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If maintaining storage heaters each one now needs 2 supplies.... a 24 hr supply and an off peak supply, (not found a brand that diesnt yet) so quite a faff, each storage heater is also about £500 so material wise your looking at £2500 easy. Probably 5 days work for 1 guy? Then disposal of old ones. That's still like 3.5k and you've still got storage heating. Any gain in efficiency of the new type is questionable so If the old ones ain't broke I'd leave... Good to see a landlord that cares though 👍
 
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Personally... I'd ditch the idea of storage heaters... they require an E7 tariff to make any kind of economic sense out of them... and if you have an E7 tariff, then the whole 'way of life' needs to change too... with delayed start washing machines/dishwashers.

There's currently no indication that a super-cheap E7 rate will ever be offered again... and with the pushing of electric cars etc.... this will just make it less likely. If anything, it'll be scrapped completely with maybe a smart meter driven switch that'll dump cheap power onto you only when the wind blows too hard.

I know it's tenanted... but lumbering tenants with highly expensive heating is immoral in my opinion.

Sadly... I'm not aware of any sensibly priced electric heating system that provides the proper centralised controls that are needed.
waw what a load of rubbish! Are you a sparky???
 

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Sod that, a gas hob is far superior to an electric one for cooking on. I'd take a gas hob over electric any day of the week.
I used to say that, and when I rewired my kitchen 10 years ago I never bothered putting in a power supply for an electric hob as it would be gas and replaced with gas etc. If I had I'd have replaced the gas hob with an induction hob by now, oh well.
 

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I used to say that, and when I rewired my kitchen 10 years ago I never bothered putting in a power supply for an electric hob as it would be gas and replaced with gas etc. If I had I'd have replaced the gas hob with an induction hob by now, oh well.
I've not had a chance to try cooking on an induction hob, if they are as good as you suggest then I might be swayed when i get a chance
 
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"You can check your storage heaters for asbestos on line. Storageheaters.com"
Thanks for that, have bookmarked it on my PC. The heaters were put in around the time they done away with asbestos so fingers crossed.
Been looking at the Dimplex Quantum storage heater, three biggish ones for the ground floor and two small ones for the bedrooms and maybe a towel rail for the bathroom. It seems like these connect to the mains as well as the E7. Would anyone know if I will have to have two fuse boxes or would sparky be able to fit two into one.
 

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I've not had a chance to try cooking on an induction hob, if they are as good as you suggest then I might be swayed when i get a chance
Moved into a new house, from gas hob to electric hob. Wouldn’t say I noticed much difference in cooking skills required.

However, it’s a ceramic hob, and is flipping expensive. Will be replacing it with an induction one soon as.
 

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Moved into a new house, from gas hob to electric hob. Wouldn’t say I noticed much difference in cooking skills required.

However, it’s a ceramic hob, and is flipping expensive. Will be replacing it with an induction one soon as.
It took me a long time to adjust from the instant reaction of adjusting the gas to the very slow reaction of an electric hob.
 

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It took me a long time to adjust from the instant reaction of adjusting the gas to the very slow reaction of an electric hob.
Even my ceramic one is pretty instant (on full power). It might take a slight adjustment, but something you get used to, pretty quickly.
 
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I thought that until I got an induction hob, instant heat and instant off with hardly any residual heat, with the added bonus of easy to clean.
On the bright side, they can cook and make a brew during a power cut.
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If maintaining storage heaters each one now needs 2 supplies.... a 24 hr supply and an off peak supply, (not found a brand that diesnt yet) so quite a faff, each storage heater is also about £500 so material wise your looking at £2500 easy. Probably 5 days work for 1 guy? Then disposal of old ones. That's still like 3.5k and you've still got storage heating. Any gain in efficiency of the new type is questionable so If the old ones ain't broke I'd leave... Good to see a landlord that cares though 👍
Thanks for that, I did see them online this morning, so I guess 1k labour and about 4k materials. I would rather spend it on the upgrade than give it to the taxman.
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At least I know where I stand now, thank you all for your help, will post some pics of the new heaters, hopefully sometime in July/August (if my sparky is working and tenants allow him through the door. Stay safe everyone.
 
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Moved into a new house, from gas hob to electric hob. Wouldn’t say I noticed much difference in cooking skills required.

However, it’s a ceramic hob, and is flipping expensive. Will be replacing it with an induction one soon as.
Induction is better than gas, gas is much better than ceramic (other than for cleaning, which is the payoff).

Cooking skills don't really vary between any hob. A bad cook is gonna be a bad cook regardless. Induction does offer a bit more safety as well, especially over Ceramic.
 
Induction is better than gas, gas is much better than ceramic (other than for cleaning, which is the payoff).
My personal preference is for gas... but if it has to be electric... it has to be induction ! Almost as controllable as gas and defo far easier to clean.
 
The only extra expense with an induction hob is the need for ferrous metal pans if you don't have them already.
 
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