Low-Voltage Radiant Heating System is something for Chickens to Crow About
Ingenuity was displayed at the sixth annual Sustainable Backyard Tour in St. Louis City and County. Among the nearly 50 participants’ representations of eco-friendly yards and gardens was an innovative application of STEP Warmfloor’s electric radiant heat for two efficient, eco-friendly applications.
One was installing radiant heat elements in the egg-laying chicken nests, giving the hens an oh-so-comfy residence in the winter months. Some may think that it is nothing to squawk about but these happy hens are laying tasty eggs daily….and that’s no eggs-aggeration. The 11 watt radiant heating elements are run off solar power.
The other application using radiant heating elements involved aquaponics where tasty tilapia are raised in a pond. The ponds are heated with the application, again using solar energy to provide the energy. Tilapia grow fast in the warmed water.
|Solar panels supply the energy for the STEP Warmfloor radiant heating elements in the chicken coup and aquaponics set-up for raising tilapia.|
These heating elements can be connected directly to 24V DC, using no inverters, thereby making the system very efficient.
Fish and eggs anyone?
For more information on how radiant heat can efficiently make your life more comfortable visit www.warmfloor.com.
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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.