How Radiant Heating Can Benefit Your Home This Winter
Picture this: It’s winter once again in Salt Lake City, and you’re shuffling across your icy driveway to get to your car. You spent the early morning shoveling your driveway in sub-zero temperatures to ensure you could back out with ease. As you’re making your way to the car, you’re struggling not to slip on the ice. You think to yourself “there’s got to be a better way.” Luckily, there is! With radiant heating, your driveway will be transformed so you don’t have to worry about the situation mentioned above. Keep reading this to learn the benefits of having radiant heating installed in your driveway BEFORE the winter is here!
Benefit #1: Never Shovel Your Driveway Again
Yes, you read that correctly! Forget the days of waking up early to make your way outdoors in the cold to shovel that deep Utah snow away. Now, your morning can get started with a relaxing cup of coffee in the warmth of your home while you can have peace of mind knowing your radiant heating system is doing the tough job for you. Stay inside and enjoy your cozy, optimized heating system.
Benefit #2: Save Money By Not Paying For Snow Removal Services
If you’re not the homeowner mentioned above and have someone come out to your home to shovel snow, radiant heating still benefits you as well! According to HomeAdvisor, snow removal costs range anywhere between $48 to $179, with the national average at $113. For homeowners with larger homes and long driveways, you can expect to pay upwards of $400 or more on snow removal services. Now, multiply this by as many times as needed, depending on how heavy the snowfall is. That’s a pretty paycheck GONE on just snow removal services. At least the money you’re spending on radiant heating is an investment that you will continually benefit from each winter.
Benefit #3: Extend The Life Of Your Driveway
Many homeowners might not realize this, but radiant heating actually extends the life of your driveway. Concrete driveway surfaces last longer when they’re not exposed to sub-zero temperatures. In areas with ample snowfall, many concrete driveways fall victim to spalling, which is when concrete cracks and breaks into smaller fragments. Because concrete is naturally porous, snow seeps into small crevices and refreezes, causing damage that can be sealed when the ice expands in those small spots. With radiant heating, you won’t have to worry about taking on a driveway repair cost in the future.
Benefit #4: Boost The Value Of Your Home
Yes, radiant heating is in fact a smart investment! Many upscale homes feature radiant heating both indoors, with heated bathroom floors, and outdoors in their driveway. In turn, adding radiant heating to your home will likely increase the resale value of your property. According to a report completed by Zillow, radiant heating is one of the most popular keywords or phrases in a home listing and it generates a premium of approximately 24%.
Benefit #5: Keep Family Members Safe
If you live in a home with small children, elderly family members, or are visited often by family that is more susceptible to slips and falls, radiant heating will ensure everyone can make it from the car and indoors without any accidents. No one wants to be in a position where an icy driveway can cause a trip to the emergency room. With radiant heating, you can guarantee that this scenario is less likely to occur and will ensure everyone remains safe at home.
We could go on and on about the benefits of radiant heating, but we hope you found this article helpful and learned something new about radiant heating. Our Neerings Plumbing Heating Air & Electric expert heating team in Salt Lake City is professionally trained to install radiant heating in driveways, and we are ready to help you get started by offering a free estimate for your home. Contact our team at (801) 486-5003 to schedule an estimate today.