hot air central heating

(4 Posts)
DoctorGilbertson Tue 15-Oct-13 19:24:37

Hi all,

I have 1970s (I think) electric hot air central heating. Creda Comfortaire.

There are 3 switches in the kitchen that we turn on and the storage heater heats up over night on economy 7. Not entirely sure what they do but the previous owner of the house left a postit saying all 3 needed to be on for the heating.

The storage heater itself has two dials one for the fan (normal, off, high, night store & day boost), and one (I think) for the amount of storage (cold, mod, mild, very cold).

The living room has a thermostat without markings but it seems to control the heating.

Any ideas/knowledge about the most energy efficient way to run this beast? Do I choose a temperature to heat it overnight depending on how cold I think it will be? etc.

Thanks.

valiumredhead Wed 16-Oct-13 00:22:24

I'm confused, you have hot air AND storage heaters?

DoctorGilbertson Wed 16-Oct-13 05:42:34

I think so - a big storage heater in my front hall that heats up on econmy 7 over night and hot air that blows from this through vents round the house ... happy to be corrected though as it is all new to me!

valiumredhead Wed 16-Oct-13 07:21:28

My only experience is of storage heaters and isn't good I'm sorry to say partly due to the fact they are expensive to run. The most important thing is to have your input dial higher than your output but usually all the heat has gone by the time you want it in the evenings. The boost option basically blows hot air out like a fan heater and is very expensive. It might be an idea to google the make and see if you can find the instructions on line or speak more in depth to the previous occupant if possible.

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