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Just moved into new flat and got storage heaters (all electric). Giving out good heat right now, 2 am lol. My question is... if i turn it off so it stops giving out the current heat, will it still con… Read More
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Just moved into new flat and got storage heaters (all electric). Giving out good heat right now, 2 am lol. My question is... if i turn it off so it stops giving out the current heat, will it still continue to store the energy for heat the next day? Or does it actually need tk be switched on to store the cheap heat to use next day. Its an oldish dimplex one btw.

Thx peeps.

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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
THIS should answer any questions you have about storage heaters
#2
anyone??? I guess just leave them turned on to "charge" over night. Even if flat if too hot in the hallway?
#3
I have answered you question but its gone to a MOD for review as it had a link to pdf instructions
#4
You leave them on, they charge up on cheaper electric overnight, then release stored heat next day.
You should be able to adjust a vent/flap so all the heat doesn't come straight out. Then adjust this throughout the next day before nearly shutting it again before it's next charge.
#5
Gnarly
You leave them on, they charge up on cheaper electric overnight, then release stored heat next day.
You should be able to adjust a vent/flap so all the heat doesn't come straight out. Then adjust this throughout the next day before nearly shutting it again before it's next charge.


ok cool, what is " nearly shuttting it down" as right now its Soooooo hot in the hall..
But will mean turning the imersion off, mean **** all tmoz, unless ofcourse i pay top higher tariff?
#6
think the broke tbh,?
#7
Should have two controls one for the amount of heat to store and another for the flap

mine have two dials opposite sides
#8
I've got storage heaters

First you should be on Economy 7 tariff and you need to be sure they are on a E7 timed meter or the timer is set to come on when your E7 switches over and turn off when your E7 turns back to normal tariff (depends on your setup - my home no separate meter for E7 so I use timers)

My storage heaters have 2 dials/controls - one for how much power to heat the "blocks" and one dial/control for how much heat to be released (sort of opening vent) the first dial is at full but the second is at minimum

But I don't leave them powered on all night - they come on for 90mins/120mins then turn off then back on for 120mins/150mins before the end of E7 tariff - whether that is saving money IDK yet

Hope this helps

It's possible that if you have other E7 heaters in the home that the previous owner didn't like the cold so over compensated by having too powerful heaters (more than adequate for the rooms) - you could try turning the bedroom heater off completely but leaving the bedroom door open for the heat to be supplied from the hallway/stairs.... all depends on personal choice/need
#9
I had storage heaters once, had to replace with gas central heating.
Imo. It is the worst kind of heating, they get hot,overnight as they charge, so you cant sleep. You goto work and they heat the place, you,come back at 6 and most of the heat has gone.
They have a metal flap which can control how much heat they release, but it never made a huge difference as the walls heated up and house got too hot even with flap closed.

May be cheaper to buy portable oil heaters and just use those instead, you get the heat when you want it.
#10
Why will you be turning the immersion off?
#11
lumsdot
I had storage heaters once, had to replace with gas central heating.
Imo. It is the worst kind of heating, they get hot,overnight as they charge, so you cant sleep. You goto work and they heat the place, you,come back at 6 and most of the heat has gone.
They have a metal flap which can control how much heat they release, but it never made a huge difference as the walls heated up and house got too hot even with flap closed.

May be cheaper to buy portable oil heaters and just use those instead, you get the heat when you want it.

I found them to be exactly the same. You can't input the best through the night and output it the following evening, it just comes out whenever.
Too much and it's boiling and there's nothing you can do, too little and it gets cold and can't input anymore.

Just got oil heaters, much better.
#12
lumsdot

May be cheaper to buy portable oil heaters and just use those instead, you get the heat when you want it.

Agreed, we used the storage heaters in our rented place the 1st year. They cost a fortune to run even on E7, and we were freezing by mid evening. The next couple of years we used oil heaters only when we were in and needed them on and it saved us a fortune - and kept us warmer!
#13
paul1005
lumsdot

May be cheaper to buy portable oil heaters and just use those instead, you get the heat when you want it.

Agreed, we used the storage heaters in our rented place the 1st year. They cost a fortune to run even on E7, and we were freezing by mid evening. The next couple of years we used oil heaters only when we were in and needed them on and it saved us a fortune - and kept us warmer!

Double agree. We gave up on them and switched to oil filled heaters. They were expensive, unreliable and you needed to have Mystic Meg type powers to decide whether it would be cold enough the next day to justify switching them on.
#14
I have economy7 in my rented flat , been here for 21 years and had no problems with the heating. But the heaters have to be left switched on otherwise you would have no heat the following day . As for the immersion heater ,it really should be on a time switch . Mine is , coming on for 2 hours in the morning [every morning], timer set at 2 to 4 AM. There is a thermostat on the circuit to make sure it wont boil over .
#15
Basically judge what the next day will be like.
For a good heat I had charge right up at full and the damper closed, they charge overnight when electricity is cheapest (usually 2am-7am) then when it stops at 7am they slowly let the heat out during the course of the day till they charge at night again
#16
lumsdot
I had storage heaters once, had to replace with gas central heating.
Imo. It is the worst kind of heating, they get hot,overnight as they charge, so you cant sleep. You goto work and they heat the place, you,come back at 6 and most of the heat has gone.
They have a metal flap which can control how much heat they release, but it never made a huge difference as the walls heated up and house got too hot even with flap closed.

May be cheaper to buy portable oil heaters and just use those instead, you get the heat when you want it.
I had storage heaters about 20 years ago, with a White Meter as it was called then. I would absolutely agree, I would hear the meter "ping" onto white meter around 11pm and would be boiling hot at night, I really needed it during the day...especially in winter.

As my flat was all electric at the time I bought a Dimplex optiflame fan/bar fire to try and keep the chills at bay! Oil radiators are more cost effective nowadays though.

I must have been unlucky as I had no way to adjust the timing nor did the storage heaters seem to have any controls on them! Probably because it was a scheme where you paid upfront called "heat with rent".
#17
If you switch it off, it will not store any heat and will not use any energy so no cost. 8)

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