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ollieollie - on 26 Jan 2013
Anyone got or had this?? any good?

Neil Williams - on 26 Jan 2013
In reply to ollieollie:

Storage heaters are complete unmitigated shite.

Avoid, unless you like having to decide today if you will want heating tomorrow.

Gas central heating remains the best, IMO.

blondel - on 26 Jan 2013
In reply to ollieollie:

Equatorial in the morning, arctic by evening, and it still costs an arm and a leg to run. I can't understand why anyone ever thought this might be a reasonable way to heat a place - you're better off with a blanket and a candle!
thin bob on 26 Jan 2013
In reply to ollieollie:
20 years ago. It was rubbish! It keeps the chill off, just. sometimes.
Pretty useless is you work all day, needs another heat source (like a gas fire).
ablackett - on 26 Jan 2013
In reply to ollieollie: We have got some new storage heaters, installed them a couple of years ago. Costs about £60 a month for electricity over the year, 3 bed terrace house.

Works well, warmer in the morning than you would want, but keeps its heat through to the evening. It has a boots function to warm the room up in the evening if you need it, but I never use it. It has a fan to get the last of the heat out, which is noisy, but not a problem.

One downstairs, one small one upstairs + an electric blanket and we are fine.
Philip on 26 Jan 2013
Assuming like me that you have no access to gas and you're ruling oil out on cost of installation or some such.

We have electric wet heating. A 10kW heater heats our normal rads. Cheap to install and running costs compatible with oil, cheaper than bottled gas. Not as cheap as mains gas but that's irrelevant.

We had storage heaters when we moved up here, in rented house. They were on a special tariff with 5hr overnight, 2hr afternoon, 3hr evening. They were never cold and they had fans to boost heating rate.
altirando - on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to ollieollie: Yes, excellent - but with underfloor heating, not the separate storage heaters. We do have one of these in an extension, but that room can be rather cool in the evening. Mind you, in very cold days we still need an open fire, not least because the brilliant architect put in cork floors which do tend to insulate the rooms against the rising heat. Probably the criterion is, is your house occupied regularly during the day?
ollieollie - on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to altirando: yes it would be, its only a rental we're looking at but an amazing location!

thanks all

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