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What Is Radiant Heating & How Does It Work?

Radiant heating installation in SLC

Ready for a solution to your Salt Lake City snow troubles during the winter? Let our Neerings heating team introduce radiant heating! You have most likely heard of or experienced heated flooring in bathrooms. This is essentially similar technology, but outdoors and installed in your driveway to work against the snow settling there during the winter. Do we have you hooked yet? Keep reading to learn more about all that radiant heating entails.

What Is Radiant Heating?

Radiant heating is an automated snow melting system that only operates when needed. Electric and hydronic snow melting systems are available and versatile to be installed in your driveway and along your sidewalks, pathways, steps, and ramps outside your home.

An infographic explaining radiant heating.

How Does Radiant Heating Work?

The system works alongside an advanced snow sensor that detects low temperatures and precipitation. When moisture from the snow is detected and the temperature is below the set point of around 39°F, the sensors will signal to start the snow melting process! This includes a signal to the controller that sends power to the embedded heat cables, which ultimately warms your driveway and melts the snow that is falling on it.

What Type Of Pavement Can It Be Installed Beneath?

Radiant heating can work with various mediums to warm your driveway. Whether your driveway is made up of concrete, asphalt, or pavers radiant heating can work with each one to warm your driveway and simultaneously melt the snow on it.

The interworkings of radiant heating under a driveway

What Does The Installation Process Look Like?

Our Neerings heating and electrical team will install a series of tubes that will be placed BELOW the concrete driveway. This process can take several days to over a week depending on the driveway’s length, additional pathways, walkways, or steps that also need to be lined with infrared radiation tubes.

How Much Does It Cost?

Radiant heating ranges in price depending on the size of the job, from the length of the driveway to how many hours of labor is needed. Luckily, our Neerings team has a range of materials and budget options to fit a variety of homeowners’ needs. We do not limit this solution to just one price range.

We hope this article has provided you with some insight into what radiant heating is and how it works. If you’re interested in our radiant heating services in Salt Lake City and want to take the next steps to see how they would work for your home, please contact our Neerings professionals, and we will provide you with a free estimate. To get started with an in-home quote, please dial (801) 486-5003.

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