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ClearZone Heated Driveways

The Convenience of Fully Automated Snow Melting

Say goodbye to your snow shovel. Forget about that expensive snow removal service. A ClearZone heated driveway is a great way to stay ahead of inclement weather. With a radiant heated snow melting system, you’ll never have to worry about timing. Energy-efficient ClearZone systems are fully automated, maintenance free, easy to install and can be customized to meet the needs of just about any driveway or budget.

Paver heated sidewalk

Electric heated driveways use a high-tech snow sensor that signals the system’s controller to activate the radiant snow melting system when it detects precipitation and temperatures are below a set point (usually 39 degrees Fahrenheit). System response times are fast. Once activated, the electric heating cables generate instant heat to prevent snow and ice accumulation before it happens, keeping driveways and walkways clear and dry. Imagine waking up the morning after a snow storm to a clear, dry walkway and driveway. With an automated radiant heated driveway, it’s possible to see pavement all winter long, regardless of the conditions!
ClearZone’s super snow-clearing power renders the task of planning for snow removal obsolete. While there is a cost for the initial installation, it’s relatively insignificant when you compare it to the dollars you’ll save when you permanently dismiss your snow removal service. There are no contracts to sign, no flat fees, no wasted dollars and low returns during mild winters. Fully-automated electric radiant heat systems activate only when the conditions for snow are present, so you only pay for the resources (electricity) you need, when you need them. No more waiting for your service to show up, or stooping to shovel snow.

Best of all, you don’t need to build a new home to enjoy the convenience of radiant heat during the winter months. ClearZone radiant heat solutions are fully customizable to fit your requirements, and your budget. Some customers choose to install ClearZone radiant heating cable under the entire paved surfaces of their sidewalks and driveways to keep them free and clear from snow. Others choose to heat tire tracks or an 8-foot strip in the center of their driveway. ClearZone systems are also commonly installed in sidewalks, patios and steps, and other well-traveled areas around the outside of homes and businesses. The cable works equally well in new concrete pours, asphalt, pea gravel and stone pavers, and can even be retrofitted to your existing driveway and walkways, without compromising performance.

Warmzone snow melting systems include installation support and complete system design/layout services. Free installation training courses are also offered by Warmzone. Installers can complete courses on site at Warmzone’s corporate office or online.

When it comes to snow removal, you really can’t go wrong with ClearZone snow melting systems. Using top-of-the-line components and manufacturer warranties and backed by industry leading system design and customer service, Warmzone snow melting systems are the clear favorite for homeowners and builders alike.

Warmzone is a trusted, leading provider of radiant heated floors for commercial and residential applications. To find out more about Warmzone products, design services and customer support, contact Warmzone at 888.488.9276 or visit www.warmzone.com.

ComfortTile Floor Heating Cable

We had a Blizzard and the System Worked Great!

Solution:  ClearZone Heated Driveway

I just wanted to send a note to tell you thank you so much for your help last Monday evening. We had a blizzard Christmas day and the Warmzone system worked great! I have one blanket that is not working and will have the electrician check it out as it is probably where he joined them together in the junction box outside. Thanks again for your help after hours.

Dave S.

Working With Warmzone, I Feel Like I Have the Best Radiant Heat Partner

Solution: ClearZone Heated Driveway

By working with Warmzone, I feel like I have the best radiant heat partner working with me, so I never feel alone during the installation process. The designer, engineer and electrician are always there for me if I have any questions or needs. Their expertise ensures that the installation goes smoothly and the customer is satisfied.

David V. (Veron Landscaping)

Radiant Snow Melting and the Benefits of a Green Winter

Make Life Greener and Cleaner with Radiant Heat

Snow is on its way, and if your resolution for the New Year is to live a greener life, radiant snow melting systems are a great place to start. Electric snow melting is simply kinder to the environment. Clean, silent and compatible with renewable energy sources, electric snow melting doesn’t require harsh snow melting chemicals or additional snow removal equipment, saving your driveway, lawn and surrounding landscaping and your budget.

Radiant snow melting systems use an automatic sensor that automatically activates driveway heat when precipitation is detected and temperatures are below 39 degrees Fahrenheit. System response times are fast, so chances are good that your driveway will be clear long before your boots ever see pavement. There’s no back-breaking shoveling, waiting for a snow removal service, or supplemental snow melting chemicals required.

Unlike electric snow melting systems, snow removal chemicals have a negative impact on your lawn and surrounding landscape. Direct contact from salt spray from roadways, or from salt-laden snow that has been blown or shoveled over them can create yellow, dead patches of grass on your lawn, and cause bud death as well as twig dieback. And salt buildup in the adjacent soil formed by the repeated yearly applications of ice melting chemicals can damage plant roots, rendering them incapable of taking up water.

A high concentration of calcium chlorides can permanently damage your driveway. Heavy application of these products is most often the biggest culprit, which shortens the lifespan of concrete surfaces. In addition to the damage caused by harsh chemicals, chain marks, scratches or gouges often result from the snow removal equipment used by well-meaning commercial snow removal companies. Unlike radiant snow melting systems, there’s also a potential for damage to landscaping that comes with hiring a snow removal service.

Perhaps at this point you’re wondering just how much green a radiant snow melting system is going to cost you. Once you get past the initial cost of installation, operating a radiant heated driveway will literally cost you pennies on the dollar. Once you decide on your heating requirements, Warmzone is there to design a system to suit your needs, whether you’re outfitting a new concrete pour or an existing driveway. Warmzone has the experts and the expertise necessary to come up with an electric heated snow melting solution for your driveway that’s within your budget, without cutting corners on performance. Just think of all of the money you’ll save on lawn repair and snow removal services.

Unlike other snow removal options, outside of that slight tick upward in your electric bill, there’s no snow blower to fill with gas, snow removal service to pay, or snow melting chemicals required. An electric snow melting system is self-contained and virtually maintenance free. Just set it and forget it. The snow will be gone before you even have a chance to warm up that morning cup of joe. And if your goal is to live off the grid to the fullest extent possible, it’s a good idea to include Warmzone radiant snow melting systems in your plans. They’re fully compatible with renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.

Find out more about Warmzone radiant snow melting systems and their impact on a greener lifestyle by calling 888.488.9276.

Read Warmzone’s Green Energy Statement.

Radiant Heat – Get it, Got it, Good

Get in on Heated Driveways While the Getting is Good

Sure, you don’t want to be a sheep and just follow the crowd, twisting with the fads and turning tides of consumer whims…but some fads turn into life-long investments that can benefit you and your home value. If you ask me (and I know I’m being presumptuous to think you would since we’ve probably never met, but just hear me out) some home improvement investments can actually increase your property value. Want an example of getting while the getting is good? Take the idea of a heated driveway for starters.

Heated driveway in concrete

Think of luxurious winter months spent inside sipping a warm drink or playing games with your kids while your poor neighbors fire up the snow blowers or crank out the shovels. These neighbors clearly didn’t get a radiant snow melting system while the getting was good. Believe it or not spring and summer are the best months to say to yourself “heated driveway…get it, got it, good.” You’ll save money and you’ll be ready super early for the next onslaught of snow, which we hope is many moons away. Still, it helps to think about a ClearZone heated driveway now when the off season has the best deals to offer. Think of it like standing in the holiday isles after the holiday. Plenty of deals to be had, plenty of ways to say get it, got it, good. Do the same for a heated driveway and you’ll be glad you got while the getting was good.

How Much Wood Could a Woodchuck Chuck in a Pile of Snow?

Could the Woodchuck Chuck More Snow than ClearZone Heat Cable?

Sure, it will probably never happen, but it is kind of fun to think about. Picture a beefed-up, squirrely little woodchuck taking on a snow storm versus the melting power of ClearZone heat cables. His furry little arms would be fast and furious tiny windmills as they scooped at the endless mounds of snow surrounding him. All the while the ClearZone heat cable would use the smart principles of radiant heat to work far less with far better snow melting results. The poor little woodchuck would perspire, breathe heavy, and wear out faster than a hippo running a marathon. Yet the ClearZone heat cable would sit calmly beneath the surface working silently to melt the snow above.

Maybe this scenario is proof that winter has been too long for me and my mind has started to wander to far off places because of the snow blindness and cabin fever. However, crazy or not, the idea of anything or anyone or any animal (poor little woodchuck) beating out the power of an automatic snow melting system when it comes to snow removal is frivolous. The snow melting systems that utilize ClearZone heat cables allow you, the user (or the woodchuck if he gets a good job to pay for it) to enjoy winter without the hassle of constant snow removal. It would give you and that wood chucking varmint a much needed rest.

Home Improvements for Your Feet and Your Pocket

A Smart Choice for Increasing Your Home’s Value

As the housing market crash continues, it seems that even the falling prices, incentives and rebates still aren’t enough to entice new buyers. A year ago a finished home would sell in 4.3 months, it now takes an average of 6.3 months. If you are already a home owner, switching your home from fossil fuel heating to electric radiant heat will not only help protect your investment, but provide an earth friendly efficient alternative that will make your home more attractive to potential buyers.

The best choice for radiant heating is the ComfortTile cable and mats. The CT systems continue to be Warmzone’s best selling electric heat product, and it’s no wonder considering Warmzone attaches a 10-year warranty to every system sold.

This system is the most robust radiant heating product on the market and is manufactured by an industry leader that has been providing quality products for decades.

ComfortTile floor heating mat
ComfortTile radiant floor heating cable pre-spaced in mat.

The most popular spaces for radiant heat in the home are the kitchen and bathroom areas. These areas tend to be the largest area of tile in the home, which also makes it the most difficult to heat. Forced air heating systems only warm the air, which leaves the floors cold and drafty during cold weather months. Radiant heat provides a uniform temperature from ceiling to the floor and warms all the objects and furniture it contacts.

The ComfortTile radiant heating mats are the easiest systems to install. They arrive with the CT cable already woven into it, and comes with a convenient, easy-to-use adhesive backing.

Warmzone’s website is filled with information about how to best install the product beneath tile, stone, and concrete applications. We also have a full staff of professionals available to help you through every step if you choose to install the system yourself. If installing it yourself isn’t your thing, Warmzone has a network of installation professionals in your area that are experienced installers of our systems.

Warmzone has now made the ComfortTile mats more affordable than ever, making it easier for everyone to enjoy the warmth of radiant heating in their homes. Now is the best time to start remodel projects and ready your home for the upcoming winter months, especially if you are pouring new concrete.

Project Highlight – University of Minnesota

Warmzone was recently approached by the Forestry Resources Department of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a horticulture study that needed Warmzone’s help. The solution: ClearZone radiant heating cables.

The University purchased 46 reels of ClearZone heat cable to measure growth variations in different temperature plots. University officials chose the ClearZone system because of the easy-to-program thermostat, versatility and high durability in outdoor conditions.

The radiant heat system enabled Forestry Department students and faculty to create controlled environments in which to conduct accurate growth rate studies.

Warmzone radiant heat used for university horticulture study

The predominant outdoor use for the ClearZone system is to heat driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and bridges. It is especially useful on disability ramps, where safety and ease of use is most important.

In the past, radiant heat systems have been viewed as a luxury that only a few could obtain. But that’s changing. More and more consumers living in cold regions are discovering that the benefits of radiant heating far outweigh the initial cost.

The study by the University has opened up new avenues for radiant heating that have never been used before. Although still a new concept, the study proves that radiant heat has the potential to be used by home and garden enthusiasts to create a tropical oasis in just about any location to maintain ideal growing conditions.