Innovative radiant heating warms the floor of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath. It's good to know that comfort can also be very energy efficient.
That's why the Proud Green Home of St. Louis will use STEP Warmfloor radiant heating in selected rooms. Coupled with the home's geothermal heating and cooling system, the STEP Warmfloor will provide a pleasant environment without high utility costs.
In this video, Monica Irgens, president of STEP Warmfloor, explains this innovative product and its approach to enegy efficient home heating.
STEP Warmfloor is an electric radiant floor heating system that can be used in new construction, remodeling or in retrofit projects under an existing floor. It incorporates a patented flat heating element that can heat a room or a whole house.
It can be used to eliminate cold floors in a bathroom under ceramic tiles, or it can be used in any room, under most finished floorings, including wood, laminate, carpet, resilient, and natural stone. The radiant heating elements can also be installed between the floor joists when the existing floor covering is to be maintained.
STEP Warmfloor can be used as the primary heat source, as a complementary heat source or simply to take the chill away from your floors. Heat requirements depend on room size and usage, insulation values, location and outside average temperature. A heat loss calculation is necessary when STEP Warmfloor is the primary heat source.
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Companies: Cree Inc., Dow Building Solutions, Kohler, Marvin Windows and Doors, Kleendeck, LLC, Enertech Global, LLC, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, Huber Engineered Woods, Solatube, STEP Warmfloor, EcoDrain
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