Snow and ice melting systems eliminate snow build-up, increasing the safety of surfaces where people walk and drive. By keeping these areas clear of frozen elements, accidents and injuries can be prevented.
Hydronic systems melt snow and ice by circulating a glycol solution fluid through tubing that is either embedded in concrete or installed beneath brick pavers. They are a safe, reliable, and efficient way to melt snow and ice away from driveways, walkways, stairs, parking lots, and exit ramps.
Here are the benefits of using a snow and ice melting system:
• It provides safety for patrons, guests, patients, visitors, employees, and relatives.
• No salt or plowing means less deterioration of pavement and brick pavers.
• It is automatic and comes with different control options.
Hydronic Snow Melting System Highlights
Fully AutomatedHydronic snow melting systems utilize snow sensors to detect precipitation and temperatures to activate the system only when it is needed. An aerial mounted snow sensor or a pavement mounted sensor can be installed.
The liquid that circulates through the system, heating the pavement, maintains its heat for considerable periods, even after the boiler shuts down, adding to the system's efficiency.
Minimal Operating Cost
Hydronic snow melting systems are often the system of choice for large snowmelt jobs because hydronic systems generally have a more affordable operating cost when compared to large electric radiant heat systems. This is because you can find a boiler to use whatever local fuel source is the most affordable. You can use propane, natural gas, electricity, or oil, depending on the best utility costs in your area. (Natural gas is the most highly recommended.)
Safe and Reliable
Completely grounded and safe. The heating mats are certified by Intertek SEMKO against relevant IEC / EN 60335, UL and GOST Standard.
Every tekmarNet Thermostat communicates to agree on a common, or synchronized start time. The result is a boiler that runs more efficiently and cycles less.
Zone Post Purge
At the end of a cycle, the zones are held on while the boiler is off. This moves residual heat out of the boiler and into the zones where it belongs.
Automatic Boiler Differential
Automatically adjusting the boiler differential to changing conditions ensures longer running times and reduced boiler short cycling.