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Heated Driveways and Snow Melting Systems for Anchorage and Surrounding Areas

The coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 9.3°F.
The average annual snowfall is 75 inches.
Record winter snowfall: 134.5 inches in 2011-2012.
Average daily high temperature December thru March is 27.25 degrees Fahrenheit.
The annual high temperature is 43.7°F.
The annual low temperature is 30.3°F.
November and December are the snowiest months of the year, averaging 13 and 17 inches of snowfall respectively.

While shoveling snow and salting ice may be a way of life for most residents in Anchorage, there is another way to deal with the abundance of snow each winter. Take some of the stress out of the cold season and reduce the chances of slip-and-fall accidents by installing a radiant snow melting system in the driveway, sidewalks or outdoor steps.

Radiant snow melting systems provide an effective way to heat driveways, sidewalks, ramps, steps, bridges, and more. For well over a decade Warmzone has been providing industry leading snow melting systems and radiant heat solutions throughout Northern America. The systems are reliable, fully automated and maintenance free.

Electric driveway heating systems also feature silent, energy efficient operation and require no extra space or mechanical room (such as with hydronic systems). The ClearZone snow melting system is a favorite among professional builders because of its relatively simple installation and ability to be easily customized.

The ClearZone driveway heating snow melting system features durable twin-conductor, single point connection resistance heat cable. The heat cable has a copper metal sheath and fluoropolymer conductor insulation with a polyolefin outer sheath, and carries a 10-year warranty. The cable is available individually or pre-spaced in mats for quick, easy “roll-out” installation.

Heated driveway with two 24-inch wide heated tire tracks. For heating concrete driveways, CZ cable is laid out over the area to be heated and secured to the remesh with zip ties. Mesh-Up plastic “chairs” support the remesh, lifting it off the ground and keeping it in place during the concrete pour. Attaching the cable to the remesh ensures that it remains in place as concrete is poured so that the heat cable remains ideally positioned about two inches from the finished surface. Specially designed ClearZone cable is also available for hot asphalt installations. The heat cable features rugged outerjacket to withstand the hot temperature and compression demands of asphalt installations. Another common application is that of heating brick and stone pavers.

For each application, the system can be custom designed to meet the unique layout and available power. Our experts have designed systems for large Department of Transportation and government projects to custom commercial and residential applications. When you deal with Warmzone, you’re dealing with seasoned professionals who understand all the aspects involved in purchasing and installing a radiant heat system.

Professional System DesignExample of a heated driveway layout.

A snow melting system in Anchorage must be designed to perform well under the winter conditions specific to the Alaskan winters. For example, systems in the Hillside neighborhoods of Anchorage must be designed differently than snow melting systems in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is why it is important to

Warmzone has the expertise to provide the best components and ideal system design for snow melting systems in Anchorage and the surrounding areas. Each AutoCAD system design includes all the proper layout and materials, proper load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, and system performance expectations. Installers will have all the layout and technical information necessary before any installation takes place.

Free Installation Training and Installation Support

In keeping with its commitment to provide the best customer service in the industry, Warmzone provides technical support for installers during the installation as well as free installation training. The training course is tailored specifically for the installer’s project. This valuable service ultimately saves customers and installers time and money in the long run. Call an instructor today to schedule an installation training at 801.948.7545. The courses are available online via Webex and can be completed in less than an hour.

Instead of waking up early to shovel snow, Anchorage residents can enjoy a cup of hot coffee while gazing out at their clear, snow-free driveway. Warmzone can customize your snow melting system to meet your snow melting and your budget needs. Call and talk to a radiant heat expert today at 888.488.9276.