Parley’s PPM Plumbing Provides Snowmelt Systems in Utah
Parley’s PPM Plumbing and HVAC provides snowmelt systems for homeowners in Orem, UT and throughout Utah County. We have been in business in the area since 1979, so we understand the elements that Mother Nature presents during the winter season. A blanket of snow can look beautiful and serve as a fun setting in which to build snowmen and make snow angels, but that snow – and underlying ice – can be treacherous on driveways and sidewalks. It can be a disaster waiting to happen as you walk to the street to get your mail or pull out of your driveway to head to the store. With that in mind, our team of technicians can expertly install snowmelt systems comprising snow melting cables or snow melting mats at your home. If you are tired of shoveling the driveway or risking injury every time it snows, contact us today to learn about your radiant heating options.
Reasons for Investing in Snowmelt Systems
Homeowners and business owners across Orem, UT are reaping the benefits of snowmelt systems. Not only can the team at Parley’s PPM Plumbing install snowmelt systems for your home, but we can also install commercial snowmelt systems. Individuals are opting for the modern conveniences for a variety of reasons, including:
- Convenience – Snowfall accumulation throughout the winter can force individuals to spend hours shoveling. Snowmelt systems eliminate such a chore.
- Reduce costs – For business owners, it is critical for safety’s sake to have clear parking lots and walkways. Commercial snowmelt systems can significantly decrease overhead costs by eliminating the need for snow plowing or other services.
- Targeting trouble spots – Even when homeowners do not find it necessary to install snow melting cables or mats throughout their driveway or sidewalk, they can still take advantage of radiant heating in trouble spots where snow and ice typically accumulate.
Types of Snowmelt Systems in Orem, UT
Parley’s PPM Plumbing offers different kinds of snowmelt systems for Orem, UT homeowners. Both hydronic and electric snowmelt systems rely on four main components to become a radiant heat source. They each require a heating element embedded in exterior slabs, sensors to detect temperatures and moisture, a power source, and a controller to tie them all together. Our team of experts is happy to discuss your options, the differences between our snowmelt systems, and why one may work better for you than the other.
Hydronic Snowmelt Systems
A hydronic snowmelt system uses a mixture of hot water and antifreeze circulating through a closed-loop tubing to heat exterior slabs. The fluid typically reaches temperatures between 140 degrees Fahrenheit and 180 degrees Fahrenheit to heat the surface adequately and promote snow melting. The heat source for a hydronic snowmelt system is usually a water heater or boiler, and its effectiveness depends on proper tube spacing and layout. Our contractors can lay the tubes in a serpentine or spiral pattern for even distribution.
Electric Snowmelt Systems
Electric snowmelt systems use snow melting cables to heat pavement surfaces. Each cable encapsulates a wire that can be cut to length or embedded in a snow melting mat to meet specifications. It is not uncommon to install the cables in a driveway’s tire tracks to enhance efficiency. Electric snowmelt systems are easier to install and require less warm-up time than their hydronic counterparts.
Snowmelt System Installation in Orem, UT
The professional contractors at Parley’s PPM Plumbing in Orem, UT can expertly install either style of snowmelt system for your home or business. Tubing and snow melting cables or mats must be laid at regular, pre-determined intervals and secured before pouring concrete. The depth of the radiant heating element will dictate the response time during a storm. We take special precautions to ensure safety and efficiency during every snowmelt system installation we perform in Utah County. We are also sure to test the systems before and during concrete placement to ensure there is no damage to the heating elements during installation. Our team also adds insulation under the slab and near exposed edges to reduce heat loss.
Call Parley’s PPM Plumbing for Snowmelt Systems
Whether you want a manual or automatic snowmelt system for your home or office in Orem, UT, Parley’s PPM Plumbing is up to the task. We have spent decades in the area, so we know how dangerous the weather can get during the winter. We aim to promote the safety of you and your family as well as your employees and customers by providing snowmelt systems for your home or commercial snowmelt systems for your office. Do not worry about injuries or lost revenue because of an icy sidewalk. Allow us to install snow melting cables and mats below the surface to ensure a clear pathway to your front door. Contact us today to learn more.