Updated: Sep 26, 2023
As a society we’re all facing the various challenges of today’s energy crisis, where rising household bills are making it increasingly difficult to stay comfortable and warm in our own homes. It is therefore more important than ever to invest in efficient home heating technologies to help manage these costs.
One way this can be done is through the use of an electric storage heater, where these are designed to store heat overnight to be released throughout the day. This allows households to benefit from off peak electricity prices, allowing properties to stay warm at a lower cost.
But it is important that your storage heater is technologically sound in order to reap these key benefits. If your heater is old or in disrepair, it may actually be costing you more money to run than you’re saving. Read on to find out about some of the key signs that indicate you need a new storage heater for your home.
If you’ve had your electric storage heater for a considerable amount of time, then you may find that it lacks some of the energy saving technology found as standard in newer models. This can include models that release excess stored heat because they lack a built-in thermostat, which leads to overheated rooms and wasted energy.
Some storage heaters will include an energy saving thermostat, but these can expire quicker than the heater itself. If you find that your heater is suddenly emitting too much or not enough heat, then it may be time to invest in either a replacement part or a newer heater model.
Another common malfunction found with storage heaters is if an internal element has blown. This may manifest in the form of cold spots on the heater itself, or if you’ve noticed that less heat is being produced than usual. Again, this could be repaired with a new part, or you may find it is more cost effective to replace your heater entirely.
Time For A Replacement
More generally, electric storage heaters should be replaced every decade or so, meaning it might be time to upgrade if you’ve had your heater for a long time, or if it predates your ownership of the property. A newer model is likely to be more energy efficient, helping you to make immediate savings on your household bills.
UK Energy Management: Fully Funded Heating Upgrades For Your Home
At UK Energy Management, we can help you to access funding for a new electric storage heater to help you manage rising energy costs. With funding provided by the government backed ECO4 scheme, we can also offer you further home heating upgrades such as a new boiler or a solar panel installation. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help.