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Electric Snow Melting system installed in an Asphalt Driveway

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Learn more about our snow melting systems here: https://www.warmlyyours.com/snow-melting/driveway?utm_source=youtube.com&utm_content=X7D9mW01hjg_description&utm_medium=referral&referral_code=L2F1DU The tire-tracks format for snow melting systems greatly reduces operating cost and energy consumption. Plus, the system only needs to run when it's snowing. Not sure where to start? Get an Instant Quote: https://www.warmlyyours.com/my_instant_quote_rooms/go/select_project_details/outdoor/driveway?utm_source=youtube.com&utm_content=X7D9mW01hjg_description&utm_medium=referral&referral_code=L2F1DU Snowy winters can be a pain, especially when you have to shovel and salt your driveway, patio, walkway, or stairs all season long. But with our snow melting solutions, you can stay comfortable inside and let the pavement do the work for you. We offer a selection of snow melting systems that heat driveways, patios, walkways, or stairs and can be installed in asphalt, concrete, or under pavers in mortar.
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Thomas Nessman (2 years ago)
How much would such a system cost, and what parameters determine the cost? Are there any options or accessories with such a system?
sab188 (7 months ago)
Electricity cost shouldn't be too bad... if you're able to switch the thing on and off when you want.
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
This is a great point to bring up - many people forget that these systems are not just a luxury but a necessity for some who live in colder climates and are unable to clear snow and ice. Especially with more people aging in their home, investing in a system like this will guarantee you can have a snow-free driveway, walkway or stairs for many years. Thanks for watching!
whywouldyousaythat (8 months ago)
Ben 1337 that completely depends if you are able to shovel snow. Not everyone can....
Pernection (1 year ago)
Greenid Guy What's that look like?
Matthew Soldano (1 year ago)
Cheapness to convenience ratio is vastly different to those who have an abundance of money
Dale Winston (3 days ago)
This should be laid on main roads
Irvin Wittmeier (6 days ago)
You will need to have every single person in the house working 2 or 3 full-time jobs to pay for electric bill
J D (6 days ago)
This is very cool. I always wondered about a heated drive with asphalt as the house I grew up in had a concrete heated driveway. As long as the switch was turned on before the snowfall it would work great...but if it wasn't....we still had to shovel. I grew up in MI and it was back in the 70's......with the cost of electricity these days....I will have to stick with my snow thrower. But hey thanks for a great video presentation..thumbs up !!! ;-) JD Lake George, NY
WarmlyYours (6 days ago)
Thank you JD for the kind words, thanks for watching!
Ogre1977 (7 days ago)
WOW, holy pine needles, leaves, and dirt Batman... That driveway will last 1/2 as long as a well laid one.
Clorox Bleach (7 days ago)
Yea I’m be a normal human being and get my lazy ass up to shovel snow.
kenneth bredow (7 days ago)
There's this new invention called a snowblower.
Ayan Ali (7 days ago)
Or be smart and get heat tires and melt that shit away
Happy Herbie (7 days ago)
Yeah show it to us in the winter see what it looks like and how it works
WarmlyYours (6 days ago)
You can actually watch it working here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdpsTCYoXI&lc=Ugy-14SkrMWCFi1SLgN4AaABAg . and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRzHjo78t7Y
Damnit Bobby (7 days ago)
His electric bill is $1,000,000 a month
Jasper Edwards (8 days ago)
black ice
danilo e jesus (8 days ago)
that's a bad idea...asphalt gets soft when heated...maibe under brick pavers,or concrete....not asphalt
WarmlyYours (8 days ago)
Danilo, our systems are well tested and only warm up the surface to just above freezing to help melt the snow. So "warm up" is relative to the frigid temperatures outside. Consider how much an asphalt driveway is warmed up by just the sun alone during summer, our systems fall well below that threshold and do not compromise the structural integrity of the driveway.
Hector Martinez (9 days ago)
damn show it in the winter
WarmlyYours (8 days ago)
Hi Hector, these systems need to be installed well before winter, which is why we have separate videos here to show it at work during snowfall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdpsTCYoXI&lc=UgwA-ZV_fANYWNq_O1F4AaABAg . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRzHjo78t7Y . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYTxI8dVwGM
Richard Pace (9 days ago)
Asphalt temps are 350 to 370 degrees when being applied. What are they putting down? Not even steaming. Also, if it were that temp which should be, the plastic sheathing on wires would melt!
WarmlyYours (8 days ago)
They are indeed putting down a base layer of asphalt, laying out the snow melt mats and then applying a top layer of asphalt. These wires heat up and radiate warmth to help melt the snow and are incredibly durable. The asphalt's temperature does not damage it during installation as long as all steps are followed properly. The most important thing is to make sure that heavy machinery is not rolled directly over the heating cables, or using sharp tools like rakes or shovels to move the cables that could nick the casing/wire. Thanks for watching!
sMiLey Warrior (10 days ago)
That heated driveway system would cost $$$. Better to just invest in winter tires. Also it be better to installed heated flooring inside the home.
WarmlyYours (8 days ago)
While winter tires may help your car handle the snow, there are plenty of falling accidents that happen from a snowy driveway. Especially for the elderly, this type of system could give peace of mind that there's no more salting or shoveling and they still get to enjoy a clear driveway. We actually specialize in floor heating so we wanted to offer a solution for the outdoors as well. You can find out what the cost would be for this type of system by checking out our online quote builder tool for snow melting or floor heating: https://www.warmlyyours.com/snow-melting/quote-builder . Thanks for watching!
Scott Gibson (14 days ago)
This looks like a great system but lets be honest its really for people who not only are wealthy but also have money to burn. That was one expensive looking driveway. Cool product and if I ever hit Powerball I will be in it. Thanks
zack9912000 (16 days ago)
First he said no machines on the cables then I see a machine go right over the cables several times
WarmlyYours (15 days ago)
The machines used are designed to safely go over the embedded snow melt system to help compact the asphalt. It is advised that large machines/cars should not drive directly over the cable when exposed (not yet embedded in asphalt).
Coach (16 days ago)
This would be expensive to install because the final layer of paving has to be done by hand with shovels and no paving company wants to do this. Also, the surface would not be a cosistant thickness due to the absence of a paving machine screed board, and surface would cause a bouncy ride.
Coach (13 days ago)
I completely understand. Im just saying........
WarmlyYours (13 days ago)
Well, it turns out that many customers are willing to pay a bit more for the type of install needed if it means no more shoveling or salting their driveway. Investing in a system that's installed correctly will pay off in the long run. 👍
Coach (14 days ago)
Ask any paving company to quote 2 ways: paving with a machine or shovels, let me know how that turns out.😁
WarmlyYours (15 days ago)
While a paving machine can't be used, there are many driveways that have been installed just like this with our snow melt system. We've have had no issues that compromise the functionality of the asphalt driveway with this type of installation, plus no more salting or shoveling!
Michae Brown (22 days ago)
Steam roller? What is this 1919?
Mr Sunshines (9 days ago)
Actually the term Steamroller does not apply to the power it refers to the steam that is produced as the cooling water on the drum comes in contact with the hot asphalt and flashes off to steam
KC Nham (26 days ago)
Extra electricity bill costs during the winter unless you already installed a 20,000 USD solar system off-grid plus the cost of maintenance.
WarmlyYours (21 days ago)
KC, our systems use 50 watts per square foot. And if you opt for tire track coverage, as these homeowners did, you cut down on electrical cost significantly. Compared to the cost of salt bags and back breaking shoveling, it can definitely be worth it in areas that have lower electrical costs.
realtoast (1 month ago)
I'm at about 7000' in the Sierras. On occasion, snow can get very deep in a very short period of time. Does this pose a unique challenge? For instance, if I did just the two tracks, would I expect to still show up to a 4' tower of snow down the middle? Or, does the heat radiate enough to mitigate that? I've got about 40' of sloping driveway; straight to the garage. Also, we can go weeks without any snow at all. Will the tracks engage at a low temp, anyway? Or is there also a moisture sensor? Thanks.
realtoast (1 month ago)
Thanks!
WarmlyYours (1 month ago)
Our systems are designed to melt 1-3" of snow per hour on average - depending on the weather conditions. Sudden snowfall (like a blizzard with several feet overnight) will not melt as quickly but it will eventually melt. As for the tire tracks layout, the heating cables only radiate out by 1.5", which is why we often space them at 3" to have complete coverage. If you got 4' of snowfall, there would still be a buildup in the center, but any snow that fell onto the tire track would be melted. The great thing though as that these systems not only melt the snow but they also help prevent any melted snow from refreezing into black ice. These systems come with various types of controls and sensors, so depending on what's selected, the system could detect moisture and temperature to make sure it's only turning on when snow is present on the surface of the driveway. Helping the system only turn on when you need it. Here is a link to our main page for this type of product: https://www.warmlyyours.com/snow-melting/driveway . And here is our online tool that could help you figure out what the cost might be to cover your driveway: https://www.warmlyyours.com/snow-melting/quote-builder . The difference in cost between full coverage and tire track layout for a 40' driveway is roughly $1300. Thanks for watching!
Mike G (1 month ago)
Should be using a paver.
The One (2 months ago)
Great job guys!
justforthetv (2 months ago)
"Tired coverage" doesn't seem very good lol if the owner is going to do this whole process they might as well have the full driveway covered with the heaters
WarmlyYours (2 months ago)
It's completely up to the owners. Many often choose tire track coverage to help cut down on electrical cost and installation cost. Especially for those that have very long driveways, tire track coverage can help make this type of project much more affordable and practical to use without excessive use of electricity.
fallenSlave (2 months ago)
Hello Hungarian Romanian European here. If I only want to use this product 5 days to melt snow. Can I just put it and after that take it. Will it melt it? Is it safe?
WarmlyYours (2 months ago)
The system can run as frequently as you need it to. Most customers purchase sensors and advanced controls which allow the system to detect snow on its own and start melting when needed. There are always manual override to these controls, so should you need to turn it on you are able to. The systems with advanced controls are designed to turn on when its energy efficient to do so. If it is snowing too much too quickly, the system will automatically shut off, but you can turn it on manually if you don't mind using more electricity to do so.
https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2018/11/downtown_kalamazoo_will_stay_s.html
+WarmlyYours Indeed
WarmlyYours (3 months ago)
Definitely a great idea to make the downtown areas safer to walk during winter!
+WarmlyYours Yes perhaps you may be right. Kalamazoo city was first to do so and later Holland city, Michigan USA, which actually has 100 miles of heated streets and sidewalks to melt the snow in downtown Holland. Kalamazoo is currently expanding. A lot of turism in both cities because of it during the winter months.
WarmlyYours (3 months ago)
By the look of it, those are hydronic heating tubes for snow melt, but works almost exactly like our electric heating systems do by keeping the surface area just warm enough to melt the snow. Thanks for sharing!
ionamic (3 months ago)
I didn't hear what the voltage is? I thought I heard him mention low voltage or anything about the electrical system with respect to volatage...115 or 220 and it it stepped down to a lower voltage higher amps? Curent draw? And would it work under a brick driveway?
WarmlyYours (3 months ago)
Hi, you can find more information on how these systems are used for driveways here: https://www.warmlyyours.com/en-US/snow-melting/driveway The snow melting mats come in 120 and 240 while the cables come in 120, 208, 240 and 277. And yes, these systems will work under pavers as long as they are embedded. They will also work underneath concrete areas and of course asphalt. Thanks for watching!
Joe Joe (3 months ago)
I thought it will snow at the end of the video
WarmlyYours (3 months ago)
Don't worry! You can catch the timelapse of the system at work in our other video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdpsTCYoXI
DJ X2UU (4 months ago)
Didnt watch the whole video but wouldnt there be an ice build up somehwere from all the snow melting?
WarmlyYours (4 months ago)
Most people do assume that but our systems actually help keep the melted snow from refreezing and essentially evaporate the melted snow. If you watch our timelapse video of the system at work, you can see that the heated areas stay clear of snow and ice as soon as it hits the ground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdpsTCYoXI&lc=Ugy22IfHK4ImiBMh8Fp4AaABAg
JaySmitty33 (4 months ago)
Why not just heat whole damn driveway ffs and not just tire tracks
WarmlyYours (4 months ago)
While we do offer full coverage, tire tracks are a convenient option for those who want to save on monthly electrical cost as well as the installation cost for this type of project. Completely up to the homeowners to decide what works best for them.
Xtre4mKiLLer (4 months ago)
Get a shovel, don't be lazy... also save money.
Xtre4mKiLLer (4 months ago)
Much warm, very comforty, such melt, much price. I know I am annoying you, I will say that your system is one of the best I have seen, definitely have that!
WarmlyYours (4 months ago)
We understand that a snow melt system isn't for everyone, but we do ask that you do your research into what actual costs are (both installation and operational) before assuming that something is just a "money drain." We offer all the resources for someone to decide on their own whether this system is the best fit for them. Feel free to check it out when you have a chance: https://www.warmlyyours.com/en-US/snow-melting/driveway/asphalt-design-guide (Much warm, very comforty, such melt.)
Xtre4mKiLLer (4 months ago)
+WarmlyYours I didn't actually know this was your product, thought it was a random channel. The why not would just be too expensive for what it does, it is a serious money drain to heat something like a big drive that is freezing cold(convenient or not) and contributes to global warming!
WarmlyYours (4 months ago)
We see your point, but cheaper isn't always better - consider how long you may have to wait for someone to come clear your driveway, especially if you live in more rural areas where driveways are especially long and neighbors are further away. With our system, you just turn it on and the melting is done for you. If you can afford convenience, why not invest in it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Xtre4mKiLLer (4 months ago)
+WarmlyYours cheaper to call someone to clear it for you if you are old or otherwise unable.
Idleglance Insurgent (4 months ago)
That’s a lot of layers though
Bob Wilson (4 months ago)
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just hite a plow to take care of the snow?
realtoast (1 month ago)
I currently pay about $800/year for driveway clearing as a subscription service, which is great to have a cleared driveway at a vacation home. They come out daily or multiple times to the neighborhood, as needed. Which is great. My problem is, 2' of snow can pile up in my driveway between plows. Had to shovel my way into the house tonight, for instance (which is why I'm watching this video tonight!). I've not done the cost analysis, with energy considered, but -- random guess -- I'm thinking 5 to 6 year payback.
WarmlyYours (4 months ago)
It might be cheaper, but it's not as convenient. Hiring a plow, or even someone to shovel it, means waiting for them to show up remove the top layer of snow while pushing the rest of it into the cracks and crevices which will refreeze into an icy surface. With a snow melt system, there's no waiting, no salting and no shoveling. With some of the sensors and controls we offer, the system can detect the conditions for snow and turn itself on when needed while also limiting its use in the case of extreme storms so as not to waste energy.
tileman1814 (4 months ago)
A steam roller???????? Really? I thought Steam rollers went away sometime back in the 50's.
Mr Sunshines (9 days ago)
They're used on every modern road projects involving asphalt dumb dumb
Matheus Salabert (5 months ago)
Not only does the video do not show it working, it also proves how much of a trouble it is to install and make repairs on it
WarmlyYours (5 months ago)
Hi Matheus, these installs typically happen well before Winter and therefore the system could not be shown working during that time of year. If you watch this video you can see it at work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdpsTCYoXI As for repairs, with electrical tools and thermal cameras, you could easily detect any issues with the system and make isolated repairs to parts of the driveway without ripping up the whole system.
My Road Tours (5 months ago)
I'd almost consider it...but our driveway is a 1/4 mile long and would probably run us $50 a day to run it. Anyhow, still a cool idea.
WarmlyYours (5 months ago)
That is definitely a huge project and electric heating may not be the most energy efficient for a driveway that large. For tire track coverage on a 1/4 mile long driveway, you'd be using 264.1 kWh an hour (the national average of $0.15 per kWh would come out to roughly $39.62 to run per hour.) There are also options with geothermal systems that we've heard have helped with much larger projects and uses the earth's natural radiant heat beneath the surface to help melt snow. Thanks for watching though!
William Su (5 months ago)
Does it only work on asphalt? Can it work on concrete?
WarmlyYours (5 months ago)
Hi William, this product can work for concrete, asphalt and embedded in mortar underneath pavers. Here is a link to our page with more information on this product: https://www.warmlyyours.com/en-US/snow-melting
john slingshot (6 months ago)
Stream rollers were used about 100 years ago...
Mr Sunshines (9 days ago)
Actually Steamrollers are used modern day the term Steamroller does not come from a steam powered unit dumb dumb the term steamrollered came about due to the steam that is produced when the cooling water of the drums come in contact with the hot asphalt seriously next time you're driving on a cool summer morning and a Paving crews out put down your cell phone for a few seconds and look the rollers will be steaming like crazy that's where the term comes from dumb dumb
WarmlyYours (6 months ago)
The equipment that Scott is referring to in the video are the large asphalt paving machines. They typically carry the asphalt in front of them with a trough and then pound it down after it was been spread out. These machines are far too heavy to drive over the embedded heating cable so a asphalt roller is used instead for this type of install.
Donn Lowe (7 months ago)
Steamroller?
Nyda Kim (7 months ago)
Man I sat here waiting for them to test t out with like ice or something.
WarmlyYours (7 months ago)
Hi Nyda, we installed this system well before Winter, hence no snow or ice to test it around that time of year. In this video you can see it at work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdpsTCYoXI&lc=UgyUToDWnBMKZApBQot4AaABAg
HappyJackSlade (7 months ago)
Awesome vid
WarmlyYours (7 months ago)
Thank you!
Ivan Olsen (8 months ago)
steam roller ...lol
Mr Sunshines (9 days ago)
What's so funny it's just a generic term that a lot of people use I'm sure you throw a few out there yourself
1 GMAN (8 months ago)
I went to their other Website. It's awesome. Excellent for Steep driveways, or any driveway where snow and ice are a problem.
1 GMAN (8 months ago)
It would have been nice to see what it looks like with snow everywhere except for the driveway.
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
We installed this system in the Fall of 2016, so there wasn't any snow yet. But we actually have a second video where you can see it in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdpsTCYoXI
GraveUypo (8 months ago)
this would use more energy than my entire house and the yearly upkeep would probably be massive.
Mr Sunshines (9 days ago)
7 bucks per snowstorm seems pretty cheap to me
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
There is little to no yearly upkeep for our snow melt systems. Most of the work goes into installing them correctly and making sure the sensors for controls are connected properly and located in the best spot. As for energy usage, most systems would only need to run on average for 6 hours per snow day. As for the cost, when this system was installed, the going rate was $0.08 per kWh (Chicago suburbs), this system uses 15 kWh and costs roughly $1.20 per hour to run. For an average snowfall, you would run this system for about 6 hours in a day, costing you only $7.20 per snow event. There is always an option to manually turn off the system should you want to further cut down on energy cost.
B Anno (8 months ago)
@ 2:29 " he says as they're pouring the concrete on top with shovels " Did I miss something ?
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
No you did not, thank you for catching that! Scott did mention concrete instead of asphalt since most of the jobs we get asked for on-site support are typically for concrete. This install was indeed done with just asphalt for the driveway.
nv vam (8 months ago)
This is a waste of money. Installing it costs a lot and it will add to electric bill. Just shovel the driveway or pay someone..
Mr Sunshines (9 days ago)
If you know somebody that will shovel that driveway for 7 Bucks and be available at a moment's notice please let me know
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
For those who are unable to physically shovel their driveway - systems like these can help keep walkways clear of ice and snow, making for a much safer outdoor space to get in and out of their car all winter long. Plus, if you're already replacing your driveway from normal wear and tear, the additional of a snow melt system is minimal compared to the cost of the driveway replacement itself.
jeff hyder (8 months ago)
What happens to system if you need driveway repaved?
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
If the driveway needs to be replaced, the system would also need to be removed with the old asphalt and replaced. We often recommend the installation of these systems when you have to replace your driveway anyways.
NoFakesHere (8 months ago)
Are these available powered by solar?
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
We don't currently offer any controls that automatically convert solar energy to power the system. But if you live somewhere with plenty of sun and plenty of snow, I'm sure there is something out there that would allow you to connect already installed solar panels to the power source for any outdoor electrical needs and then this system would connect to that. It is something we have been asked often and we are definitely interested in how solar power can work with all of our products.
562cano (8 months ago)
Well let's see it in action guy!
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
Hi there, we actually have a separate video of the system at work. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdpsTCYoXI&lc=UgiMqkz44hrLaHgCoAEC These systems typically need to be installed Spring - Early Fall, so showing it at work had to wait until we had some snowfall. Thanks for watching!
Blackerflash (8 months ago)
all those workers! must be an expensive job
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
The whole crew helps the project move along quickly while the asphalt is still warm enough to work with - that's the one difficult thing with asphalt projects in that you have to be ready to use your supply immediately and get it set quickly. But our systems are also compatible with concrete driveways as well as pavers (as long as the system is embedded underneath them).
JAKE EDGE (8 months ago)
This channel is lit 🔥🔥🔥
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
Thanks Jake! ☀️
Vasich lolcode (8 months ago)
When you dont know what to do with your money anymore.
DAR1776 (8 months ago)
why tf am i watching this
Joseph Yearwood (8 days ago)
Probably cause you got nothing better to do at the time and it looked interesting. lol
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
Because snow melting systems are amazing!
Natalie M. (8 months ago)
Cool ass system!
Baba Ku (8 months ago)
Does it work though?
Christpher R Fritz (8 months ago)
What actually happens? Say there's a blizzard which leaves multiple layers of snow AND ice. I imagine one would have to leave it on for days at a time which would be expensive! ( for instance heated swimming pools really pack an electric bill). Probably impractical North of the Mason Dixon line
WarmlyYours (8 months ago)
Many of the advanced controls for these systems come with an auto-shutoff feature that turns the system off if conditions are too extreme - this helps save on electricity and prevents you from spending too much money during a bad storm. Our Snow Melt Systems are not designed to handle something as extreme as a blizzard, but for typical snow events, these systems are very reliable.
Denis Varga (8 months ago)
No, wtf they are doing? Here in Russia. roads are made ONLY when its heavy raining, and ONLY using a rusty shovels and drunk workers. And this. This is just ridiculus video. And there cant be any system that melt snow and ice. Snow and ice is holy in Russia! Ice must be on every road even in summer! If there is no ice - how do you die in car accident? It is normal to die because of ice on road. Am i right?
J Backus (8 months ago)
Good video. Lmao liked the part about the 'steam roller" didn't see any steam
Elijah Thomas (9 months ago)
that electric bill at the end of the month. but good stuf ver informing and great job for the enginuity.
Mr Sunshines (9 days ago)
7 bucks per snow storms pretty cheap especially when you're not walking up your driveway at the end of a day at work
Brian Gilley (9 months ago)
Waste of money
Willie (10 months ago)
It would be cheaper to move.
Fede Devi (10 months ago)
What a waste of energy.
Brent Lowery (10 months ago)
I need a steam roller gas is too expensive
Jeff Tommas (10 months ago)
Great Idea guys :)
saintpine (10 months ago)
I would suggest a rooftop over the driveway with solar panels. non snow below and free energy when it's not snowing.
ProudToBe AnAmerican (10 months ago)
If you're gonna spend the money to do all that, do the whole driveway, not just where your tires drive over.
WarmlyYours (10 months ago)
We often do sell products for projects that are full coverage, but some homeowners opt for tire tracks to reduce operating cost for their system.
BlakeTheBirdMeister (10 months ago)
I love how you put instructions on the video like somebody is going to do this at home lol
T P (11 months ago)
It’s cheaper to move to Hawaii
Lee Forget (11 months ago)
wouldnt it make more sense to have the extra at the top of the driveway, where youre getting in and out of the vehicle?
Red wolf (11 months ago)
good video Like 3k I have sub to you can you sub to me please
abc123 (1 year ago)
for people with wayyyyyyyyyyyy toooooooo much money
S H (10 months ago)
YUP.
I only disliked because you didnt show us the driveway during a snowfall.. other then that good video..
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
Well, hopefully you'll change that "dislike" into a "like" since we do have a separate video showing the system at work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdpsTCYoXI The install was done in the Fall - well before any snowfall.
Walter White (1 year ago)
30,000$ for this. Or a 1999 ford ranger and plow for 1500$
Gino Rodriguez (1 year ago)
What happens if the sensor malfunction and never turned off?? Would you offer to help the customer that paid in over 4,000 dollars for the product alone with the expensive electric bill?
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
If the sensor malfunctions, it won't detect snow/moisture and therefore won't activate. We have not seen a review or received any feedback for our snow melt systems where a customer had this type of issue. If it is a concern to someone, they could opt for one of our controls that is manual and turn it on and off when they need it.
Gino Rodriguez (1 year ago)
WarmlyYours I read a review that one had malfunction and owners never knew the system was constantly running til a $3,000 electric bill came in the mail. That’s a concern for me.
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
All of our systems can be turned on and off manually - if a customer's sensor stopped working, they could easily control the system manually.
TallStarlite (1 year ago)
I give it 2-3 winters til someone takes out that junction box, its to much of a target where its sitting may as well paint a bullseye on it... Just saying nice job otherwise.
WarmlyYours (25 days ago)
Unless it was installed incorrectly (e.g. a cable was knicked or damaged while laying out system) it is incredibly unlikely the system just fails. These products have a 10 year warranty. We've had few calls for repairs, but when we do, they have often been from damaged that occurred during installation.
Quentin 33 (1 year ago)
I do interlocking landscaping (Pavers) on driveways in the Toronto area. can you put brick or flagstone over this or do you have to have an asphalt driveway?
Quentin 33 (1 year ago)
Nice show you got! For some reason i've been having trouble Subscribing to Youtube Channels lately. It keeps saying " Error" otherwise i would def subscribe.
Cameron Potts (1 year ago)
It would be cheaper top pay tha kids down tha street to do it! Savage godlike ha ha lmao ha ha ha :D
vanhakaveri (1 year ago)
What is the point? Just get winter tires.
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
While snow tires may help your car get around more easily in the snow, our snow melt systems allow you to get in and out of your car safely. One of the biggest hazards during the winter is slipping on ice and snow - with our systems you can create snow free walkways to and from your car, making it safer and easier to get around.
Model RC (1 year ago)
And in the summer you can burn people’s feet!
Rick S (1 year ago)
Lets see this in the winter...No reflective material under the mat which mean 1/2 the heat will go down into the ground which is worthless. When it snows you will have to bare patches down your driveway. What voltage are the mats using ?
Mr Sunshines (9 days ago)
You didn't do real good in third grade physics did you
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
These systems are embedded in the surface material of your driveway (whether that's asphalt, concrete or in mortar under pavers). By doing this, the heat is evenly distributed throughout the surface and allows it to warm up consistently. Unless someone damages the heating elements of the system before installation, there will not be any patches of unmelted snow while the system is operating. The configuration in this installation was a unique type of tire track layout that the homeowners picked. These mats use 50 watts per square foot, you can learn more about our snow melt systems on our website: https://www.warmlyyours.com/products/snow-melting
looks like a pain in the ass when you got to find where the problem is
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
While most assume you would have to tear up the whole driveway to repair the system, this is never the case with our radiant heating systems. With a set of specialized tools that we rent out to customers, you can identify if and where there is damage to the cable. If installed according to plan, you can find the distance into the mat or cable that there is an issue with a wire. After digging up a small portion of surface material, an electrician can do a splice repair (we sell kits for these if needed). We covered this topic in a recent YouTube live webinar, here is the part of the presentation where they address it: https://youtu.be/DyDW0Ej9ILg?t=12m43s
Tony (1 year ago)
its so nice to live in california and not need this ( originally from Youngstown Ohio)
Can these be installed underneath loose gravel and be durable/long lasting?
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
Our snow melt systems can only be installed by embedding them in asphalt, concrete or in mortar under pavers. Loose gravel would not provide the structural support or protection this system needs to evenly heat the surface. Our snow melt systems come with a 10 year no nonsense warranty. You can learn more here: https://www.warmlyyours.com/products/snow-melting
Liofa (1 year ago)
What about the little track leading to the road? I guess the owner is shovelling that bit!
Jim Dean (1 year ago)
self regulating heater cable like this has been around for over 20 years nothing new can be used for anything from stopping pipes from freezing under lagging to being used in trays to fit under treads on metal fire escapes to stop them freezing
Abu Sayed (1 year ago)
Nice
Korg Kapperi (1 year ago)
I have a medieval house in tuscany and the previous owner destroyed part of a roman road to install this useless thing
Jesse Fritz (1 year ago)
honey how long has the driveway heater been going? About a month, why? LOL!! second mortgage to pay the bill.....
Andrew1224gd (1 year ago)
Cool I think this will make it more prune to cracks in the asphalt more easily
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
The system does not heat up more than it needs to be above freezing so that the snow and ice will melt. The summer sun's radiant heat would do more to alter your asphalt driveway than this system.
Max Verstappen (1 year ago)
Daddy is finally heating up the neighborhood!!!
Frank Segai (1 year ago)
Eversource will love you. more delivery charges
daves3020 (1 year ago)
ya and slide off driveway run over junction box $1000s in damage codes make people get hurt.
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
Our systems actually precent people from getting hurt - with how slippery ice can get, our systems create safe walking areas at home to get in and our of your car or load/unload your car. The junction box is installed according to local code, so unless you're a pretty bad driver, we doubt someone would hit that location during regular use of their driveway.
Rocknevada (1 year ago)
Awesome...what happens when it shorts out?
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
If there are ever any issues with the system, specifically the cables that are embedded under the surface material, we have tech specialists that can help you identify where the problem may be. If there is a problem under the surface material, only a small portion would need to be removed in order to access the wires and do a splice repair. This would be done by one of our tech specialists if you're in the area or a licensed electrician. Once the repair is done, the area would just need to be patched back up with the surface material you have in that spot.
daves3020 (1 year ago)
junction box to close to driveway
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
The junction box was actually installed per local code requirements for this type of project. We always recommend that our customers check their local code for any installation of our products.
Auntie M (1 year ago)
Sound really good however, you do need to replace asphalt every 7 years + or - a few years depending on wether and use of driveway. What happens to your system then? I’m going off of a short home driveway 1 car in Upstate N.Y. - every 3 years the asphalt gets resurfaced and every 7 years it needs to be redone completely just because of snow and salt on the road.
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
If your climate has temperature fluctuations throughout the year that affect the asphalt - then the system would need to be replaced with the driveway.
Auntie M (1 year ago)
WarmlyYours - the driveway was not replaced just because of salt. Didn’t use it on the driveway anyway cause it was shoveled off.Neighbor plowed it for me. No the driveway needed to be replaced because of the temperature. Months of cold then warmed up. The expansion and contraction of the asphalt in such temperatures is why it has to be replaced so often. Upstate NY, 4 to 6 months of snow followed by the warming up then 1, 2 months of heat and humidity in the summer.
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
If you're driveway would need to be replaced, then so would the system. But the great thing with a snow melt system, is that you would be using less salt and have less wear and tear on your driveway if the salt is what's usually damaging it.
aboelsof alabed (1 year ago)
I think we need something like that in every bridge we have
Quentin 33 (1 year ago)
aboelsof alabed Agreed.
Tak1 (1 year ago)
So, how far north is this still usable? I mean, when it’s a heavy snowfall and several degrees below freezing it’s bound to become pretty icy if the snow melts and freezes. Like leaving the compartment heater plugged in the car during a week of heavy snowfall with low low temperature
Quentin 33 (1 year ago)
Great question and great answer.
WarmlyYours (1 year ago)
Our systems are able to run efficiently below freezing until it hits 17 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, the system is not melting at the same rate as before, and becomes less economical to run. Most controls for our systems have a built-in feature to shut off around this temperature to ensure it is not using electricity inefficiently. We have customers who have installed this up in Canada near Toronto and still get plenty of use out of it throughout the Winter.
J Powell (1 year ago)
Wouldn't salt be cheaper. Think of the electrical cost. Geothermal would be a better solution that electrical.
Mr Sunshines (9 days ago)
7 bucks for snow storm seems pretty cheap to me and somebody has to be around to put salt down some. Dum dum some people work for a living

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