Carson City NV skyline
Carson City, Nevada aerial view

The Capital of Nevada, Carson City extends west across the Sierra Nevada to the California state line in the middle of Lake Tahoe. Most of the population lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30 miles south of Reno. Carson City features a semi-arid climate with cool but not inordinately cold winters and hot summers. The city is in a high desert river valley approximately 4,802 feet above sea level. 

There are four rather distinct seasons, all of which are relatively mild compared to many parts of the country and given its elevation. Winters see typically light to moderate snowfall, with a median of 8.9 inches. When replacing or installing a new patio, driveway or walkway consider adding a snow melting system underneath. It simply makes sense to enjoy your outdoor spaces longer with a patio free of ice or snow or your driveway/walkway clear for safe and easy access. 

Enjoy Your Patio Longer by Adding a WarmlyYours Snow Melting System

When these Carson City homeowners decided to add a patio to their backyard they also wanted to make sure that they could use it throughout the year since they loved the outdoors and entertaining. With the addition of an outdoor heating system they discovered it would be easy to melt any ice or snow during the winter while ensuring safe and easy access to their patio from the house. Another bonus is that every WarmlyYours snow melting system quote comes with a free installation plan. See below.

Patio Snow Melting Floor Plan

In this case, they chose snow melting mats to heat 370 square feet (approx. 12 by 35 ft.) of patio at a cost of $3,445.00 or $9.31 per sq ft. The operating cost was low at $2.20 per hour for every full hour of operation. For example, it would cost just $13.20 to run the system during a typical snowfall of 6 hours. Now it was time to select the best control to meet their needs and budget. The broad selection makes it easy.

Controlling the Snow Melting System

Advanced Melting System
Advanced snow melting controls

There are a wide variety of controls for WarmlyYours snow melting systems—from a manual system with a timer that will only activate when you turn it on/off, to an automatic option that will turn on when it senses that snow is falling. The control used in this project was an advanced snow melt control system that provides automatic operation and comes complete with a moisture and AirTemp sensor. 

It includes an adjustable hold-on timer to continue heater operation up to 8 hours after snow and ice accumulation stop to ensure complete melting. For more information about the complete range of snow melt controls available from WarmlyYours, click here.

A Free Installation Plan Makes Installing Your System Easy

Curious to know how much it would cost to install snow melting in your driveway, walkway, or patio? Check out the WarmlyYours Instant Quote tool. By entering some basic project information, the tool will provide a quote that shows the recommended products along with the corresponding cost.

Once you have your quote, we recommend that you get a free custom installation plan to insure a worry-free snow melting installation. Every WarmlyYours SmartPlan™ includes an itemized product quote including pricing for your project, an electrical plan that explains what you need to ensure optimal functionality of your system, and an installation plan with detailed information to make installing easier.

Snow melting mats for a pation
Extend your entertaining season with patio snow melting

It’s easy to get your plan; you can submit a floor plan online with a rough sketch of your project, or contact a WarmlyYours sales representative at, or simply call 800-875-5285.

Once you begin your snow melting installation we’ve got you covered too, as you have 24/7 access to our installation specialists. Our technical support experts are only a phone call away at 800-875-5285, ready to help you with any installation questions you may have whenever you need assistance. And once your installation is complete, WarmlyYours snow melting systems are backed by our unbeatable 10-year warranty.

If you are replacing a driveway, patio, landing or sidewalk then now is the time to install snow melting to save yourself the stress of snow removal by shovel, plow or snow blower. For more information on our outdoor heating systems or any of our radiant heating line of products, visit us at We have a radiant heating solution designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.

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