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Hydronic Snow Melting System Components

The Warmzone hydronic snow melting system utilize the industry's top components to ensure optimum life and performance. Using the premier hydronic system components, Warmzone systems offer the flexibility of heating almost any size and shape of driveway, porch, ramp, or walkway, etc., while keeping your budget in mind.Radiant heated driveway system. If you choose, Warmzone can also provide onsite supervision to ensure that your snow melting system is installed properly and no warranties are voided.

Snow Melting System Overview

Hydronic systems utilize flexible Pex tubing that can be embedded in just about any medium (concrete, asphalt, etc.). The tubing contains a mixture of hot water and propylene glycol (anti-freeze) that is pumped through the coils.

 

A boiler is required to heat the fluid, and together with the pump(s), valves, and controls, forms the complete snow melting system. You can find a hydronic system boiler that operates on the most affordable utility in your area, including natural gas, propane, or oil, etc. This helps to make the operation of hydronic radiant heat systems as economical as possible.

The Heating Element (Tubing)

The heating element in a hydronic system is a closed-loop tubing made of a flexible polymer (Pex) or a synthetic rubber that circulates a mixture of hot water and propylene glycol (anti-freeze). The fluid is warmed to temperatures of 140° to 180°F to provide sufficient heat to keep your driveway free from snow and ice. The Pex tubing ranges in diameter from ½ to ¾ inch and is flexible enough to bend into various layout patterns to accommodate your heated driveway layout. The tubing is designed and constructed to have a long service life, and resists chemicals and corrosion without becoming soft at high operating temperatures or brittle at low outdoor temperatures.

Features and Specs
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Sizes from 5/16-inch through 4 inches

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PEX-a highest degree of cross-linking

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Most flexible (6x tubing diameter)

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Patent-pending oxygen-barrier coating

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Compatible with ProPEX® and WIPEX™ fittings

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Meets ASTM F876-08b dimensional requirements

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Meets ASTM UV-resistance requirements

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Warmzone uses Engel-method cross-linked polyethylene (PEX-a) tubing with an oxygen barrier that prevents corrosion of ferrous components in a closed-loop radiant hydronic system. The tubing features the highest degree of cross-linking for the greatest durability and flexibility, and also offers the tightest bend radius (six times the tubing diameter) to help avoid kinks. However, in the unlikely event of a kink, PEX-a tubing is the only PEX tubing that can be easily repaired with a shot of heat from a heat gun without compromising the tubing’s integrity.

 

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Email us or fax us (801.948.7599) a plan or sketch of your snow melting project and we will be happy to provide you with some options that are specific to your needs. We will also include expert recommendations and an accurate price estimate.

 

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