These are the most common type of electric heating – and the second most common type of heating system behind gas and oil boilers. They’re sometimes referred to as night storage heaters as they’re designed to work with electricity tariffs that supply cheaper electricity at certain times of day, usually overnight.
If you’re in Scotland, you may have another meter type that gives you afternoon or evening periods for your storage heaters, in addition to the overnight charge. If that’s you, Home Energy Scotland can help you understand your tariff and controls.
If you have older storage heaters, they have input and output dials. The input dial controls the electricity used, and the output dial controls the release of stored heat.