Radiant Snow Melting Systems

Radiant heated driveways and snow melting systems use the same technology as heated floors. Snow melting systems can be either hydronic or electric. Each technology offers specific benefits, and growing numbers of homeowners and businesses are discovering the benefits of these proven automated systems.

A heated paver sidewalk after a snowstorm.

Radiant snow melting systems are fully automated and feature three main components: the heating element, master controller, and snow sensor (activation device). When the snow sensor detects precipitation, and the temperature is below the adjustable set point (typically set at 39° Fahrenheit), it sends a signal to the master control unit. The controller then sends power to the heat cable embedded in the driveway, warming the surface and preventing snow from accumulating.

Snow melting systems can be installed in just about any medium. Most heat cable for snow melting systems can be installed in concrete, under pavers, and even in hot asphalt applications. Of course, you'll want to talk to an expert provider that includes full system design services to make sure you purchase the best system for your snow melting application. ClearZone® heat cable is a good benchmark in terms of top quality, yet affordable snow melting cable.

Heated driveways are gaining popularity throughout the country as homeowners and construction professionals discover the convenience and long term benefits of these dependable snow and ice melting systems. Easy to install, energy efficient, and remarkably effective, electric heated driveways offer environmentally friendly, reliable snow melt solutions throughout the cold season. The systems require virtually no maintenance, and greatly enhance safety and convenience during the winter months.

Installing a heated driveway not only eliminates the time consuming, arduous task of manual snow removal, but can increase the value of your property. Radiant heat systems also eliminate the need for salt and other harsh snow melting chemicals that damage surrounding grass and vegetation.

The top radiant heat providers will custom design your electric heated driveway system and typically include a 10-year manufacturer warranty. Call 888.488.9276 to talk with a radiant heat expert, and learn more about the features and benefits of radiant heating.

Radiant heat snow melting systems.