SOURCE: EverClear

September 20, 2007 12:43 ET

Protect Your Loved Ones This Winter With New SnowClear™ Simple System

Shoveling Snow, Using Snow Blowers Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - What does winter mean to you? To many people, winter means snow, snow and more snow. Snow, while beautiful, causes many problems for local inhabitants. Clearing ice and snow can be time consuming, not to mention dangerous. How dangerous? According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2006, more than 31,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices, clinics and other medical settings for injuries sustained while shoveling or otherwise removing ice and snow manually.

Another study, conducted by The American Heart Association, estimated that as many as 1,200 people nationwide die annually of coronary artery disease during and after major snowstorms; thanks, in large part, to snow shoveling.

What can you do if you want to avoid all the issues associated with snow and ice? One solution is the SnowClear™ System by EverClear Radiant Systems™. The SnowClear™ System is a revolutionary new embedded, electronic snow and ice removal system that makes the convenience and safety of clear pavement accessible to the general population. Today, EverClear Radiant Systems is introducing a new type of SnowClear™ System, SnowClear Simple™.

SnowClear Simple™ is being introduced to meet a need in the market: a lower-end, snow melting system. SnowClear Simple™ uses the same cable and mesh technology as the original SnowClear™ System but operates using a "simple" timer switch rather than the more expensive sensor and control box. For production builders and mid-range consumers, SnowClear Simple™ is the right answer because it has fewer moving parts, is easy to use, and makes for trouble-free implementation as an upgrade.

To avoid the problems associated with shoveling and snow blowers, you can always wait for the plow but you never know when it is going to arrive and plows still leave residual ice and snow in areas of the drive. Each year, more than 1,000,000 Americans visit the emergency room for treatment of slip and fall injuries.

Slip and fall injuries from ice left behind by a shovel or plow and the health problems associated with manual clearing of snow and ice are particularly relevant to the aging baby boomer population. As of July 1, 2005, there were 78.2 million baby boomers and of those, 7,918 turn 60 each day in 2006, equaling 330 every hour. With the growing building trend towards aging in place, a new solution is needed.

Why not use a snow blower instead? Recently, the CPSC reported that there were 590 finger amputations involving snow throwers and estimated that, annually, there are approximately 5,740 hospital emergency room-related injuries associated with snow blowers alone. CPSC has received reports of 19 deaths since 1992 involving snow blowers.

The SnowClear™ System's ultimate cost to the consumer is significantly lower than other radiant heating options -- up to 50% less*. With the SnowClear™ System, an average-sized 700 sq ft would cost the home owner approximately $6,500 versus more than $10,000 with other snow and ice melting technologies. The minimal installation cost and innovative controls make SnowClear™ System the most cost-effective system available today. To calculate the estimated end cost of the system, visit http://www.everclearradiantsystems.com/calc.aspx.

What makes SnowClear™ so different? The SnowClear™ System addresses the problems that have plagued other snow removal radiant heating systems: installation, electrical and labor costs, and price. Because of these problems, snow and ice removal systems have been reserved for the affluent. That is no longer the case.

The SnowClear™ System offers simple and efficient installation, combining pre-assembled cable panels, a PLC-based control panel, and temperature/moisture sensors.

SnowClear Simple™ is a lower cost alternative to the traditional SnowClear™ System. Instead of a control box and temperature/moisture sensors, SnowClear Simple™ has a "simple" switch, placed in the consumer's garage. When snow starts to fall, the owner simply switches the system on and an automatic timer begins. The system automatically shuts off when time runs out.

To learn more about the SnowClear™ System, please visit www.everclearradiantsystems.com or call 866.400.ECRS (3277).

About EverClear Radiant Systems™

EverClear Radiant Systems™, founded in 2005, provides engineered solutions for snow and ice melting and complete water evaporation. EverClear focuses on creating the ideal electronic radiant heating solution for both residential and commercial applications. With SureMelt cable as a backbone, EverClear offers many different products, including the new SnowClear™ Systems, tailored to meet the needs of each consumer.

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