Broken Storage Heater
We are the Dublin broken storage heater specialists. If your storage heater is not working, call us today for an emergency repair.
If you have a broken storage heater, it can be stressful but it's often not a big reason to worry.
Usually it’s something simple like the storage heater thermostat or an element that needs replacing, and then it will work like new.
If you are facing an issue with your storage heater not working, we can get an electrician out to you as soon as possible. If you are not sure what is causing your broken storage heater problem, we will talk through some symptoms of broken storage heaters and give you an idea of what problem you might be facing — and how much the repair will cost.
The more informed you are, the better it is for both yourself and us.
Broken Storage Heater Dublin
Storage heaters contain multiple elements that are used to heat the bricks.
If one of these breaks you will usually notice that the heater is colder than usual, but may still otherwise be working. This is because there are multiple heating elements in the unit.
If you want to check if the heating element is what is causing your broken storage heater in Dublin, you can hold your hand over the unit when it’s hot. If you notice that one part of the unit is colder than the rest, then likely that the element to heat that part is broken and you will need a new one to replace it.
This is a common issue with broken storage heaters. If you think your electric heater isn’t giving you the same amount of heat as it used to, check to see if all the elements are working.
If your storage heater is connected to a timer such as a heating time clock, if the timer is broken it will prevent the element from drawing power.
Storage Heater Not Working
If your entire storage heater has broken and it's not working, it’s unlikely to be the elements — unless they all broke at once.
The next most common thing to check if you find your storage heater not working is the thermostat. A completely broken storage heater doesn't necessarily have to be the thermostat.
What generally happens is the thermostat is either faulty (and it’s telling the machine it’s hot when it isn’t), or your heater has effectively detected that the thermostat has no way to regulate temperature and won’t put any electrical current through it.
Both of these mean the same thing from your perspective: your storage heater not working and you need a new thermostat.
While the element and the thermostat are the most common issues with broken storage heaters, there are other problems that can arise. Issues with electrical sockets, heater blankets, wall remounts etc. do happen, but the are not as common.
If you are not sure what the problem with your broken storage heater is and you don’t believe it's the element, giving us a call and organising a callout is the best way to solve the problem.