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Storage Heaters

The selection of electric storage heaters offered by Heater Shop comes from a variety of reputable manufacturers. As a result of their ability to make effective use of cheaper electricity rates, heaters of this type are ideal for use with economy 7 tariffs.

Our inventory features well-known brands such as Dimplex, Elnur, Stiebel Eltron, and Creda. Our models can accommodate a wide variety of living spaces and price points in residential settings. These are an excellent choice for homes that require heating that is constant and steady. This method of heating is efficient and economical, making it an excellent option.

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High Heat Retention Storage Heaters

High heat retention storage heaters provide an additional layer of insulation, which helps to keep the heater cooler when it is not in use. When compared to a conventional storage heater, this, in turn, saves more heat for when you do want to heat your home. Not only do these models waste less energy, making them more energy efficient, but they also have a variety of modes that save energy, allowing you to save even more money on your monthly energy bills. This includes the detection of open windows, various modes to prevent frost build-up, and adaptive start technology.

Smart Storage Heaters

The heating industry has recently undergone a natural evolution that has resulted in the development of smart storage heaters. A product that is a superpower in its own right has been produced by combining one of the most popular products that has ever been released onto the market with the most recent technology that is available. At a time when energy prices have more than doubled, having access to economy tariffs and complete control over a product are both necessary in order to prevent any energy from being wasted. As a result, you will spend less money on unnecessary heating. You can easily heat each room in your house whenever you like and to whatever temperature you prefer.

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Fan Assisted Storage Heaters

Fan assisted storage heaters feature a fan that circulates air and distributes heat at a constant rate. They operate at low speeds with very low noise outputs, and certain models give you the ability to control the fan speed so you can accelerate the cooling process. This is accomplished by using a thermostatic control, which enables you to set the temperature in each individual room to your liking. They take advantage of off-peak electricity rates, just like regular storage heaters do, but have roughly twice as much insulation as regular models, which allows them to keep more of the heat they generate for longer. After that, you'll need the fan to pull air into the heater so that it can be heated by the bricks inside, and then the air can be blown back out into the room at the desired temperature. These models are exceptionally low in energy consumption, and if properly managed, they can have a sizeable impact on the cost of your monthly energy bills.

Combination Storage Heaters

The efficiency and convenience of combination heaters with storage capabilities are unmatched. Utilizing the storage heating method for your day-to-day heating needs while also having the ability to augment your heating enables you to take advantage of lower tariffs. This is an excellent solution for those times when you have used up all of your heat too quickly or when you require a little bit of additional heat on a chilly day. You might not want to store heat during the warmer months of the year, but you might need a little bit of additional heat here and there. This comes in handy during those times.

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Using night storage heaters with Economy 7 and 10 energy tariffs

They make use of low-cost energy tariffs such as Economy 7, which is more cost effective because electricity is supplied during the overnight hours when there is less demand for electricity across the country. Due to the fact that they are designed to take advantage of cheaper evening electric tariffs in order to generate stored heat, they have become an extremely popular method for the heating of homes. Because of this, they are able to reduce their consumption and keep their operating costs to a minimum, all while saving money on the cost of heating their home.

How a storage heater works

Electricity is used throughout the evening to heat the elements in your heater, which then transfer the heat to heat retaining bricks, which store the heat for use the following day. After the heat transfer has been completed, the heat is then gradually distributed throughout the space in a controlled manner over the course of the day, depending on the temperature settings that you have chosen. You are able to modify the heat settings on some other heaters, which enables you to store the majority of the heat until it is required.

The best way to use a storage heater

This video provided by British Gas British Gas is one that we found to be very informative and gives a good indication of how one should be used:

Guide to installation

Very simple to install and does not call for any pipe work or flues to be built. In addition to this, because they do not contain any moving parts or an internal combustion system, they are practically maintenance free and do not need to undergo a yearly safety inspection.

Controlling the heat output

The older models tend to be more cumbersome and straightforward, whereas many of the more recent versions come with an internal thermostat that enables them to release heat as required, depending on the temperature of the environment. This should enable you to save even more money on your utility bills by reducing the amount of energy you waste by overheating your home when it is not necessary to do so.

They are available in a wide variety of forms and dimensions, but the majority of them store heat in bricks or energy cells. if there were amendments to the legislation, particularly LOT20. The fact that they now enable people to control the amount of heat that is released from the heater as well as the timing of its release is a significant advantage.

Free standing or secure

Unfortunately, it is not possible to have a free standing storage heater because these heaters are considered to be too heavy and present a safety risk if left in a free standing position. The feet on the bottom serve two purposes: they support the heater and help move it while it is being attached to the wall using the brackets that were provided. This helps to ensure that the heater is wall mounted securely.

What the bricks are made of

Clay is the most common material utilised in the production of bricks; however, a wide variety of other substances may also be used. Water containers, ceramic bricks (grog), or even more specialised materials like feolite or magnetite have been identified as having been utilised as brick materials. The capacity of each of the materials to absorb, distribute, and keep the heat is exceptional.

Alternatives to modern storage heaters in the UK

Electric Radiators / Panel Heaters

These are a good alternative for homes that only require heating at certain times of the day, such as mornings and evenings. For instance, a home that is unoccupied between the hours of 9 and 5 and only needs the heater in the morning and evening during the week, but uses it more frequently on the weekend, would have a lower heating bill.

Fan Heaters

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

If you currently have storage heaters and are looking for an alternative, or if you aren't sure whether electric radiators could be a better solution for your household, our knowledgeable team will be happy to provide you with more information and offer guidance to ensure that you get the most effective and efficient heating for your household. If you currently have storage heaters and are looking for an alternative, click here. Please contact us at this time at 01473 276686.

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Why use Heater Shop?

We put our customers first. Our focus is solely on customer satisfaction, and this is reflected in the products we source, the service we offer and the quality checks that we perform. This means that we are making sure we have products that suit all budgets and styles, that our products are delivered on time and in perfect condition as well as actively asking for reviews and feedback. Our reviews and feedback are your voice, and we love to hear it. It tells us what we are doing right, as well as what we are doing wrong, which allows us to constantly review and improve our methods. We offer a wide variety of products. These are available in all sorts of shapes, sizes, materials, styles, and colours. All products have a minimum of 1 year warranty, but most of our products will carry more, some up to 30 years. We offer free next day delivery service to most of the UK, no matter how much or how little you spend, and we also offer a no quibble 14-day return policy. If you change your mind, simply return your product in its original condition and we will issue a refund. Moreover, we offer price match promise so we guarantee that if you do find one of our products cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price.

If you’d like to find out more about our storage heaters, or would like to enquire about stock, you can call one of the team on 01473 276686 who will be on hand to help with your query.

Delivery Times

Most of our products are kept in stock, in our warehouse in Ipswich. This means we can offer free next day delivery to our customers. Each range and individual product, state their estimated delivery time during checkout. We deliver to most UK locations with free, next day delivery as standard. To discuss delivery details, call us 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.