Driveway Heating FAQ
If you are new to the world of driveway heating, you likely have some questions about the product, how it works, and what it can offer you. Whether you have one or five questions, this article is designed to answer yours and provide you with the information you need to make a wise decision about driveway heating for your home.
ARE HEATED DRIVEWAYS DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN AND TAKE CARE OF?
Your heated driveway is going to be a breeze to take care of. In fact, there is little that you have to do with it to maintain it other than watch out for problems and use it to melt the snow in your driveway. Most systems come with a warranty as well, so you have the peace of mind you need.
ARE HEATED DRIVEWAYS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?
Yes. Heated driveways are an environmentally friendly option. Since salts and chemicals do not need to be used with your heating system, you will not be polluting the water stream in your area and you will not erode and destroy your concrete.
IS THE HEATING SYSTEM LIMITED TO MY DRIVEWAY?
IS IT EXPENSIVE TO OPERATE A DRIVEWAY HEATING SYSTEM?
No. The price to operate a heating system for your driveway is relative and comparable to other costs that you spend to operate items within your home. On average, you can expect to pay by the kilowatt hour at about eight cents per hour.
In addition, you do not have to worry about spending too much money as you can turn the system on and off as you please, so it does not run constantly.
CAN I INSTALL THE SYSTEM MYSELF?
It is not recommended that you install the system yourself because it is complicated and does require a professional. There are specific ways the system should be installed and you need to know how to do these things.
For example, and electric driveway heating system should be installed by an electrician for the best results. You should work closely with the company you choose to ensure the proper people install the system for you.
IS THE SYSTEM AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL?
Your system can be either. A manual system will allow you to turn it on when you want to and an automatic system comes with a sensor that will automatically turn on the system when snow is detected.
When it comes down to it, you can choose the right system for your home, but you do have some choices that must be made. For example, do you want an automatic or manual system? Do you want a hydronic or electric system?
Heavenly Heat Inc. is ready to work with you and provide you with the information you need to choose the right driveway heating system.