Homeowner Uses 24 Volt Radiant Heat System for Comfort and Savings
A homeowner in Vichy, France did considerable homework through a local contractor and distributor of STEP Warmfloor and Fermacell. After studying electrical heat options and other radiant heat systems requiring maintenance, they decided to go with STEP Warmfloor. The decision was based on a couple of factors. First, the thin (1.2 mm or 3/64”) pliable nature of the heating membrane made for easy installation under gypsum fiberboard, requiring no maintenance. The remodeling project involved an entry, bathroom, office, kitchen and living areas.
The pricing of the STEP Warmfloor material was relatively low compared to other radiant floor heating, such as hydronic systems which also required maintenance. The French home uses a wood stove as a primary heat source, which is not possible to regulate or safely use while away. A double flux air exchanger enhances the heat balance from the wood stove. The radiant heat provides a safe and even regulated source of comfort from the floor.
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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.