Hi, a newbie here!
A Google search on electric heating led me to a post (unfortunately didn't answer my question) on this forum from 2007, so I hope nobody minds me posting on this topic and that some of you wise people out there will be able to help!
I'm just purchasing a small, 1 bed flat for my mum, which currently has storage heaters and no gas in the vicinity. I have always had gas heating myself, so I don't know anything about the electric variant! The flat I'm buying is in an old building but it has just been renovated (new carpets, doors, upvc windows etc but the storage heaters certainly look as though they haven't been replaced as part of the refurb!
My mum works various shifts, so is sometimes home during the day, sometimes not, sometimes home overnight, sometimes not! When she is at home she likes to not be cold but also doesn't like to be in a sauna!!
I'm thinking that because of her irregular shift pattern, storage heaters might not be the most efficient heating source for her; as some days it'll be letting out heat when she's not there and some nights when she's just got in the flat will be cold as the heaters will be storing energy rather than giving out heat.
So, I'm thinking that something that is more controllable/instantaneous with its heat output would be better option. So, my question is, what do you more knowledgeable people think? And if I do replace the storage heaters (which I'm happy to do, I just want it to be as cheap as possible for my mum to run), do I go for electric radiators, panel heaters or fires? All suggestions greatly appreciated. Cheers!