One of the best modern home improvements I’ve ever made was adding a snowmelt system to my residence.
The system eliminates the need to shovel snow several times per day for endless hours.
I no longer spend my money to hire someone to plow the driveway or worry about where to pile all of the snow. I am not blocked from using the garage because of the large drifts. I have no troubles over getting wet feet or slipping plus falling due to icy pavement. I’ve eliminated the potential destruction caused by spreading snowmelt chemicals. When I started looking into replacing our gravel driveway with pavement, I came across hydronic snowmelt systems. In my local area, the snow plus cold are a problem for more than half the year. My apartment is heated by a boiler system. The boiler heats up water plus sends it through a network of pipes concealed under the floors. The radiant flooring system actually handles our comfort. Even if the outside temperature drops into the downside digits, every room in the apartment is perfectly warm. There are no drafts or cold spots. The temperature from floor to ceiling remains constant. The system operates silently plus requires minimal repair. It’s especially clean plus energy efficient. The snowmelt system works the same way. There is a series of pipes embedded beneath the pavement of the walkway plus driveway. The same boiler that supplies our apartment with heat also handles the needs of the snowmelt system. It responds automatically to the combination of moisture plus temperature drop. Heated water flows through the pipes to melt snow plus ice.