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Post  anorth on Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:13 am

I have recently moved into a new rental flat and am struggling to understand how the boiler system works. It is an Electramate 2000 storage heater running on Economy 10 and currently set to Summer mode.
When I moved in the previous tenant must of used the flat as a sauna as the heating settings were rather extreme to say the least. I immediately set the heating timer down to anti-frost mode as heating is certainly not needed at the moment. Besides the fact that the boiler cupboard alone constantly kicks out so much heat - should this happen?
My first bill was also extremely high I thought for a very low-use one bed flat without any heating on. It's coming in at £55 per month at the moment.

I guess my main question for you is - how do you set the timing for the unit to work on Economy 10 with regards to water heating? I seem to have no control of this. Is it possible?

Any advice would be much appreciated. Many thanks


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Post  Mike the Boilerman on Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:44 am

Hi anorth,

There are no user controls for this. It knows when the off peak supply is ON and reheats itself to max temp automatically on the cheap rate electricity. It switches to using day rate electicity if/when the store falls to about 65 degress C which is only likely to happen in the winter when the heating is in use or excessive amounts of hot water have been used.

The cupboards always get warm. Nothing you can do about this.

£55 a month doesn't strike me as excessive for electric water heating. paradoxically you may find the bills fall if you change it to 'Winter' setting as in winter it heats the store to a higher temp on off peak power, so you may find yo use more off peak and less on peak electricity. Your bills will tell you how much of each you have used each quarter, or you can read the meter yourself for quicker answers.

Hope that helps.

Cheers, Mike

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Post  bunny on Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:06 am

Hello, I have recently moved into a flat with this system. I have read my meter after a month and it looks like my bill will be extortionate. Is it possible to turn off the system when I'm out for the day and turn it on when I get home. I'm only concerned about having hot water for a 15 min shower in the morning. Do I also need to talk to the electricity company about the tariff? Thanks


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