Step by step guide for electric storage heaters, advantages of electric storage heaters and disadvantages of electric storage heaters.
Storage heaters are electric heating systems that use power supplied at night to heat up clay bricks, which in turn release heat throughout the following day. The benefits of using heat retaining bricks are that the night time use of electricity, when on the Economy 7 tariff, saves money for the user as it is cheaper than the daytime alternative.
The bricks are made of high density clay (or alternative ceramic material), which is very good for retaining heat. The storage heater can be set up so it automatically releases heat when temperatures drop. You can also manually control the amount of heat put into the bricks and the amount released by the bricks on a day to day basis.
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