Coronavirus (COVID-19) local information and advice:

Advice and how our services are affected

One Reading Community Hub Support

Advice for business

Night storage heaters

Night storage heaters use half price electricity to charge up heaters at night and store the heat until you're ready to use it the following day.  

How to operate your night storage heater

There are two dials on the top of your storage heater:

  • Input (charging up the heaters)
  • Output (releasing the stored heat)

Time

Action

Dial Settings

Input

Output

Bedtime

Charge up the heaters for the next day

6

1

Morning

Warm the room

6

5

Lunchtime

Turn the heaters down to save some heat for later

6

3 / 2

Afternoon

Turn the heat up a bit up as it starts to get colder

6

4

Evening

Use up the rest of the stored heat

6

6

How much does one night storage heater cost to run?

Based on a pay as you go off-peak standard tariff at 0.11 kwh

Per hour

Per day

Per week

Per month

27p
 

£1.89
 

£13.23
 

52.92

Switch To High Contrast Mode