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How to use your storage heaters efficiently
Storage heaters provide heating in homes that usually have an electricity supply but no gas supply. They make
use of cheaper off-peak night-time electricity available from an Economy 7 tariff. ItÕs called Economy 7 because you get cheaper electricity for seven hours each night. This uses a special electricity meter, which tracks the electricity you use separately for day and night.
This guide will help you make the most of your Creda storage heaters.
How do my
storage heaters work?
Storage heaters are set to store up heat
Overnight for use the next day.
Your storage heater gives out heat in two ways:
á Constant low heat, which is gradually released throughout the day even at the lowest, output setting.
More controllable heat you can release
as and when you need it using the output control. This controls the heater vents (flaps); the higher the output setting the more the flaps open, releasing heat into the room faster.
This will use up the stored heat quicker; make sure you save some for use during the evening.
Each heater has two controls. These allow you to store up enough heat in the heater overnight, and can control the heat used, to make sure you have enough heat to keep you warm for the following day.
Controlling your heating
There are two controls on your storage heater – Input and Output.
Controlling the balance between the input and output will determine how much energy they use, how efficient they are and how good they are at heating your room.
You will know if your storage heaters are working most efficiently if all of the heat saved in the heater has been used by the end of the day.
á The input control tells the heater how much
heat to store up during the night.
á The higher the input setting the more heat it will store and the more electricity it will use.
á If you set it too high for the size of the room it has to heat, or for the time of year, you will be wasting money.
Seasonal adjustment of input heat:
á In the autumn you could start with an input of 1 to 3 and gradually increase the setting as winter sets in and it gets colder.
á Over the winter period you will probably want to increase the input setting to 4 to 6.
á In the spring, gradually reduce the input control back to 1 to 3, as it gets warmer.
á In the summer, if the weather gets too warm to need any heating, switch the heater off at the wall.
á If you do need heat over the summer, you may only need to switch the storage heaters on to charge every other night.
Example of daily heat adjustment: In winter, you will want the storage heater to fully charge overnight because you will be using more heat throughout the following day and evening. Set the input control to the maximum setting and the output control to the minimum.
During the day use the output controls to adjust the heat up or down as you need it, such as:
If you havenÕt been warm enough, and the side panel is cold before the end of the day - check the output
is turned down to 1 overnight and turn the input control up slightly or by one setting. Test again the following evening to see if any further adjustment is needed.
Recommended seasonal settings range
SOME MONEY SAVING TIPS
á If you havenÕt been warm enough, and the side panel is cold before the end of the day - check the output is turned down to 1 overnight and turn the input control up slightly or by one setting. Test again the following evening to see if any further adjustment is needed.
á Remember to turn the output control down to 1 before you go to bed and when you go out to save heat and money