02 October 2018
If you are lucky enough to have under floor heating in your home, maybe in the kitchen or dining area, or indeed throughout the house, you may be thinking 'you the man'! Well, you are not! THE MAN or WOMAN is the one that has a heated driveway! YES, a heated driveway. For just 'a lot of thousands of pounds' you can banish your snow shovel and have the luxury of watching your driveway melt away the snow or ice from the comfort of your home whilst you sit there having breakfast and making multi-million pound deals on the phone. Already, with a number of connected, modern cars you can climatise your car from an app, meaning you can defrost your car completely before even stepping inside. Conversely, on a hot day you can set the air conditioning on so the car is cool and pleasant when you step inside. Now some of these featured are being transferred over to your driveway.
Although these systems are almost essential in some Scandinavian countries, and have indeed been used there for almost a decade, they are a relatively new thing here in the UK and fast finding a market in both the commercial and domestic sectors and set to grow with the colder winters we seem to be experiencing and have been promised. So, if you are the kind of high flyer that enjoys the best the world has to offer, like elite escorts, Crystal champagne, luxury yatchs and the like then a heated driveway could very well be next on your list, if indeed you already don't have one! Allow your luxury supercar to be pampered and kept at the ideal temperature all year long to keep her in tip top condition.
These heated driveways work in a similar way to underfloor heating with perhaps the main difference being the materials used which need to be much more robust to ensure greater longevity. Sensors within the system will make your driveway intelligent enough to turn itself on and off as needed. A heavy snow downfall during the night would still mean you would wake up to a dry, clear and safe driveway. The system can be used on walkways much the same way ensuring a safe passage to and from your home or workplace. With thousands of injuries and sadly some deaths every year due to slips and falls, specially amongst the very old and very young, you can certainly see why people are happy to spend thousands of pounds heating up their driveways. As with all technologies, prices will drop in time and no doubt a time will come when all new build homes come with heated driveways and pathways as standard. Until then, if you are one of the early adopters and have a cutting edge heated driveway leading up to your chic city home then indeed 'You the MAN'!
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