Free Electric Storage Heaters
Electric storage heaters store thermal energy; they work by heating up internal ceramic bricks during the night and then use this to heat your home during the day as required. Storage heaters are primarily for those who are on time-of-use tariffs such as Economy 7 or Economy 10; it allows customers to benefit from cheaper off-peak electricity tariffs during the day.
Why is it free?*
There is a government led initiative under the Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO) that requires energy companies to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the energy efficiency of households; installing energy efficient upgrades to households with low incomes or on certain benefits.
What are the benefits of an electric storage heater?
- Charge up overnight using cheaper night-time tariffs
- They have very high durability
- Easy to install
- Maintenance free
* Subject to qualifying criteria and technical survey
** Source: Energy Saving Trust