develop new technology

Technical Support

with you every step of the way

What happens when?

  • 1

    Applications Open

  • 2

    Check eligibility and confirm

    End of Summer 2018

  • 3

    Installation and enjoy the system

    End of autumn 2018

  • 4

    Research starts

    Winter 2018

  • 5

    Research finishes

    Spring 2019

Let's get started

Register interest

What's expected of you

In order to take part in the free trial you must

Have a smartphone or tablet

Be connected to mains gas

Not have a gas smart-meter fitted

Have good broadband coverage

Give regular feedback (you will be paid for participation)

Take part in interviews in your home

About us

We are a not-for-profit innovation organisation supported by UK Government to put people at the heart of the energy system.

We are creating a community-driven platform to find out what people want from their heating so that we can help businesses improve heating products and create new energy products and services.

Read more about the Energy Systems Catapult.

Any queries call us on 0121 203 3700.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our partners

This project is part-funded by European Regional Development Funds under the European Structural and Investment Funds Programme.