What does input and output mean on storage heaters?
Basic storage heaters have two main controls, an input (controls how much heat the heater stores) and an output (controls how quickly the heat escapes).
Why won’t my storage heater heat up?
If your storage heater stops working, there are two most common possibilities – a faulty thermostat and a broken element, provided that it was not covered by clothing accidentally. By performing a thermostat manual reset, it is possible to repair your storage heater. Turn off the power supply and remove it.
Should storage heaters be left on all the time?
The ‘output’ setting of your storage heater should be turned off at night; and also when you are out of the room or out of the house. The ‘boost’ setting can be used to throw out extra warmth. But it uses expensive daytime electricity, so use all the stored heat first by opening the output fully before using boost.
Should you turn storage heaters off during the day?
In the summer, if the weather gets too warm to need any heating, switch the heater off at the wall. If you do need heat over the summer, you may only need to switch the storage heaters on to charge every other night. Remember, the higher the setting during the day, the less heat is saved for the evening.
How do I know if my storage heater is working?
Use your continuity tester. One probe on each element terminal. If you get a reading then it’s OK. If it reads off scale/open circuit, then it’s blown and can be replaced.
Why is my panel heater not working?
The Heater Has Stopped Working If your heater’s not working at all, check for a tripped breaker or blown fuse. Reset the breaker or replace the blown fuse, if necessary. If the problem isn’t with the breaker box, examine the unit’s wiring for loose connections. Tighten any loose wires.
Is it safe to leave storage heaters on overnight?
Storage heaters are set to store up heat overnight for use the next day. These allow you to store up enough heat in the heater overnight, and can control the heat used, to make sure you have enough heat to keep you warm for the following day.