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Old 02-08-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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Anyone have or look into getting a heated driveway system. What's the general cost. Is electric or Gas H/W better?
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Town of Huntington, NY
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Anyone have or look into getting a heated driveway system. What's the general cost. Is electric or Gas H/W better?

A client of mine did his walkway in front of his brownstone in NYC a few years back - he did everything high-end (electric) and I don't remember the cost. He's never looked back though
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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Wow. I still don't even have heated car seats.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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I've been wondering about this when looking at some homes with steep driveways. Seems like it could be a great way to make winters like this one a whole lot easier...
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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sounds like a great use of money.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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I have heated tile floors in my bathroom, but heated driveways?

Given the high cost of energy what does it cost a year to run?
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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seems like a huge waste of natural resources.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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If I needed a new driveway I would think about it. Until then the snowblower will have to do. Curious as to what the additional installation cost would be.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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I don't believe a heated driveway gets 'hot' exactly, just warm enough so no ice forms or will melt. You'd probably only keep it warm DURING a storm to prevent accumulation. It's not a terrible idea.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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I don't believe a heated driveway gets 'hot' exactly, just warm enough so no ice forms or will melt. You'd probably only keep it warm DURING a storm to prevent accumulation. It's not a terrible idea.
Its not a terrible idea, but how about solar panels? No cost and probably just enough energy to melt snow
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