A Satellite Dish Heater is Winter Preparation

TV Satellite Covered in Snow

A Satellite Dish Heater is Winter Preparation 

When snow and ice accumulates on your satellite dish, it interferes with your reception. If you live in an area with harsh winters, this is something you’ll have to deal with. There’s the right way and the wrong way to get snow and ice off your dish. Some of the wrong ways include hanging out your window and swiping at the snow with a broom. Throwing a bucket of hot water on your satellite dish is also a poor way to solve the problem. Both of these approaches are dangerous because you could fall out your window!

You might ask, “What if my satellite dish is on the ground?” Well, a satellite dish in your yard eliminates the risk of falling, that’s for sure. These methods and others – blowing snow off with a leaf blower, for example – are more trouble than they’re worth. We say this because we know there’s an easier way… a much easier way. If you live in a cold climate, we recommend a satellite dish heater, aka a satellite dish warmer.  Once you install this device, it takes care of ice and snow that accumulate on your dish all by itself!

Do Satellite Dish Heaters Work? 

In a word, yes! These electronic devices attach to your satellite dish like a big sticker. They are connected to a power supply.  This unit is programmed to send power to the dish heater when a buildup of ice and snow on your dish’s reflector. The snow and ice on your dish simply melts away. This helps maintain DIRECTV or DISH reception so you don’t miss any of your favorite programming.

Satellite Dish Heater Installation

Installing a satellite dish heater isn’t difficult.  Solid Signal, a division of Signal Connect, prepared this easy-to-follow installation tutorial.  It’s narrated by our satellite TV guru, Stuart Sweet, who occasionally contributes to this blog.  If you’re thinking about getting a satellite heater, he’s here to show you how easy it is to install.  Check it out:

Who Needs a Satellite Heater?

Anyone who lives in areas that get ice and snow. Right now, winter and the weather it brings might be the last thing on your mind. With Halloween coming, you might be trying to get your kids to agree on what costume they’re going to wear this year. Just remember that winter is around the corner and you need to prepare for it. The fall is the perfect time to attach a satellite heater to your dish. (Do you really want to disconnect your dish’s reflector and reattach it in cold?)

Get a Satellite Dish Heater and More

Are you thinking about getting a satellite warmer? You should if you live in a part of the country that’s affected by freezing winters. Once you properly install this device, you don’t have to worry about it. You and your family will be warm and snug inside with all your favorite shows. Solid Signal recommends this satellite heater, though we also carry this satellite dish warmer.  We even carry a satellite dish arm heater for those who live in truly frigid areas that require you to melt snow from your dish’s arm.

If you’re want to protect your satellite dish from Old Man Winter, call Solid Signal a call at 877.312.4547. Our product experts will hook you up with best satellite dish heater for your installation.  Speaking of satellite TV installations, is your equipment up to date?  Do you have the latest receiver?  Do you need a replacement remote control?  Or, maybe you have questions about your satellite TV service? Whatever you need, Signal Connect has the answer. You’re always welcome to call us at 866-726-4182. Signal Connect is your No. 1 source for ALL things satellite TV!