Efficient de-icing solution for safer outdoor areas

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Easy snow, ice and frost removal with DEVI by Danfoss

From homes and offices to castles and stadiums, DEVI electric heating products have been installed on commercial and residential buildings and areas around the world as an effective solution to remove snow and ice.

DEVI electric heating systems consist of three main components:

  • a heating element (cable or mat with suitable specific output)
  • a controller (with air and humidity sensor)
  • and additional accessories depending on the selected equipment (e.g. clips, fixing tapes, or others).

 

Flexible heating elements for outdoor areas 

The heating elements are extremely versatile, as they can be installed on almost any type of building construction, and can be placed wherever they are needed, to prevent the buildup of snow.  
 
For example, installing DEVI electric heating under a concrete layer on steps, pavements, driveways, paths, etc., will ensure that snow melts and drains away. These areas then remain dry and safe to walk on, helping to reduce the risk of trips and falls. When applied to a roof, electric heating melts ice to stop hazardous icicles from forming around gutters. 
 
The heating system works automatically 24/7, which helps protect the building from potential damage caused by frost, snow and ice throughout the winter months. It also reduces the amount of time and money spent on manual labor required to shovel snow, lay grit or salt, and remove ice.

Frost and Snow protection of commercial areas

Utilize energy-efficient technologies to address seasonal challenges, and use electric heating mats or cables to protect commercial spaces from snow, ice, and frost damage.

Future-proof and energy efficient  

Chemicals are often used for de-icing, but these run off into soil and surfaces causing damage to plants and the environment. These days, planning winter protection for urban spaces and renovations requires different solutions that are long-lasting and sustainable. DEVI electric heating systems come with a 20-year warranty and are maintenance free, contributing to a lower total running cost. 
 
Importantly, electric heating is energy efficient as it uses low amounts of electricity, without compromising output or performance. The global trend towards the use of electricity as a renewable energy source means electric heating is ideally positioned as a future-proof solution for snow and ice removal. 

80 yrs of experience and product innovation 

For 80 years our solutions for outdoor safety and indoor comfort have been improving people’s quality of living. They were installed in thousands around the globe. Click here to discover how DEVI snow and ice melting systems have been used to protect buildings and maximize safety in public areas facing harsh winter conditions. 

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