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Multiple Uses for STEP Warmfloor

The number of applications that the STEP Warmfloor product can be utilized for never ceases to amaze me. Its name speaks for itself regarding using the product under tile, carpet and wood floors, but did you know it can be used for even more applications? Take for instance, ice melting on roofs. There are several products available to melt snow from the roof of your home that will help prevent ice dams. Ice dams can be very costly due to possible water infiltration, which can lead to structural damage. There are cable roof heating systems and other unsightly ways to prevent large ice sheets from forming and falling down on your expensive car, landscaping, or worse – maybe even a person! The problem with cable systems is that melting snow can cause them to slide off the roof if they’re not secured properly. Cable systems designed to melt snow are not efficient to operate, and they’re installed on top of your shingles – not an attractive add-on for your roof. These systems are also extremely inefficient, making them unaffordable to operate throughout the winter. STEP Warmfloor is a much better product for roof melt systems, as it is much more efficient, and it’s installed under the shingles, making it a more esthetically pleasing choice. This product will also provide a more effective and efficient way of allowing dreaded ice dams to form. A unique aspect of STEP Warmfloor is its ability to lower its energy draw as the outside temperature gets warmer. This results in much greater energy efficiency. The STEP Warmfloor product can also be used for melting snow on driveways and sidewalks. It gets even better...Did you know that the product is also used in automobiles? STEP Warmfloor was originally developed for Volvo to heat car seats back in 1994! I’ve even worked with some customers who installed the product to heat the seats of golf carts. Now golfers can be comfortable while extending their season beyond spring and summer. Additionally, it’s also been used for heating hospital beds. This innovative concept enhances patients’ comfort while they’re hospitalized. Humans regulate their body temperatures based on the amount of heat needed to adequately warm to their cores. The STEP Warmfloor product will only put out enough energy to supplement the heat difference that your body will need to keep it warm. In this way, patients – along with the help of a standard hospital blanket – are kept comfortable while they’re being cared for. An even more unique use for the product is installing it under the decks of Crowley tugboats, or within the bulk heads of the NOAA ships, that navigate through the frigid waters of the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. Through this use, the STEP Warmfloor product helps to prevent ice buildup that would have posed threats to the safety of the crew. I‘ve even heard of applications in the Seattle, Wash. area, where the product was used to heat house boats. The system also works well to enhance the comfort of recreational vehicles as STEP Warmfloor can be installed on top of existing vinyl flooring, and then finished with wood flooring installed on top. Applications for this product are too numerous to mention. Here’s an idea that I believe is one of the most unique ways of heating with STEP Warmfloor: Guys, take notice on this one. Have you ever upset your significant other and wound up in the dog house? Speaking from personal experience, I have put my foot in my mouth on several occasions regarding my wife. So instead of dreading to sleep in the dog house, I took a new approach. I installed STEP Warmfloor in my dog houses. Yes, it’s true; now if I ever have to resort to sleeping there, at least I know I’ll be comfortable. Seriously though, I do heat a pair of dog houses. To some people, this may seem a little extreme, but try to convince the dogs of that. I took some thermal temperature readings on a cold winter’s day (I think I do this for pure self-amusement!). The last time I took these measurements, the outside temperature on the kennel floor was a cold 7 degrees. The measured temperature inside the dog house was 42 degrees. What a difference! You know, I must have been pretty tired that morning, cause I swear I saw the dogs wearing sunglasses and hanging out under palm trees. They were drinking doggy beverages and enjoying the comfort of their warm doggy oasis. My only regret is not building the dog houses larger. One of them may need to sleep outside one of these days!