Storage Heaters

Heater Shop offers a wide range of electric storage heaters from well-known brands. These types of heaters are perfect for night time heating and economy 7 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, night time 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 night, 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.

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

Excellent

Jim Mcintosh
15 December 2018 08:35

Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

great service I will use you again

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The service was first class, beyond reproach the quoted delivery date given as Monday delivery was. next day within 24 hours.

Excellent

Stuart Largue
13 December 2018 08:01

Dimplex Quantum QM150 - Electric Storage Heater, 1500W

Really good item would buy again

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Delivered on time stated. No complaints really good service

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us as excellent, we appreciate it greatly.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
11 December 2018 15:46

Dimplex Quantum QM150 - Electric Storage Heater, 1500W

Easy to install and does what it is supposed to. Looks good ( waiting for first bill to be completely satisfied)

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Very easy to order. Minor complication on delivery had to take a second day off work ( warehouse problem) product was well wrapped and in good condition. Will order again from this company. Competitive prices

Poor

Trusted Customer
11 December 2018 09:25

Dimplex Quantum QM150 - Electric Storage Heater, 1500W

The performance so far is terrible but I'm waiting to hear from Glen Dimplex

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The Heater Shop offer brilliant service and delivery but the after sales service from Glen Dimplex is appalling and the Quantum heaters so far fall very short of the hype. The Heater Shop are sorting this matter out for me by contacting Dimplex direct.

Excellent

Gintautas Nikolskis
3 December 2018 06:21

Creda TSRE100 1000W Storage Heater

Perfect heater, works fine. Took 2 days for the cells to heat up fully ike any other storage heater.

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Brilliant service with a next day delivery.
Didn't have a heater I've ordered so sent me a more powerful one for the same price. Happy customer. Thanks guys!

Thank you very much for the really fantastic feedback, it is very much appreciated.