Heat Storage -
A Demand Response Program Benefits
Heat storage can supply 100% of your home's heating requirements or can be used as a supplement to another heat source.
It’s a great heating option for new additions, slabs-on-grade, workshops, and/or garages.
Pay only 4.35¢ per kWh versus 10.3¢ when in use.
How it works
The heat storage equipment you choose (see list of qualifying equipment) heats during off-peak hours (11pm - 7am) 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 EquipmentRoom Heat Storage Units and Electric Heat Central
During off-peak hours (11pm - 7am), electricity is used to heat specially-designed, high-density ceramic bricks capable of storing a vast amount of heat for extended periods of time. During the day when electric demand is high, a fan inside the unit circulates the stored heat as the thermostat calls for 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 (11pm-7am), the sand bed stores heat from the electric cables or pads. During the day when electric demand is high, the stored heat radiates through the floor creating clean, comfortable, and uniform heat in your home from floor to ceiling.
Note: Talk to your contractor about additional carpet, foundation, and insulation requirements needed for the option you choose.
How to sign up
Ensure the alternate heat source is automatic,
thermostat-controlled, and able to heat the home adequately for up to 400
hours. If in doubt, please contact your own heating contractor.
Contact Connexus Energy at 763.323.2650 to schedule a date and time to pick up the
required metering equipment. You will need to provide the following
- Number of circuits to be used in the breaker panel
- Number of amps
- Identify any existing off-peak or demand response programs
in the home
A one-time installation fee of $50 will be added to your
electric bill at the time of pick up.
Note: Depending on the
installation, additional equipment (such as a sequencer box) may be
required. Ask your contractor for details.
Have a state electrical
inspection completed within 30 days of metering equipment installation.
Contact Connexus Energy at 763.323.2738 for final off-peak inspection. Energy
credits will not be applied until final inspection is completed.