I've just bought a flat in a converted (1985 ish) Victorian villa.
There is an Economy 7 storage heater which is the only proper source
of heating at the moment. This comes on whenever it is switched on -
and appears to stay on.
Downstairs there is a meter with 'low' and 'standard' counters and an
adjacent black box. I'm not sure what this box is but the other flats
don't have one!
In the kitchen, wired to the consumer unit, is what looks like a
mechanical timer with a dial with adjustable on/off/on/off tabs - this
dial has been removed and left in the cupboard!
On the wall is a Horstmann Electronic 7 timer which I believe controls
the hot water immersion heater. This appears to come on at odd times -
definitely not Economy 7 times! (When I find the instruction book I
can sort this out)
Does this sound like a standard Economy 7 setup - or has it been
Does the Economy 7 rate apply only to the heating circuits or all
supply to the property?
Should the mechanical timer be turning on the storage heater during
Any other answers/advice/suggsestions would be appreciated.