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Heated sidewalks and floors

Welcome to the 21st century where things that were never thought possible are now becoming quite commonplace. Need an example? Look no further than the concept of heated sidewalks and floors. If you live anywhere that experiences snow, ice, hail or freezing rain as part of your outdoor climate, these systems may be ‘just what the doctor ordered’.

Heated sidewalk and driveway systems are also known as ‘snowmelt’ systems. They work to prevent the buildup of snow and ice on everything from trails to driveways and patios to sidewalks. Snowmelt systems are even applicable to roadways. However, they do not come without a price. Therefore, the way to ensure their economic viability is to consider installation in limited amounts, such as within a specified area of a sidewalk (like the 3-foot center or middle area of the walking path).

The great thing about snowmelt systems is they operate throughout an inclement weather event such as a snow or ice storm. Their benefit extends to the cost-savings that are incurred through labor, such as highway and local snow removal and the use of deicers and chemicals that perform this duty, again saving money and the environment all at once.

Of course there are drawbacks, the first of which is the prohibitive costs that are incurred with revolutionary ideas such as this. Making snowmelt systems widely available across an area would appear to be more expensive than the current method of attack to precipitation. But as with any new idea, costs continue to go down as more homeowners, businesses and municipalities take this concept seriously.

The same can be said for heated floors in homes. Once an idea limited to futuristic cartoons and shows, it is becoming more commonplace in homes. Many homeowners consider heated floors to be a smart energy choice as the heat radiates upwards and warms an entire space versus the use of costly space heaters or simply raising the temperature on your thermostat.

If you are interested in learning more about snowmelt systems or radiated floors, contact the experts at J.M. Mullen Electrical Services. When it comes to your electrical needs, we have you covered.

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Written by John Mullen

Things That Cause Your Electricity Bill To Go Up

There are a number of possible reasons why your electric bill goes up. One factor could be the time of the year. It is common for electricity use to increase in the summer when people rely on their air conditioning units to fight the heat.

Having a few more people in your home can also increase your electricity bill because more people living in your house means increased use of light and appliances.

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Signs of Electrical Problems In Your Home

Many home electrical problems show early warning signs before they become more serious. Identifying these symptoms can help homeowners make repairs that can prevent dangerous situations that may potentially lead to property damage. Here are some of the signs that may indicate potential electrical problems in your home:

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