Due to its convenient and low-cost method of facilitating the automatic removal of snow and ice removal from surfaces such as driveways, parking lots, emergency access areas, sidewalks, and roofs, snow melting systems are becoming increasingly popular with home and business owners. These systems, whether automatic or manual, eliminate the need for lengthy snow removal tasks (such as shoveling and salting) and greatly reduce the risks of personal injury and property damage liabilities. Heating & Cooling Express offers a complete line of efficient and reliable HVAC contractors equipped with the latest industry snow melting systems, along with other HVAC services.
How it Functions
The snow melting system detects snow or ice through sensors and heats the affected surface area using tubes that are buried in the concrete, sand, or asphalt, which circulate a hot fluid; which in turn melts the snow and maintains the area clean at all times.
The Importance of a Snow Melt Control System
HCExpress offers all its customers efficient snow control systems to keep energy usage and consumption costs as low as possible. Some of the key features include:
The protection of the equipment by the control system, in order to avoid damage from extreme temperature fluctuations, as well as damage to the surfaces due to freezing and thawing cycles.
Automatic activation of the systems when the sensors detect icy or snowy conditions on the surface. The sensors also detect when the surface is dry and deactivates the system, in order to optimize the system’s energy savings.
Basic snow removal planning by preheating the surface in anticipation of an impending snowstorm or override the snow melt mode in order to save energy and reduce costs during periods of inactivity.