Radiant Heat vs. Snow Melting Chemicals

From our friends at Warmzone – Creatherm

April 18, 2011 00:04 AM BY WARMZONE

Now is the Time to go “Green” with Clean Radiant Heat

If you’re one of those unfortunate souls who has to manually remove snow from the driveway and walks every winter, you may want to reconsider your methods. The passing of new snow removal laws (such as that in Massachusetts) don’t make it any easier on homeowners, who are now mandated to provide snow and ice-free walkways for pedestrians. If the sidewalks are not cleared, property owners are not only susceptible to personal injury lawsuits, but they also face the possibility of fines, levied by the local government. Removing snow from your driveway and sidewalks is no longer an option – it’s the law!

Many consumers stock up on salt and other snow melting chemicals to ease the physical burden of shoveling the snow, but the amount of time, money and adverse environmental effects of these chemicals can be evident year round. While effective in melting snow, salt and chemicals are not so friendly to the surrounding landscape. When spring hits, the bordering grass and shrubs often reveal the ugly scars from the repeated salt and chemical use during the winter.

So if you’re serious about going green (in more ways than one), consider this: Radiant heat snow melting systems –
♦ Operate on clean, renewable energy (hydronic or electric)
♦ Are safe and environmentally friendly
♦ Are fully automated so that they efficiently operate only when needed
♦ Operate discreetly and silently

Damage to grass from snow melting salt. Of course, one of the most significant “selling points” of radiant snow melting systems is that it eliminates the time consuming, physical demands of the homeowner.

The best time to purchase and install a snow melting system is during the early spring. You are much more likely to discover discounted prices, because the demand typically wanes when the weather begins to warm. Springtime is a time when homeowners are more interested in outdoor grills and barbeques than snow melting systems. Of course, once the summer has run its course and Old Man Winter is peeking around the corner, consumers tend to scramble to install a snow melting system before the first storm hits.

While snow melting systems have become more affordable, it is still not a home improvement purchase that should be done on a whim. Do some research and deal with experts who will openly talk to you about the various products available. Don’t be fooled into thinking that some provider has the ready-made system that is perfect for your needs. You need unbiased professionals. Talk to the experienced radiant heat staff at Warmzone and learn the “how’s, what’s and why’s” about heated driveways, heated floors and roof deicing systems before you make any decisions.

Warmzone is a trusted, leading provider of radiant heat systems, for good reason. We’ve been around a long time, and we offer a wide variety of proven systems from only the most reputable manufacturers. We’re not “locked in” to selling one brand or “one size fits all” system. In fact, Warmzone provides customized solutions for all of its customers, and works within your budget. We engineer, design and review every aspect of your project so that your system meets your needs, while keeping within your budget.

If you are serious the environment and looking for a “green” solution for snow melting, look no further than Warmzone. Call today, at 888.488.9276 or email info@warmzone.com.

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