We know it’s only mid-October, and we also know that the last thing that anyone in this area wants to think about after last winter is the coming of more snow. However, come that snow shall, and if there’s one thing that we learned last year, it’s that preparation is key. That is why you may want to consider investing in a snow melting system in Wellesley, MA this year. Among the many specialties of the professional electricians and technicians on our staff is the installation and servicing of such systems, including de-icing cables. Contact FB Electrical Services Inc. today to learn more.
How Do Snow Melting Systems and De-Icing Cables Work?
If you are at familiar with the design and operation of a radiant heating system, then you actually have a basic idea of how snow melting systems and de-icing cables work. De-icing cables, which heat up via electric resistance heating, may be installed beneath walkways, driveways, and other paved areas, and the heat that they emanate will help in keeping those surfaces free of ice. This is, obviously, a great advantage in keeping your property safe for pedestrian traffic throughout the winter season, as well as for ensuring good traction when leaving by vehicle. De-icing cables can also be installed in rain gutters, which makes a huge difference in keeping them free of ice. When the sun beats down on your roof, snow and ice can melt. It can then refreeze in your gutters, potentially causing damage via ice dams.
Snow melting systems can also utilize hydronic systems, in which a boiler heats water, and that water is distributed throughout a system of tubing. The end result is the same. The heat radiates through the surface above the tubing, and the snow is cleared away. To learn more about such systems, or to have them installed by trained technicians, give the professional electricians on our staff a call.