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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Carl Humphris
21 September 2021 16:04

Dimplex XLE050 500W Slimline Storage Heater

They were bought on recommendation by a good friend

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Quick service kept to delivery time no problems nice to have Reliable supplier at at fair price...

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Trusted Customer
21 September 2021 07:54

Elnur Ecombi SSH208 Smart Storage Heater

App is a bit confusing, but solid build.

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Quick service and good price.

Excellent

Andrew Crossan, Dumfries
8 September 2021 12:12

Elnur Ecombi ECOHHR30 High Retention Storage Heater

Well packaged and easily transportable.
What more can I say?

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The whole purchase process was seamless and delivery was fairly carried out with a phone call from the driver 15 minutes out. The price was satisfactory and any repeat business is likely to come your way.

Many thanks.

Thank you so much for this great 5-star review.
We really appreciate your business and helping to share the word about the Heater Shop.

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Colin Leicester
6 September 2021 17:09

Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater

EXCELLENT MATERIALS BUT EXTREMELY HEAVY

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DELIVERED ON TIME , NO DAMAGE , GREAT PRICE.

Thank you for submitting a 5 star review. We appreciate your kind comments about or services.

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Trusted Customer
31 August 2021 12:09

Dimplex XLE050 500W Slimline Storage Heater

It is a lovely heater and looks lovely in situation. It has some interesting modes as well. You can set it to holiday mode.I know...

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I really like the heater. I do live on a second floor flat, so it is worth being aware that a storage heater weighs around 10 stone. It can be carried in parts. I had no idea storage heaters were as heavy. Definitely worth it though.

It is great to hear you like the new heater. Thank you for submitting an informative 4 star review.

Excellent

G Kirk
27 August 2021 07:25

Dimplex XLE150 1500W Slimline Storage Heater

Nice efficient storage heater

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Fast service ,helpful staff,best prices found online

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating.
We really appreciate your business.

Excellent

Chris Stebbing, Sudbury, Suffolk.
26 August 2021 19:05

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

Performs very well; once you get your head around the operating instructions.

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Would have been a 5, but i never, and have still not, received a receipt for the heater that i purchased via telephone. Dean, the man i spoke to, took my email address, so i was expecting it to be delivered via email!!

Thank you for submitting a review.

Apologies that you didn't receive an automated invoice email.I have just sent one to your email address.

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Trusted Customer
24 August 2021 09:39

Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

controllable
Easy to use
Looks good

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Excellent
Kept informed of delivery times
Arrived on time

The team here at Heater Shop is thrilled to receive such a great rating, thank you.

Excellent

Julie Davies
19 August 2021 09:54

Elnur Ecombi SSH158 Smart Storage Heater

Looks good and simple to use

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Excellent, arrived next day by very polite and helpful courier. I also received a phone call to let me know the courier would be delivering next day.

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
16 August 2021 07:19

Dimplex XLE150 1500W Slimline Storage Heater

Product is cutting edge easy to programme llooks great and does not look out of place I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade their storage heaters

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From start to finish seamless transaction great value for money staff are very knowledgeable and keep you informed every step

Thank you for the positive review. We are glad to hear our customer service/ sales team were able to advise you with their great product knowledge.
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