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

4.794% Positive (109 reviews)

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Robert Allen
19 April 2021 20:33

Dimplex Quantum QM150RF - Wifi 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

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 - Wifi 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.

Excellent

Brian Wright
3 April 2021 07:17

Creda TSRE125 1250W Storage Heater

Service, price and delivery.

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First class service, easy to deal with. Although the heater I ordered was not in stock I was advised immediately that it was expected within 14 to 28 days. The heater arrived 22 days later. As soon as the heater was in they both emailed me and telephoned to arrange delivery, which was free.
I am more than happy to recommend Heater Shop.

We can’t thank you enough for the kind words about our products and services. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track.

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Trusted Customer
29 March 2021 08:11

Dimplex Quantum QM150RF - Wifi Ready Storage Heater, 1500W

Great product and easy to install

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Heatershop service and website were good. The courier delivering the heater was not helpful. Heater required a 2 man lift. Courier was not willing to help and heater was left outside until assistance could be found. Not great service. Emailed Heatershop and waiting on their reply.

Thank you for the positive comments about our service. I apologise that our courier let you down, this doesn't happen very often, we would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

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Trusted Customer
22 March 2021 08:28

Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater

Just what I needed to replace old item, plus better technology.

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Info on the phone to reassure the item is what I wanted. Delivery on time and as promised. Price was good compared to others.

Glad to hear you are pleased with your order! Thank you for your kind comments.

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Kevin Jones
17 March 2021 07:41

Dimplex XLE150 1500W Slimline Storage Heater

Works as expected, silent and easily programmed.

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Good communication and prompt delivery.
However delivery to a domestic address by a 32 tonne articulated truck was a bit of a mistake.
Especially as there was no lifting equipment on the truck.
I was advised that the truck would have a tail lift, but it sadly didn't.
Fortunately I had a lifting platform, and neighbours.
I'm assuming this was all due to Covid restrictions, so I'm not that concerned

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Trusted Customer
14 March 2021 14:57

Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

Easy to fit (using a qualified electrician) but the digital controls take some getting used to.

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I was very satisfied with the service. Good advice on the phone to choose the right product and efficient delivery.

Thank you for your really great review of our service and delivery.

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Denys Cole
11 March 2021 17:19

Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater

The heater is very neat but the controlling of heat is very POOR instructions not very clear.

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Instructions very vague tried to reset to factory setting but heater will not charge, try and set to auto but we get full heat cannot control temperature ,very poor .Delivery service very good.

Thank you very much for your feedback.
If you call us on 01473 276686 we can talk you through the settings and help set your heating accurately.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
8 March 2021 09:51

Dimplex Quantum QM100RF - Wifi Ready Storage Heater, 1000W

Needed to upgrade property to EPC E

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Heater in stock, delivery next day.

Thank you for your 5 star review, it is very much appreciated.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
7 March 2021 07:56

Elnur Ecombi SSH158 Smart Storage Heater

Good appliance very pleased

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Excellent service will buy again

Great to hear, thank you very much for taking the time to leave such positive feedback.