Most electrically heated homes in the UK have storage heaters. These use cheaper off-peak electricity to heat up during the night, and then release the heat into the home during the day when it is needed.
Are you eligible for replacement Storage Heaters?
With the Government backed Affordable Warmth Scheme, you could be eligible for one of our storage heater grants to help with a new or upgraded heating system
High heat retention storage heaters
Modern slim line storage heaters are better insulated, so are more able to store heat – that can be used when you need it, rather than leaking heat constantly throughout the day. Their heat output is more controllable, and often fan assisted, so you can heat a room up faster or keep it cool if you’re not using it. They vary considerably in price, but expect to pay around £700 each.
Automatic charge controls
Modern controls on storage heaters allow you to set a thermostat so that the heater switches off when it has reached a certain temperature. A heater with automatic charge controls will automatically control how much heat it stores overnight, depending on the heater internal thermostat as well as changes in daily weather patterns.
A system with Celect-type controller will monitor heaters in all rooms and automatically control how much heat is stored or released in different rooms.
HHCRO provides heating and insulation grants to homeowners and tenants who receive certain benefits (listed below). Grants are means tested and will depend on several factors.
The main aim is to ensure that the heat is generated as efficiently as possible and this heat is then prevented from escaping the property.
If you do not qualify for a grant you we can help you purchase a new storage heaters with an affordable flexible finance package to ensure you can still heat your home and save yourself money.
The eligible benefits are means tested and a storage heater grant will depend on several factors. A permanent resident within the property needs to be in receipt of a means-tested benefit, such as:-