ETS heaters are 100% efficient units designed to provide low cost heat, 24 hours a day. By using electricity during Off Peak hours (those times during the day and night when usage is lower and electricity is cheaper), ETS units provide heat at costs lower than most other energy sources.
During off-peak hours, the ETS unit’s heating elements convert electricity to heat which is stored in high density ceramic bricks. The bricks are surrounded by high efficiency insulation which allows them to hold great amounts of heat for long periods of time. A fan evenly and quietly distributes the heat to your home during higher cost, on-peak hours. Built-in thermostats allow you to easily maintain a desired temperature.
LPEA's Energy Efficiency Credits program makes ETS heat even more economical by offering you credits based on the number and size of ETS heaters you purchase.
LPEA offers heaters manufactured in the U.S.A. by the Steffes Corporation.
The number of ETS heaters house needs depends on your home’s properties such as square feet of rooms, type and amount of insulation, size of windows and types of window coverings, etc. A La Plata Electric Association, Inc. representative will do a “sizing” of your home and a basic heat loss calculation to determine the number and size of ETS heaters necessary to comfortably heat your home.
ETS heaters come in sizes to fit:
- Whole home central units available in forced-air or hydronic models
- Family rooms
ETS pricing and payment options
- 2100 Series (PDF File)
- 4100 Series (PDF File)
- 5100 Series (PDF File)
- Cash or checks
- Credit cards
- Control panels for multiple heaters
- Control panels for multiple heaters and other electrical loads
Programming Time Clocks
- ETS Time Clock Module (PDF File)
- Theben 3-Button Time Clock (PDF File)
- Theben 7-Button Time Clock (PDF File)
- Diehl Round Cream-Colored Time Clock (PDF File)
The equipment described herein is intended for installation in accordance with applicable local, state and national electrical codes and must be installed by a licensed electrician. LPEA maintains a list of licensed electricians who have completed ETS Technical Training.
ETS Trained Contractors
The electrical/plumbing/heating contractors listed below have attended a Steffes training session on the proper installation and wiring of Electric Thermal Storage heat units and associated equipment within the past two years.
Contact the Electrical/Plumbing/Heating Contractor for installation cost estimates.
Durango - Bayfield - Ignacio – Cortez
- Phillips Electric 259-3395
- KW Electric 946-2415
- Moonlight Electric 259-0672
- A to Z Electric 884-9430
- Durango Electric 247-9144
- Priority Plumbing 259-9392
- Apex Electrical 769-1189
- Loreman Service/Maintenance 759-6383
- Vince Akin 799-3264
- Jetco Electric 749-6943
- Hall Electric 264-3352
- R.S. Electric 946-7810
- Pagosa Electrical 946-6371
- Wire Werx 903-9290
- Arboles Electric Inc. 883-2518
- Bauer Electric 264-5133
- Electric Company 264-3672
Need more information?
La Plata County residents call Suzy Bynum at 970.382.3506 or send an email to email@example.com.
In Archuleta County, contact Debbie Bass at 970.382.7722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on the Electronic Thermal Storage heat units can be located at www.steffes.com.