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STEP Warmfloor can be used for off-the-grid heating of home or cabin

Solar panels are continuing to grow in popularity as new designs emerge and the cost of the panels drop. This new trend is catching the eyes of homeowners who are looking to switch to an environment-friendly power source, offset their energy costs or get off the grid entirely.

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Solar panels are continuing to grow in popularity as new designs emerge and the cost of the panels drop. This new trend is catching the eyes of homeowners who are looking to switch to an environment-friendly power source, offset their energy costs or get off the grid entirely.

solar panels on a cabin

Those that turn to solar panels for heating could heat their entire home or cabin with a STEP Warmfloor electric radiant floor heating system from HeatMyFloors.com. STEP Warmfloor is a low-voltage heating mat that is very energy efficient because it is self-regulating. The STEP Warmfloor heating element can be designed to heat the entire home with just 24-volt DC power from photovoltaic solar panels. Think of the possibilities of providing solar power to heat a remote hunting shack or home in the woods that far outweighs the expense of stringing electric lines or trenching underground lines to a building in the middle of nowhere! Note that if you aren't connected to the electric grid and the sun isn't shining, you may need an alternative fuel source such as a battery or generator to keep the heat running.

Why aren’t more people utilizing this heating method to offset energy use and gain energy efficiency from these solar panels? Because past costs of photovoltaic solar panels made them cost prohibitive as consumers did not think the investment would pay off in energy savings. Basically, it was less expensive to buy power from your electrical provider than to put up solar panels. But that is not the case anymore! As the price of solar panels continues to drop, heating your home with solar panels and products from HeatMyFloors.com is becoming more realistic.

Solar power appears to be here to stay. Utilizing solar panels and STEP Warmfloor represents what can be done now to achieve total energy independence and provide heating for your home or cabin.