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The Future of Storage Heaters: Renewable Energy & Eco-Friendly Heating

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:10:50 Europe/London

Electric storage heaters have come a long way since their original conception in the 1960s. Once unsightly appliances that offered basic control, 21st century storage heaters are slimmer and more economical than ever – consigning the wood-veneered storage heaters of yesteryear to the history books forever. But what about the future of electric storage heaters? With record numbers of households making the switch to renewable energy, is there a future for the humble storage heater among solar panels, wind turbines, and biomass boilers? At Storage Heaters Direct, we thought it was about time to investigate exactly what the future holds for storage heating…

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Comments | Posted By Indiana Smith

How to Use Storage Heaters

Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:48:51 Europe/London

Storage heaters are simplicity itself once you understand the basics but their sparse controls can be a little daunting for newcomers. Many is the tenant that was left baffled by the strange, wall-mounted boxes in the rooms of their new flat, with no indication of their purpose aside from two mysterious dials. If you’ve moved into a new home with night storage heaters but don’t know how to use them, this blog will tell you everything you need to know.

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21st Century Heating: Storage Heaters for the Modern Home

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:54:48 Europe/London

Storage heaters often get an undue bad reputation in the electric heating world. Despised and adored in equal measure, storage heaters can be an effective alternative to conventional heating methods - aiming to provide cheaper daytime heating in conjunction with night-time energy tariffs. A product of the early 1960s, storage heater design has remained largely unchanged, with many models still flaunting simple turn dial controls and uncompromising boxy housings. For 21st century users, however, the storage heater tide is beginning to turn. With new legislation lingering just around the corner, manufacturers have been forced to develop eco-friendly designs that comply with new energy efficiency guidelines. For the modern household, we’ll be seeing a 60s revival as storage heaters become as smart, intuitive, and efficient as their electric radiator counterparts. 

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Comments | Posted By Indiana Smith

How to replace storage heaters with wall mounted electric radiators

Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:01:00 Europe/London

Every day we speak to customers who want to replace outdated storage heaters, but are not sure where to begin. Electric radiators can provide an economical and eye-catching alternative, but just how easy is it to make the transition?

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Comments | Posted By Vicky Bailey

Why Storage Heaters?

Friday, 29 January 2016 16:11:38 Europe/London

For many years, storage heaters have been seen largely as an expensive and inefficient alternative to other methods of heating your home. Inarguably, a gas central heating system is still the most prevalent in the UK, but with gas prices constantly on the rise and the UK becoming more and more dependent on imports, people are starting to consider other alternatives, such as electric heating. Modern, designer electric radiators have boomer in popularity, largely due to the sheer efficiency and level of control they offer. Where does the new technology fit in with storage heaters? Don’t rule them out just yet!

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Comments | Posted By Natalia Zdrojewska

Who Benefits the Most From Using Storage Heaters?

Friday, 11 December 2015 12:55:55 Europe/London

Storage heaters have been around since the 70s. They are easily one of the most economical heating solutions, as they charge up during the night and take advantage of cheaper night-time tariffs. But depending on who uses them and where they use them, some of us can benefit from storage heaters more than others. Today I will explore what circumstances benefit the most from using a storage heater. 

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Comments | Posted By Natalia Zdrojewska

Storage Heaters: Advantages & Disadvantages

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 13:45:45 Europe/London

Storage heaters are somewhat of a tradition in the UK. Your parents and grandparents are very likely to remember having them in the 70’s or, as some would say, ‘back in the day’. They may not be the most advanced heating solution, yet there must be something special about them that kept them on the market for almost half of a century. Just like any other form of heating, storage heaters have a number of advantages and disadvantages to consider. Today, I am going to discuss both the positives and negatives of storage heaters, in order to make the search for your next heating solution easier.

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Comments | Posted By Natalia Zdrojewska

Bedroom Heating: The Storage Heater Conundrum

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 11:17:00 Europe/London

Do storage heaters work for you? You might think that the answer to that question, for most people, would be a simple yes or no. Storage heaters have a bit of a reputation as the “Marmite” choice in the home heating universe: beloved by the thrifty who thrive on the opportunity to take advantage of cheaper nighttime tariffs, scorned by those who prefer more control over their heating. But from our experience we’ve learned that many of customers take a less black and white approach to their heating – and that mixing things up, in some cases, might provide the most economical heating solution for your home.

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Comments | Posted By Victoria Bailey

Replace Your Storage Heaters This Autumn

Friday, 6 November 2015 11:35:00 Europe/London

As we move from September to October the days grow colder and suddenly it’s that time of year when you turn the heating on again. As you go to switch your storage heaters on for the first time this autumn, you might start to remember all the times your heaters let you down last winter. Whilst storage heaters might suffice for a mild autumn they’re a recipe for cold evenings and hefty heating bills when the cold weather arrives. Many of our customers have benefited from replacing their storage heaters with our Haverland Designer RC Wave Electric Radiators. But don’t take our word for it – see how our customers rated RC Wave electric radiators over their old storage heaters.

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Comments | Posted By Victoria Bailey

A Day in the Life of a Storage Heater Owner

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:15:00 Europe/London

Rita saves money using storage heaters - but could you? Storage heaters give you the opportunity to save money on your electricity bills by charging up overnight at cheaper economy 7 night time rates. But if economy 7 doesn’t suit your lifestyle, storage heating may be expensive. Read our “Day in the Life of a Storage Heater Owner” for an example of a lifestyle very much suited for storage heaters!

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Comments | Posted By Victoria Bailey
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