To install a storage heater, first make sure you have a two-tariff meter. This is also called the Economy 7 meter. This will help you save on electricity. There are no pipes or plumbing to worry about when installing a storage heater.
In order to install storage heaters, one does not need much professional help. Most units are provided with a power cable with a plug. However, they have to be installed according to the standards set by the IEE.
Remember! Storage heaters have to be fitted to special off peak circuits within a home and not plugged in to the nomal ac 3 pin power plug socket. For safety and peace of mind storage heaters should only be wired and installed by a qualified electrician or installer in accordance with IEE wiring regulations. Always remember heavy bricks will be delivered as well as the storage heater appliance. The courier may not always be prepared to lift heavy bricks up stairs into your property. Usually they are delivered on a palette.
Check with your local electrician / electrical contractor. Some charge per storage heater installed and others charge per hour labour. Quotes can range from £50 per heater upwards.
For assembly the tools required are an electrical screwdriver usually with a 4mm wide blade, a pozidriver and an 8mm box spanner.