High Heat Retention Storage Heaters

Funding for modern storage heaters to save you money

Storage heater grants

The Eco3 scheme was launched in October 2018, and it was designed to make houses warmer and more comfortable to live in. currently in Scotland, there are hundreds of thousands of people classed as vulnerable who are either on benefits or living with health conditions in houses that have inadequate and extremely expensive heating systems. Storage heaters first became popular in the 1950s and were designed to try and give heating to people in off-gas areas. Even though they have a 2 rate meter which powers them for a cheaper rate at night time they are very inefficient and causes high heating bills which can be a burden on families with low disposable income as they are forced to spend lots of their money to heat their home.  to find out who can get funding and see the full criteria click here to see the full list and check your eligibility.

What is the problem with storage heaters?

Back in the 1950s when storage heaters were definitely a good solution to heating your home however as things have progressed over the years there is now far better options on the market, and they have been left behind. If you do have storage originial storage heaters it is imperative you change them as you are costing yourself money.
  • Not energy efficient
  • Confined to Economy7 tarrif which is being phased out so you won’t have much choice when choosing provider
  • charge at night, heat during the day. most people are out during the day and wouldn’t get the benefit of the heat
  • Once they run out of charge they take a long time to heat back up
  • If used outwith designated time they can cost a fortune
  • They are big and ugly
  • Let off unpleasant smells when operating 

What would you suggest?

If you find yourself as being someone who doesn’t qualify for one of the government Eco grants we would suggest that electric smart heaters were the best option available when you consider the features and benefits against the cost. However if you do qualify under eco3 getting funded for high heat retention storage heaters is a fantastic option, and if paired with some of the other insulation grants available you will save a considerable amount of money off your energy bills.

High Heat Retention Storage Heaters Explained

So how do they work? High heat retention storage heaters work in a very similar fashion to how the original models however they have been redesigned to address the shortcomings of the original models.

Key points

  • More energy efficient
  • better-insulated means heat loss is reduced and retained better to distribute for longer
  • fan assisted, most models come fan assisted to let the heat be passed faster into the home.
  • back up heater, most models now come with an electric backup heater to allow you to heat your home once the core has run out of heat.

Get A Fully Funded Eco Home Improvement

If you would like to have your home upgraded with an energy efficient home improvement under the government backed Eco3 scheme, or would like to discuss what else we could do for you fill out the short form and let us know what you would like done and we will call you back to make sure you qualify.

The Process


Application: first submit an application, one of our helpful staff will arrange a time to give you a call and make sure you qualify for funding under the scheme before progressing with your application


Once we are sure we can help you, we will send a surveyor out to assess your property, we will check the energy efficiency and do all relevant paper work


Installation: once we have done your survey our installations manager will give you a phone and book a date that suits both parties for installation. Most of the improvements can be fully completed in just one day

Available Eco Funding

Insulation Grants

Under the current Eco3 scheme ran by the government there is various insulation grants ranging from EWI (external wall insulation) IWI (internal wall insulation) loft insulation and insulation for room in loft spaces. These are all designed to improve the energy performance in your home, if you are interested or would like more information, get in touch and we can help.

Gas Boiler Grants

There is currently funding for first time gas users to have gas boilers installed in their homes. If you live in an area that has gas supply and fit the qualifying criteria to receive a new boiler you could get a new energy efficient boiler installed in your home free of charge. For more information about who can qualify get in touch.

High Retention Storage Heaters

These are the modern day equivalent of old storage heaters used in home in the 1950’s they have been redesigned to fix the faults caused in the original models. There is funding in place to remove old storage heaters and replace them with modern high retention storage heaters. Get in touch to register your interest.

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Is this legit or a sales scheme?

In this day in age, you need to be careful are read properly when you see things about grants and funding, as a lot of businesses make their own schemes up and use them as a sales tool. Eco3 is government-backed and completed funded for anyone who qualifies.

What is the point in it?
The government is doing this for a number of reasons, it protects vulnerable people and improves their quality of life, it reduces carbon emissions by updating old heating systems and insulating homes to make them more efficient and lastly it creates jobs that helps support the economy.
Can I get more than one improvement?
Yes in some cases that is possible, it is called a dual measure grant which basically replaces broken heating systems and adds insulation to homes. If you would like to discuss if you qualify give us a phone or submit an enquiry form.
It sounds complicated will you handle my application
Yes, once we are confident you fit the criteria, we will handle all the paperwork, and you will then hear from us when we are ready to install.

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