STEP® is a sustainable heating system designed to meet demands for durability, safety, comfort, and efficiency.
STEP® unique polymer heating element provide safe, economical heating solutions for a variety of applications; preventing ice buildup on Alaskan tug boats, keeping electronics working in Antarctica and heating homes, commercial buildings and institutions. Millions of square feet have been installed throughout the world.
Certified Green Product
The STEP® heating element is made of a homogeneous, semi-conductive polymer and is recyclable. All materials used in the STEP® system are ecologically safe. Polyethylene is an environmentally friendly product; it does not produce hazardous gases, and is biodegradable in sunlight.
STEP® heating element is certified by Greener Product who confirms the product complies with the LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB standards and may earn credits that contribute to certification under green building rating systems, such as LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB.
Self-Regulating and Energy Efficient Heating Elements
Heat with maximum power and use less electricity
The semi-conductive polymer heating element is by nature self-regulating. The plastic is electrically conductive and because of resistance in the material, heat develops. The self-regulating attributes of the product means that when the ambient temperature rises, the electrical resistance increases and the consumption of electricity decreases. For this reason, the element cannot overheat and the self-regulating technology allows this element to heat with maximum power in cold environments and use less electricity as they warm up.
STEP® is up to 60% more efficient than conventional forced air systems.
STEP® can be placed safely closer to the floor surface than any other heating system. With less mass to heat, the system reacts fast to its regulated temperature.
The system is easily zoned too! Individual zoning for each room is not only comfortable but also very cost effective.
The flat heating elements cover most of the floor area. Comparing this to heating cables with 3 inches spacing and 1/2″ inch tubing with 6 inches spacing, it becomes evident that these systems need 2.5 and 2.08 times more wattage to heating equivalent surface area.