As winter sets in, ensuring safety and accessibility in high-traffic areas becomes crucial for businesses. HeatTrak PRO Industrial products stand out as a leading solution for managing ice and snow. In this first part of our series, we're diving into five of the most frequently asked questions about our HeatTrak PRO Industrial range.
1. Differences Between Residential and Industrial Heated Mats
Understanding the distinction between our Residential and Industrial Heated Mats is key. The main differences are:
- Material Durability: The Industrial Mats are crafted from robust rubber, ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic, unlike the Residential Mats made from thermoplastic material.
- Size Options: The Industrial Mats come in various sizes, including custom dimensions, catering to large-scale industrial needs.
- Connector Cables: Unlike Residential Mats, Industrial Mats cover larger areas without needing multiple connector cables, making them safer and more convenient for industrial environments.
2. Operating Cost of HeatTrak Mats
A common concern is the cost of running a HeatTrak mat. On average, each mat operates at approximately $0.15 per hour, amounting to $0.60 to $0.90 per snow day for 4-6 hours of usage.
3. Usage and Durability
Customers often ask if the mats require storage after each use. Designed for resilience, these mats can be left outdoors throughout the winter, unaffected by harsh weather conditions.
4. Electrical Requirements
The mats need an electrical outlet to function. The number of mats per outlet is determined by their combined amperage and the circuit breaker rating. Residential Mats use 120 Volt, while Industrial Mats can be adapted for 120V, 208V, or 240V currents.
5. Effectiveness in Snow Management
These mats are highly effective in preventing snow accumulation, maintaining a temperature 40 degrees above the ambient temperature, and melting snow at a rate of 2 inches per hour. The area of snow melting beyond the mat's perimeter varies based on factors like duration of use and ground surface type.
In summary, HeatTrak PRO Industrial products offer a durable, cost-effective, and efficient solution for snow and ice management in commercial and industrial settings. Stay tuned for more insights in our upcoming posts. For more information, feel free to reach out to our team. Equip your facility with HeatTrak this winter for a safer, snow-free environment!