Who says that everything about winter needs to be difficult? We know it’s cold and having to travel through snow and ice isn’t easy. But you don’t have to break your back to clear your driveway or walkway after a snowstorm. You can spend the morning after a winter storm inside your warm home as the snow and ice on your pathways melts away. All you have to do is install a heated driveway, available from Tragar Home Services.
Tragar Can Heat Your Driveways and Pathways
Tragar can clear your driveway, walkways, patios and any other pathway that you have on your property. We can heat your driveway the same way we heat homes with our indoor radiant heat service. The heat will rise from underneath your driveway and melt snow and ice away. As Angie’s List points out, “this makes the simple act of walking to the car much less dangerous.” Tragar has been Long Island’s leader in heating and air conditioning for more than 60 years and we have the expertise to install a heated driveway that will have you put the snow shovels away forever.
How Heated Driveways Work
When you call Tragar to install your heated driveway system we’ll send a crew over to transform your walkways. We’ll build what’s known as a hydronic radiant heat system. The system is made up of PEX tubing, which is made of cross-linked polyethylene. This tubing is installed to coil across your driveways and walkways and they will operate in a continuous loop with tubes running both into and out of your home.
The tubing is filled with a mixture of water and an anti-freeze known as Glycol. The mixture of these liquids will run in a circuit starting in your home, going through your driveway and then returning back into your home. Glycol will prevent the water from freezing at temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero, even if your system is turned off. If you leave your home for a trip, you don’t have to worry about the tubes freezing while you’re away.
When you do return, you can turn the system on and the water will heat up and melt any snow or ice on your driveway. The melted snow will go into a drainage system and you’ll be ready to get in your car and go to work, school or wherever you need to get to. All you have to do is flip a switch and you’re ready to go.
Tragar Home Services Are Your Heating Experts
The hydronic radiant heat system used by Tragar will cover a lot more ground on your property than other heating systems such as electrically heated mats. And you won’t see your utility bill go sky high. Tragar Home Services can help you with every aspect of home heating from boiler installation and oil delivery to heating system maintenance and repair. We can keep you warm this winter and we can even put an end to long sessions of salting and shoveling your driveway. To get started, Contact us today.