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.

Product reviews

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Excellent

Trusted Customer
16 February 2020 23:03

Creda TSRE100 1000W Storage Heater

All good.

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Very efficient throughout and excellent communication. Ordered Sunday evening, delivered followingTuesday.

Good

Richard Stone
14 February 2020 11:52

Elnur Ecombi SSH208 Smart Storage Heater

see previous post, I don't need to repeat myself!

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Elnur Ecombi SSH308 Smart Storage Heater

The heaters are well made but they are still just a night storage heater with a programmable controller. One controller was not working but Elnur have a decent repair system in place using local (120 miles away in Cornwall!) electricians to sort the problem and the repair was carried out efficiently and in good time. A bit pricey but I'd recommend these heaters if you need night storage. The remote controller is useful too, especially with a confused relative who needs looking after from a distance - saves having to travel to make adjustments. Simple to set up but still learning how to make best use of them.

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Elnur G-Control Gateway Hub for APP connection

see previous post

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Very quick and efficient, heaters despatched straight away.

Good

Trusted Customer
12 February 2020 19:04

Elnur G-Control Gateway Hub for APP connection

Remote hub a bit pricey but easy to set up and makes remote control very convenient.

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Quick despatch.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
8 February 2020 10:22

Elnur Ecombi SSH158 Smart Storage Heater

stylish, easy to use and throws out the heat

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Great service, fast delivery and the heaters look very stylish

Excellent

Trusted Customer
1 February 2020 08:18

Creda TSRE100 1000W Storage Heater

Looked around and got the right product for the best price

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Great service, fast delivery and best price

Excellent

James Cornwall, Dunfermline
25 January 2020 17:10

Dimplex Quantum QM125RF - Wifi Ready Storage Heater, 1250W

Excellent all working great, really pleased!

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Delivered next working day as agreed, delivery driver pleasant and delivered to the door!

Excellent

Martin Philips
21 January 2020 12:11

Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

See above! See above again!

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Excellent product, reasonably priced, and delivered on time.

Thank you very much for your really great review.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
4 January 2020 18:48

Dimplex XLE050 500W Slimline Storage Heater

Top service

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Dimplex NS

Thank you very much for the great review of our service.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
1 January 2020 11:08

Dimplex XLE150 1500W Slimline Storage Heater

We are very pleased with the Dimplex Storage heater up to now, but we have only had it working for a week. Our old storage heaters don't have a fan, so the noise of the fan takes a bit of getting used to. We have had our old Dimplex storage heaters for around 30 years, so hope this one lasts as long.

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The service from the Heater shop was very good, we ordered the new storage heater just before Christmas as our old storage heater in the lounge had failed after 30 years of service. The heater arrived within 24 hours of ordering it and we managed to get an electrician to fit it before Christmas. We would definitely use the Heater shop again when our old storage heaters fail.

Thank you for the really fantastic review of our service and delivery.

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Ian Ashe
19 December 2019 15:22

Creda TSRE100 1000W Storage Heater

Didn't realise it needed two input cables and that it relied on a fan throughout the day- extra expense without economy 7!

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Good price, painless transaction.

Thank you very much for the great review.