Homeowners and business owners are discovering the unique opportunities that are available to them through outdoor radiant heating. These radiant heating options are not only able to save you money, but time as well.
If you are located in an area that is constantly plagued by snow and ice each winter, you may find that outdoor radiant heating is something you thought you could only dream of. Imagine having a driveway and sidewalks that heat up and melt away the ice making it safer for you and guests to come in and out of your home or business. If you hate shoveling snow and ice, then you’re going to want to consider in investing in outdoor radiant heating.
These systems can be either hydroponic or electric. A system of electrical coils or tubing is placed beneath the sidewalks, driveway or even parking lot of your home or business. They can then be turned on electrically or through a boiler system that will then melt away the snow and ice. This saves you time and money, as well as minimizes the potential for accidents on your steps, sidewalks and parking areas.
These systems are virtually maintenance free and can be completely automated. You don’t have to shovel or de-ice manually and it reduces the chance of personal injury. Many people actually have heart attacks and even strokes while shoveling snow and ice each winter. Additionally you don’t have to worry about strained backs or slipping and falling. This provides businesses with the peace of mind that their customers are safe in their parking lots and on sidewalks.
Roofs can also be set up with outdoor radiant heating. There are many hazardous winters that can wreak havoc on your roof. These systems can melt the ice and snow off your roof as well as eliminate large icicles from your gutters. Installing these roof systems allow you the peace and mind that your roof won’t collapse in a bad ice storm and prevents injury from falling ice and snow. Additionally, they increase the resale value of your home and extend your roof’s life.
These systems are invaluable once they are installed. You will regret not having it installed sooner. If you are building a new home or business location, it’s also well worth the cost to have these systems added to your home during construction.
Chris Brown is a regular contributor to Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling [http://www.sparklingtoilets.com/] and Radiant Heat Review websites. Chris also takes pride in many of his own do-it-yourself projects around his own home.