What are Storage Heaters and How do they work?

Storage Heaters Dublin


Storage heaters Dublin are electrical heating appliances mounted to a wall with a bracket. They function by taking in electricity for a few hours at night, which they then store as heat in a section of ceramic or clay bricks, allowing the stored heat to be used the next day.

Storage Heaters How they work


Storage Heater Dublin


An input dial, usually located at the side or top of the storage heater, regulates the amount of electricity that the heater takes in and stores at night. The output dial is used to control the amount of heat that is let out from the storage heater and dispersed into the room. The output dial is also known as the mechanical flap. At night, this flap should ideally be closed and gradually opened throughout the day as heat is required. On more modern storage heaters, there is usually a digital controller used in place of the input and output dials to control the levels of heat being taken in and released from the storage heater. These controls have features such as menu options, advance and boost timers, holiday times, and a child lock.


Storage Heater Price Ireland


Storage heaters have many benefits, such as they have a very quick and easy installation process as there is no pipework or plumbing required and can be placed essentially anywhere as long as electricity can be wired. A bracket mounted to the wall makes very little noise while running; they only use electricity at night. Hence, you avoid the more expensive cost of daytime electricity rates. They are also very easy to maintain compared to gas central heating systems as they do not deteriorate over time. They are also straightforward, making them a good choice for older adults. As storage heaters are not connected, it allows you to have various heat levels in different rooms. Modern storage heaters have a higher level of functionality, which greatly reduces the cost of heating. They also have seven-day digital programmers and temperature control, which can tell if windows are open in the house, reducing the amount of heat being let out. There is also an app that can control the heaters when outside of the home.


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If one of the heaters were to stop working, it doesn’t affect the other heaters, and you would not be left without heat in the house, unlike if you have boiler issues and it affects the whole heating system. There is no requirement to leave the heat on while away because frozen or burst pipes are not concerned. Storage heaters also do not carry the worry of carbon monoxide poisoning. Storage heaters are also a good option for places such as business offices and doctor’s surgeries as the heater will work during the hours that most offices and workplaces tend to operate and won’t heat the space outside of that time. To use your storage heater most efficiently and ensure you are getting all the benefits, you should make sure never to block the vents of the storage heater as this will stop the heat from flowing properly into the room and is also a fire hazard.


If the storage heater is placed below a window, then there should be no long curtains covering the heater, as this will prevent the dispersion of heat and cause it to flow out of the window instead of reducing the heat in the room. Another way to maximize the efficiency of the storage heaters would be to fit some radiator reflector sheets behind the heaters. These reflect the heat into the room rather than letting the walls absorb the heat. At night or when you are not in the house, you should ensure that the output control is turned down to 1. When the weather gets too warm to require any heating, you should ensure that you turn the storage heaters off at the wall. If you are interested in getting some new storage heaters fitted, you can call us, and we will get one of our expert electricians out to you.


Storage Heaters Price

Storage heaters Dublin price differs from property to property and according to how storage heaters will be used. The best approach is to call Stillorgan Electrical Services who will provide a free quote for the installation of Storage heaters


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