The snowmelt system reacts to moisture and temperature drop, automatically starting up
Living in the northeast, we can expect an accumulation of around twelve to fifteen feet of snow each winter. We can get several inches of snow in an hour. Plowing, shoveling and snowblowing are time-consuming and labor-intensive jobs that seem to never end. It’s a challenge to figure out where to put all that snow. I finally had enough and invested in a snowmelt system for my home. It operates very much like the radiant floor heating installed inside the residence. I have a boiler heater situated in the basement that heats water and sends it through a series of pipes. Within the house, these pipes are concealed beneath the floorboards and spread heat very evenly and effectively. The heat radiates into the air, warming all objects and rising very slowly. Radiant flooring is super efficient, practical and comfortable. It’s safe, quiet, clean and requires no maintenance, other than yearly service of the boiler. I now have a very similar system installed beneath the concrete of my driveway, walkways, front porch and steps. It keeps these areas completely clear of aggravating and hazardous snow and ice. I no longer need to pay someone to handle plowing or exhaust myself shoveling. The snowmelt system has eliminated the use of rocksalt which causes damages to my landscaping and can get tracked inside the house. It is extremely convenient and improves safety. The snowmelt system reacts to moisture and temperature drop, automatically starting up. I don’t need to do anything at all. And just like the radiant heating throughout the house, the snowmelt system operates silently and is wonderfully energy efficient.