I just arrived in Ireland, so storage heaters are new to me. I found a user guide online, but I still have some questions.
For example, in summer I only need hot water for doing the dishes, not for the heating (the electric shower heats water by itself). Isn't is a massive waste of (off-peak) electricity to heat almost the whole night for at most 7 litres of hot water for the dishes?
Second, if I heat (off-peak) anyway, why not switch on the heater in the living room to use the heat at least, even if it's only a bit chilly inside? I mean, I've paid for the electricity already, and there's no way I can spend all that heat doing the dishes. The heat surplus will otherwise simply disappear, right?
Does anyone know what exactly the 1 Hour Boost means? Does it produce the same amount of heat in less time, or simply less heat? Can I use it at off-peak hours too?
Finally, what if the heat runs out during a very cold day? Does it then heat during the day? I'm asking because there is just OFF-PEAK and OFF on the control panel.