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Discover the Best Night Storage Heaters

If you find yourself concerned about how you may heat your home especially of your home is not on the gas grid, then one of the options open to yourself would be to use some form of electrical heating. Unfortunately electrical heating can be rather expensive and that’s where night storage heaters come in.

So what kind of storage heater would want warming up your home? You would probably be happy to have any heater.  However since you are reading this, you are someone that plans ahead, and you don’t want just any old heater, you want the best storage heater possible to well, keep warm with.

We are all individuals and have our personal preferences when it comes to what we would like from a heater, but in such a situation you want the absolute best night storage heater possible, and so we’re here to help.

What are Night Storage Heaters?

A storage heater is considered the most cost-effective form of electric central heating. The heaters are more cost effective since they make use of cheaper electricity tariffs or ‘off-peak’ tariffs that electricity supply companies can charge. These tariffs that offer the cheaper-rate electricity are usually known as Economy 7, as they typically give seven hours of cheaper electricity overnight. This allows you to keep rooms warm at an economical price.

To store the heat the night storage heater uses heat retaining bricks typically made from either clay or ceramic materials. These bricks then retain the heat overnight. They are deigned to give heat out slowly and continuously keeping a room warm for the rest of the following day. To increase the speed of heat transfer some heaters come with built in fans that move air through the unit.

How to Find a Night Storage Heater that meets your needs?

Various types of Storage Heaters

When considering getting a storage heater you will find that more modern models will be fixed to a wall for greater stability, even though the weight of the heater is taken by the floor. There are various types of storage heaters; automatic, combination and fan assisted.

Manual Storage heaters allow you to warm up a room economically, the generally have two controls set on the top of the unit. With manual heaters the switch is left in the on position throughout the season, this can lead to less options regarding heat control.

Automatic storage heaters allow you to control the temperature of a room to a pre-set level. They are generally very easy to control. A great feature of storage heaters is that each heater can be controlled independently allowing you to set different temperature in different rooms. When the temperatures adjusted correctly the heaters provide much more economical electrical heating then both convector heaters and electric fires.

Combination storage heaters try to combine the best of both worlds. They have a built in convector heater that can operate on the daytime tariff. This can be perfect in those colder months when you need a slight top up in heat or can act as the sole heat source as the weather warms up allowing you to leave the storage heater off at all times.

Fan assisted storage heaters have a built in fan that allows you to control the output of the heater. The fan will push warm air from the bottom on the heater, quickly warming the room. There are various models available that can include a convector heater, or have a two speed fan for better heat output regulation.

Appearance

I like most people tend to part with my money when I love the appearance of a product even if it does not fulfill all my requirements. I think to myself, do I find the product appealing? If not then I will not touch it with a barge pole. This also applies to storage heaters since they will be fixed to a wall in a prominent position. This type of heater will typically have two sets of controls for both types of heater.

Electricity Tariff

Before you install a storage heater you will need to contact electricity providers in your locality to find about the types of off-peak tariffs they offer.

Size

Like most products storage heaters come in all sorts of sizes so ensure you pick a model that will fit into the space set aside in a room.

Price

For some people the most important factor is the price of product, since if they are shopping on a budget then they will only consider certain products

Summary

Picking the best possible night storage heater can be a difficult task since there are plenty of models available. Now that you have seen the various options and read reviews of our top picks on the market, it’s totally up to you to pick one depending on your needs and your budget. If you have any comments, feedback or suggestions about any storage heaters that should be added to the list, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. We appreciate all your opinions!

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