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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Clive Jones, Cardiff
17 March 2020 09:40

Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

Great overall price and great service and delivery

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My first contact with heater shop was to ask them to answer my queries regarding the Creda heater I wished to purchase. Although no one was available when I called they answered my queries by e-mail first thing the next morning. This resulted in my order which was delivered the next day. In short they met my every requirement and at a great overall price. They were ideal.

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

Excellent

David Peters
17 March 2020 07:51

Elnur Ecombi ECOHHR40 High Retention Storage Heater

Made a big difference to our comfort levels

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Quick service, goods as described, this is what online shopping should be like. The delivery driver was particularly helpful.

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

Good

Peter Blakemore
17 March 2020 06:34

Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

No

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79

Thank you very much for the five star review.

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Trusted Customer
15 March 2020 09:31

Dimplex Quantum QM100RF - Wifi Ready Storage Heater, 1000W

Great heater good value for money.

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Order one day was delivered the next day driver could not have been more helpful with the drop off.

Thank you for the really great review, it is very much appreciated.

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Trusted Customer
15 March 2020 09:22

Creda TSRE050 500W Storage Heater

Excellent product but it wasn't clear before purchasing that it needed a dual supply .

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Fast delivery and they phoned ahead the day before to confirm place and time. Excellent

Thank you very much for your great comments.

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David Grant
14 March 2020 10:44

Dimplex Quantum QM150RF - Wifi Ready Storage Heater, 1500W

Early days but look good.

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I was very impressed with the service I received from Liam who first dealt with my enquiry and and the other members of the team who I spoke to.
The heaters were received within 4 days which included a weekend which was excellent.
When I reported an electrical fault on one of the units after installation and requested guidance your team could not have been more helpful.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others.

This is really fantastic to hear, thank you very much for the 5 star review of our team, it is very much appreciated.

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David Croissant
10 March 2020 08:24

Elnur G-Control Gateway Hub for APP connection

Easy to set up and use via app or browser

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Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater

Easy to install and efficient - best to use the web interface to configure though.

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Great service - was a slight issue with some of the delivery which they resolved very promptly - totally recommended.

Thank you very much for the review and great recommendation.

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Trusted Customer
9 March 2020 06:37

Creda TSRE070 700W Storage Heater

Couldn’t fault the service . Driver even waited for me as I was 5-10 minutes away .

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Excellent service . Driver even waited for me as I was 5-10 minutes away . Would definitely use again

Thank you very much for the really fantastic review of our service, I will absolutely pass on the positive feedback to our carriers.

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Tim, Glos
8 March 2020 09:41

Dimplex XLE150 1500W Slimline Storage Heater

Good price and fast delivery

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The sales team were really helpful and provided some good advice. The price was very competitive and the item dispatched quickly.
The new Dimplex heater is an excellent replacement for our old night storage heater which has lasted us many years but finally given up the ghost.

As e live in a narrow and steep lane their chosen method of dispatch is by using a large lorry and I had to have the item delivered to a friendly builders merchant as their lorry could not deliver to anywhere but main A roads.
A sprinter type delivery van would have been an ideal solution!

Thank you for the great feedback. With any speciality orders I would advise calling our office to discuss where we are very happy to assist where possible.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
1 March 2020 08:06

Dimplex XLE100 1000W Slimline Storage Heater

Heater fitted in hallway to replace old storage heater. Very satisfied with the Dimplex XLE100

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Excellent quality, prompt delivery, delivery man very helpful. Would definitely be a return customer.