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STEP Warmfloor Offers Free AEC Daily Online Course

STEP Warmfloor is pleased to offer a free online learning course, brought to you by AEC Daily. This course provides one hour/credit for the state and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and it qualifies for the Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) training.

“We partnered with the AEC in order to provide architects a better understanding of the radiant heat market, as well as the installation techniques and customer benefits of our PTC [positive temperature coefficient] technology,” says Monica Irgens, STEP Warmfloor president.

The green market is heating up, and more and more new construction projects are looking for LEED certification. STEP Warmfloor is a certified Greener Product, complying with the LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB standards.

“I don’t know of any radiant heat providers who offer a truly green product like ours,” says Monica. “When the AEC Daily approached us, we were eager to partner because the architects weren’t aware of any options for electric radiant heat that are as energy efficient.”

The course, “Floor Warming, Primary Heating, Snow Melting & Roof De-icing with PTC Heaters” outlines the following objectives:

  • discuss the underlying principles of heat transfer and the advantages of radiant heat
  • compare the operation and installation of radiant heating systems
  • explain how self-regulating polymer technology works and identify specific applicationsacross a variety of construction sectors
  • discuss the energy efficiency and performance of PTC (positive temperature coefficient)heaters, and
  • discuss the advantages of using PTC heaters for floor warming, primary heating, snowmelting and roof de-icing.

 

View and sign up for the course online.

 

 

 

 

ONE THERMOSTAT TO RULE THEM ALL: Electro Plastics, Inc. Announces STEP® Touch, A New Thermostat Made To Control Any And All STEP® Products

Electro Plastics, Inc. released its new thermostat, STEP® Touch. The thermostat may be used for any and all of the Electro Plastics, Inc. products, including STEP Warmfloor™, STEP® Roof Deicing and STEP® Snowmelt systems and even STEP® Marine.

The new STEP® Touch thermostat is perfectly suited and designed from the ground up to work seamlessly with all STEP® products. It features:

  • Clean, simple two control design for ease of operation
  • Interfaces to an external temperature sensor
  • Displays in Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • Capable of interfacing with smart home systems
  • Three digit auto-dimmable LED Display
  • Touch sensor controls that are maintenance free
  • Clear, totally flat acrylic surface for a clean contemporary look that works well with any decor
  • Elegant stainless steel perimeter housing
  • No batteries needed. All settings are stored in permanent memory for
  • instant recovery in the event of a power failure
  • STEP® logo is lit when system is heating
  • Green friendly low power design

STEP TouchThe STEP® Touch thermostat collects the temperature information every 1.5 seconds for 10 minutes before deciding to add or reduce heat. This cycle continues until the operator turns it off. The thermostat is operated by two touch buttons only; up or down or press both buttons simultaneously to switch the heating off.

The low-voltage thermostat uses only 24 volts and connects to the power supply using a 3-conductor cable. It may control up to 20 power supplies or 20 DC controllers.

The STEP® Touch thermostat can be used in conjunction with all the EPI-LX-R power supply series and the STEP® DC Controller, too.

“This thermostat is another step towards building a STEP system, not just another product,” says Monica Irgens, president of STEP Warmfloor. “We started with our heating elements using our patented technology, followed by our transformers, which can be used with any STEP product, and now we have our thermostat.”

Electro Plastics, Inc. d/b/a STEP Warmfloor® offers a range of radiant heating solutions for residential and commercial floor heating, snow melting, and roof and gutter deicing. All products are ETL listed, have the CE marking and conform to ANSI/UL.  For further information, contact Monica Irgens at 1-314-426-3555 or visit www.warmfloor.com.

Spring 2013 Newsletter

 

STEP Warmfloor® Newsletter: Spring 2013 

New Liner Resistant to Water and Chemicals

For the past 30 years, STEP Warmfloor® has maintained electronics working in the Antarctic, de-iced tugboats in Alaska, and heated houses all over from Norway to Ushuaia. Our product was resistant to either water or chemicals. Now, it’s resistant to both. We introduced a new liner to add to our STEP Warmfloor® heating elements to resist water and chemical damage, so that they are better protected in all types of installations.

We also made the heating elements more attractive and recognizable by using a printed liner with the STEP® logo. This will make it very easy to recognize the original STEP Warmfloor® should anyone try to sell you something else.

New Liner

Our new product comes after years of feedback from you all. A product or system has to include all the components, has to be simple to install for the contractor and easy to use for the end-user. We listen to our distributors, resellers, contractors and end users to learn from them what works and what needs to be improved. This is how we can offer our customers the best product and most efficient installation for their application.

STEP3 We are always looking of ways to improve our heating elements, our transformers and our controls. Please continue to contact us with your comments and success stories.

 

Like Us, Pin Us, Watch Us, Follow Us

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Speaking of sharing… help us help you. We’ve joined Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and started a blog so we can spread the word across the World Wide Web about STEP Warmfloor. And we want your help. 

 We joined these social networks to help get our name out there more, and we want your help. If you or your company is already out there, go and like us on Facebook, pin our pictures on Pinterest, and follow our blog. And in return, we will do the same. 

Don’t worry, we’re not trying to sell directly to the consumer. Our marketing and delivery strategy continues to be manufacturer-to-distributor. And the more we link to each other, not only do we increase our online presence, this link-building actually boosts our rankings in search engines. When Google can find us, our customers find us. 

Our YouTube channel features some installation videos. Soon, our episodes from DIYnet will be online (hopefully this fall), and we will link to those as well. 

So please find us and follow us, and we will follow you right back. If you’re not on any of these sites, email us your stories and pictures, and we will get the word out for you.  

 

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Many of you have already viewed and shared our installtion video. Thank you!

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Change in Sales for Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Southern Illinois

Please be informed that Comfort Sales Agency will be in charge of sales of STEP Warmfloor® products for Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Southern Illinois. Comfort Sales is a 55 year old company in the HVAC business with an established sales force of engineers that visit and follow up with distributors, wholesale companies, and projects. This allows Electro Plastics, Inc. / STEP Warmfloor® to focus on continued product innovation and development to bring you the best radiant heating systems ever invented.

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About Us

Electro Plastics, Inc. dba STEP Warmfloor® is a US manufacturer of electric radiant underfloor heating, roof de-icing and snow melt systems. The company's headquarters is located in Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. This 35,000 sq feet LEED registered building is a "living laboratory" as proof of the comfort properties and energy efficiency of STEP Warmfloor®. 

Approvals

Our radiant heating products are ETL listed, have the CE marking and conform to ANSI/UL:

 Intertek ETL small    Cemark small

 

Contact us

  • Address: 11147 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043-3505.
  • Toll-Free: 1-877-STEPTEC(783-7832)
  • Tel: +1-314-426-3555
  • Fax: +1-314-426-3556
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