Free Electric Storage Heaters in England and Scotland
Free, replacement electric storage heaters available via ECO, a Government Scheme which has been set up to help low-income households access home efficiency improvements to reduce the cost of heating their homes, and to reduce their carbon footprints. If you meet the benefits related criteria, and your home is currently heated by an electric Panel Heaters, you could qualify. It’s as simple as that.
The heaters must be panel or plug-in types in order to upgrade to electric storage heaters
THE CHEAPER WAY TO HEAT YOUR HOME
Using electricity to heat a home can be notoriously expensive and is often the case for many homes either off the grid or off the gas network.For homes currently using portable electric, panel or room heaters as your primary source of heating, you could benefit from free high heat retention storage heaters. They help your home use a cheaper electricity rate, save on electricity bills, and better heat your home.
FREE HIGH HEAT RETENTION STORAGE HEATERS
In order to install new storage heaters for free, you will need to be on a qualifying benefit. You will also need to switch over to an Economy 7 electricity tariff. Switching will slightly raise your daytime electric rate however the savings gained from using storage heaters will far outweigh the higher tariff. Once installed, you will see an overall reduction in your energy bills.
Compared to previous electric storage heaters, high heat retention storage heaters are better insulated. This means they are able to store more heat and without leaking heat. Their fan assisted, controllable heat output also provides homes with more climate control. With high heat retention storage heaters, you can quickly heat a room or keep it cool.
The storage heater is designed to work in conjunction with an Economy 7 tariff because they charge during off-peak electrical periods, store heat, and gradually release it throughout the day. All without using electricity. This allows households to avoid the more expensive normal rate and take advantage of cheaper electricity prices between midnight and 7am.