Electric Storage Heaters
Storage heaters work by storing heat generated by cheap night-time electricity and releasing this heat during the day. They are wall-mounted and look a bit like radiators. They work by drawing electricity over the course of a few hours at night, and storing it as heat in a ‘bank’ of clay or ceramic bricks to use the following day. The advantage is that they can consume electricity at night, when it’s cheap, and release their heat many hours later.
Modern ‘High Heat Retention’ storage heaters, which are installed by qualified electricians FREE of charge under the ECO scheme, are 27% more efficient than traditional storage heaters and are an excellent means of heating electric only homes. You must have a smart meter or a dual rate meter installed already to be eligible to have storage heaters installed.