Invention of Self-Regulating, Low-Voltage Radiant Heating is Just the Beginning

| by Monica Irgens
Invention of Self-Regulating, Low-Voltage Radiant Heating is Just the Beginning

Electro Plastics, Inc. (EPI) (dba STEP Warmfloor) invented the only low-voltage, flat, homogeneous self-regulating Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater in the world, but that is just the beginning:  it still needs a stronger government and industry recognition.

In order to gain recognition in the world’s arena of standard and testing organizations EPI joined and worked with many of them, including IEEE, UL, CSA, Intertek, and NEC.  EPI also worked with the Radiant Professional Alliance (RPA) for many years.  EPI has always considered it important to get involved with the safety, well-being, health and comfort of occupants of homes and buildings, and has demonstrated that with active membership in USGBC, HBA, SEI and Emerge Alliance.

The issue of this invented, proven and highly efficient radiant heat system being recognized by various agencies and standards is that these entities, such as Energy Star, focus on individual components of a heating system and not the entire system.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has no program available for radiant and electric heating systems.  The PTC heater, in itself, is the entire self-regulating system.

EPI is working diligently to attain such recognition with the various agencies and organizations.

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: Flooring, 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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