As soon as he read about Steffes Room Heaters in an insert he received with his bill from Lake Region Electric Cooperative, Rich Wentzel thought the unit seemed like the perfect fit for his home. “As a retired builder, I thought the Steffes Room Heaters looked like a cool product,” he explains. “When my wife Debra and I built our home, we used super-insulated construction where you get double the insulation. By also installing some baseboards, our house can virtually be without heat. However, we thought a Steffes Room Heater could help provide some extra comfort.”
Wentzel contacted Lake Region to learn more about the units. Representatives from the co-op helped him select a unit optimally sized for the area of his home he wanted to heat. In Wentzel’s case, he installed a medium-sized unit on the first level of his home–a finished walk-out basement. The unit he purchased is large enough to also help distribute some heat to the upper level.
“We really just bought the Steffes Room Heater for a little more comfort on the lower level of our home, rather than needing to turn on the baseboards to warm it up. We were looking for more consistent heat,” he says.
While the coldest few months of winter were just finishing up by the time the unit was installed, Wentzel says they’ve already been impressed with how it has helped distribute heat in their home. He explains, “We’ve only had it installed for about a month now, but we’ve found it keeps our lower level very toasty. I like the thermal heat storage it provides and I’m sure that next year we’ll probably appreciate it even more. It is very well-built and looks nice in our home.”
Wentzel was also able to take advantage of Lake Region’s EASY-PAY financing option for the Steffes Room Heater. He says he appreciated the no interest deal and the convenience of being able to pay for the unit in monthly installments on his electric bill.
To someone else contemplating installing a similar unit, Wentzel says, “Don’t hesitate and just do it. You are buying a good product and have a company like Lake Region to back it up. They send out great people who make sure the heater gets installed correctly.”Learn more about off-peak space heating