Heat storage can supply 100 percent of your home’s heating requirements, or can be used as a supplement to another heat source. It’s also a favorable option for new additions, slabs-on-grade, workshops, and garages.
The heat storage equipment heats during off-peak hours (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.), and stores heat in bricks or a sand bed. During the day when electric demand is high, the stored heat radiates from the bricks or the sand bed, creating clean, comfortable, and uniform heat from floor to ceiling.
Qualifying Electric Heat Storage Equipment
Room Heat Storage Units and Electric Heat Central Storage Furnaces
During off-peak hours, electricity is used to heat specially-designed, high-density ceramic bricks capable of storing a vast amount of heat for extended periods. During the day when electric demand is high, a fan inside unit circulates the stored heat as the thermostat requires it.
Under-Floor Electric Cables/Pads
Electric-resistant cables or pads are buried in the sand beneath the concrete ground slab. During off-peak hours, the sand bed stores heat from the electric cables or pads. During the day when the electric demand is high, the stored heat radiates through the floor, creating clean, comfortable, and uniform heat in your home from floor to ceiling.
Please note: talk to your contractor about additional carpet, foundation, and insulation requirements needed for either option.