Radiant Snow Melting Systems
Radiant heated driveways and snow melting systems use the same technology as heated floors. Snowmelt systems can be either hydronic or electric. Each technology offers specific benefits, and more and more homeowners and businesses are discovering the benefits of these proven automated systems.
Radiant snow melting systems are fully automated and feature three main components: the heating element, master controller and snow sensor (activation device). When the snow sensor detects precipitation and temperatures are below a set point (typically set at 39° Fahrenheit), it sends a signal to the master control unit. The controller then sends power to the heat cable embedded in the driveway, warming the surface and preventing snow from building up.
Snow melting systems can be installed in just about any medium. Most heat cable for snow melting systems can be installed in concrete, under pavers, and even in hot asphalt applications. Of course, you'll want to talk to an expert provider that includes full system design services to make sure you purchase the best system for your snow melting application. ClearZone heat cable is a good benchmark in terms of top quality, yet affordable snow melting cable.
Heated driveways are gaining popularity throughout the country as homeowners and construction professionals discover the convenience and long term benefits of these dependable snow and ice melt systems. Easy to install, energy efficient and remarkably effective, electric heated driveways offer environmentally friendly, reliable snow melt solutions throughout the cold season. The systems require virtually no maintenance, and greatly enhance safety and convenience during the winter months.
Installing a heated driveway not only eliminates the time consuming, arduous task of manual snow removal, but can increase the value of your property. Radiant heat systems also eliminate the need for salt and other harsh snow melting chemicals that damage surrounding grass and vegetation.
The top radiant heat providers will custom design your electric heated driveway system and typically include a 10-year manufacturer warranty. Call 888.488.9276 for more information.