The average annual snowfall across the country is around 28 inchesâ€¦ Glenview, Illinois gets more than many feet of snow every year, plowing, shoveling, scraping as well as putting down snowmelt chemicals is a section of life for many to more than seven months.
- Snow removal is time-consuming, labor-intensive, disappointing as well as awful, but when the temperature drops down to disadvantage twenty degrees, spending any amount of time outside is downright dangerous, however bundling up in layers of sweaters, heavy boots, thick jacket, gloves, hat as well as scarf to keep warm makes it hard to transfer around, and there’s also the issue of where to pile all that snow.
The drifts get immense, as well as both of us still need to be able to access the garage, however i just recently invested into a snowmelt system, as well as it’s such a reliefâ€¦ My beach house is outfitted with a boiler as well as radiant flooring. The boiler is located in the basement as well as heats up water that it pumps through a series of pipes concealed beneath the floor. The heat from the pipes radiates across the surface of the floor, gradually rises upward as well as warms up the whole room, however radiant flooring is seriously effective as well as energy efficient. The snow melt plan operates similarly to the radiant flooring. I now have a network of pipes installed beneath the pavement of the front steps, walkways, garage floor as well as driveway. The plan activates in response to temperature drop as well as moisture! Hot water travels through the pipes, radiates heat as well as melts away snow as well as ice. I no longer need to shovel or worry about slipping as well as falling on icy surfaces.