Has your heater just stopped working? Do you think you will need a new one? Or do you think you can repair it? Are you looking for convenient ways for electric heater repair?Are you wondering how much an electric heater repair costs and how long it usually takes?

Well, here at King Electricians we master in replacing storage heaters according to UK standards.

Read on to find out more about replacing electric heaters and what to do if your storage heater stops working.

If you have an emergency with your storage heater, you can call King Electricians now on 07494 812 865.

What are the most frequent reasons for a broken storage heater?

Opened storage heater showing elementsIn most cases, it’s a faulty thermostat. However, very often, the storage heater can stop working due to malfunction in the blown element (usually if the heater turns cold, the reason is the heating element). Another reason might be the terminal block (this is the least likely reason).

If you have a little knowledge about heating elements and basic handyman activities, you may remove the front panel and check if the thermostat is causing the problem. Here you may also asses it the storage heater can be repaired.

If you can’t assess correctly, or there are other visible problems, you need to contact qualified electricians like us to do a professional storage heater repair.

On a side note, you should know that the heating elements and thermostat need to be replaced every 2-3 years. Frequently, a broken storage heater may need just a thermostat reset.

How to Repair Your Broken Storage Heater with Manual Reset?

We know how important a storage heater can be in your household, especially in winter. Not only that, the time is of crucial importance in repairing & replacing storage heaters. That’s why first we will explain how to repair your broken storage heater with a thermostat reset.

The steps to reset your thermostat are:

  1. Turn off the power supply and take off the front panel.
  2. Usually, at the top, there are 3 round items.
  3. Where you see a red dot above the thermostat, there is the thermostat reset button. You may use a pen to simply push it down and the storage heater should release a click sound (the thermostat will start working on the following charging period). If you don’t hear anything, then the thermostat needs to be replaced.
  4. Turn on the power after putting the front panel back. If it takes in the next charge, it’s a success. If not, you need to replace the thermostat and contact our professional electricians for an effective replacement and storage heater repair.

Why Our London Storage Heater Repair & Replacement Services?

Electrician fixing a broken storage heater radiator with a screwdriverKing Electricians are a team of highly knowledgeable, experienced and skilled professional electricians who are friendly, reliable and on time. Our team provides a high standard of electrical work and together with our unparalleled workmanship we are sure to get your storage heater up and running in no time.

If you are asking “when do I need to replace my storage heater”, the answer is every 6-9 years depending on the usage. If the storage heater is not working, it doesn’t mean that you need to replace it. Talk with an engineer and check if you can find faults with the wiring, switch, and circuit.

Some small faulty components can be replaced, may also be the reason. If this is all too complicated, and you feel uncertain, contact us for replacing storage heaters now.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if you are skilled enough to open the front panel and do a basic assessment. Usually, the storage heaters can be repaired or set back to normal just by resetting the thermostat. If you need replacement parts that need installing, it's best to leave it to a qualified and skilled electrician.

The most common reason is a faulty thermostat. Other reasons might be a blown element or a loose connection.

Switch off the power to the storage heater and remove the front panel. Find a black cap nubbin with a red dot usually on top of the temperature controller. Push it down to reset the storage heater thermostat.

The maximum life expectancy of a storage heater is 15 years, while the thermostat itself has a life expectancy of around 3 years. Newer storage heater models are more efficient, cheaper to run and may have a longer life expectancy.

Yes, here at King Electricians we provide professional, fast and convenient storage heater replacement & electric heater repair services in London.

We usually charge approx £80 to repair a storage heater. You also need to cover the cost of any replacement parts. However, the prices of the parts vary and we can give you more information when you call us or request a quote.




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