NEC continually strives to offer our members products and services that promote opportunities to control their monthly electric bill. With space heating accounting for more than 40% of the energy consumption in a typical U.S. home, controlling your heating expense is an effective way to control your monthly electric bill. With a Steffes brand Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) heater from NEC, you may be able to benefit from a heating system that stores electric heat during NEC’s off-peak hours when the cost of electricity is lower.
ETS Heating and NEC’s Time of Use Plan
During NEC's established off-peak hours, ETS heaters convert electricity into heat and store that heat in specially designed high-density ceramic bricks. These bricks are capable of storing vast amounts of heat for extended periods of time. The amount of heat stored in the brick core of the heater is regulated (manually or automatically) according to seasonal weather conditions.
The heater’s built-in room temperature thermostat is adjustable to your desired comfort level and will control the delivery of heat from the ETS heater. With a heat call from the thermostat, the fan will evenly and quietly distribute the stored heat in the bricks to satisfy comfort requirements.