|What are we talking about?
||How long does it typically take to repair
a storage heater?
||1 hour to fault find, another one to two hours to
Age (typical life span 10-15 years), availability of spares.
|Questions to ask
||Exact model, age if known, if other
storage heaters are working, if house is all electric as water
heating will also be electric and offer a guide to the problem.
Storage heaters repairs range
from the straight forward to the impossible due to the age of
the heater. Many need cleaning before repair as they attract
dust. Pre 1974 models (unusual due to life expectancy) may contain
asbestos. Read the article here
for detailed information.
Storage heaters are essentially thermal bricks with heating elements inside them. The heavy bricks retain the heat, releasing it slowly. If a storage heater needs to be replaced allow for the following costs: a replacement heater, delivery (on a pallet) making location important, dismantling the old heater, taking it outside piece by piece, placing in waste collection bag or similar and paying for collection, getting the replacement inside and assembly, reconnecting cabling. Three to four hours is a typical time for these tasks and two people may be required for some of the time.