A snow melt system is set up outside of the home to reduce the amount of snow in the area. It can help reduce the maintenance required to clear snow and reduce the risk of injury from slipping, falling, or hydroplaning on ice.
Beat the Chill with a Snowmelt System
Common places where you would put a snow melt system are sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots. Putting these systems in place is a great investment for a private landowner or a commercial property to make an outdoor area safer during the winter season. The system itself can be installed during the initial construction of an area or afterward as an enhancement. Cables or tubing must be installed based on a design that is established prior to installation. It’s recommended that insulation be added between tubing, but whether it’s required varies based on the manufacturer.
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There are a few different ways that a snow melt system can be implemented. The three main types include electric resistance heat, heat from a boiler, or geothermal heat. Snow melt systems have sensors that activate when precipitation is in the air and, when triggered, use heat to melt the snow that has fallen. The sensor will then deactivate when the outside temperature is above freezing, indicating that there’s no more need to heat the air. The heat limit can be set or modified based on the energy regulations in the area or neighborhood. Blue Star can help with the design and implementation of your snow melt system, making your winter season warmer, safer, and easier than ever before!