Storage heaters are used to heat the home and many homes have these instead of radiators.
They work differently to radiators and getting to grips with them is important to understand so it can be affordable to run.
They work by storing heat throughout the day and then using electricity overnight to store this, before releasing it the following day to heat the home.
As they use electricity at night when it’s cheaper, the Economy 7 electricity tariff is usually the most cost-effective energy tariff to choose.
Using the Controls
Most storage heaters have two controls at the top of the heater which is usually concealed under a flap.
- How much heat is stored at night is controlled by the input control.
- How much heat is given out is controlled by the output control.
Effectively heating your home
- In colder months you will need more heat, so you should turn up the input control up to maximum.
- In warmer months you will need less heat, so you should turn the input control down.
- If you are at home in the day turn the output control to a low heat setting.
- If you go out in the day turn the output to the lowest setting.
- When you are at home in the evening, turn the output up if you need more heat.
- Before you go to bed turn the output down to the lowest setting.