Mythbusters: Quantum vs night storage heaters
Designed, developed and manufactured in the UK by Dimplex, the Quantum uses low-cost energy to make it the most economical off-peak electric heating system on the market today. It is an award-winning heater that totally transforms the way you heat your home and is the perfect replacement for your old, outdated night storage heater – but what exactly can it offer that a traditional night storage heater cannot?
Controls and sensors
Most conventional night storage heaters have very simple input and output controls, but the Quantum is controlled by a thermostat, meaning you can control your temperature output to 1°C increments. The Quantum will also automatically adjust its settings to maintain this required temperature to within +/- 0.3°C, giving you more accuracy and control over your heating than any other storage heater on the market can provide. The Quantum also makes use of intelligent sensors, measuring the room temperature and adapting to match your needs and climatic conditions, resulting in the Quantum only delivering heat only when it is needed.
The Quantum, like select other storage heaters, makes use of dual power supply which means that heat will always be available, even during times of unexpected demand. This way the main source of your heat will always be off-peak energy, but in times of need, the Quantum’s boost function can draw energy from the peak supply (if you want it to) ensuring you will never be without heat.
Energy retention cells
With its advances in insulation Quantum’s energy retention cells are able to retain a higher heat for longer when compared to traditional storage heater bricks. This means that the Quantum works more efficiently than its night storage heater counterparts, as it reduces the amount of heat that is naturally lost whilst it is being stored.
Dimplex Quantum is proven to be up to 27% cheaper to run than a standard storage heater system, and up to 47% cheaper to run than an electric convector or radiator system. An independent test has shown that a heating system using a mix of Quantum off-peak heaters and direct acting convectors (such as the Dimplex Q-Rad) can offer running cost savings of up to £418 per annum when compared to a manual static storage system, and up to £975 per annum when replacing an electric convector or radiator system on standard tariff.
The Dimplex Quantum uses the same theory as a traditional night storage heater, taking in off-peak energy throughout the night and storing it until it is needed, but Quantum technology is totally unrivalled by its counterparts, providing you with the most cost-effective, intelligent storage heater on the market today.