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How to use your storage heater

Storage heaters can be a cheap way to heat your home, but many of us do not use them to their maximum efficiency. This video takes you through a number of steps to ensure that you use your storage heater in the best way possible.

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*How to use your storage heater*

*For Health and Safety*

*The instructions in this video are designed to HELP YOU.*

*If you do not feel confident or able to complete the repair safely, please seek further help and advice.*

*If you’re a Bromford customer, feel free to call 0330 1234 034*

“Hi, I’m here today to show you how your storage heater works, and how you can use it in your home most efficiently. Here’s what you need to know.”

“The storage heater works by storing cheap rate electricity, the night before you need to use it. It heats up a metal element, and the heat is stored in bricks that surround the element. During the day, you can then release the heat, from the bricks, to heat your home.”

“Your storage heater has two controls, an input and an output. Your input will control the amount of heat your storage heater will hold, and the output controls the amount of heat that comes out. As the winter gets colder, you’ll need to turn your input button up to a higher number. Your output button needs to be adjusted as low as possible, at the beginning of the day, and then as the day goes on you can turn it up. This regulates the amount of heat that is coming out. It’s important that at the end of every day you turn it back down to one for the start of a new day.”

“If you have a storage heater in a room that you’re not using - turn both dials down to one. This will help prevent mould and condensation.”

“If you find your storage heater is still not working, please give us a call on the number below and we’ll send out an engineer to have a look”

*0330 1234 034*

“Thanks for watching”

*Health and safety*

*When using a storage heater, DON’T:*

*-Dry clothes directly on the heater – Place a clothes horse close to the heater*

*Leaving clothes or items covering a storage heater could be dangerous*

*Top Tip*

*- Check the electrical switches to your heater is switched on and any fuses haven’t blown. Check this before calling us.*