If you are thinking about a driveway heating system for your home, you need to know everything there is to know about it. If you are not sure exactly what it is or what is accomplishes, you have landed on the right article. Below, we will go over everything that you need to know about driveway heating systems and how they can add to your home.
So, What Is It Exactly?
The most obvious answer is going to be a system that heats your driveway, but what does this actually mean? A heated driveway is created using what is called a radiant heating system. The system comes in two options: electric or hydronic. Since the electric method is most commonly used, we will discuss that one for you in this article.
Electric driveway heating systems are created by using an electric cable that pumps warm water through a series of tubing. In return, the snow on your driveway melts and clears a path for you. When it comes to the operation of the system, you can either control is through the use of a control panel or rely on sensors used to sense the presence of snow and automatically heat up.
The electric system is efficient and you do not have to worry about any type of energy waste. The reason behind this is because the system, whether it’s manual or sensor controlled, will turn on only when needed and will shut off once the snow has melted.
Where Can The System Be Installed?
A driveway heating system can be placed under any driveway and there is typically no concern with the ground it is placed on. In fact, the system is able to be placed under asphalt, brick, and concrete without any difficulty.
In addition, the system can be installed underneath decks, sidewalks, and patios as well. While installation can take place at any time, it is generally recommended that you have the system put in when your home or new driveway is being placed. The only reason behind this is because if you already have a driveway in place, you will need to have it ripped up and a new one laid after the installation of the system. This can be quite costly, so it is something that you want to keep in mind.
Who Can Install The System?
Anyone qualified to install the system can place it for you. Typically, a contractor, specialized technician, or electrician will install the system for you. At Heavenly Heat Inc., we work with trained and experienced technicians who can install your system for you. It is important that you make sure the team you work with has the skills to lay the system, otherwise, you may run into problems later on.
If you are interested in receiving a free quote for a driveway heating system, call the team at Heavenly Heat Inc. today. We look forward to working with you to improve the way your driveway looks and functions throughout the winter.