Steffes Whole House (Forced Air & Hydronic) Heating Systems

The World's Most Advanced Furnace and Air Handling System

The Comfort Plus Forced Air unit is a ducted heating system designed to be the sole heating system ("stand alone" furnace) or used in conjunction with a heat pump for residential or small commercial applications. Its ability to store off-peak energy and efficiently deliver heat makes this one of the most advanced heating systems available today.

During off-peak hours, the Comfort Plus unit converts electricity into heat and stores that heat in specially designed, high density ceramic bricks. Because of its large heat storage capacity, it has the ability to provide total comfort 24 hours a day using only low cost, off-peak electric rates resulting in very economical and affordable heating.

The Comfort Plus unit is easy to operate. The amount of heat stored in the brick core is automatically regulated in relation to outdoor temperature and the heating requirements of the user. When the room thermostat calls for heat, heat is extracted from the unit's storage core and is distributed evenly into the home until the heat call has been satisfied.

When used in conjunction with a heat pump system, you can be assured the heat pump's efficiency is being fully utilized while complete comfort is being maintained.

The Comfort Plus unit offers great safety and reliability with minimal maintenance due to the many safety and comfort sensing devices that monitor the core, supply and discharge air temperatures of the system.

Easily integrate any of these for year round comfort:

A Heat Pump (single or multi-speed)Air Conditioner (single or multi-speed)Electronic Air CleanerCentral HumidifierProgrammable Thermostat

Variable Speed (ECM) Blower:

The Comfort Plus forced air furnaces are configured with a variable speed (ECM) blower to provide extra comfort as well as added cost savings. The variable speed blower delivers a more consistent, even temperature throughout the house to provide a more comfortable environment. Because it is more efficient to operate than a typical standard blower system, it consumes less energy to reduce the overall operational cost of the system. Other exceptional benefits include:

Quiet operation with automatic ramp up and down speed controlIn "Fan Only" mode, the blower operates in low speed providing uniform air circulation and constant air filtration

Benefits:

Allows consumers to take advantage of low cost, preferential rates offered by some power companies to enjoy clean, cozy, electric heat 24 hours a day, while realizing significant savings on their heating bills.Provides for a high efficiency, low cost electric heating and cooling option when interfaced with a heat pump.Offers a safe and reliable heating system with minimal maintenance for many years to come.Provides peace of mind knowing that you can enjoy stable heating bills without having to worry about daily price fluctuations.

Steffes Comfort Plus Hydronic Heating System The Comfort Plus unit is designed to be the main heating system (forced air) for residential or small commercial applications. The Comfort Plus unit can be a stand alone furnace or installed with a heat pump for greater efficiency and energy savings. It is a versatile appliance that can serve as a back-up for an electric furnace during on-peak times, replace a duct heater, or supplement a fossil fuel system. The Comfort Plus system has the heat storage capacity to provide total comfort 24 hours a day.

The Comfort Plus unit is easy to operate. The amount of heat stored in the brick core is automatically regulated in relation to outdoor temperature and the heating requirements of the user. When the room thermostat calls for heat, heat is extracted from the unit's storage core and is distributed evenly into the home until the heat call has been satisfied.

The Comfort Plus unit has sensing devices that monitor the core, the supply and the discharge air temperatures to ensure maximum safety while providing optimum comfort. A heat pump, air conditioner, electronic air cleaner, central humidifier, and programmable thermostat can easily be integrated to offer year round comfort.  For more information about off-peak heating systems contact us

 

The Comfort Plus Hydronic system adds a new dimension to heating by blending hydronic heating with off-peak heating technology. During off-peak hours, when electricity costs and energy usage are substantially lower, the Comfort Plus Hydronic unit converts electricity into heat and stores that heat in specially designed high-density ceramic bricks located inside the unit. Through the use of a heat exchanger, this stored heat is transferred as needed from the storage media to a water or glyco solution, which is circulated to areas where the heat is needed.

The system is extremely flexible and can handle multiple heating zones.
Heat can be delivered via a radiant floor system, baseboard radiation, free standing radiators, a forced air system, or almost any combination of zoned delivery systems. The Comfort Plus Hydronic can also be used as a supplement to a single or multiple heat pumps. The Comfort Plus Hydronic system is easy to operate. Just set the room thermostat to the desired comfort level and enjoy the safe, clean, reliable, and economical heat this off-peak hydronic system provides.   To learn about off-park heating systems contact us

Load Management Controls
Several control devices are manufactured by Steffes for use as load management devices or to interface with current systems. These controls are designed to regulate when the Steffes Heating System can charge and also control when energy can be used by other devices.

Wireless "Power Line Carrier" systems are available which can reduce the cost of installation and provide great flexibility. PLC Transmitter provides wireless communication to Steffes Heating Systems for on-peak and off-peak operation and automatic (weather responsive) charge control.

PLC Mini Receivers provide remote control capability via communication from the PLC transmitter of standard electric circuits/appliances such as water heaters, electric baseboards, floor heat, hot tubs, etc.

Comfort Control Relay Panel regulates on-peak and off-peak operation of Steffes Heating Systems and non-Steffes loads such as electric baseboards, water heaters, ceiling cable, hot tubs, etc.

Steffes Accessory Items include additional accessory items and controls that regulate comfort and operation of heating equipment. To learn more about off-peak heating systems contact us.