Frequently Asked Questions - Heated Driveways
|Q:||What are the operational costs of snow melting systems?|
|A:|| The average
operational cost for a snow melting system
is approximately $0.28 per 100
square feet per hour. This figure
is based on a system producing 35 watts/sq.
ft. with a kwh rate of
$0.08 per hour (the national average
kwh is $.08/hour). If you know
the square feet of the area you want to
heat and your kwh rate, you can
calculate the operational costs with this
formula: heatable sq. ft. times
watts/sq. ft., divided by 1000,
times your kwh rate.
|Q:||What are the power requirements for your snow melting systems?|
|A:|| The power
requirements vary from system to system.
heating systems require a 240 V. 30
amp breaker for every 300 square feet you
are heating. (On average, a
240 V. 30 amp breaker is required for every
175 square feet you are
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|Q:||Are your snow melting systems manually or automatically activated ?|
|A:|| Warmzone systems
come standard with an aerial-mounted,
switch and a 4-hour manual timer.
The system automatically turns
on when the temperature is below
38° and there is
moisture on the sensor. Pavement-mounted
snow sensors are also available.
|Q:||In what types of surfaces can your systems be installed ?|
|A:|| Warmzone snowmelt
systems can be installed in
almost any surface, including
concrete, stamped concrete,
asphalt, and under pavers. View our snow
melting project gallery.
|Q:||Can the cables be cut or spliced together?|
|A:|| Warmzone systems
come with the cold leads pre-spliced and
should never be cut or
spliced together. If you have questions
during installation please
consult the installation
manual or contact us
|Q:||Can the cold leads be cut or spliced together?|
|A:|| Cold leads can be
trimmed if there is excess cable, but they
should never be spliced to other
cold leads or cable.
|Q:||Do you have local dealers?|
|A:||Warmzone sells directly to the end user and can guarantee you premium pricing. Our internal staff of qualified professionals can answer your questions and assist you in selecting the best system for your application. Warmzone also sells through certified independent installers that can assist you in your product selection and installation.|
|Q:||Does Warmzone provide detailed layouts for purchased systems?|
|A:||Yes. Warmzone provides detailed layouts for most systems at the price of $0.35 per square foot. (This price is subject to change. Please call 888.488.9276 for more information.)|
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