How Much Do They Cost To Run? – Electric Radiators Vs Storage Heaters
Both storage heaters and electric radiators are connected to the home or business’s main energy supply. Running costs, therefore, depend on the electricity tariff being charged, usage patterns, and how energy efficient the individual heating unit is.
Electric storage heaters, sometimes called night storage heaters, are intended to benefit from cheaper off-peak electricity rates, reducing their running costs. Users typically take advantage of Economy 7 or Economy 10 tariffs to lower their heating bills.
- Economy 7 tariff offers lower rates for 7 hours at night; energy consumed during the remaining 17 hours of the day is charged at a higher rate.
- Economy 10 tariff offers consumers a cheaper rate for 10 hours during specific off-peak times. These off-peak periods can be a mix of day, night, and afternoon hours
Radiators, on the other hand, are renowned for their efficiency which helps keep running costs down. They boast greater control and flexibility, including precision thermostats and 24/7 programming to facilitate optimal usage.
Advances in technology have seen increased efficiency in both of these heating systems.
Whether you run a storage heater or an electric radiator or heat with gas it’s recommended you always conduct price comparisons to access the best home and business utility deal for your circumstances.