ProLine GFEP Panels Simplify the Purchase and Installation Process
If you’ve been installing radiant heated driveways, roofs and gutter melting solutions for any length of time, you’ve most likely had to seek out ground fault equipment protectors (GFEP units) with breakers to properly install these systems. Traditionally many companies sell complete heated driveway systems to qualified, licensed electricians and installers; however, these customers are still instructed that they must find GFEP units with breakers to properly install their system. ProLine Radiant has always emphasized this need, but now, things are changing.
In keeping with its commitment to provide professional builders with the best products, service and convenience, ProLine Radiant heated driveway systems now include GFEP (ground fault equipment protection) breakers with its panels, saving you time and money. If you’re an electrician or an installer, shopping ProLine means you don’t have to scramble to track down these breakers for an installation. You’ll get just the right GFEP and breaker for the job.
What is a ground fault protector, and why is it so important to a heated snow melting system? Basically, a ground fault is an electrical event caused by an insulation loss between a live conductor and an exposed conductive part that causes flow of current to the ground. (In the case of a heated driveway, the conductive part of a heated driveway is the heat cable.) This electrical event may cause serious problems to radiant heated driveway electrical systems and equipment, as most short circuits can start as undetected ground faults.
A ground fault equipment protection or GFEP is a device that is intended to protect heated driveway equipment against damaging line-to-ground currents, as are those emitted by electric radiant heat cable, by disconnecting all ungrounded conductors of the faulted circuit. By adding a ground fault equipment protection to a snow melting system, ground faults are detected immediately, preventing serious damage to heated driveway system components.
Rated for outdoor usage, the NEMA 4 wall-mounted control panels and UL and CUL listed controller have proven to be trusted industry leaders. ProLine snow melting and roof deicing systems are fully automated, and now include GFEP, which is required by the NEC. The snowmelt system controller can also be controlled remotely (day/week timer, GSM-module or other signal source). ProLine Radiant products and services result in the best possible heated driveways, roof deicing, and gutter and downspout heating.
Contractors are hailing this advance offered by ProLine Radiant. Ground fault equipment protection included in the Warmzone panels ensures cost savings, convenience, and increased reliability and safety in all your heated driveway installations. To find out more about ProLine snow melting systems, call 866.676.9276 today.
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ProLine Offers Complete Roof Deicing Solutions
Did you know that ProLine Radiant offers industry leading roof deicing and gutter melt systems? These systems include STEP RoofHeat low-voltage roof heating systems as well as self-regulating heat cable. Both systems are at the top of their class, providing energy-efficient and highly effective roof heating solutions for both residential and business properties.
Ice dams are the most frequent cause of expensive roof and water damage. Warm air rises up through the attic to warm the roof, causing snow to melt and trickle down towards the roof’s edge. But when the runoff reaches the cold eaves, it refreezes and forms the beginnings of an ice dam. This process repeats until there is significant build up of ice. Water then pools behind the ice dam, which can seep into cracks and damage the roof as it repeatedly expands from freezing. Eventually, the water can seep into your home, resulting in water damage as well as mold and mildew growth.
ProLine Radiant provides industry leading solutions to address costly roof damage. Both the STEP RoofHeat system and the self-regulating RoofHeat cable can prevent ice dams from forming.
STEP RoofHeat systems consist of a thin, semi-conductive polymer heating element that can be discreetly secured under the shingles or roofing surface. The flexible self-regulating heating element can be nailed or stapled through, facilitating the installation process, and is Mylar coated for added protection from alkaline or salt damage.
The low-voltage system utilizes a transformer to “step down” high voltage to low voltage (60 V or less) while controlling a specific section of the roof deicing system. The individual control boxes are the source for monitoring the power and output to the heating element to ensure safe, accurate, and efficient performance.
Self-regulating heat cable is also a common roof deicing solution. The cable can be installed to heat roof edges as well as in gutters and downspouts.
All ProLine Radiant roof heating systems are fully automated. An activation device/snow sensor detects precipitation and temperature and signals the controller when conditions warrant. After receiving the signal, the controller then sends power to the heating element, activating the radiant snowmelt system to heat the roof. ProLine’s top products combined with unprecedented customer service make smart business sense. For more information about ProLine Radiant and its products and services, call 866.676.9276 today.