Warmzone Radiant Snow Melting Systems

Radiant Heat Solutions

A heated driveway after a snowstorm.

Is your vision of a snowy day one with you sitting by a cozy fire while you sip your morning coffee? Or, is it that of waking up extra early and putting on your coat and gloves to shovel your driveway and sidewalks? Perhaps it's time to consider the many advantages of installing an automated driveway heating system. These maintenance-free snow melting systems can clear driveways and walks to ensure they are safe, so you can relax in the mornings. For business owners, the chances of slip-and-fall accidents may also dramatically decrease after installing a radiant snow melting system. Walkways, entryways, and steps will be clear of snow and ice around the clock, which can help to give you peace of mind, and allow you to focus on more important things.

Warmzone® radiant snow melting systems feature an activation device (snow sensor) that detects the temperature as well as precipitation. When weather conditions warrant, the sensor then triggers the control unit, and power is sent to the embedded heat cable to warm the driveway (or sidewalks or ramp, etc.). The driveway warms as the first snowflake falls, preventing the snow from accumulating. You can be assured in knowing that wherever you have installed a radiant snow melting system, slippery and dangerous ice is a thing of the past. In addition to providing industry-leading systems and products, Warmzone's design and support services are second to none, so you'll be sure to receive the best service around, which includes free installation training, technical support, and professional, custom snow melting, floor heating, or roof de-icing system design.

Our experienced system designers will work with you to custom design a radiant heat system that not only meets your specific snow melting demands, but fits your budget as well. Warmzone's system designs feature a detailed AutoCAD layout of your radiant heating system. These layouts contain the proper materials, load calculations, breaker sizes, and number of breakers so you'll have all the information necessary before any heat cable is installed. Warmzone's free installation training and valuable AutoCAD design services help to minimize issues that installers may otherwise encounter, and ultimately saves you time and money in the long run.

Snow Melting System Components

ClearZone Heat Cable

Warmzone's ClearZone® heat cable is one of the most trusted and proven UL listed snow melting cables on the market today. ClearZone snow melting heat cable is an industry-leading cable that is popular in a wide variety of commercial and residential radiant snowmelt applications. The snow melting cable is available off the spool as well as pre-spaced in mats for quick, easy installation. The cable consists of a resistance-heating element insulated with Fluoropolymer with a high dielectric strength. A metallic sheath is provided to give additional mechanical strength and provide a ground path. A final outer jacket of Polyolefin is provided for corrosion protection and durability.

ClearZone electric radiant snow melting system components.

CLEARZONE HEAT CABLE FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Single point connection

  • Twin conductor cable

  • Flexible installation, easy to customize

  • Durable construction makes the cable very versatile

  • Silent, efficient and safe

  • Maintenance free

  • For use in concrete, asphalt and under pavers

  • Power leads are 16.4 feet in length

  • CSA listed in U.S. and Canada

  • 10-year limited warranty

Activation Device (Snow Sensor)

ClearZone snow melting systems often use an aerial-mounted snow sensor switch. This advanced, rugged device automatically signals the radiant snowmelt system's contactor panel when it detects precipitation and the temperature is below the adjustable set point (usually 39°F). Power is then sent to the heating element embedded in the driveway (or ramp, sidewalk, etc.) Smart system compatible, the aerial snow sensor also features an adjustable temperature trigger point, adjustable delay off cycle, and upgradeable remote activation.

A pavement-mounted snow sensor is also available for all radiant snow melting systems. They are especially common in large commercial snowmelt applications. The pavement-mount snow sensors utilize a small NEMA 1, wall-mounted control panel that is typically installed on a wall indoors. These efficient controllers are approximately 6x3.5 inches with an easy-to-use interface. The units have even been designed so that they can be controlled from an external signal (day/week timer, GSM-module or other signal source). The compact snow melting control unit can be switched on/off (standby) and the heating system can be manually turned on in case you choose to pre-heat an area before a large storm, or melt snow or ice afterwards that has occurred as a result of wind (snow drift), or shade, etc.

Versatile Snow Melting Systems

Automated snow melting systems are very versatile and easy to customize. The applications for a radiant snow melting system are virtually limitless. In addition to heating driveways, radiant heat is also installed to heat accessability ramps, loading docks, outdoor steps, parking areas, sidewalks, public transportation facilities, and more. Electric heat cable can be installed in a variety of mediums, and laid out to heat any space.

ClearZone heat cable is available off the spool as well as in easy-to-install mats with 3 or 4-inch spacing. The heat cable can be used to heat entire driveway surfaces, specific areas, or two 24-inch wide tire tracks. The options are virtually limitless. For more information about snow melting systems and other types of radiant heat solutions, contact a radiant heat professional at Warmzone today. Call 888.488.9276.