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    Elec heating

    In my property it has elec storage heating
    I'm taking out all the heaters and replacing them with converter heaters

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/2kw-turbo-...r-heater/58399

    Planning on 3 of theses for the hall, spare room and main bedroom


    http://www.screwfix.com/p/dimplex-30...imer-3kw/82047

    Planning on this for the living room

    Question is am I going to get hassle off the tennent because they could be expensive to run compared to the elec storage heaters

    #2
    Why take out a system to replace with a system that will cost a lot more to run?

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      #3
      Some of the heaters arnt working

      Hall and living room one smells like it has a dead cat inside

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        #4
        my thoughts exactly, why bother?

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          #5
          Originally posted by scottishmale86 View Post

          Hall and living room one smells like it has a dead cat inside
          Perhaps it has.

          The new ones would take up less space and be more effective and controllable by the sound of it. If the property is well-insulated they should not cost more to run, possibly even less. (Though I doubt it). They should be wall mounted though, not free standing.

          Presumably you'll need to change back from Economy 7 to normal tariff (so daytime elec is cheaper*, not night-time).

          *Except that no electricity is cheap, unless you have solar panels.
          'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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            #6
            Tennent should be spelt tenant. Think this has been pointed out before but presumably you are a slow learner.

            Replace broken/defective storage radiators with new ones.

            What next, replace bath with cooker? Front door with window? Landlord with hamster? Rangers with football.......

            The change you propose will almost certainly make your EPC rating worse. Don't forget to get a new one done if you decide to go ahead.

            Cheers!
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #7
              Yes it's going back to normal tariff plus taking out the multi rate meter for the storage heating and fitting the re paid card meter for everything

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                #8
                If they're savvy, potential tenants would query the expected heating bills for a normal tariff, if not savvy, they probably will think of moving after the first bill! Electric storage heating is usually connected to the cheaper OFF Peak tariff, where the timed periods of supply are largely available after hours, with possible boost periods during the day for topping up. They also should have a booster fan for a quicker response time, and better "throw" of heat, for use dependent on the living habits of the occupant/s.

                Some rewiring would be required at the distribution point. Beware also of asbestos products in the storage heaters if they are dismantled/removed, this requires disposal by a qualified company.

                Regards

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                  #9
                  If it smells of a dead cat, you might have dead mice under the floorboards or a dead bird in the chimney. I'd be very worried.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by scottishmale86 View Post
                    Some of the heaters arnt working

                    Hall and living room one smells like it has a dead cat inside
                    I would scrub with Cif cream. (Switch off at wall.) If you have any electrical knowledge at all you should be able to get them working by following the wiring round with a circuit tester. Replace any thermostats that won't work and can't be reset. The elements are usually fine, but they can be replaced also if open circuit, by removing the front layer of bricks.

                    They will have to be very old heaters for you not to be able to find parts on the internet. (Pre 1980.)

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                      #11
                      if you really need to replace rather than repair, have you considered alternatives? you can get flueless gas appliances or lpg stoves (like a wood burner - we have two in our house at home) - we are all electric, cant get a gas supply !!!!

                      we have older storage heaters but don't have any problems sourcing parts, which are normally just the elements which tend to go eventually.

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                        #12
                        There is not gas only elec in the property they never ran gas in at the time they were built

                        As far as a Know factor not allowing gas to be brought in

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