Category: Snow Melting Systems – Archive

Installing Radiant Heat in the Winter


By now most of North America has had its first cold snap. If this has convinced you to upgrade your home or business with radiant heat, then there are a few things to know first. 1. Heated Floors Can Be Installed Anytime Heated floors and other indoor systems can be installed in any weather. December

Installing Hott-Wire in New Pour Asphalt


One of the many selling points of Heatizon’s Hott-Wire MI cable is that it can be installed in hot asphalt with minimal accommodations. This durable cable is capable of withstanding the heat as well as pressure from the tools and equipment used.

Mineral Insulated Cable: A History


Heatizon’s Hott-Wire MI cable traces its origins back to 1896 when the first patent for Mineral Insulated Cable was issued. The cable was used on ships and other projects in the years leading up to World War Two when it was used in military equipment. MI cable is very durable and used frequently in powering

Tips for Installing Fixed Length Systems


When installing radiant heat for snow melting or floor warming, one factor that significantly impacts the process is whether the cable is fixed length or cut to fit in the field. Many of our products consist of a heating element and a cold lead. This cold lead does not heat up, and is used to connect

ASHRAE and Snow Melting Systems


At Heatizon, we don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to snow melting. Along with our distributors, we use data from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in the design of each snow melting system we sell.

Troubleshooting Tips for Control Units


One of the many benefits of electric radiant heat is its solid-state design. In contrast to the pumps, boiler, and liquid-filled tubes of hydronic systems, electric systems involve no moving parts. Our cable and mesh systems operate for years when installed properly, all with no regular maintenance. However, as with all things mechanical or electric,

How Much Snow Did You Shovel This Year?


This winter has been brutal for the East Coast. With unusually cold temperatures and high amounts of snowfall, keeping roads clear and preventing structural damage from snow load has become a significant undertaking.

Getting The Most From Your Heatizon System


Winter has arrived in force across North America, although those people utilizing radiant heat may not have noticed yet. We want you to get the most out of your radiant heating system, and have compiled some reminders below. Floor Warming There are generally two methods for ensuring enjoyment of your heated floors. If the heated

Retiring Baby Boomers Driving Interest in Snow Melting Systems


The population of the United States is aging. The number of individuals over 65 is on the rise, and as baby boomers begin to retire, these numbers are expected to increase dramatically. It is estimated that by 2030, this age group will make up 20% of the population.   Snow melting systems, such as heated