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Heating with Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is nothing new; however the science behind it is very complex. In simple terms, nanotechnology involves working at a molecular level. You guessed it! We are talking about extremely small things dealing with chemistry, biology, physics, science and engineering.

Fully understanding nanotechnology is definitely above my pay grade! I have read that with the use of nanotechnology, the clothes you wear will simply not be able to absorb a stain, leading to a decreased need for detergents, water, stain removers and perhaps dry cleaner businesses. Nanotechnology is revolutionizing energy, technology and so much more. By manipulation of molecules, scientists can create better medical equipment, automobiles and the list goes on and on. For example, nanotechnology materials are utilized in solar panels so they can convert sunlight to electricity more efficiently. The reason behind this is the manufacturing process of the solar panels. Panels using nanotechnology can become more flexible instead of a rigid glass pane, therefore drawing in more sunlight to convert to a more efficient energy source.

Nanotechnology is the reason STEP Warmfloor is so much different from other forms of electric resistive heating systems. Here is where the difference lies. All cable types that create electric radiant floor systems utilize a resistive wire to generate heat. They have their limitations regarding applications because they are susceptible to overheating, which can lead to premature failure just by normal use alone. For this reason alone, they must incorporate a temperature limiter (thermostat) to regulate the temperature. Without it they would simply overheat.

Nanotechnlogy incoporated into STEP Warmfloor heating elements

STEP Warmfloor has carbon black embedded into the plastic polymer of its product. On a molecular level, when the carbon black collides with each other, its friction will create heat when a low voltage (24 volt AC or DC source) is applied. The nanotechnology material modifies its behavior of conduction when an electrical power is applied therefore as the temperature increases, the electrical resistance will also increase. The result is decreased electricity needed to heat.

The nanotechnology incorporated into the STEP Warmfloor heating element is what sets it apart from any other electric cable and cable systems available in the world today. No thermostat is necessary as the polymer can NEVER overheat, however it is mostly used to regulate temperatures for comfort.

Now, I am not a scientist or physicist. I just wanted to inform you that technology changes at a rapid pace. The use of new technologies will replace antiquated systems and will continue to improve the reliability, safety and energy efficiency.

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