storage uses off peak electricity to create heat that is stored
and slowly released as needed. The heat is generated through an
element embedded in the storage core of the heating unit. Air is
passed over the heating element through natural or forced convection,
to slowly distribute warmth throughout the room. Off peak tariff is
recommended for heat storage. It supplies electricity for eight hours
overnight and another five hours during the day to provide continuous
24 hour heating.
are two types of storage heaters:
storage units, that are suitable for heating areas such as
kitchens and studies. These can be fitted with sensors to monitor room
banks, that have the benefit of heat storage and use
standard convection heating to distribute warm air. They are suitable
for heating large rooms.