It’s a common video on facebook and other social media : people utilizing hotwater to remove snow on your windshield. Even though it may seem like an easy alternative for de icing this may cause severe issues for your vehicle.
Here is a video for this demonstration . Please watch the movie to find out how breaks can form when utilizing hot-water to clean a window.
An alternative solution compared to that is currently using a combination of water and rubbing alchohol and apply it on your window.
This can prevent snow from growing on your own window over-night. Please enjoy this video for details.