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

4.796% Positive (154 reviews)

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James Mcgill, Kettering
26 January 2022 14:36

Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater

It is working well. I had a little difficulty with the setup instructions. I would encourage more use of flow charts

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The product was exactly as described and delivered on time. I ordered it online so no personal interaction. I fitted the storage heater as per the instructions which were sufficiently clear.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
20 January 2022 17:56

Creda TSRE100 1000W Storage Heater

Does the job as required .

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Fast delivery very happy with product.

Thanks for the 5-star review. The team at Heater Shop is thrilled you’re happy with your recent purchase.

Excellent

Suzannah Kitchener, Milton Keynes
19 January 2022 11:10

Dimplex XLE100 1000W Slimline Storage Heater

Gosh what a difference warmth when you like it. Beautiful design & economical. Highly recommend.

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Dimplex XLE150 1500W Slimline Storage Heater

Gosh what a difference warmth when you like it & beautiful design. Economical.

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Heater Shop Company give professional service. Quality economic heaters. Excellent financial plan. I highly recommend !!

Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you anytime.

Excellent

Valerie Watley, Bethersden Kent
17 January 2022 10:27

Creda TSRE100 1000W Storage Heater

Very good prompt service, thankyou

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Very pleased with the purchase and the heater is fitted and working well..many thanks

Excellent

Trusted Customer
13 January 2022 17:00

Elnur Ecombi SSH208 Smart Storage Heater

Very happy with this product and works well.

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Excellent service ,very fast delivery and great communication

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with the team to let them know to keep up the amazing work.

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Trusted Customer
13 January 2022 15:54

Creda TSRE100 1000W Storage Heater

Heater works well and according to instructions but not as I'd hoped. From speaking to other storage heater users I thought I could have the fan blow out hot air without having stored heat, it can't. For example switch overnight storage off but have the fan blow out hot air in the morning over a heating element.

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Everything exactly as expected except the delivery driver would only leave the package inside the front door (having previously been asked by Heater Shop about delivery instructions e.g. what floor etc.) Also left the pallet that I had to dispose of.

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great rating. We really appreciate your business.
Our website advises of kerbside delivery on pallets as our drivers are not insured to go inside customer's properties.

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Trusted Customer
31 December 2021 06:53

Creda TSRE070 700W Storage Heater

Good heater. Easy to install. Hard to understand programming otherwise good

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Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

Work well. Lots of features. Only problem is instructions are a bit complicated. Otherwise really good.

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Ordered Friday afternoon, delivered Monday morning
Well impressed. Packing was excellent. Will use again if necessary. Would highly recommend.

Thank you for the great review! We can’t wait to have you back with Heater Shop.

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Trusted Customer
21 December 2021 08:29

Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

Excellent product excellent quality

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Excellent service told me when it would arrive excellent delivery man and pleased with the product will use again

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Heater Shop. We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their entire ordering experience.

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David Heywood
15 December 2021 07:37

Dimplex Quantum QM050RF - Wi-Fi Ready Storage Heater, 500W

Early days but working really well and so controllable

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Dimplex Quantum QM150RF - Wi-Fi Ready Storage Heater, 1500W

Early days they heater working really well and so controllable

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This has been my second purchase from The Heatershop and as first time excellent service and will have no hesitation in buying again well done

Thanks for your kind words about our products and services. We’re very grateful for customers like you and hope you stick with us for years to come.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
14 December 2021 07:22

Creda TSRE050 500W Storage Heater

Slimline modern good features

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Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

Slimline, modern good features

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Brilliant advice over the phone, easy to order, fast delivery, great service!
The heater shop kept me informed all the time regarding delivery. The delivery driver was very cheerful and extremely helpful

Thanks for your kind words about our products and services. We’re very grateful for customers like you and hope you stick with us for years to come.