Comparative Analysis of Current State-of-the-Art Heating

July 31, 2017 | by Monica Irgens

Comparing self-regulating radiant heating to traditional forced-air and renewable energy systems reveals impressive energy savings and performance using the radiant system. The energy savings is an average 68% versus forced air and 100% with renewable energy. In addition, labor cost is reduced due to the ease of installation and having no periodic equipment maintenance with the radiant heating system.

The electric, self-regulating radiant heating has increased performance due to using reduced amounts of energy while providing superior heating and increased comfort levels.  As its’ polymer warms, less energy is called for, hence, the self-regulating attribute.  The radiant heat warms the surfaces and not the void air near the ceiling as forced-air systems do.  Comfort comes quietly and softly without harsh, dry, forced air blowing pollens and dust in your home.

For more information on their low-voltage, self-regulating radiant heating systems visit the STEP Warmfloor website.

This blog was developed by STEP Warmfloor. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.


Topics: Heating & Cooling, Radiant Heat

Companies: STEP Warmfloor



Monica Irgens
Monica is President of Electro Plastics, Inc., manufacturer of STEP Warmfloor® heating systems: a patented, low-voltage, self-regulating flat and thin heater. Monica has been in the radiant heating industry for over 20 years. She was member of the Radiant Panel Association for 15 years, served on the RPA Board of Directors as chairperson of the Electric Committee and the Green Committee. Monica is also a member of the USGBC and has been involved in the design of LEED registered buildings.

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