Fan Assisted Storage Heaters
Why it makes sense to change:
Fan assisted storage heaters expel heat into your room through vent at their base. Convector heaters are included in some fan assisted storage heaters which works like a combination storage heater.
The storage heater is told how much heat to store overnight by the input (or charge) control.
The input should be kept at a lower setting in milder weather, then set to higher setting when the weather is colder so that more heat is stored. Changing the settings need only be done to match the weather and the amount of heat needed in the home or workplace. Make sure the boost is off and its temperature control is set to a minimum when the heater is charging throughout the night, so that the fan assisted storage heater charges fully.
Some of these storage heaters include automatic input controls. AIC’s are simply sensors which monitor the temperature of the air while the heater is charging. Once you have chosen your preferred setting, there is no need to change it. The advanced heater will adjust itself to match your choice.
In milder weather, the input should be kept at a lower setting. When the weather is colder, set it to a higher setting so more heat is stored. You should only need to change this to match the weather and the amount of heating you need. At night when the heater is charging, make sure the boost is off and the temperature control is set to a minimum in order for the heater to charge fully.
Some fan assisted storage heaters have an automatic input control. This is a sensor that monitors the temperature of the air whilst the heater is charging. Once you’ve chosen a setting that’s good for you, there’s no need to change it. The heater will adjust itself to match your choice, giving you peace of mind.
There are some models which will have a two-speed fan to control the output of the heat. For normal usage, set fan assisted storage heaters to a lower setting. Using the high/boost setting will allow the heater to heat rooms quickly.
If it has a convector heater, the on/off switch and room controls are normally on the right hand side. In order to make the most of your stored heat on the cheaper rates, only use the convector heating if necessary.