Snow melting systems are a convenient & cost effective method of automatically clearing snow and ice from surfaces such as driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks. These systems eliminate the need for snow removal, shoveling, and salting.
How it works?
Most snow melting systems are hot water based. Plastic tubing is embedded in concrete or under asphalt and hot antifreeze is pumped through it. The warm tubing warms the concrete and melts the snow.
Here are some common applications of snow melting:
- Homeowners can use a snow melting system in their driveways, sidewalks, and patios to eliminate the need for snow plowing or shoveling. Homeowners who don’t want to install the system in all their exterior concrete can focus on specific spots only.
- Business owners use the systems in outdoor parking lots, car washes, sidewalks, and loading ramps to eliminate the expense of snowplowing and prevent their customers from slipping on ice.
Is a snow-melting system cost-effective?
The cost of shoveling, plowing, and salting can add up. A snow-melting system can also eliminate the use of salt and ice melting chemicals that ruin your shoes, clothing and the environment. On top of that, add in that the fact it can eliminate potential slip-and-falls on ice, protecting you from costly lawsuits. When you consider all of the savings, a snow-melting system begins to be more economical.