Energy saving tips for your storage heaters
16 November 2023
How to use night storage heaters efficiently
Now that you understand the basics of storage heaters, it's time to learn some handy tips to use your heating smarter to save energy and money.
Set your input settings to the level needed
Think about your input control as the project manager of your heating system, regulating exactly how much energy your home needs to store to warm it sufficiently. However, your input control can only do its job effectively if you make informed decisions about your heating use.
Elements like your home insulation, lifestyle and how long you spend in your home can contribute to how high or low you should set your input setting. For example, if you spend most of your day at a separate workplace, it's worth reducing your input settings to not overload your heater – potentially saving you money on your energy bills. On the other hand, if you spend most of your day at home, cranking your input up might be a more sensible choice.
Save high output for the evening
Setting your output control on a lower setting should provide your home with a constant and moderate level of warmth. However, from time to time, it's normal to feel a little bit of a chill. If this is the case, try saving your high output use for the evening, this is typically the time you’ll feel the most benefit while ensuring you don’t overuse your allotted heat – just remember to reduce your output before going to bed.
Say no to other heat sources
When your home is cold, it’s easy to reach for a second form of heating to bump up the warmth. However, most other forms of electric heating cost more to run. It’s a much more cost-effective solution to crank up your output control.
Give it a break in the summer
The final tip to using your storage heaters to their full ability is to switch them off during the summer. Your heaters will continue to generate heat long into the warmer months if left on, wasting money. Instead, disconnect them and turn them back on once the weather takes a turn for the worse.
It can be difficult to keep your home warm while handling your bills. However, with just a few simple steps, you can make the most of your storage heaters while watching the pennies.
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