What is Auto Set control on storage heater?

What is Auto Set control on storage heater?

Storage heaters charge up on off-peak electricity. Most storage heaters have two controls: the Input (sometimes called “Charge” or “Autoset control”) and the Output (sometimes called “Boost” or “Room temperature”). Both controls are usually located at the top of the heater under a flap.

Why do storage heaters have 2 switches?

Modern storage heater installations have two power switches and two separate power circuits for off peak and on peak electricity. On peak should be switched on only when there is not enough energy stored during off peak electricity times. Storage heater control can alter level of how much heat is stored.

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.

How long do storage heaters retain heat?

Storage heaters take at least 48 hours to cool down to the point that you can have them serviced. In fact your installer will ask you to shut the power completely off two days prior to coming if they know they have to take the heater apart. The heaters will hold a charge for 24 hours and produce heat.

How do night storage heaters know when to come on?

How do storage heaters know when it’s night? It’s not some sort of mystic telepathy with the electric company – the reason storage heaters know when to switch to night-time rates is because they’re wired into a separate electricity meter that only activates during the designated off-peak hours.