Introduction

Getting started with STEP® Design Planner

 

STEP® Design Planner gives you the option to request a quote for a single or several rooms in your house. To ensure we can provide you with a quote that reflects your actual heating needs, expected comfort level and a competitive price you should make some preparations before you create your design:


Measure the room(s) size (width, length etc.)

Identify floor areas where you have fixtures where heating is not required or possible (toilets, bathtub, shower, closet, sink, cabinets, drain etc.).


While you create the design you can always save your project and come back later to finish your design.

BETA VERSION

The STEP® Design Planner is currently released as beta version. If you experience any problems during usage, please give us a short feedback to help us improve the tool.

 

Tutorial

1. Create a Room

Create room(s)

Delete room(s)


  1. Enter the name of your room in the center box. You will not be able to change the room name after the room is created. Follow the instructions on how to delete a room and create a new your room if you want to change the room name.
  2. Press create room
  3. Repeat step 1 and 2 to create several rooms. 
  4. To delete room(s) press the delete room button in the left corner and click the x in the right corner of the room.

 

2. Design room

Open a room and zoom

Design a room

  1. Open the room by clicking on the room. Click on project home in the left corner to go back and see all the rooms. 
  2. If your room is larger than the screen size press the zoom buttons (1x-3x) on the top menu to view the whole room.
  3. Design your room size by clicking on a wall and drag the wall to the required length.
  4. Doble click on a wall to create a new wall or anle a wall and rezize the room to required size. 
  5. Remove any angled wall by right click on the round wall marker and select "remove this dot"  

 

3. Room settings

Room settings(s)

  1. Select the room settings tab.
  2. Choose the appropriate heating element or use the default STEP Residential heating element. 
  3. Select the type of heating; remember that primary heat requires a heat loss calculations. We will contact you with additional questions after you submit the quote request with primary heating to ensure heating according to expectations.
  4. Choose the correct floor cover, floor level, subfloor and voltage.

IF WOODEN FLOORS ARE TO BE INSTALLED ALWAYS PLACE THE ELEMENTS PERPENDICULAR TO THE FLOORING

 

4. Add Fixtures and optional components

Add fixtures

Optional components

  1. Select the add fixtures tab
  2. Add fixtures that has an impact on areas where floor heating is not required.
  3. Click on the fixture and drag the fixture into the room.
  4. Resize the fixtures by clicking on the fixture and scale the width or length.
  5. Rotate a fixture by clicking on the image and move the mouse outside one of the corners and click on rotate.  
  6. Select the Bill of materials to view all the components needed for your installation.
  7. Select the optional components you will need for your installation. 

Thermostat: Choose Programmable or non-programmable

Floor sensor: Select if floor warming

Crimp tool: Necessary to crimp connectors during installation

 

5. Save and submit quote request

Save and submit quote request

  1. Review your design
  2. Click on "Project Home" in the left corner
  3. Click save and fill in the required information to create your account 
  4. Click on "Submit quote" after the account is created

WE WILL RESPOND TO YOUR QUOTE REQUEST WITHIN 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS.

 

STEP® Design Planner

 

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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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