Adding a storage heater


Postby Stillia » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:57 pm

Hi, a friend of a friend wants me to supply & install a storage heater in his basement, so he can obtain economy 7 rates. He asked me for a quote, but having never fit one before I don't know what to charge!!
Can anyone advise me on what to charge & how to install? For instance, who arranges for the electricity company to install their meter & how is this linked to the heater?
Thanks, andy.
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Postby jaffa19 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:05 pm

[quote="Stillia"]Hi, a friend of a friend wants me to supply & install a storage heater in his basement, so he can obtain economy 7 rates. He asked me for a quote, but having never fit one before I don't know what to charge!!
Can anyone advise me on what to charge & how to install? For instance, who arranges for the electricity company to install their meter & how is this linked to the heater?
Thanks, andy.[/quote]

I don't want to sound rude please don't take it that way but :
1/ What to charge, thats for you to decide.
2/ How to install, you should use the building regs and BS7671 as guides (too many various possibilities).
3/ The owner is to contact their supplier to get details of installing econ 7, Its not up to you.
4/Econ 7 can either have low rates in eve for all electric supply or a separate night storage heater consumer unit.

your best bet is to get the owner of the house to find out what the supplier requirements are and work from that.
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Postby kuzz » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:17 pm

Is the idea of the storage heater just to justify asking his supplier to be switched over? I haven't looked into this but I'm pretty sure you don't have to own a storage heater to switch. If for what ever reason he uses or wants to use a lot of electricity between 12pm and 7am and feels this tariff would benefit him he should just get in touch with his supplier.
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