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

Using night storage heaters with Economy 7 and 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 them to heat the home cost effectively, whilst reducing consumption and ensuring that running costs are kept low.

How a storage heater works

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.

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:

Guide to installation

Very easy to install and requiring 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.

Controlling 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.

Free standing or secure

Unfortunately you can not have a free standing storage heater as they 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 move it when attaching it to the wall with the supplied brackets, ensuring that it is is wall mounted securely.

What the bricks are 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 bricks (grog) or more specialist materials such as feolite or magnetite. All the materials are extremely well suited for storing and retaining heat.

Alternatives to modern storage heaters

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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Frequently asked questions

A quick answer would be no, they do not come with a flex as they are subject to a different installation method than, for example, a radiator or panel heater.

The connection cable must be hard wired via a 20A D/P isolation switch and must use heat resistant cable. These products are for installation by competent engineers and should not be installed using a plug or on to an existing ring main but on to a dedicated circuit from the consumer unit with the correctly rated MCB.

Customer reviews

Excellent

Trusted Customer
20 August 2019 09:38

Dimplex Quantum QM070 - Storage Heater, 700W

This heater has not yet been installed due to new kitchen fitting but I have another Quantum heater in my living room which was installed a year ago and I have been more than satisfied with it's operation over the winter months.

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I knew which heater I wanted to purchase so ordering online was very simple.
On the day of delivery I called their 'office' and spoke with a gentleman who was able to confirm the expected time of arrival.

Thank you very much for the really great review of our service, we appreciate the fantastic feedback.

Excellent

Chris Tucker, Manchester
5 August 2019 08:47

Dimplex XLE125 1250W Slimline Storage Heater

It's summer so I have not used it yet, but it looks fine.

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Delivery took place on the day I was given but the delivery vehicle was too big for a residential street with cars parked on street. Also the storage heater arrived on a pallet, wrapped in plastic. This might be fine for delivery to a workplace or industrial premises but not for delivery to a home. Consequently, with assistance from delivery driver, I had to unpack the heater and trolley it in a number of journeys to my flat. The driver was helpful but I think you need to take account of the fact that not all deliveries are to industrial premises.

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your comments.
With larger items, they are always palletised for ease of transport and to mitigate any chance of damaging goods and delivered in this way.
I am sorry if you were not expecting this type of delivery, however, we do try to ensure that all customers are aware of this in all correspondence and our website is also very clear with a page on delivery for those who are unsure.

For further information on our delivery terms please see the link below.

https://www.heatershop.co.uk/delivery

Excellent

Vivienne Stirrup, Wallasey Cheshire
24 July 2019 08:59

Elnur Ecombi SSH158 Smart Storage Heater

Really good service heater looks very smsrt

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Very good contacts pleasent

Thank you very much for your really great feeedback.

Good

Christine Orrell
21 July 2019 22:35

Elnur Ecombi SSH208 Smart Storage Heater

Looks good, haven't used yet as the weather is warm

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Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater

Looks good, haven't used yet as the weather is warm

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Very efficient service and delivery

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a great review.

Excellent

Jean Gladden, Bradfield Manningtree
9 July 2019 20:56

Elnur Ecombi ECOHHR40 High Retention Storage Heater

Not yet installed but they look to be ideal to replace the existing heaters

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Very helpful excellent service and delivered as arranged

This is really great to hear, thank you very much for taking the time to review us.