The HeatTrak Homeowner Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

Shoveling Increases Heart Attacks, Study Shows

A recent Canadian study proves what homeowners in cold-weather climates have always suspected: the risk of heart attack increases following a snowfall. The study was conducted in Quebec from 1981 to 2014 and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers studied 128,000 heart attack cases and some 68,000 deaths...

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Heated Driveways: 5 Facts About Heated Driveways

Benefits and drawbacks of heated driveways As this winter season rolls along, some homeowners are already thinking about next winter and how they can make their life easier when it comes to driveway/walkway snow and ice removal. Among those who are thinking ahead, many are no doubt looking into in-pavement...

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Clearing Up Some Myths About Our Snow Melting Mats: 8 Questions You've Been Asking

As faithful blog readers know, we like to talk about anything and everything under the winter sun--how to prepare your home for winter, health concerns related to shoveling, hazards that the elderly should avoid in winter, etc. But as winter approaches ever closer, and customers start getting serious about snow...

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3 Snow Removal Methods for Your Concrete Driveway

Removing snow and ice from concrete driveways is a major concern for many homeowners living in regions with significant winter precipitation. By ridding their driveways of unwelcome winter weather, they prevent slips and falls, extend the life of their concrete, and lessen the need for concrete repair work. A few...

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How Do Heated Floor Mats Work (and the Technology Behind Them)

From self-operating vacuums to wireless thermostats, technology allows for the automation of many aspects of property ownership. Property maintenance has become hassle-free through technological gains, so why should it be any different when it comes to winter snow removal?  Recent advances in technology have enabled heated floor mats to become...

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Protect your Patio with Outdoor Heated Floor Mats

Did you know that snow, ice and moisture are incredibly damaging to your patios and outdoor spaces? While we expect some wear and tear on our patios each winter season, snowstorms can accelerate the aging process. Regardless of the material of your patio, all surfaces incur damage from snow and...

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What is the Difference Between Residential & Industrial Heated Floor Mats?

By now you’ve done your research to understand which snow removal method is right for you and have decided that heated floor mats make the most sense. HeatTrak offers two types of mats - Residential and Industrial - to suit our customer needs. In order to find out which mat...

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3 Reasons Outdoor Heated Floor Mats are Worth the Investment

With so many snow removal methods on the market, it can be overwhelming to understand which is the best method for you. While deicing solutions can be tempting to use in the winter due to their effectiveness they are time consuming, environmentally hazardous and break down the materials of your...

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