As the winter months approach, many homeowners begin to think about their heating needs. Two common options for home heating are panel heaters and storage heaters. But which one is the better choice?

panel heaters vs storage heaters

Panel Heaters

Panel heaters are a modern and efficient type of electric radiator. They work by emitting heat into the room through convection, which is the movement of warm air. Panel heaters are typically thin and lightweight, making them easy to install and move around. They are also relatively quiet, so they won't disturb your sleep.

Advantages of Panel Heaters:

  • Efficient: Panel heaters are very efficient at converting electricity into heat. This means they can heat your home effectively without using a lot of energy.
  • Convenient: They are easy to use and can be controlled remotely.
  • Low maintenance: Panel heaters require very little maintenance.

Storage Heaters

Storage heaters are an older type of electric radiator. They work by storing heat during off-peak hours, such as at night, and releasing it during the day. Storage heaters are typically more bulky and less efficient than panel heaters. However, they can be more cost-effective if you are on an Economy 7 tariff, which offers lower electricity prices at night.

Advantages of Storage Heaters:

  • Cost-effective: Storage heaters can be more cost-effective on an Economy 7 tariff.
  • Durable: Storage heaters are built to last and can be a good investment for long-term homeowners.

Which heater is better?

If you prioritise convenience, efficiency, and low maintenance, panel heaters are the ideal choice. However, if cost-effectiveness and durability are your primary concerns, storage heaters can be a viable option, especially if you have an Economy 7 tariff.

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