In a district heating property, the housing company has an opportunity for winter maintenance of walkways, yard decks and driveways with an ice and snow melting system. No snow will accumulate on access routes.
WHY IS SNOW CLEARING USEFUL?
Winter maintenance will be easier – there will no longer be any need for expensive removal of snow, snow ploughing or gritting.
The surface of the access routes will stay clear of snow, slush and ice.
Pedestrian safety will be improved.
Snow melting carried out with district heat is energy efficient.
HOW IS SNOW MELTING IMPLEMENTED?
In a property with district heat, snow melting is implemented with liquid circulation. The cables are installed beneath the surface material of the accessway. Installation of cables is a cost-effective investment, which reduces the winter maintenance costs of your property year after year.
We can provide you with the district heat energy required for snow melting. The design and installation are carried out by the HVAC expert and contractor you have ordered. It is worth carrying out the installation in connection with maintenance of external areas.
HOW MUCH DOES SNOW MELTING COST?
A small increase in energy use will provide great benefits. It is worth taking a look together with our district heat experts how the snow melting service can be arranged in your housing company.
Melting of one cubic metre of snow (1 m3) with district heat costs about €3.80, and the melting of a volume of snow corresponding to one lorryload (12 m3) with district heat on site costs about €46.
An example: 150 m2 outdoor area/yard deck
- Costs arising from energy consumption: about €8/m2/year for keeping a yard deck clear of snow, in which case the overall costs in this price example is about €1,200 per year