Electric Storage Heaters

A Brief Overview

A storage heater charges overnight and releases heat over the day.  Thermal heating bricks in the storage heater body heat up between midnight and 8 a.m. when power is at a lower cost.

How does this Work?

  • The air that circulates through your home all day travels through your storage heaters and is heated by the bricks.
  • Convection heat travels naturally throughout your house, creating a pleasant environment.
  • The charge input and heat output levels may be adjusted to meet your home's heating demands.
  • If you know the weather will be chilly, setting the maximum charge can keep your heater on for a longer period of time.
  • On the other hand, on hotter days, you may save money by charging your heaters less frequently and releasing heat at a moderate pace.

Your Eligibility for this Grant

  • You must ensure your loft is empty of all belongings otherwise the installation of the insulation will not be able to proceed. If the loft is converted in some way then you may wish to consider FREE Room in Roof insulation instead.

  • The loft must be accessible through a hatch and not be boarded. If currently boarded then it must be only a small area of the loft and you may wish to lift the boarding you have to proceed with the FREE grant.

  • The property should be located in England, Scotland or Wales and be heated by a gas, oil, LPG, electric boiler or electric storage heaters (ESH).

  • You must be the Homeowner, Landlord or a Private Tenant. Private Tenants must have their Landlord permission. Landlords must have an eligible ECO3 Tenant living in the property that requires insulation.

  • Also, Housing Associations can claim insulation grants if their properties are heated by any type of electric heaters and they have eligible ECO3 Tenants.

  • If your loft’s current insulation is 100mm (below joist level) then you can have it topped up to 270-400mm.

  • If you have ‘downlights’ in the ceiling under the loft then you may be required to buy £5 safety covers for each of them.