You might have noticed over the past few months that the number of manual storage heaters has taken a drastic dip, the supply drying up like a riverbed in the savannah. Just where did the older models go and why the abrupt surge of newer products? It’s all because of new laws handed down by the EU that came into action on the 1st January this year. These new directives – known as the Ecodesign directives – were designed to bring all domestic electric heating up to a higher standard, and for storage heaters, this meant big changes. No more rudimentary controls and no more being left in the cold if you run out of heat. We’re looking at a new generation of electric storage heaters, ones that are able to offer a level of control to rival other heating systems. They’re electric heaters for the modern age and they’re here to stay.

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