Storage Heaters

Heater Shop offers a wide range of electric storage heaters from well-known brands. These types of heaters are perfect for economy 7 tariffs as they make good use of cheaper electricity tariffs.

Our range of products include Dimplex, Elnur and Creda. Our models will suit households with all types of rooms and budgets. These types of heaters are ideal for homes that need constant and consistent heating. This type of heating provides an effective and low cost solution.

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Why do night storage heaters use Economy 7 or 10 energy tariffs?

They use low cost energy tariffs such as Economy 7, which is cheaper as electricity is supplied overnight when the demand for electricity across the country is low. Therefore, they are an extremely popular way to heat homes as they are designed to take advantage of cheap, evening electric tariffs to create stored heat. This enables the heaters to heat the home cost effectively, whilst reducing consumption and ensuring that running costs are kept low.

How do they work?

Throughout the evening, electricity is used to heat the elements in your heater which then transfers the heat to heat retaining bricks which stores the heat for use the next day. When the heat transfer has completed, depending on your heat settings, the heat is slowly released into the room in a controlled way throughout the duration of the day. Some other heaters enable you to adjust the heat settings which allows you to retain most of the heat until it is required.

What is the best way to use a storage heater?

We found this video from British Gas to be very informative and a good indication of how you should use one;

Are modern storage heaters easy to install?

Yes, they are in fact very easy to install and require no pipe work or flues. On top of this, because they have no moving parts or internal combustion, they are virtually maintenance free and don’t require an annual safety check.

Can I control the heat output?

Older models can be bulkier and basic, but many of the modern versions come with a built-in thermostat which allows them to release heat as needed, depending on the external temperature. This means you'll use less energy overheating your house when it doesn't need it and should help you save even further on your bills.

They come in many shapes and sizes, but most use bricks, or energy cells to store heat. With improvements to legislation, specifically LOT20, a major advantage is that they now allow people to control how much heat is released, and when the heat is released from the heater.

Can I have a free standing storage heater?

Unfortunately no you can not have a free standing storage heater. Storage heaters are deemed too heavy and are a safety risk to leave as free standing. The feet on the bottom are for supporting the heater, and to help maneuver the storage heater when attaching it to the wall with the supplied brackets.

What are the bricks made of?

The bricks are usually made of clay; however, many different materials can be used. Materials known to be used vary from water containers, ceramic materials (grog) or more specialist materials such as feolite or magnetite. All the materials are extremely well suited for storing and retaining heat.

What are good alternatives?

Electric Radiators / Panel Heaters

These are a good alternative for households that require heating only at certain times of the day. For example, a household that is empty between 9-5 and only requires the heating in the morning and evening during the week and more frequently at the weekend.

Fan Heaters

Fan heaters are not a good long-term solution for heating a home however they are useful for a quick boost of heat or in an area which needs to be warmed up but not necessarily occupied, such as a utility room.

If you currently have storage heaters and are looking for an alternative, or you aren’t sure whether electric radiators could be a better solution for your household, our expert team will be happy to provide you with more information and offer guidance to ensure you get the most effective and efficient heating for your household. Call us now on 01473 276686.

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Customer reviews

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Trusted Customer
18 February 2019 19:50

Dimplex Quantum QM100 - Storage Heater, 1000W

Good replacement for old storage heaters.

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The lady was rude and unhelpful. I asked her to give me an estimated time of delivery and she said this was not possible however when I phoned back and got another guy he was able to phone the delivery driver. The heater works well and the delivery was quick.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
13 February 2019 07:05

Elnur Ecombi ECOHHR20 High Retention Storage Heater

Works well, easy to install as comes with the guide and setting instructions.

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Elnur Ecombi ECOHHR30 High Retention Storage Heater

Very smart looking and slimmer than I originally thought. Pushes out a lot of heat.

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Needed 2 storage heaters but wasn’t sure on what spec/size. Have my room measurements to Heater Shop and was advised what ones would suit to the size of the room (Elnur Storage Heaters). Ordered on a Wednesday and had delivered on Friday. Very good service and so helpful. Storage heaters work no problem at all. Thank you.

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Frances Jago, Cornwall
10 February 2019 10:20

Elnur Ecombi ECOHHR30 High Retention Storage Heater

Had to buy this heater to let a property not sure its any better than the one we tookout

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the service couldn't have been better from the man on the phone who knew his job to the delivery driver who was also really good thank you

Fantastic to hear, thank you very much for the really great feedback of our service.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
6 February 2019 21:57

Dimplex Quantum QM100 - Storage Heater, 1000W

Does as it say's, works perfectly and a big advance in storage heaters

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Good unbiased description of products, advice if needed, clear, easy to use website, no pressure and no problems.

Thank you very much for the really fantastic honest review of our website and technical advice, it is greatly appreciated.