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

David Jones, Newport, South Wales
9 June 2021 08:33

Elnur Ecombi SSH208 Smart Storage Heater

Easily fitted.and appears easy to operate

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Order dealt with efficiently. Delivered within 24hours. The driver from the Logistics company delivering my order went beyond normal customer service.

This is great to hear. Thank you for submitting a lovely review. Glad to hear the delivery was received within 24hrs.

Excellent

Neil Merry
5 June 2021 18:06

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

very please and should move the rental property higher in EPC rating

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Excellent service fast efficient and very well packed

Awesome, great to hear. Thank you for the positive review.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
3 June 2021 10:14

Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater

So far so good, only been fitted for a week

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Ordered on line and next day delivery arranged 8am-5pm. I would have liked a tighter delivery slot or at least a phone call thirty minutes before delivery as it was for a holiday home not my own home. Fitted some day and it is working perfectly.

Thank you for your positive feedback. We appreciate your business with us. We offer a next day delivery service as standard and do not offer specific time slots.

Excellent

Andy Woolliscroft
26 May 2021 11:02

Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater

Brilliant replacement storage combi heater

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Brilliant prices and first class speedy delivery

Thank you for this great review.
We appreciate you taking the time to submit this.

Excellent

Stuart Murdoch
26 May 2021 08:34

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

Brilliant works really well and looks fabulous and really simple to use.

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Dimplex Quantum QM125RF - Wi-Fi Ready Storage Heater, 1250W

Great kit installs well and runs brilliantly

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Equipment was too notch and in good condition when delivered. The next day delivery was 2 days and the price promise as detailed on the website is a joke staff where very rude when challenged to price match.

Excellent

Andre Tomlin
26 May 2021 08:18

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

Lovely product very carefully packaged to protect during delivery

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Product was delivered sin good condition Very pleased with all aspects and would highly recommend

We can’t thank you enough for the kind words about our products and services. Thank you very much for the really great review.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
21 May 2021 15:58

Dimplex XLE150 1500W Slimline Storage Heater

So far so good work really well and I’m really happy with them. I am sure from what I’ve experienced so far that they will be great for warming my house in the winter. Although we have had some really cold weather since putting them in and the heat from them was great. I have had storage heaters for years as I have no gas and so far these are the best I’ve ever had.

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Very happy with their service, the reason for not giving 5 stars was because they gave me an estimated date and said they would keep me informed all the way. It came on the estimated date which was great but I had no warning. Luckily I was at home so all was well.

Thank you for your positive feedback. We appreciate your business with us.
I am sorry to hear you were not updated regarding your delivery however it is good it was delivered on the estimated date and you are happy with the product.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
15 May 2021 10:32

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

Does the job and provides plenty of heat.

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Installation advice from the shop was freely given and helpful. Manufacturer’s instructions were not ideal.

It is great to hear our technical team were able to assist you with the installation. Thank you for completing this wonderful review.

Good

Robert Allen
19 April 2021 20:33

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

Seems to work very well, only just fitted

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The delivery was next day, but I wasn't there to recieve it, I also gave an incorrect landline number, so I became unavailable for contact. I I contacted a week later and Liam got in touch, and was excellent, friendly and very helpful and the rescheduled delivery was when he said it would be

Thank you for the positive review. We are glad to hear our customer service team was able to assist you and re-arrange the delivery.

Good

Melvin Chia
10 April 2021 12:17

Dimplex XLE050 500W Slimline Storage Heater

ok overall, no infor on day and night connections required.

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Dimplex Quantum QM100RF - Wi-Fi Ready Storage Heater, 1000W

running well and easy to install

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The order service was good and follow-up but the delivery was late and there was no apology or notice it was delayed. The delivery man was very rude saying he could not find the property to deliver, was un apologetic instead yelled at us.

Overall a bad experience and shockingly poor delivery service and no customer courtesy for being late.

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