What is it? A TRV Head with an extra-large handle designed for people with impaired-dexterity in-mind
Category: Thermostatic radiator valve head (Manual)
Money-saving feature to look out for:
- Frost-protection mode
1. Visual features
- The numbering is printed in fairly large roman numerals around the bottom of the dial
- The colour contrast is black and red numbering on an off-white background
- There are red and black arrows on the dial to indicate which way to turn the head to increase/decrease the temperature
- There are large symbols to indicate the on/off and frost protection settings
2. Tactile Features
- The dial has a clear start / stop point and will not twist continuously
- There is tactile groove to indicate the middle setting (setting III) on the TRV, but none of the other settings have a tactile featur
3. Dexterity features
- The TRV head has a large easier-to-grip handle but no textured grip marking
- The dial itself is quite stiff to turn and requires a moderate amount of strength
- Very simple to use
Is there anything I should watch out for?
- Although the TRV is marketed as suitable for people with impaired dexterity the handle is smooth plastic and does not have a textured anti-slip surface and the heat is quite stiff and requires a moderate amount of strength to turn
- The temperature markings are displayed at the bottom of the dial and would be difficult to see without bending down
- The use of roman numerals could make it more difficult to for some people to read the settings.
Who might want to buy it?
We think that this product could be good for people who want to adjust their heating manually and want a tech-free, simple heating control.
Our consumer panel told us:
- This product is more accessible for people with who have dexterity problems but have a moderate amount of strength.
- This product is less accessible for people with a visual impairment without adding additional tactile markings or bumps