How Nanoparticles are Differentiated from Other Heating Options

May 16, 2017 | by Monica Irgens

Nanoparticles, the microscopic particles having a very high surface area to volume ratio, will likely be your source to future heating comfort and efficiency.  They are unique in that as part of a polymer heating element they self-regulate due to the Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) properties of the bonding between them.  This is the critical difference, and advantage, of this electrical radiant heating option to comfortable, efficient home heating.

While forced air heating heats the air, only to rise above the thermostat which, then, calls for more energy to heat more air, the self-regulating characteristics uses less energy as the room temperature rises to meet the target ambient temperature.   Energy is not wasted due to added heat sources outside the heating system such as solar heat gain or body heat.  This is the only heating system on the market today that utilizes this technology.

Nanotechnology is fast expanding, not only in heating, but biomedical, optical and electronic uses.   To learn more about nanotechnology and its effective application to safe, efficient home radiant heating 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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