What are electric storage heaters?
Electric storage heaters (ESH) accumulate heat generated from low-cost nighttime electricity and then release it throughout the day to achieve maximum efficiency in energy usage.
A storage heater is an extremely effective and affordable heating method for any household.
FREE Electric Storage Heaters applications starting May 2022 are now open
Do You Qualify for Electric Storage Heaters?
It is likely that you qualify if you own or rent an electric-heated property and receive the appropriate combination of income-related benefits.
- Homeowner or Private Tenant
- Get Income-Related Benefits
- Have Electrically Heated Property
Free electric storage heaters replacement
Did you know you can have your inefficient electric radiators or heating system replaced with new storage heaters for free?
UK Energy Support specialise in replacing old electric heating systems with High Heat Retention Electric Storage Heaters, making households more energy efficient.
Included in the electric storage heaters grants agreement is a requirement for large power companies to provide energy efficient heaters to vulnerable people and lower income households.
This also means that if you’re looking to replace electric storage heaters with electric radiators and leave Economy7 behind you we won’t be able to help you as you at this moment of time as we’re focusing on improving the energy-efficiency of UK properties.
You are under no obligation to proceed with the installation at this stage of checking the eligibility.
Why should you consider electric storage heater to heat your home?
There is a debate going on about electric storage heaters vs gas central heating but having electric night storage heaters is better for the environment than traditional gas heating.
There is no requirement to be connected to a gas grid, no maintenance required, and no risk of health concerns. The same applies to storage heaters vs electric radiators comparison.
What Benefits Qualify for the Free Electric Storage Heaters under ECO4?
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income Support (IS)
- Housing Benefit (new!)
- Child Benefits
- Child Tax Credits (CTC)
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- Pension Credit Savings Credit (new!)
- Universal Credit (UC)
- Warm Home Discount Scheme Rebate
- Working Tax Credit (WTC)
Cancelled with ECO3 end:
- Attendance Allowance
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Carer’s Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Are electric storage heaters expensive to run?
No, but there are things to keep in mind to benefit from all the advantages that ESH can give you.
First, you don’t have to worry about electric storage heaters prices as they are fully funded by the government grants for electric storage heaters if you meet certain criteria.
While gas is cheaper than electricity, its price rose by 54% last year. With such trends continuing, electricity is proving to be a more feasible option to heat your home each day, especially if you use the cost-efficient night tariffs that ESH can run on.
The solution to minimising the cost of storage heaters is to use off peak tariffs.
What is off-peak tariff?
Off-peak tariff is available during times when costs are low. This is typically for seven hours (12am to 7am) as less people will be using the electric grid during the night.
You will not have to pay the cost of daytime electricity during this time, meaning you can store heat for less energy to be used when you need it most.
The range of off-peak tariffs available for your area and house may depend on where you live.
What you save on expensive electricity can then be used for other costs in your house.
Cost of electric storage heaters
The electric storage heaters running costs will be largely cut down if you take advantage of an Economy 7 electricity tariff. This allows you to have home heating for a cheaper price with all the same features as a traditional electric tariff.
The running costs for an electric central heating system can be lower than that of a gas boiler and electric radiators.
This is because they run on lower price night storage tariffs, meaning you won’t be accessing electricity during peak times (such as during the day) as you will be using stored heat during the night in your house.
With the ECO grant, you will not be required to pay anything towards the installation and price of an electric storage heater. However, if you don’t qualify for the ECO scheme, it is possible to make your money back swiftly thanks to the Economy7 electricity tariff.
It is best to purchase a higher end heater, despite costing more to purchase, because they are most likely cheaper to run and more likely to have a longer lifespan than basic models.
It might be possible to get support from your local council with electricity.
This is a government backed grant
Electric storage heaters grant
At UKES, we offer the storage heaters grant thanks to the ECO4 scheme government, so there is no need for you to look for electric storage heaters for sale. This funds not only the cost of the new electric storage heaters but also the installation at no extra price to you, while making sure you have the extra warmth you need.
This is available to homeowners, tenants of private landlords and those receiving qualifying benefits. To find out if you are eligible to receive grants for home improvements to replace your old electric heater for free, contact us today!
Remember, you are under no obligation to proceed with the installation at this stage of inquiry to determine whether you qualify for the free electric storage heater.
Apply Today for a Storage Heater Replacement Grant
We can replace your old and inefficient electric heater or radiator and replace it with modern Electric Storage Heater. The ECO4 funding is available to cover all the costs associated with energy efficiency measures. Check your eligibility today and enjoy your home energy efficiency upgrade free of charge!