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Hi Simon

Night store heaters are still One energy unit in = One heat unit out. It is a nice radiant heat.

Heat Pump is one Unit in = about 4 Units out. Blown Heat which dissipates as soon as it is shut down.

Seems that current costs of running the night store are about $100 per month. To change to the lower rate would possibly have an all up cost of around $400 with Tariff change and electrician – this would mean a 1 year payback.

One option would be to stay on the current tariff and have the electrician put a multi set timer on the night store, maximum cost of $250. They then could set the night store to work when they need the heat and current their electricity consumption by a minimum of 50%.