Heated Driveways -- a Safe and Energy Efficient Alternative to Shoveling Snow Next Winter

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According to Warmzone, the most popular time to install a heated driveway is the summer and fall. When doing a summer remodel or building a new home think ahead and plan for next winter with a heated driveway. Electric snow melting systems can be automated to take care of snow melting in an energy efficient way.

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Snow blowers, shoveling, and plowing are cumbersome ways to clear driveways - homeowners are installing heating systems in their driveways instead. It's safer and often more energy efficient

Summer and Fall are the best times of the year to install a heated driveway. Many homeowners still remember the harsh winter and want to be better prepared next year. With rising energy costs, Warmzone focuses on energy saving radiant heating options that are appealing to homeowners.

Heated driveways are a way to take away some of the dread of winter. Now that winter is over, it a good time to plan ahead for the next one. Winters have been harsh around the country - and ice and snow make getting out of the driveway dangerous or even impossible.

Electric snow melting systems are installed in driveways and parking areas and are in high demand. "Snow blowers, shoveling, and plowing are cumbersome ways to clear driveways - homeowners are installing heating systems in their driveways instead. It's safer and often more energy efficient," says Tracy Stanger, CEO of Warmzone.

Warmzone, a radiant heat company, recommends Danfoss GX Heating Systems. The Danfoss GX cable is a durable heating cable built specifically for heating driveways, sidewalks and other areas that require snow removal. Installing systems are ideal because they eliminate a lot of safety risks of people falling or cars sliding.

Danfoss cable is designed to produce 30-50 watts per square foot and is programmable to automate the process of heating a driveway. This is a radiant heating system, similar to indoor floor heating systems.

Electric systems use a line-voltage cable, while hydronic systems generate hot water then pump it through plastic PEX tubing. The heating elements are embedded in the surface and use resistant heating to heat the surrounding area. Most systems incorporate an automatic sensor that detects inclement weather to activate the system. Electric systems tend to be more efficient, require less maintenance, and heat surfaces quicker.

While a heated driveway is an investment, it can improve the value of a home. If your driveway needs to be replaced anyway, pouring new concrete is ideal in warmer weather. It will make the concrete more durable.

The cost to maintain a heated driveway is less than hiring someone to shovel snow. Your concrete lasts longer because you're not using harsh chemicals or salt to melt ice and snow.

Electric snow melting is simple yet durable and requires no maintenance.

If you are building a home, consider an automated snow melting system before you begin construction. A heated driveway is easier to install now, and it will add safety and value to your property.

About Warmzone
Warmzone helps homeowners with radiant heating solutions for their homes and businesses. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, our electricians and support staff help you with energy efficient radiant heating solutions. Get a free estimate - you can even send us a plan or drawings and we'll give you options for your heated driveway project.

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Warmzone
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