Snow Melt Systems Tinley Park, IL, And All Surrounding Chicago Suburbs
Every year, thousands of Americans are injured when they slip and fall on ice or lose control of their vehicles on icy roadways. While the best way to avoid these injuries is to avoid the ice altogether, doing so isn’t always possible. Thankfully, there are options for home and business owners in the greater Mokena, IL, area who want to control ice and create a safer environment for their families and employees. At Climate Master Mechanical, we are proud to take care of the design, installation, and maintenance of snow melt systems at residential and commercial properties throughout Tinley Park and the surrounding area.
Your Snow Melt Systems Experts
As its name implies, a snow melt system is designed to prevent ice and snow from building up on a variety of surfaces. These systems use either electric cables or hydronic tubing to prevent water that has collected on the ground from freezing. Snow melting systems have been used throughout Europe and England and are currently in use on the Schweitzer Mountain roads in Idaho. Because these systems can’t be seen from above the ground, they have no negative aesthetic effect on roadways and driveways. Melt systems also help property owners avoid the damage caused by salt and other caustic snow melters.
Does a Snow Melt System Make Sense for Your Space?
Having a snow melting system installed can require a significant financial investment. It’s important that you carefully evaluate your space and determine if a melt system makes sense for your property. Remember that these systems can significantly increase the value of your property while cutting down on the number of slip-and-fall accidents that your loved ones and employees have during cold months. They can be installed either as part of new construction or as a retrofit to existing construction. Melt systems can be used for:
- Wheelchair ramps
- Parking areas
- Loading docks
Choosing Between Electric & Hydronic Melt Systems
If you decide that a system to melt snow makes sense for your property, you’ll need to choose between electric & hydronic systems. Electric systems rely on heated cables to prevent water from freezing. Hydronic systems circulate a mix of heated water and antifreeze through tubing to prevent water from freezing. We’ll be happy to help you to understand the cost and maintenance differences between the two types of systems so that you can make the best choice given your needs.
Your Local Cold Weather & Snow Melt Experts
Slip-and-fall accidents are a major concern for home and business owners throughout the Mokena, IL, area. At Climate Master Mechanical, we understand that it’s important to prevent accidents related to ice. We’re proud to be your local snow melt experts. No matter the type of property you own, we’ll be happy to help you evaluate your snow melting system options. We can install, maintain, and repair your system to ensure years of reliable service.