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Driveway Snowmelt Systems
Have you ever driven down the street after a snow storm and wondered why some driveways don’t have any snow on them? Strange isn’t it? Surely those ambitious homeowners didn't get up at 5 a.m. to shovel their driveways, did they? Probably not.
Chances are good that the owners of those homes had a heated driveway snow melting system installed. Electric snow melting systems are the modern shovel when it comes to driveway snow removal. You don’t even have to flip a switch, it’s all automated. The radiant heat systems require no maintenance and are surprisingly affordable. Does this all sound too easy?
Snow melting systems consist of installing a grid of heat cable in the driveway surface. When conditions are right for snow, a sensor will signal the control unit, activating the system so you can watch the snow melt away. Driveway snow melting is not just a convenience, it’s also a safety consideration. The system eliminates treacherous ice that is often the culprit for many most winter spills and tumbles.
A heated driveway system operates using the principles as an underfloor heat system that many people are now using in their homes. Radiant heat systems are a modern convenience that are becoming more of a standard as time progresses; they are that good. In some cases, these systems can also be installed in existing driveways so do yourself a treat and make snow removal easy this year. Installing a heated driveway system is a decision you will not regret.