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.

Customer reviews

Excellent

Lynne Stanko
10 November 2019 09:54

Creda TSRE150 1500W Storage Heater

Smart looking and quite easy to install

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I would certainty recommend this company, we had no issues and the heater was delivered on time

Thank you very much for your really great positive review.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
9 November 2019 14:34

Dimplex Quantum QM150RF - Wifi Ready Storage Heater, 1500W

Works great! Gives so much heat, but at the beginning didnt charge over night, had to set the temperature higher then I expected.

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Great price, quick delivery.

Fantastic to hear, thank you very much for the great review.

Excellent

Michael Woodhead, Leeds
9 November 2019 12:21

Creda TSRE100 1000W Storage Heater

Easy to install, is working well. Good quality product.

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Excellent service, product well packaged

Brilliant to hear, thank you very much for the great 5 star review.

Good

Trusted Customer
8 November 2019 16:34

Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater
Elnur Ecombi SSH408 Smart Storage Heater

Instructions are incomprehensible but by trial and error we have got it set up well and we are very happy with it as a replacement for our ancient, clapped out storage heater. Looks neat too.

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Next-day delivery is great. Delivery driver was polite and helpful. Minimal damage to packaging of heat bricks - heater itself was fine, so no problems overall.

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us.

Excellent

Ian Rawcliffe, Lancaster
7 November 2019 07:52

Creda TSRE050 500W Storage Heater

great product and easy installation

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great customer service and delivery

Thank you very much for the really great feedback.

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