Electric Storage Heaters
Electric storage heaters are insulated units that store heat during off-peak times to help decrease your energy bills. They store the heat and release it as you need allowing you to enjoy the comfort of a well-heated home at the off-peak price.
Off-peak times are when demand for electricity is low and is usually set on an Economy 7 meter between 12pm – 7am each night.
Your dual meter will record the amount of electricity you use during normal hours and off-peak hours and you are billed accordingly. As a rule of thumb, off-peak charges are roughly 1/3rd of peak rates, so there are substantial savings to be made. The heaters are extremely well insulated and have much better controls that older versions
How Do Electric Storage Heaters Work?
New storage heaters have smart controls allowing the unit to store and release heat based on previous usage and room temperature. The thermostat within the electric storage heater allows the system to know the room temperature and calculate the heat it needs to warm it to the temperature you would like.
With the electric storage heater, you’re still in control; you decide what temperature you would like the room to stay at and the system works to ensure the room stays comfortable. Electric storage units are usually wall mounted, looking very much like a conventional radiator.
Benefits of an Electric Storage Heater:
- Lower energy bills
- Free 12-month maintenance contract
- Low installation cost
- Quick installation process
- Reduced carbon (CO2) emissions
- Enhanced durability
Installing Your Electric Heating System
Electric storage heaters are usually wall mounted meaning they usually do not require redecoration or any planning for installation.Installation process
Frequently Asked Questions