With no valves, pumps or burners, storage heaters are far simpler than a central heating system. Which means they’re less likely to go wrong! But if your storage heater stops working, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem.
The first step is to check that the controls are set correctly. Also, check that the storage heater hasn’t shut off simply because someone’s opened a window in the room.
Failing that, check your instruction manual because this will have troubleshooting advice specific to your model.
What if none of my storage heaters are working?
If none of your storage heaters are working, it’s likely there’s a problem with the heating consumer unit. You can check for a tripped circuit breaker. Otherwise call an electrician for advice – especially if the problem happens more than once.
How do I get a storage heater repair?
If you’ve only got a problem with one heater, you may need a storage heater repair. If the storage heater’s still under warranty – or you have a service contract for it – call the customer service number for advice. If not, try the manufacturer’s helpline, in case they have a list of approved electricians to recommend.