New Yorkers Deal with Increasingly Harsh Winters

Coming off New York’s record setting winter storms of 2015-2016, New Yorkers are growing accustom to regular appearances of “monster snowstorms” and heavy snowfall. One such storm, the blizzard of January 22-23, 2016, produced over 27 inches of snow alone. Needless to say, city residents and building owners worked overtime to keep their driveways and sidewalks clear of snow and ice. And with New York City receiving over 50 inches of snow in each of the last three years, residents have learned to stock up on supplies and prepare for the rigors of snow removal.

But snow removal doesn’t have to be an endless cycle of grueling physical workouts with the snow shovel. Many home and business owners in New York City are turning to radiant heat. In addition to eliminating the need for manual snow removal, automated snow melting systems enhance safety for pedestrians entering and exiting businesses in New York City.

Apartment buildings in New York City after snowstorm
Brownstone apartment buildings in New York City after a significant snowstorm.

Warmzone snow melting systems are fully automated, so they operate only when needed. The system includes an advanced snow sensor that detects temperature and precipitation. When temperatures are below a set point – typically 39 degrees Fahrenheit – it signals the controller which sends power to the heat cable.

As an industry leader, Warmzone snow melting systems feature trusted heat cable that is available off the spool or pre-spaced in mats that can be rolled out for easy installation. The electric radiant heating mats are laid out and secured, and then the medium (concrete, pavers, or asphalt) is applied directly over the cable.

The proven ClearZone electric snowmelt system is commonly installed in both commercial and residential applications. From large heated driveways and parking areas to custom sized walkways, ramps and loading docks, ClearZone systems are versatile and can be easily customized.

Warmzone’s fully automated system includes the embedded heat cable, an activation device (snow sensor), contactor panel, and marker plate (as required by the NEC). These electric systems are also maintenance free and relatively easy to install.

In addition to providing the highest quality radiant heating products, Warmzone also offers unmatched customer services. Each system is professionally designed, so you’ll know the exact layout and materials, proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, and system performance expectations before one foot of heat cable is installed.

The morning after a massive winter storm in New York City.
New York City wakes up to a heavy blanket of snow and colossal snow drifts the morning of January 24, 2016.

Warmzone also includes free installation support services. Our expert staff is on hand during your installation if you need. Should your installer have any questions during the installation, he/she can speak with one of our installation experts to resolve any issues. Free installation training is also available. When it comes to customer service, you’ll find that Warmzone is second to none.

Contact Warmzone today and learn more about the radiant heating options that are available. In addition to offering heated driveways and snow melting systems. Warmzone also offers premier roof deicing and floor heating systems. Call 888.488.9276 to learn more.

Warmzone Services for Professional Installers

Approach your Radiant Heat Project with Confidence

Good help is truly hard to find for most of us. Using the phone book to find a radiant heat installer seems like a game of contractor roulette. Just how do you know that what you’re paying for is truly what you’re getting, or that the provider you choose will be reliable enough to complete the job once it’s started?

Radiant heated driveway

When you’re ready to do a radiant heat installation, remember that any system is only as good as the installation. It pays to shop a radiant heat provider who offers a one-stop shopping experience, plus the top-notch solutions and radiant heat installation support services to back them up. Many radiant heat providers may claim to offer installation support, when in fact, they have no dedicated support staff to follow through with their claims. These businesses will say all the right things to get you to buy, but after the purchase, the nightmare often begins. Experiences like this are eliminated by working with a company like Warmzone.

Dedicated Staff of Installation Support Experts

Unlike most other providers, Warmzone has expert electricians, designers, and engineers who are on hand specifically to work with you during the installation process. Furthermore, Warmzone maintains relationships with a large network of experienced installers who can be recommended to help make your radiant heat installation a smooth transaction from start to finish. In other words, Warmzone is committed to its customers and installers throughout the entire purchase, design, and installation process. You simply won’t find a more dedicated, accommodating and professional staff to work with.

If you are looking to install heated floors, a heated driveway or a roof deicing system, Warmzone offers one of the largest selections of top industry products to best meet your specific heating (and budget) needs. To further bolster peace of mind, Warmzone can refer to its network of experienced radiant heat installation professionals and recommend an installer you can trust. But Warmzone doesn’t leave at this point. Their seasoned electricians and designers will continue to be available to your installer to assist whenever needed. Warmzone stays with you to ensure that the installation process goes smoothly and that your system is performing as advertised.

Paver heated sidewalk

While the correct installation of your radiant heat system is first and foremost, the other key factor lies in the quality of the products and design of the system. Warmzone constantly researches and tests the latest products to ensure that their vast selection includes only the industry’s most proven, reliable products. Heating elements include low and line-voltage heat cable, flexible polymer elements, durable self-regulating heat cable, thin FilmHeat, and even hydronic radiant heating products.

Warmzone systems have been installed in large commercial and custom residential projects throughout Northern America for over a decade – and in virtually every conceivable radiant heat application. Dealing with a large and highly reputable radiant heat provider like Warmzone has its perks. With so many products to choose from, you not only are assured of the right fit for your project, but you’re likely to be able to get a custom radiant heat solution at a considerable savings.

  • Installing heated floors? In addition to its wide selection of floor heating products, Warmzone carries two of the industry’s most trusted and popular floor heating systems. The ComfortTile heat cable (and mats) and FloorHeat low-voltage floor heating systems have been installed under virtually all types of flooring material.
  • Installing roof deicing? You’ll find plenty of custom solutions available for both new construction and remodeling projects. Warmzone’s roof heating systems are among the best when it comes to ease of installation, performance, and efficiency. Eliminate ice dams and protect your roof by melting snow and ice in roof valleys, roof edges, gutters, and more.
  • Installing a heated driveway? Warmzone offers snow melting solutions for all types of snow melting projects and applications, from small residential driveways to large commercial parking structures and ramps, city sidewalks, loading docks, driveways, steps, etc.

Besides high quality products at competitive prices, Warmzone provides unmatched customer service and complete design and engineering services along with free installation training and expert installation support. Upon request, your radiant heat solution will come with a detailed, professional system design. Basically, you’ll know all the specs and power needs as well as performance expectations prior to any installation. You can also access a complete online library of installation support information including manuals, product guides, illustrations, installation videos, and more for your projects. It’s free and available whenever you need it.

Your Network of Experienced Radiant Heat Installers

Finding the right contractor to install your radiant heat system can be a risky proposition. Many contractors are just getting up to speed on radiant heat. Take heart—if you’re looking for help with your radiant heat installation, you don’t have to go it alone. Warmzone has a robust network of experienced installers who have established a reputation of trust. Warmzone maintains relationship with these installers and have worked with them in the past, so the trepidation of finding a qualified installer you can trust is virtually eliminated. Warmzone can find the ideal installer for you, whether you’re installing heated floors, roof deicing or a heated driveway system. Installers in Warmzone’s network are familiar with installing Warmzone products and have proven themselves with prior installation projects.

Sure, like any home improvement project, radiant heat installation has its challenges. But with a wide product selection, professional system design services, and a large network of experienced installers and a dedicated installation support staff, Warmzone makes it easy for homeowners and contractors alike! Visit www.warmzone.com or call 888.488.9276, and install your radiant heat system with confidence.

Record Setting Storm Batters Baltimore

On January 22-23, Baltimore experienced the largest snowstorm on record. Snow totals reached 22-35 inches west, north, and northwest of the Beltway, and 18-24 inches inside the Beltway. Eleven eastern states declared a state of emergency in preparation of the impending blizzard, which affected approximately 103 million people and cancelled more than 13,000 flights. Needless to say, the storm incapacitated much of the city, leaving commuters stranded and residents trapped. Even with Baltimore’s significant fleet of snowplows and snow removal vehicles, the city couldn’t keep up with massive storm.

Homeowners were essentially trapped in their neighborhoods and were hard pressed to comply with Baltimore County’s snow removal ordinances. According to Baltimore County Code of Ordinances “Roads, Bridges and Sidewalks, 18-3-107 Removal of Snow and Ice.”, sidewalks MUST be shoveled within 24 hours after a snow storm.

The morning after a massive winter storm.
The colossal storm of 2016 incapacitated several cities throughout the eastern United States.

Given the property owners’ responsibility for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice, Baltimore residents have been busy these past few winters. The recent record-setting winters have made it difficult for city snow plow drivers as well as homeowners to keep up with the demands of snow removal.

The storm of January of 2016 proved to be Baltimore’s fourth largest snowstorm in history, dumping 22.4 inches of snow on the city. And the storm left a wide path of icy destruction across several states. Much of the Eastern Seaboard experienced record breaking snowfall during the storm, as well as for the winter of 2015-2016. And weather experts expect more of the same for the next several upcoming winters.

Even seasoned Baltimore residents are taking winter preparation a little more seriously after the trend of “monster” storms blanketing the area in recent years. In addition to having a few extra supplies on hand, some Maryland residents are turning to automated radiant heat systems to deal with the white deluge.

Warmzone radiant snow melting systems are energy efficient and maintenance free. Not only do these systems eliminate the need for manual snow removal, but they have proven valuable to businesses by keeping entrances and parking areas safe and inviting for customers.

Electric snow melting systems are fully automated, so they operate only when needed. The systems include an advanced snow sensor that detects temperature and precipitation. When temperatures are below a set point (typically 39° Fahrenheit) it sends power to the embedded heat cable, warming the area and preventing snow accumulation.

As an industry leader, Warmzone snow melting systems feature trusted heat cable that is available off the spool or pre-spaced in mats that can be rolled out for easy installation. The heating mats are laid out and secured, and then the medium (concrete, pavers, or asphalt) is applied directly over the cable.

The proven ClearZone electric snowmelt system is commonly installed in both commercial and residential applications. From large heated driveways and parking areas to custom sized walkways, ramps and loading docks, ClearZone systems are versatile and can be easily customized.

Warmzone’s fully automated system includes the industry leading heat cable, activation device (snow sensor), contactor panel, and marker plate (as required by the NEC). These snowmelt systems are also maintenance free and relatively easy to install.

In addition to providing the highest quality radiant heating products, Warmzone also offers unmatched customer services. Each system is professionally designed, so you’ll know the exact layout and proper materials, load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, and system performance expectations before any heat cable is installed.

Warmzone also includes valuable installation support services at no extra cost. The expert staff is available during your installation if you need. Should your installer have any questions during the installation, he/she can speak with one of our installation experts to resolve any issues. Free installation training is also available. When it comes to customer service, you’ll find that Warmzone is second to none.

Contact Warmzone today and learn more about the radiant heating options that are available. In addition to offering heated driveways and snow melting systems, Warmzone also offers premier roof deicing and floor heating systems. Call 888.488.9276 to learn more.